These Cheesy Crescent Rolls feature flaky layers filled with melted cheese…and they can be ready in just 20 minutes!
This Cheesy Crescent Rolls post is sponsored by Cabot Creamery, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Spiced!
I love making homemade bread. There’s nothing quite like slicing into a loaf of rustic bread while it’s still warm from the oven. Add in some good olive oil for dipping, and I’m a happy camper!
However, homemade bread is a process. It takes time. While I really enjoy the process, sometimes I just don’t have time to make homemade bread. After all, we’re heading into the warmer months here in upstate New York. That means there are soccer balls to be kicked and home runs to be hit…and maybe a couple frisbees to be lost in the bushes, too!
These Cheesy Crescent Rolls are a great option for those times when you want homemade bread, but don’t have time to make it. These rolls are buttery, cheesy and delicious…and they only take about 5 minutes to prep! Oh, and the best part about these rolls? They’re a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen!
Cheesy Crescent Rolls
As I’ve mentioned a number of times over the past year, our 5-year-old son, Robbie, has been home with us for quite some time now. Both Laura and I have been working from home since last March, and we decided to keep Robbie home with us. The past ~14 months have been an adventure. There have been a lot of difficult times, but there have also been a lot of fun times. One of my favorite things about having Robbie at home with me? He’s taken an interest in baking, and he’s actually a great help in the kitchen!
I like to think Robbie will grow up with an interest in cooking and baking. I personally grew up helping my mom in the kitchen, and to this day I have fond memories of making banana bread and chocolate cake with her. (I also have memories of that time she had me whip egg whites until stiff…by hand. She did that to show me how long it takes, and I think my arm still hurts from it.)
For these Cheesy Crescent Rolls, I employed my sous chef to shred the cheese and prep the rolls. He did a great job! And then he helped eat the evidence of his hard work once the rolls came out of the oven. As noted above, these rolls are super easy to make – even on summer evenings when you’re busy with games of backyard baseball!
While warm, flaky crescent rolls are certainly tasty by themselves, the addition of shredded cheese, fresh herbs and a bit of garlic powder takes these rolls from good to great! For the cheese, I opted for Cabot’s Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I’m partial to the flavor of sharp cheddar cheese, and Cabot makes several sharp cheddars that are downright delicious. This bold cheese is great for snacking (I do it all the time), but it’s also quite tasty in grilled cheese sammiches. In this case, I shredded a bit of that cheese as a way to amplify the flavor in these Cheesy Crescent Rolls.
The ingredients list for this recipe is short – meaning these crescent rolls can be made in a jiffy! These pastries make for a great appetizer or side dish for dinner, and they also taste great as an afternoon snack!
If you think warm, flaky crescent rolls are tasty, then wait until you’ve tried warm, flaky crescent rolls filled with gooey melted cheese! Honestly, any of Cabot’s cheeses could work well in this recipe. We’re huge fans of Cabot Creamery here in our house. The farm families who own Cabot are located throughout New York and New England, and a number of those farm families are here in our area. Aside from the local aspect, Cabot’s cheeses are incredibly tasty!
If you’re looking for a spicy kick for these crescent rolls, try Cabot’s Habanero Cheddar or Pepper Jack. Looking for more of a smooth, buttery flavor? Perhaps go with a Mild Cheddar or even Cabot’s Muenster Cheese. (Laura grew up calling that one ‘monster cheese,’ and now Robbie has started calling it monster cheese, too. Hilarious!) No matter which type of cheese you pick, I hope you enjoy these Cheesy Crescent Rolls as much as we do around here. And I hope you have a sous chef to help make them!
Aside from the type of cheese, you could also mix up this recipe by adding some chopped, cooked chicken (rotisserie chicken works well) or make a pizza version with some marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. Happy baking!
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Cheesy Crescent Rolls
- 1 8-oz. can refrigerated crescent dough
- 1 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- ¾ cup shredded Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese divided
- 1 large egg lightly beaten
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Line a standard sheet pan with parchment paper; set pan aside.
- Using a small bowl, combine oregano, garlic powder and salt.
- Unroll crescent roll dough and separate into 8 wedges. Sprinkle ~¾ of the oregano mixture evenly on top on the dough. Sprinkle ~½ cup of the cheese on top of dough.
- Starting with the wide end, roll crescent rolls up and place on prepared sheet pan. Mix the egg with 1 Tbsp of warm water and brush tops of rolls with this egg wash. Sprinkle remaining oregano mixture and cheese on top of rolls.
- Bake for 13-14 minutes, or until golden brown.
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