what to make with store-bought crescent rolls

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12 Brilliant Ways To Use Store-bought Crescent Rolls, According to Our Readers

The Pillsbury Doughboy would be so proud.

As an editor at Simply Recipes, I love reading your comments about how you adapt our recipes using what you have on hand or to your family's liking. That's how I learned that banana bread should be doubled at least (because it's just too good) and that crispy prosciutto takes creamy pasta with zucchini from yum to YUM!

So as we gathered dinner roll recipes for you and thought of ways to use store-bought crescent rolls (because sometimes it's easier to lean on pre-made) in fun and delicious ways, we asked you what you make with them. Not surprisingly, you delivered so many brilliant ideas. Here are 12 responses that have me reaching for a can of crescent rolls.

Slow Your Roll, Folks!

According to Pillsbury, a can of crescent rolls is sold every 0.18 seconds in the United States.

Inspiring Ways To Cook With Store-Bought Crescent Rolls

"Take the rolls apart into individual pieces. In the middle of each piece of dough put a fun-size Three Musketeer bar. Wrap the dough around it. Roll each sealed bundle in melted butter and place on parchment lined cooking sheet. Bake according to package directions. Serve warm topped with whipped cream." — Brooke McDaniel Wunschel

"Chicken crescents are made with chicken salad inside the dough, rolled up, and baked. Makes a great appetizer or light meal. The fam has loved these for years." — Melissa Murphy King

"Alouette garlic cheese spread mixed with cut-up rotisserie chicken and finely chopped celery. Put two spoonfuls between two crescent roll squares. Bake as directed. You're welcome!" — Julie Charles

Two way to make a crescent roll burrito casserole:

"Lay a package of crescent rolls in 9x13-inch casserole dish. Add refried beans, green chiles, taco meat, black olives, and shredded cheese. Top with another package of crescent roll on top. Bake at 350°F until golden brown all over. Garnish with salsa, shredded lettuce, sour cream, tomatoes, and jalapeños. Crowd pleaser!" — Kathy Donlevy

"Mix taco meat and a can of refried beans. Unroll a can of crescent rolls in the bottom of a casserole dish. Seal the perforations. Top with the meat and beans mixture and shredded cheese. Bake for 25 minutes. Serve with whatever taco garnishes you prefer. My husband LOVES this!" — Shelly Gribble

what to make with store-bought crescent rolls

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"Mini Cinnamon Rolls" — Maureen
Sprinkle cinnamon sugar over a sheet of crescent dough, roll up, slice into mini cinnamon rolls, and bake in a 350°F oven for about 12 minutes.

"Pizza Rolls" — Lauren Bloomberg
Separate dough into triangles and place marinara, sliced pepperoni, and shredded mozzarella on the base. Roll up starting at the base towards the opposite point. Place on baking sheet and bake in a 375°F oven for about 10 minutes. 

"Cherry Pie Bites" — Susan Sword
Lay each triangle dough in individual muffin tin, fill each with cherry pie filling, and fold the overhanging dough on top of the filling. Bake in a 375°F oven for about 15 minutes. Drizzle a glaze of powdered sugar and milk on top. 

"Cinnamon Apple Dumplings" — Margret Bullock
Peel, core, and quarter two green apples. Place each piece of apple on individual dough triangles and roll. Place them on a square baking dish, and pour a mixture of 1 cup sugar dissolved in 1 cup hot water, and 4 tablespoons melted butter all over. Sprinkle ground cinnamon and a little sugar on top, and bake in a 375°F oven for about 30 minutes.

"Baked Brie" — Melinda
Wrap a round Brie with crescent dough and brush the tops with a beaten egg. Bake in a 350°F oven for about 25 minutes.

"Churro Cheesecake" — Trisha Fernandez
You'll need two cans crescent dough sheets. Lay the first one out in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Spread a well-beaten mixture of 16 ounces cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract over the dough. Cover with the second piece of dough and sprinkle the tops generously with ground cinnamon and sugar. Bake in a 350°F oven for about 30 minutes.

"Chicken Broccoli Ring" — mcwphillips
You'll need two cans crescent rolls. Separate them into eight rectangles, each made up of two triangles. Arrange the rectangles on a baking sheet in a ring so the corner of the short sides overlap and form a six-inch circle. Spoon a mixture of chopped broccoli, cooked chicken, and shredded cheese on half of each rectangle closest to the center of the ring. Fold the uncovered dough over the filling to create a ring—it's okay with some of the filling is showing. Sprinkle the tops with grated Parmesan, and bake in a 375°F oven for about 30 minutes.