16 Easy Crescent Roll Appetizer Recipes That Look Ultra Elegant
When it comes to hosting fabulous parties, keeping an organized checklist and planning ahead is key. But nobody's perfect, and sometimes you find yourself in need of a last-minute appetizer. Luckily, most of us have a can or two of refrigerated crescent roll dough lingering in the fridge, and it turns out it's one of the most versatile ingredients out there (and usually vegan too!). Stuffed, rolled, or twisted into a festive edible wreath, simple crescent rolls can be turned into surprisingly elegant fare. These 16 recipes will show you just how easy it is to transform them into a variety of meal-elevating apps.
Broccoli, Ham, and Cheese Braid: For an appetizer that looks so elaborate, this recipe is actually pretty simple. It takes just six ingredients to make a totally satisfying, cheesy braided treat. (via Where's Amanda)
Crescent-Wrapped Asparagus: Tender stalks of asparagus seem made for elegant appetizers. This go-around they're wrapped in strips of flaky dough, then sprinkled with cheese and baked. (via Simply Sated)
Vegan Garlic-Stuffed Olives in a Blanket: Save the pigs-in-a-blanket for game night. When hosting a swankier soirée, garlic-stuffed olives enveloped in flaky crescent dough will do the trick — and they're vegan. (via The Baking Fairy)
Cranberry Brie Crescent Wreath: Tart and sweet cranberry sauce pairs beautifully with creamy Brie. The flash of crimson will make this appetizer wreath the centerpiece of your party spread. (via My Modern Cookery)
Greek Crescent Rolls: Buttery, flaky rolls are wrapped around creamy feta-kalamata dressing and a medly of chopped veggies to make this appetizer. The sweet sun-dried tomatoes and salty feta cheese perfectly balance one another out. (via Whitney Bond)
Easy Cheesy Jalapeño Poppers: Forget the breadcrumb-coated poppers you know from the freezer aisle. These elegant pastry-wrapped jalapeño bites combine comfort food and class in one tidy package. (via The Blond Cook)
Maple Sausage Cheddar Rolls: Sweet and savory maple sausage mingles with melted cheddar to make these bites absolutely irresistible. (via Appetites Anonymous)
Mini Baked Brie Roll Ups: Your dream of getting to eat an entire baked Brie en croute is about to come true... in miniature version, at least. A toasted pecan atop each one adds a pleasing crunch. (via Inspired Taste)
Onion Poppyseed Crescent Rolls: Stuffed with onions and poppyseeds, these rolls taste a bit like bagels. Serve them with a spread of whipped cream cheese that's been mixed with plenty of chopped scallion greens and a swirl of caramelized onions. (via My Sequined Life)
Parmesan Pull-Apart Rolls: Your guests won't even recognize that these are made from crescent roll dough. They look totally homemade, and the sprinkle of Parmesan cheese on top gives them an extra savory kick. (via Go Go Go Gourmet)
Pesto Rolls: Filled with pesto, tomato, and cheese, these are like the grown-up version of pizza rolls. The best part is the cheese that gets crispy and golden on the bottom of the rolls. (via Savory Tooth)
Philly Cheesesteak Crescent Rolls: Here we have a sub shop favorite masquerading as fancy finger food. Each satisfying bite is stuffed with shaved steak, cheese, and peppers. (via Food Fanatic)
Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Crescents: Bronzed crescent rolls are stuffed with cream cheese and smoked salmon in this recipe. They're yummy served warm or cold. (via Pass the Challah)
Spinach and Cheese Crescent Ring: Sometimes presentation is everything. This spinach and cheese wreath is arranged in a festive ring, so no one will guess that it's made with refrigerated crescent roll dough. (via Julie's Eats and Treats)
Turkey, Cranberry, and Brie Crescent Braid: Cut this gooey Brie braid into wedges if you're serving it as a starter. Or, serve it in large slices for brunch, lunch, or extra hungry party guests. (via Spicy Southern Kitchen)
Wild Mushroom and Smoked Pork Crescents: Savory mushrooms and smokey pork ensure that each one of these small rolls packs enormous flavor. (via Earthy Delights)
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Justina Huddleston is a food writer living in Los Angeles. When she's not busy writing, she spends her time in the kitchen creating both virtuous and decidedly junky vegan food. Buffalo chickpea pizza, anyone? She's also been known to eat a plain block of tofu or beans straight out of the can for lunch, but somehow those culinary adventures don't make it to her Instagram. You can follow Justina on Twitter or see what's cooking in her kitchen on her blog, A Life of Little Pleasures.