12 Sweet and Savory Ways to Use Canned Crescent Rolls

published Oct 11, 2023
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Front view of three pieces of cheesecake, stacked on each other on a white plate, drizzled with honey.
Credit: Photo: Alex Lepe; Food Stylist: Rachel Perlmutter

With a tube of refrigerated crescent roll dough on hand, you’re minutes away from countless creations, from near-instant appetizers to super-fast sweets. Craving pizza pockets? Stuff crescent roll dough with cheese and sauce. Hosting last-minute brunch guests? Roll up the dough with cinnamon-sugar butter for the easiest-ever air fryer cinnamon rolls. Read on for more of our favorite crescent roll dough recipes. 

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Cinnamon Crescent Rolls
Cinnamon and sugar wrapped in pre-made crescent roll dough make for the easiest cinnamon rolls ever. Don't forget the cream cheese glaze!
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Creamy, Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Puffs

Here, chicken is cooked in a creamy, cheesy Buffalo sauce and then wrapped in crescent roll dough for the ultimate bite-size snack.

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Lemon-Raspberry Cream Cheese Bars

This easy recipe for cream cheese bars starts with refrigerated crescent roll dough and ends with a crunchy sugar topping.

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Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

Juicy breakfast links replace the usual "pigs" in this breakfast version of everyone's favorite app.

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Sopapilla Cheesecake
Sandwiched between layers of buttery crescent rolls and topped with cinnamon sugar, these cheesecake bars are the make-ahead dessert of our dreams.
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Pizza Pockets

Crescent roll dough makes this Hot Pocket dupe irresistible. Keep them simple with cheese and sauce, or fill 'em up with pepperoni or veggies.

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Pigs in a Blanket
Homemade pigs in a blanket are the perfect last-minute appetizer.
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Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls
These air fryer cinnamon rolls, which start with a tube of crescent roll dough, are ready in a fraction of the time.
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Mummy Hot Dogs
This beloved Halloween treat requires just two ingredients (three if you count the eyes!). Don't underestimate the power of mummy dogs to delight kids and adults alike!
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Oktoberfest Pigs in a Blanket

These grown-up pigs in a blanket are stuffed with Dijon mustard and tangy sauerkraut; they're perfect with an ice-cold beer.

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Taco Ring
This dinner is perfect for when you can't decide between having tacos or pizza.
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Pizza Cupcakes

Kid-friendly, adult-approved, these adorable mini pizza cupcakes are even easier to make than pizza.

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