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5+ Delicious & Easy Recipes Using Crescent Rolls (Sweet & Savory Recipes)

Use a pack of refrigerated crescent rolls to make one of these Delicious & Easy Recipes Using Crescent Rolls, like Taco Pie or Croffles.

For more ideas of what to cook, check out all of our recipes.

Four croissants with the words "Delicious & Easy Recipes Using Crescent Rolls" digitally written above them.

Refrigerated crescent rolls are a great product to have in your fridge at all times. When you need the dough, you can just pop open the can (unless you’re scared of it like my mom, then have someone else open the can) and you have a vessel for a ton of recipes using crescent rolls.

Yes. Recipes. With an s.

You’re not restricted to just making crescent rolls with refrigerated crescent roll dough. You can make easy appetizers, meals, and desserts. You can transform the dough completely. Crescent roll dough is super versatile.

So of course I had to put a list of recipes using crescent rolls together.

The list is split into two parts: Savory crescent rolls recipes and sweet crescent rolls recipes. They’re all recipes using the store-bought crescent roll dough that you find in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. None of the recipes use homemade crescent rolls.

Recipes Using Crescent Rolls

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Savory Crescent Rolls Recipes

A crescent ring stuffed with Buffalo chicken with dip in the center and the words "Buffalo Chicken Crescent Ring" digitally written on top.

Buffalo Chicken Crescent Ring

This Buffalo Chicken Crescent Ring is the perfect party appetizer. We usually make it for game day because you only need to make one to feed a crowd.

Start with a package of crescent rolls and form them into a ring. Then, stuff the ring with homemade buffalo chicken, and cover the dough with the rest of the rolls. Bake and enjoy. That’s it.

It’s so incredibly easy and a great addition to your party spread. But be careful. Your guests will love it so much, they’ll start asking for it for every party after. 

Twelve pieces of egg and sausage filled pastry with the words "Sausage & Egg Breakfast Pinwheels" digitally written on top.

Sausage And Egg Breakfast Pinwheels

A can of buttery crescent rolls is the perfect base for our Sausage And Egg Breakfast Pinwheels because they perfectly enclose the breakfast items in, almost, a butter pillow.

This is a really easy way to make breakfast for company because you only need to make one large pinwheel to feed everyone. It’s so much easier than making pancakes for everyone, which takes so much longer than this breakfast pinwheel recipe.

A deconstructed taco on a plate with the words "Taco Pie with Crescent Rolls" digitally written on top.

Taco Pie with Crescent Rolls Recipe

Taco Pie is absolutely one of my favorite ways to use a can of crescent rolls.

You roll the crescent rolls out on the bottom of of a tray, making sure to push all the perforations together to form one piece of dough. Then, you top it with your favorite ingredients for tacos — ground beef, cheddar cheese, refried beans, sour cream, etc. Bake it all and the result is a taco on top of flaky dough.

Taco Pie is a great dinner for when you want tacos but you don’t feel like cleaning a million bowls or dealing with making a ton of tacos for the whole family. Just make one tray of taco pie and feed everyone.

Pigs in a Blanket piled on a plate.

Pigs In A Blanket Recipe

Pigs in a Blanket is, by far, my favorite appetizer. If it’s at a party, so am I. Seriously. I always joked that I wanted to have Pigs in a Blanket at the cocktail hour of our wedding. Out venue didn’t offer that, so we had to go with fancy schmancy shrimp and grits served in a martini glass instead. Which was very delicious. But still. Anyway. I digress.

Pigs in a Blanket, wrapped in pre-made crescent roll dough (or biscuit dough), is such a classic appetizer. This recipe takes two basic ingredients (mini hot dogs and Pillsbury crescent rolls) and kicks that up a notch with everyone’s favorite: Everything but the bagel seasoning. Do you need to add the seasoning on top? No. But does it makes this Pigs in a Blanket recipe feel fancy? Absolutely.

Sweet Crescent Rolls Recipes

Two Ingredient Nutella Crescents

Two Ingredient Nutella Crescents

If you’re looking to make some easy desserts, these Two Ingredient Nutella Crescents are it — using two simple ingredients that you probably already have at home.

Roll out the can of crescent roll dough, making sure to gently break it apart into triangles. Spread Nutella across it, then roll the dough into a crescent shape. Bake it until it’s golden brown and then indulge in the tasty dessert.

Two croffles on a plate with the words "Banana And Nutella Croffle (Croissant Waffle)" digitally written above them.

Banana And Nutella Croffle (Croissant Waffle)

These Banana And Nutella Croffles are part breakfast and part dessert. It all really depends on it you serve them with melted butter and syrup on top or powdered sugar and chocolate syrup. Either way, it’ll be a big hit.

You separate the crescent dough sheets into triangles, fill them with banana slices and Nutella, and roll them, starting from the wide end and ending at the smaller end. Fold the edges over so the filling is completely inside. Cook them in a waffle maker for a fun treat.

If you want a version that’s less sweet, we also do this with banana and peanut butter.

Crescent rolls on a cutting board.

Recipes Using Crescent Rolls: Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between crescent rolls and croissants?

The shape of crescent rolls and croissants are the same, which is why most people substitute one word for the other. But other than that, they’re very different. Crescent rolls are more bread-like than croissants. Croissant dough is softer and crisper when baked than crescent roll dough is.

Croissants are made by “laminating” dough, which means that butter is folded into the dough between layers. This makes those delicious flaky layers we all love. Crescent rolls aren’t laminated, which is why you don’t get flaky crescent rolls.

The refrigerated canned dough that we use in these recipes is crescent rolls. You can buy frozen croissant dough (Walmart and Wildgrain both sell this), but you bake those from frozen, which means you can’t manipulate them to work as a base for any of these recipes.

Can I save leftover crescent roll dough?

If you have any leftover refrigerated crescent roll dough after making these recipes, you need to bake them as crescent rolls. It is not recommended that you freeze or refrigerate any unused portion.

So, what you’ll want to do is shape the uncooked crescent rolls, then put them on a prepared baking sheet. Bake them according to the package. Once the baked crescent rolls have cooled to room temperature, you can either store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for one to two days or you can put them in a freezer safe bag and freeze them.

Do you have an easy recipe using crescent rolls that you love? Let us know in the comments so we can try it and add it to the list.


Thursday 14th of May 2020

Loving all these delicious ideas using crescent rolls! Thank you for including my recipe:-)