5 Quick and Tasty Ways to Stuff a Crescent Roll for Breakfast

published Nov 6, 2015
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We love them for dinner, but Pillsbury Crescent Rolls make for a convenient handheld breakfast as well. At the startling pop of the tube, I know that in no more than 10 minutes I’ll be pulling a tray of buttery, flaky rolls from the oven.

With as few as three everyday ingredients, you’re on the way to a quick and delicious breakfast. Here are five smart, sweet, and savory ways to use store-bought crescent roll dough for your on-the-go morning meal.

How to Stuff Crescent Rolls

A little strategy goes a long way when stuffing crescent rolls. Make sure the oven is preheated and the fillings are ready to go before popping open the tube. Once the triangles of dough are rolled out and separated, spread the toppings across the bottom of the triangle. Starting at the bottom, roll up the dough, until the thin tip of the triangle wraps all the way around the roll.

For an extra touch, brush the tops of the unbaked rolls with melted better, and then sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar, coarse sugar, shredded cheese, or dried herbs.

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Pumpkin Butter + Cream Cheese + Cinnamon

This seasonal make-and-take breakfast combines cream cheese and pumpkin butter (just less than a tablespoon of each) in the filling, and is topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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Almond Butter + Sliced Pears + Honey

We’re giving the peanut butter and apple combo a break and going for a modern twist. Spread about 1/2 tablespoon of almond butter across the bottom of the dough, then top with a couple thin slices of pear, and a drizzle of honey.

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Apple Butter + Sliced Apples + Cinnamon Sugar

Spread 1 tablespoon of apple butter across the bottom of the dough, and then top with a couple thin slices of apple and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar for a quick riff on apple pie.

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Bacon + Scrambled Eggs + Cheddar

Top dough with 1 tablespoon of scrambled eggs, half a slice of crispy bacon, and a generous helping of shredded cheddar. After 10 minutes in the oven, breakfast bliss is all yours.

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Scrambled Eggs + Basil + Goat Cheese

Maybe you prefer to take your eggs up a notch with something a little fancier. Spread 1/2 tablespoon of goat cheese across the bottom of the dough, and then top with 1 tablespoon of scrambled eggs and torn basil leaves.