If there ever was a food product you could turn into absolutely anything, it is Pillsbury crescent rolls. I love their versatility! From sweet to savory and from breakfast to lunch to dinner and snacks, I love to find new ways to use them. Breakfast, brunch, snack, lunch, or dinner — they can do it all. So, what are some good dinner recipes for Pillsbury crescent rolls?
Grilled barbecue rolls, sausage rolls, cheese rolls, pizza rolls, sloppy Joe rolls, lasagna, braided parmesan rolls, cheddar bacon and jalapeno popper wheels, shredded chicken and mushroom rolls, garlic cheese rolls, and cinnamon crescent rolls are some excellent dinners for Pillsbury crescent rolls.
Not enjoying food is never justified, especially since Pillsbury crescent rolls open up an entire field of opportunities. Therefore, in the following paragraphs, I will give you my favorite ideas for delicious meals with Pillsbury crescent rolls, whether you feel creative or are looking for a quick fix.
What to Make with Pillsbury Crescent Rolls for Dinner?
In addition to having them plain and as a supplement to another meal, you can make Pillsbury crescent rolls the star of the show and have them as a meal in themselves. They go with sweet and savory ingredients, so whether you are in the mood for a quiet dinner by yourself or a dinner shared with friends, you are in the for a treat.
Below are some ideas on making a delicious and effortless dinner using Pillsbury crescent rolls as the main ingredient. Pick and choose your favorite!
Grilled Barbecue Rolls
If you have leftover grilled chicken or any grilled meat, this is one of the best ways to repurpose them. Roll the grilled meat in the Pillsbury crescent roll triangles, smear some barbecue sauce, and let them bake.
Set the oven temperature to 150 °C, i.e., 300 °F, and bake for 15 minutes. You will have a delicious dinner in under 20 minutes. Pair the grilled barbecue rolls with salad, and you are in for a relaxing time on your own or a fun and chatty dinner with your friends.
If you are a fan of sausages and love the smoky dimension they deliver, then you are in for the best dinner adventure. Chop the sausages into chunks long enough to spread across the entire Pillsbury crescent roll triangle.
Smear some mustard on the Pillsbury crescent roll and place the sausage on it. Roll the sausage with the Pillsbury crescent roll and bake at 150 °C, i.e., 300 °F, for 15 minutes. Serve with tartar sauce on the side, and enjoy this simple and tasty dinner recipe.
Grilled Cheese Rolls
There is no occasion when grilled cheese isn’t a good idea. Pillsbury crescent grilled cheese rolls are an absolute delicacy, and even more so since they are ridiculously easy to make.
I usually fill the rolls with your favorite cheese or cheeses and cover them with cheese and an egg-wash mixture. The cooking is a little more demanding, but nothing you can’t handle.
Place the Pillsbury crescent rolls on a pre-heated skillet and let them sizzle for up to two minutes. Then, turn them over and let them sizzle for a minute to two on the cheese-covered side while adding the cheese and egg mixture to the other.
After the cheese is firmly stuck on both sides, pop the Pillsbury crescent grilled cheese rolls to finish baking on the inside. Bake at 150 °C, i.e., 300 °F, for 15 minutes.
The name says it all. Pizza filling rolled into Pillsbury crescent roll triangles. You can also leave the pizza rolls uncovered and make already-cut pizzas.
Another option is to cover the pizza filling topped Pillsbury crescent roll triangle with another one and have something similar to panzerotti. Bake at 150 °C, i.e., 300 °F, for 15 minutes. I especially like to pair this delicacy with a delicious tomato sauce!
Sloppy Joe Rolls
If you have fried ground meat leftovers or you don’t mind making some, you should go for this idea. Place one spoonful of fried ground meat on each Pillsbury crescent roll triangle, sprinkle some grated cheese on top, and wrap them up any way you like them.
Bake at 150 °C, i.e., 300 °F, for 15 minutes. This is my mom’s favorite — she says that for her, there’s nothing to the melted cheese intertwined with the ground meat, creating a delicious mash of pastry, cheese, and meat.
Although Pillsbury crescent roll lasagna sounds a little unusual, in practice, it works perfectly. Some might even call it salty cake, but I like lasagna better. You can make the Pillsbury crescent rolls lasagna meaty or vegetarian.
Grab your favorite ingredients from the fridge, chop, dice, mince, grate, and sizzle them on the stove for five minutes. Whatever you pick out works. Place one layer of Pillsbury crescent roll triangle on a greased baking pan and put the filling on them.
Layer the Pillsbury crescent rolls and fill until you are out of both, but make sure the tip layer is made of the Pillsbury crescent roll triangles. Top off with grated cheese and bake for 15 minutes at 150 °C, i.e., 300 °F.
Parmesan Braided Rolls
Parmesan and pastry have a history as long as time, so I had to mention this combo here. However, if you don’t have parmesan, other cheeses work, too, but see that they melt well.
Cut each Pillsbury roll triangle into stripes and lay them parallel to each other, but merge them at the top. Put the cheese all over the stripes and braid them, making one big piece. Smear them with butter and pop them in the oven.
Bake at 150 °C, i.e., 300 °F, for 15 minutes. The result will be finger-licking delicious, and if you pair them with some cheesy, creamy, and buttery sauce, then all the better.
Pigs in a Blanket
Pigs in a blanket are also known as the sausage rolls’ tamer sibling. The making is the same, but the taste is different. While the sausage rolls are more edgy and flavorful, the pigs in a blanket are gentler and understated.
Nevertheless, being milder than sausage rolls doesn’t make pigs in a blanket any less delicious. Smear some butter on the Pillsbury crescent roll triangles and put the wieners inside. Roll them up and pop them in the oven.
Bake at 150 °C, i.e., 300 °F, for 15 minutes. My favorite is to make these for my friends, and pairing them up is easy — just take a slightly tangy dip and enjoy.
The Pillsbury crescent roll sandwich ring is getting more popular every day. Take your favorite sandwich ingredients, such as cheese, ham, prosciutto, or other deli meats, and the fun can begin.
Form a circle with half of the Pillsbury crescent roll triangles, add the sandwich ingredients, and use the other half to cover them. I recommend you do this directly in the baking tray, as the uncooked sandwich ring is hard, even impossible, to displace.
Bake this delicious meal for 15 at 150 °C, i.e., 300 °F. Serve with sauce or dip and soak up every ounce of flavor.
Bacon Cheese and Eggs Casserole
You will love the bacon, cheese, and eggs casserole if you like mac and cheese. Mix the filling together, with the bacon diced and the cheese grated. You will get a nice soft mixture.
Add as many Pillsbury crescent rolls as you want to the mixture and mix them well. Pour everything into a baking pan and top the casserole with cheese slices. Bake at 150 °C, i.e., 300 °F, for 20 minutes. Yummy!
Cheddar and Bacon Wheels
Cut each Pillsbury roll triangle in half and add bacon strips and cheddar slices. Ensure the bacon and cheddar slices are the same width and length as the Pillsbury crescent roll strips.
Once you layer the bacon and cheddar slices onto the Pillsbury crescent roll strips, roll them in the form of a wheel. You will get a layered and colorful result. I never cover them in anything, as the bacon grease and the cheddar will do nicely, lubricating them from the inside and outside.
Bake at 150 °C, i.e., 300 °F, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Shredded Chicken and Mushroom Rolls
This is the best solution for you if you have leftover chicken and some mushrooms lying around your fridge. Before filling the Pillsbury crescent rolls with the chicken and mushroom mixture, put the filling on the stove to sizzle for a few minutes, adding your favorite spices.
Once you see that the filling is homogenized, put one spoonful in the middle of each Pillsbury crescent roll triangle. Roll them up and let them bake at 150 °C, i.e., 300 °F, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Garlic Cheese Rolls
This combination is a great dinner idea that is simple, light, and flavorful. Mix cheese and garlic powder or minced garlic, whichever you prefer, and mash them together until you get a creamy consistency.
I also like to add cottage cheese or ricotta for extra softness if you want. Smear a thick layer of the cheese and garlic mixture onto each Pillsbury crescent roll triangle and roll them any way you like. Pop them in the oven and bake at 150 °C, i.e., 300 °F, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Cinnamon Crescent Rolls
This list wouldn’t be complete without this classic recipe. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Smear butter on the Cinnamon crescent roll triangles and sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon mix.
Roll the triangles and shape them any way you like. Bake at 150 °C, i.e., 300 °F, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Since this is a very light dinner recipe, you can combine it with milk, honey, or tea to sleep better.
Which one will you be making first? I would love to hear your plans in the comments below!
Pillsbury Crescent Roll Sandwich Ring
- 2 cans Pillsbury Original Crescent Rolls (8 count)
- 8 slices cheese
- 8 slices ham
- 4 slices prosciutto
- ½ cup salsa
- 1 cup sliced pickles
- ⅛ tsp black pepper
- Take your favorite sandwich ingredients.
- Form a circle with half of the Pillsbury crescent roll triangles.
- Add the sandwich ingredients and use the other half to cover them.
- Do this directly in the baking tray, as the uncooked sandwich ring is hard, even impossible, to displace.
- Bake this delicious meal for 15 minutes at 150 °C, i.e., 300 °F.
- Serve with sauce or dip and soak up every ounce of flavor.