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Our Favorite Recipes to Make with Crescent Dough

Updated March 24, 2020
Since Pillsbury™ crescent rolls were introduced in 1965 (along with everyone’s favorite Doughboy), we’ve been experimenting with new, stellar ways for you to use our famously versatile refrigerated dough. From breakfasts to dinners, appetizers to desserts, we’ve rounded up more than 30 of our best crescent roll recipes to inspire you in the kitchen.

Crescents, we love you just the way you are, too. That’s why we also turn to a can of crescent dough when we are in need of a side bread to round out dinner. Roll them as instructed or impress your friends and family with some decorative crescent hacks (we promise, they’re easy!) With a few slices, twists and folds, you can transform crescent roll dough into buns, stars, mini swirls or even rosettes. Pro tip: However you roll your dough, it’s important to keep your crescent dough refrigerated (not frozen, it’s not made to freeze) until you are ready to bake with it. The warmer the dough, the harder it is to work with and keep its shape. Always use chilled dough for best results.

Once you’ve mastered the techniques of turning cans of crescents into beautiful side breads and other tasty dishes, try baking with our other products, like biscuits and pizza crust  You’ll find they are just as versatile and delicious!