Sweet, fluffy, and flaky, crescent rolls are the perfect addition to any meal. While they work wonderfully as a supper side dish, you can also use these melt-in-your-mouth rolls to prepare delicious dinner entrees. Whether you’re craving a chicken cordon bleu crescent ring or your kids are in the mood for mini crescent roll burgers, refrigerated crescent rolls ensure you have easy and marvelous-tasting meals to serve at dinnertime. Keep reading to discover 6 crescent roll-based recipes to serve for supper.
1. 20-Minute Crescent-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
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Pillsbury creates a quick and easy version of pork wellington by wrapping a sheet of refrigerated crescent dough around a pork tenderloin. Your family is in for a fun surprise when they take their first bite — corn is hidden inside the dough, which adds extra flavor to this burrito-like dish.
1 pound pork tenderloin
1 teaspoon favorite seasoning or meat rub
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 (8-ounce) can refrigerated seamless crescent dough sheet
¾ cup frozen honey roasted sweet corn
Directions: Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Season pork with seasoning, meat rub, or salt and pepper. Heat oil over medium heat in a skillet. Sear pork on all sides for 10 to 15 minutes, and remove from heat. Transfer pork to plate. Unroll dough sheet.
Place pork in center of sheet. Add corn to side of pork. Carefully fold in each end of dough to cover ends of pork. Roll pork and dough burrito-style, keeping dough tight over pork. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, place tent of foil loosely over pork; bake 25 minutes longer. Cut into slices; serve.
2. Chicken Cordon Bleu Crescent Ring
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Taste of Home enhances a standard cordon bleu recipe by wrapping crescent rolls around the cheese, ham, and chicken. This dish is filled with gooey, hearty, and buttery flavors no one in your family will be able to resist! It yields 6 servings.
1 (8-ounce) tube refrigerated crescent rolls
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
¾ cup mayonnaise
½ cup cubed fully cooked ham
2 tablespoons honey mustard
Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Unroll crescent dough, separating into triangles. On an ungreased 12-inch pizza pan, arrange triangles in a ring with points toward the outside and wide ends overlapping. Press overlapping dough to seal. Mix the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Spoon across wide ends of triangles. Fold pointed end of triangles over filling, tucking points under to form a ring. Bake 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Lasagna Crescent Rolls
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Just a Pinch transforms basic lasagna into a delicious crescent roll dinner. Rather than using noodles, you’ll put your lasagna filling — which consists of ground beef, cheese, onion, seasonings, and tomato paste — in between two layers of crescent rolls. The recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.
1 pound ground beef
¾ cup onion, chopped
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1 clove garlic, minced
½ teaspoon of basil, oregano, and salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup cottage cheese
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
6 ounces mozzarella cheese, grated
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
2 cans crescent rolls
1 tablespoon milk
Directions: Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Brown ground beef in a skillet. Drain meat. Add the chopped onion, parsley flakes, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, and tomato paste to the beef. Simmer 5 minutes. Mixture will be thick. Combine the egg, cottage cheese, and Parmesan in a bowl. Unroll the crescent rolls. Form a rectangle from each can by pressing the perforations together. When finished, there will be two rectangles. Put one rectangle on an ungreased cookie sheet. Spread ½ of the meat mixture on top of the crescent rolls.
Top with the egg, cottage cheese, and Parmesan mixture. Spoon remaining meat on top of egg-and-cheese mixture. Put mozzarella cheese on top. Place the second rectangle over the top of the meat and cheese and seal edges. Brush the top of the lasagna with a little milk. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
4. Taco Crescent Calzones
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Thanks to Tablespoon, your Tuesday taco night is about to get a lot more exciting. Ground turkey, refried beans, cheese, tomato, olives, and scallions are stuffed in crescent rolls, ensuring you have a zesty dinner that is filled with fantastic flavors. If you like to make your own seasonings, we suggest following The Wannabe Chef’s recipe for homemade spicy taco seasoning.
1 pound ground turkey
1½ tablespoons hot and spicy taco seasoning
1 pinch coarse salt
1 (12-ounce) tube big and flaky crescent rolls (8 count)
⅓ cup black refried beans
½ cup shredded Mexican cheese
⅓ cup chopped tomato
¼ cup sliced black olives
2 scallions, sliced
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large skillet, brown the turkey until cooked through. Add the taco seasoning and salt. Cook for one minute. Unroll the crescents two at a time, keeping them in a rectangle. Press the perforated edges together. Spread a little of the refried beans along half of the crescent dough.
Top with the seasoned meat, shredded cheese, tomatoes, olives, and scallions. Fold the remaining dough over and pinch to seal, enclosing the filling. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown.
5. Mini Crescent Roll Burgers
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Your kids won’t be able to get enough of AllRecipes.com’s mini crescent roll burgers, which only require 4 ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time. Dinner doesn’t get any easier — or more delicious — than this dish! The recipe yields 4 servings.
½ pound ground beef
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 (1-ounce) package dry onion soup mix
1 (8-ounce) package refrigerated crescent rolls
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir ground beef until crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease. Stir in cheddar cheese and onion soup mix.
Divide crescent roll dough into triangles along perforated edges. Place 1 tablespoonful beef mixture onto each triangle; roll dough over meat and transfer crescent rolls to a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
6. Chicken Rolls
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Prepare a satisfying supper by making Winner Dinners’ chicken rolls, which can be whipped up in less than an hour. The crust consists of crescent roll dough and cornflake crumbs, while the patty-like filling contains chicken, mushrooms, cream cheese, and margarine. The recipe yields 8 servings.
1¾ cups cooked chicken, cubed
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup soft margarine
1 teaspoon pepper
1 (4 ounces) can sliced mushrooms (drained)
1 can of original-sized crescent rolls (8 rolls)
Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook the chicken in some water with a little bit of salt, and then cut it into bite-size cubes. Meanwhile, using a fork, blend together the cream cheese, margarine, and pepper. Add the chicken and mushrooms, stirring to combine. Divide the crescent rolls into sections; flatten each one slightly.
Place a large spoonful of the chicken mixture on each crescent roll. To roll each one, tuck the edges around to shape like an egg with the filling sealed on the inside. Dip the rolls in melted butter and then in cornflake crumbs. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes.