Crescent Rolls Recipes collage, top left churro cheesecake on a white plate, top right cherry danish ring, bottom left crescent appetizer rolls with dipping sauce, bottom left crescent pigs in a blanket with sausage on a light background.

20 Clever Crescent Roll Recipes (Appetizers, Desserts, and Entrees)

Do you have a can of crescent roll dough in the fridge but don’t know what to make with it? Try one of these easy crescent roll recipes.

There’s plenty of creative crescent roll ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers, and desserts.

These tasty recipes have genius hacks for transforming store-bought Pillsbury crescent dough into cheesecake, pizza, monkey bread, Italian pinwheels, and more.

Blueberry Cheese Tarts

Blueberry cheese tarts topped with fresh blueberries crescent rolls in a baking sheet with a white background.
Photo Credit: Simply Stacie

Sweet and savory, these delightful tarts are filled with blueberries, brie, and other ingredients. They’re a simple to make appetizer that can also double as dessert.

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Cheese Tarts

Italian Crescent Roll Pinwheels

Italian Crescent Roll Pinwheels with cheese and meat inside on a white plate. | right image is a closeup of the rolls on a wood background.
Photo Credit: Homemade Hooplah

These crescent roll pinwheels are filled with cheese, cold cuts, and Italian seasoning. They taste just like an Italian sub and will disappear fast.

Get the Recipe: Italian Crescent Roll Pinwheels

White Castle Cheeseburger Casserole

Cheeseburger crescent casserole on a white plate, | same picture on the right but a fork is going into casserole.
Photo Credit: Love Bakes Good Cakes

If you’re like me and don’t live in a state with White Castle, you can still enjoy all the White Castle yumminess by whipping up this casserole.

This family-friendly casserole has cheeseburger ingredients and condiments that’ll make you feel like you’re chowing down on a White Castle burger.

Get the Recipe: White Castle Cheeseburger Casserole

Classic Monkey Bread with Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Monkey bread topped with raisins on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Simply Stacie

This classic monkey bread recipe is filled with raisins and walnuts and has an irresistible brown sugar glaze. It’s a mouthwatering breakfast or dessert you’ll want to make repeatedly.

Get the Recipe: Monkey Bread

Air Fryer Pull Apart Jalapeño Popper Rolls

Jalapeno crescent rolls with dipping sauce on a white plate.
Photo Credit: xoxoBella

Jalapeño popper rolls are an easy and crowd-pleasing appetizer that’ll be a hit at any gathering. They also make great savory game-day snacks.

Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Pull Apart Jalapeno Popper Rolls

Chicken Crescent Roll-Ups

Chicken wrapped with crescent rolls and topped with gravy on a plate with peas.
Photo Credit: The Cookin’ Chicks

These chicken crescent roll-ups are an easy dinner the entire family will love.

Tender shredded chicken, cream cheese, and herbs are rolled inside a crescent roll and topped with creamy gravy.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Crescent Roll-Ups

Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a blanket (crescent rolls wrapped around breakfast sausage) topped with seasoning on a grey baking sheet.
Photo Credit: Simply Stacie

A fun twist on pigs in a blanket, this recipe uses sausage instead of hotdogs. Dipping them in maple syrup is delicious.

Get the Recipe: Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

Chocolate Cruffins (Croissant Cinnamon Rolls)

Cruffins topped with icing and chocolate chips on a baking sheet.
Photo Credit: Midwestern HomeLife

If you’re having a lazy Sunday and can’t decide between making croissants or cinnamon rolls, try these yummy chocolate cinnamon cruffins.

Cruffins, a croissant and cinnamon roll hybrid, are just like cinnamon rolls, but they are made with crescent dough instead of traditional cinnamon roll dough.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Cinnamon Cruffins

Pineapple Cranberry Brie Crescent Ring Appetizer

Crescent roll appetizer ring with herb garnish and red dipping sauce in the middle on a cutting board.
Photo Credit: xoxoBella

A must-make fall and winter appetizer, this beautiful brie crescent ring features pineapple, cranberry, and pecans.

Get the Recipe: Pineapple Cranberry Brie Crescent Ring

Air Fryer Fried Oreos

Air fryer Oreos topped with powdered sugar with a stack of Oreos in the background.
Photo Credit: Grits and Gouda

You don’t need to wait for your state fair to enjoy fried Oreos. This genius crescent roll hack, which replaces rolling them in batter, will save you time and messy cleanup.

Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Fried Oreos

Croffles (Croissant Waffles)

Croffles (Croissant Waffles) with strawberries on a white plate.
Photo Credit: The Heirloom Pantry

As you might have guessed, croffles are a cross between waffles and croissants. Included are a ton of different croffle ideas, from savory to sweet.

Get the Recipe: Croffles (Croissant Waffles)

Ranch Mashed Potato Cups

Crescent Potato Ranch Cups in a baking sheet topped with cheese.
Photo Credit: Erica’s Recipes

Crescent cups are filled with mashed potatoes, bacon, and ranch flavor. This easy appetizer has only ten minutes of prep time.

Get the Recipe: Ranch Mashed Potato Cups

Easy Frito Taco Pie

Crescent roll taco pie topped with sour cream and tomatoes being served with a utensil on a white background.
Photo Credit: The Cookin’ Chicks

If you’re in a weeknight dinner rut, try this Frito taco pie recipe. This incredible dish consists of layers of crescent rolls and taco ingredients topped with Fritos.

Get the Recipe: Frito Taco Pie

Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

Pillsbury Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole topped with seasoning and cheese in a white casserole dish.
Photo Credit: Blue’s Best Life

This sausage and egg breakfast casserole with a flaky crescent roll crust can be prepped in ten minutes.

Get the Recipe: Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

Taco Crescent Roll Pizza

Taco crescent Roll Pizza on a baking sheet with pizza cutter next to it.
Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl

A golden crescent roll crust is topped with your favorite taco fixings, such as taco meat, cheese, sour cream, and more.

Get the Recipe: Taco Crescent Roll Pizza

Turkey and Ham Crescent Sandwiches

Crescent roll sandwiches in a casserole dish with serving utensil serving one sandwich.
Photo Credit: Noshing With The Nolands

Whether you need to feed a crowd for the holidays and game day or just need an easy dinner, these turkey and ham sandwiches will be a huge hit.

Making them in a casserole dish will save you so much time versus making individual sandwiches for everyone.

Get the Recipe: Turkey and Ham Crescent Sandwiches

Mediterranean Crescent Ring

Mediterranean Crescent Ring made of golden dough on a grey baking sheet.
Photo Credit: Erica’s Recipes

With almost 80,000 shares on social media and excellent reviews, this recipe is guaranteed to be good.

It’s made with Mediterranean-inspired ingredients and is a fabulous vegetarian appetizer option.

Get the Recipe: Mediterranean Crescent Ring

Everything Bagel Turkey Cheddar Crescent Rolls

Crescent rolls filled with turkey and cheese and topped with everything bagel seasoning on a white background.
Photo Credit: Noshing With The Nolands

Jazz up your lunches with these turkey cheddar crescent rolls sprinkled with everything bagel seasoning.

Get the Recipe: Everything Bagel Turkey Cheddar Crescent Rolls

Churro Cheesecake

Two pieces of churro crescent roll cheesecake on a white plate with blue background.
Photo Credit: Love From The Oven

Topped with cinnamon and sugar, this cheesecake has a buttery crescent roll crust and a delicious cream cheese filling. It tastes just like a churro in cheesecake form.

Get the Recipe: Churro Cheesecake

Crescent Danish Wreath

Pillsbury Crescent Roll Cherry Danish topped with icing and almonds in a black dish with blue and white towels in the background.
Photo Credit: Amanda’s Cookin’

This crescent roll wreath is filled with cherry pie filling, cream cheese, and sweet almond flavor.

Get the Recipe: Crescent Danish Wreath

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