Pillsbury Crescent Rolls with Cheese

Take your appetizer game to the next level with our irresistible Pillsbury Crescent Rolls filled with gooey melted mozzarella cheese and aromatic homemade garlic butter. These golden and flaky crescent rolls are not only quick and easy to make but also bursting with savory flavors that will leave your taste buds craving for more. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply craving a tasty snack, these cheesy crescent rolls are sure to be a hit!


  • 1 8-ounce can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons homemade garlic butter


  1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it to prevent sticking.
  2. Unroll and Separate: Unroll the refrigerated crescent rolls and separate them into triangles along the perforated lines.
  3. Spread Garlic Butter: Spread a generous amount of homemade garlic butter on top of each crescent roll triangle, ensuring even coverage to infuse them with flavor.
  4. Add Cheese: Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over the garlic butter-covered crescent roll triangles, distributing it evenly.
  5. Roll Up: Starting from the wide end, roll up each crescent roll triangle, tucking the ends under to seal and form a crescent shape.
  6. Arrange on Baking Sheet: Place the filled crescent rolls onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between each roll to allow them to expand while baking.
  7. Brush with Butter: Melt the remaining garlic butter in the microwave for a few seconds until it’s easy to brush. Then, brush the melted garlic butter over the tops of each crescent roll, ensuring they are evenly coated for extra flavor and a golden finish.
  8. Bake: Bake the crescent rolls in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until they are golden brown and puffed up, creating a tantalizing aroma in your kitchen.
  9. Serve: Once done, remove the crescent rolls from the oven and serve immediately while warm, allowing everyone to enjoy the melty goodness of the cheese-filled crescent rolls.

Serving and Storage Tips:

  1. Serve Warm: Enjoy these Pillsbury Crescent Rolls with Cheese fresh from the oven while the cheese is gooey and the pastry is flaky.
  2. Pair with Dipping Sauce: Serve with marinara sauce, ranch dressing, or garlic aioli for dipping to enhance the flavors.
  3. Garnish with Herbs: Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley or basil over the crescent rolls before serving for a pop of color and added freshness.
  4. Accompany with Salad: Serve alongside a crisp garden salad for a balanced meal or appetizer.
  5. Make Ahead: Prepare the crescent rolls up to the point of baking, then cover and refrigerate until ready to bake for a quick appetizer option.
  6. Reheat Leftovers: If you have leftovers, reheat them in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for a few minutes until warmed through to maintain their flakiness.
  7. Freeze Unbaked Rolls: Freeze unbaked crescent rolls on a baking sheet until solid, then transfer them to a freezer bag for long-term storage. Bake from frozen as needed, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.
  8. Portable Snack: Pack cooled crescent rolls in airtight containers or zip-top bags for an on-the-go snack or lunchbox addition.
  9. Brunch Buffet: Serve these cheesy crescent rolls as part of a brunch buffet alongside scrambled eggs, bacon, and fresh fruit.
  10. Kids’ Party Favorite: Kids will love these cheese-filled crescent rolls for birthday parties or playdates—cut them into smaller pieces for bite-sized treats.
  11. Movie Night Snack: Serve these crescent rolls as a savory snack for family movie nights or game days.
  12. Holiday Appetizer: Wow guests during holiday gatherings by serving these cheesy crescent rolls as an appetizer before the main meal.
  13. Tailgate Treat: Bring a batch of these crescent rolls to your next tailgate party for a crowd-pleasing appetizer that’s easy to share.
  14. Potluck Contribution: Contribute these cheesy crescent rolls to potluck dinners or office parties—they’re sure to disappear quickly.
  15. Weeknight Dinner Side: Serve alongside soups, stews, or salads for a comforting and delicious weeknight dinner side dish.


  1. Ham and Cheese: Add a slice of ham to each crescent roll before sprinkling with shredded cheese for a classic combination.
  2. Spinach and Feta: Mix chopped cooked spinach and crumbled feta cheese with the mozzarella for a flavorful vegetarian option.
  3. Pepperoni Pizza: Place a few slices of pepperoni on top of the cheese before rolling up the crescent rolls for a pizza-inspired twist.
  4. Bacon and Cheddar: Crumble cooked bacon and sprinkle it with shredded cheddar cheese over the crescent roll dough before rolling up.
  5. Jalapeno Popper: Mix chopped pickled jalapenos with cream cheese and shredded cheddar cheese before spreading onto the crescent roll dough.
  6. Buffalo Chicken: Toss cooked shredded chicken with buffalo sauce and blue cheese crumbles before filling the crescent rolls.
  7. Caprese Style: Layer sliced tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and slices of mozzarella cheese on top of the crescent roll dough before rolling up.
  8. Mushroom and Swiss: Saute sliced mushrooms until golden brown and mix with shredded Swiss cheese before filling the crescent rolls.
  9. Sausage and Pepper Jack: Cook crumbled breakfast sausage and mix with shredded pepper jack cheese before filling the crescent rolls.
  10. BBQ Pulled Pork: Fill crescent rolls with leftover BBQ pulled pork and shredded cheddar cheese for a savory and satisfying treat.
  11. Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto: Spread pesto sauce onto the crescent roll dough and top with chopped sun-dried tomatoes and shredded mozzarella cheese.
  12. Caramelized Onion and Gruyere: Cook sliced onions until caramelized and mix with shredded Gruyere cheese before filling the crescent rolls.
  13. Fig and Brie: Spread fig jam onto the crescent roll dough and top with slices of brie cheese before rolling up.
  14. Prosciutto and Arugula: Layer slices of prosciutto and fresh arugula leaves on top of the crescent roll dough before rolling up.
  15. Crab and Cream Cheese: Mix canned crab meat with cream cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese before filling the crescent rolls.


  1. Can I use a different type of cheese? Yes, feel free to experiment with different types of cheese such as cheddar, Swiss, pepper jack, or provolone to suit your taste preferences.
  2. Can I make these crescent rolls ahead of time? Yes, you can assemble the crescent rolls ahead of time and refrigerate them until ready to bake for added convenience.
  3. How do I prevent the cheese from oozing out during baking? Make sure to seal the edges of the crescent rolls tightly to prevent the cheese from leaking out during baking.
  4. Can I use store-bought garlic butter? Yes, you can use store-bought garlic butter or simply mix minced garlic with melted butter for a homemade version.
  5. Can I freeze baked crescent rolls? Yes, you can freeze baked crescent rolls in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Reheat them in the oven until warmed through before serving.
  6. Can I add additional toppings to the crescent rolls? Absolutely! Get creative and add toppings like sliced olives, diced bell peppers, cooked sausage, or even pineapple for extra flavor.
  7. What temperature should the oven be preheated to? Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) for perfectly golden and flaky crescent rolls.
  8. How long do these crescent rolls stay fresh? These crescent rolls are best enjoyed fresh on the day they are baked but can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  9. Can I make these crescent rolls without cheese? Yes, you can omit the cheese for a plain garlic butter crescent roll or fill them with other ingredients like Nutella, peanut butter, or jam for a sweet variation.
  10. How can I make these crescent rolls more savory? Add additional seasonings like dried herbs, garlic powder, onion powder, or red pepper flakes to the garlic butter for extra flavor.

With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, you can whip up these delicious Pillsbury Crescent Rolls with Cheese in no time. Whether you serve them as an appetizer, side dish, or party snack, these cheesy crescent rolls are sure to disappear fast. Treat yourself and your loved ones to the delightful combination of flaky pastry, melted mozzarella cheese, and savory garlic butter for a taste sensation that will leave everyone wanting more.

Enjoy the cheesy goodness! 🧀🥐