The Joys of Crescent Rolls

Occasionally, I lose track of time and I need a quick recipe to throw together for a party or a dinner with my loved ones. I previously thought they were only good for a mediocre last minute substitute for homemade bread, but call Kathleen Raskin impressed. You can use crescent roll dough to make your own flavored rolls, dinners and desserts and I have found amazing ones that come out of Kathey Jo’s Kitchen that I cannot wait to share with you. Your friends and family will be asking when you will be trying the next idea and making more.

Ham and Cheese Crescent Sandwiches

Now I know this recipe sounds more like a lunch, but the biscuits take it up a notch.


1 can Crescent dinner rolls or dough sheet

4 slices of deli ham

4 slices of Swiss cheese


Heat oven to 375

If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate into 4 rectangles.

Firmly press perforations to seal.

On ungreased cookie sheet, press or roll each to form 7×5-inch rectangle.

If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut into 4 rectangles.

On ungreased cookie sheet, press or roll each to form 7×5 inch rectangle.

Place one ham slice and one cheese slice on each rectangle. For each rectangle, fold dough in half over filling; press edges firmly to seal.

Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve while still warm.


A perfect treat at the beginning of the day, or end of a mean as desert


1 cup granulated sugar

3 teaspoons cinnamon

1 can Crescent Rolls


Preheat oven to 350

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Mix together cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.

Unwrap and separate crescent rolls.

Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on each triangle, then roll into a crescent and roll it into the cinnamon sugar.

Place on baking sheet.

Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until they’re golden brown.

Cool slightly before serving.

Serve alone, with butter or ice cream and dipping sauce.

Pizza Roll Ups

This is a family favorite. You’ll never be upset at the response these little morsels get.


2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls

1 package pepperoni slices

1 bag shredded mozzarella cheese

Grated Parmesan cheese

1 jar marinara sauce

2 tablespoons melted butter

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1teaspoon garlic salt


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Unroll crescent rolls and separate into triangles.

Top the widest section of each triangle with 4 to 5 pepperoni slices, a generous sprinkling of shredded mozzarella, and a drizzling of marinara sauce.

Roll up the crescent roll triangles, tuck in the edges, if needed to secure the filling, and place on a large baking sheet.

Brush the tops of the crescent roll pizza roll ups with melted butter and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, garlic salt and grated Parmesan.

Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve while warm with optional dipping sauces.

This is Kathleen Raskin, posting from Kathey Jo’s kitchen, straight to yours. Bon apétit!