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Crescent Roll Ups

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Crescent Roll Ups are the ultimate comfort food. And the best part? They are incredibly easy to make!


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Filled with hot dogs, ham, turkey, and ooey-gooey cheese, these rolls are perfect for a quick lunch or a satisfying dinner.

These are so quick and easy to make! No special skills or tools needed!

Hot dog roll ups are perfect for busy weeknights! I make them when we just have no time!

It’s also fun to make ham and cheese crescent roll ups or turkey and swiss roll ups. The ideas and combinations are endless.

They are completely customizable with your favorite meats and cheeses.

Also kids love croissant roll ups! And no wonder they are so yummy and filling!

Plus they make great for leftovers! Which I like to do for lunch the next day! 2 meals in one!


how to make turkey and swiss cheese croissants


What Are Crescent Roll Ups?

Pillsbury Roll Ups are a simple and delicious way to make a satisfying meal with crescent roll dough. 

These rolls are filled with your favorite meats and cheese, rolled up, and baked to golden perfection.

They are going to be your favorite way to use a flaky crescent roll that doesn’t take much time at all.


the making of ham and cheese croissants


What Ingredients Are in Crescent Roll Ups?

This easy dinner recipe is a great way to use simple ingredients for something the whole family will love!

Here’s what you’ll need to grab from the grocery store:

  • Crescent rolls: refrigerated crescent dough that becomes flaky and golden when baked
  • Hot dogs: classic American sausage that is perfect for snacking
  • American cheese: mild and creamy cheese that melts beautifully
  • Swiss cheese: nutty and tangy cheese that pairs well with meats
  • Sliced turkey: lean and flavorful deli meat that adds variety to the filling
  • Sliced ham: savory and salty deli meat that complements the cheese and hot dogs

Pro Tips:

  • Leftover ham or turkey? Rotisserie chicken? Use what you have on hand!
  • These have great flavor and I like letting each person make their own roll ups.
  • For a quick dinner, get everything out and have it ready to go before hand!


how to make hot dog and cheese croissants


How to Make Crescent Roll Ups

Easy recipes are a must in our house! Luckily, these cheese roll-ups fit the bill! And they’re delicious too!

So grab your cookie sheet and 

  1. Preheat oven and prepare baking sheet
  2. Lay out crescent rolls and add cheese and meat
  3. Roll up crescent rolls and place on baking sheet
  4. Bake until golden brown
  5. Serve with your favorite condiments

Pro Tips:

  • Use non-stick spray or parchment paper to prevent sticking
  • Cut cheese slices in half to avoid spilling over the edges
  • Leave a small space between the filling and the edge of the dough to prevent leaking


crescent roll ups on a baking tray, unbaked


How to Roll Up Crescent Rolls

Starting at the wide end of the triangle, roll the dough over the filling and tuck the edges underneath. 

Place the pointy end on the baking sheet to keep the roll in place.

What Can You Put Inside a Crescent Roll Up?

The possibilities are endless! 

Try adding cooked bacon, chopped green onions, or your favorite condiments like ketchup or mustard.

This makes them perfect for your picky eater! A tube of crescent rolls and your imagination are all you need!

Here’s some great ideas for fun things to put inside:

  • Cream Cheese
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Ham Slices
  • Canned Chicken
  • Garlic Powder
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Roast Beef
  • Fresh Parsley


crescent roll ups on a tray, baked


Can You Make Crescent Roll Ups Ahead of Time?

Yes! Assemble the roll ups and store them in the fridge until ready to bake. A perfect easy appetizer!

I recommend not making the buttery crescent rolls more than 1 day before you’re ready to serve them.

Then just bake them up for a school snack or your large family dinner.

How to Store Leftover Crescent Roll Ups

Store leftover roll ups in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Don’t leave them on the counter at room temperature as this will cause them to go bad quicker.

And with this crowd favorite, you’ll want to keep them as long as you can!


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Can You Freeze Crescent Roll Ups?

Yes! Freeze unbaked roll ups on a baking sheet until firm, then transfer to a freezer-safe bag. 

Bake from frozen as directed, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.

This makes them an excellent appetizer! Pull them out when you’re ready to eat them and go!

I have also wrapped each one individually with aluminum foil. I find this actually helps them stay fresh longer.


turkey and swiss crescent roll up cut open to show filling.


What to Eat with Crescent Roll Ups

Crescent roll ups are great on their own, but you can also serve them as finger food with your favorite dipping sauce.

Add some fresh fruit or veggies on the side for a balanced snack or game day appetizer.

For condiments try:

  • Ketchup
  • Honey Mustard Dressing
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Garlic Butter
  • Barbecue Sauce


Ham and Cheese Crescent roll up cooked and cut in half to show filling.


Can Dogs Eat Crescent Roll Ups?

No, dogs shouldn’t eat crescent roll ups.

Some dogs can respond to flour, and all that cheese can be not so great for them too!

You should definitely keep this away from your furry friends and serve them treats made for them instead.


hot dog and cheese roll up cut in half to show filling


More Finger Foods You’ll Love…


These Crescent Roll Ups are a family favorite recipe! Creamy chicken, delicious ham, and melty cheese make the perfect dinner!


Yield: 8 Servings

Easy Crescent Roll Ups

zoomed in image of crescent roll ups ready to eat

Delicious and versatile Crescent Roll-Ups with hot dog, ham, and turkey fillings! Perfect for a quick and satisfying snack or meal.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  1. Preheat oven to 300*F
  2. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray, use parchment paper or use aluminum foil (I'm obsessed with the nonstick kind)
  3. Open can of crescent dough. Carefully tear off each triangle until you have all 8 laying next to each other.
  4. Place half a cheese slice on crescent roll
  5. With Swiss cheese, fold and lay a piece of turkey on top of the cheese.
  6. With American Cheese, lay half a hot dog, or a piece of ham on top.
  7. Beginning with wide end, slowly roll in a crescent shape towards narrow point of triangle.
  8. Place crescent roll ups on a cookie sheet triangle point side down.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes (or until rolls are good and golden - I generally go 2 minutes longer than my gut tells me to make sure they cook well on the inside and are not doughy.
  10. Remove from oven and serve immediately with favorite condiments.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 359Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 792mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 15g
Originally Posted: November 16, 2014

Photos & Text Updated: July 19, 2023

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Monday 17th of November 2014

These look really good! Perfect for game days.

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