These easy bacon crescent roll appetizers are filled with a cream cheese spread loaded with crispy bacon, cheese and green onions! The perfect party appetizer that all your guests will love!
I would be perfectly happy if every meal was just a spread of appetizers. Just give me 2 or 3 bites of 10 different things and I’m a content woman.
Especially if they taste as good as these bacon crescent appetizers! It’s pretty hard to beat that buttery, flaky dough that’s filled with a cream cheese mixture dotted with crispy bacon, cheese and green onions. It seems almost too easy when you look at the recipe, but it all comes together perfectly!
I make a Sausage Crescent Roll Braid that’s a similar recipe but it’s sausage, cream cheese and green onions wrapped up in flaky crescent rolls. I’m telling you, this combination never fails!
These are guaranteed to make an appearance at some holiday parties coming up. Whenever I throw any type of party, I always try to have a good mix of hot and cold foods including at least 2 dips.
These are perfect because you can mix up the cream cheese blend ahead of time and then you just have to spread them on the crescent rolls and pop them in the oven. I even used the crescent roll sheets to make them easier, although standard crescent rolls work too.
How to Make Easy Bacon Crescent Roll Appetizers
Make sure you’re starting with softened, room temperature cream cheese. It makes it easier to blend your other ingredients in and also to spread it on the crescent rolls.
To soften cream cheese, you can either set it on the counter about an hour before you need it or you can soften it in the microwave. To soften it in the microwave, I just unwrap it and place the cream cheese in the mixing bowl I will be using. Then place it in the microwave for maybe 10-15 seconds. You just want it soft enough that you can press the back of a spoon into it but you don’t want it melted at all.
Then add your crumbled bacon, cheese, green onions and milk to the cream cheese and stir until it’s well blended. You can also add spices if you want for some extra flavor. I would try parsley, chives, garlic powder or whatever your favorite spice is!
Grease a cookie sheet and unroll your crescent roll dough right onto it. I highly suggest buying the tubes of crescent sheets. If you can’t find them and have to find the crescent rolls, you just need to pinch all your seams together until you have a solid sheet.
Then use a pizza cutter to cut 4 vertical rows. Spread your half your cream cheese mixture on leaving a small lip by the edge of each row.
After you have the cream cheese mixture on, cut 4 horizontal rows. Then cut each rectangle into half by cutting diagonally from one corner to the opposite corner.
Roll each piece up into a crescent and place on cookie sheet. Then repeat with your second roll of crescent dough and the remaining cream cheese mixture.
In the end, you will have 8 dozen mini bacon crescent rolls. Which sounds like a lot, but these really are pretty small so it’s only about 24 servings (the perfect amount for a party!).
Then pop them in your preheated oven and bake for about 14 minutes until they’re nice and golden brown!
The hardest part is going to be not eating them all before your guests arrive! They are SO tasty and the perfect bite-size appetizer!
Other Party Appetizers to Add to Your Buffet Table
- Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites– these taste just like your classic Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe but they’re bite-size and can be made ahead and frozen! Bonus points because they’re gluten-free!
- Ham and Cheese Sliders– every good party buffet needs one dish that is filling and hearty! These sliders are perfect because they’re also pretty inexpensive to make and are common flavors that most people love!
- Italian Hoagie Dip– this will be the dip that you look at and think it doesn’t seem that impressive and every single guest will be begging you for the recipe! It is SO good! And it’s perfect because it tastes even better if you make it the night before so the flavors can blend!
- Meat and Cheese Board– what’s a good party without a fantastic charcuterie tray? I’ve got some great tips for how to arrange yours and some filler items to add so it’s not all just expensive meats and cheeses!
- Meatball and Mozzarella Appetizers– these have been a hit on my site for years now! It’s almost puzzling to me how popular this post is, but at the same time I get it because it’s a super easy appetizer that will really fill your guests up so they aren’t eating too much food! Plus they look impressive on your buffet table!
Tools Needed to Make Bacon Crescent Roll Appetizers
- Pizza Cutter– I can’t stress enough how easy it is to cut your crescent dough with a pizza cutter. It tends to tear and pull if you use a knife, but a pizza cutter rolls right through the dough!
- Cookie Sheets– cause you just always need a good set!
- Silpat Liners– If you don’t want to grease your sheets (pretty much every again), spend a couple bucks and get some silicone liners for your cookie sheets. They work amazingly well and will save you so much money in the long run!
- Olive Serving Tray– Obviously not a necessity, but I do love my olive wood serving tray/cutting board. It has such a gorgeous grain and is the perfect size for appetizers!
Bacon Crescent Roll Appetizer Recipe
Bacon Crescent Roll Appetizers
Crescent rolls filled with a bacon, cheese and green onions in a cream cheese blend! The perfect party food!
- 8 oz. Cream Cheese (softened)
- 8 slices Bacon (cooked and crumbled)
- 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese
- 1/4 cup Green onion (chopped)
- 1 Tbsp. Milk
- 2 tubes Crescent Roll sheets
Preheat oven to 375 and grease 2 cookie sheets.
In a medium size mixing bowl, stir together cream cheese, parmesan cheese, green onions and milk until well blended. Fold in bacon crumbles.
Roll out one tube of crescent roll dough onto each cookie sheet. Using a pizza cutter, cut 4 vertical lines down each sheet of dough. Spread each row with the cream cheese mixture.
Then cut 4 horizontal lines into each sheet. Cut each rectangle diagonally from one corner to the opposite corner.
Then roll each into a crescent shape and place on cookie sheet.
Bake for about 12-14 minutes or until they are golden brown. Serve warm.
Makes 8 dozen crescents.
You can easily cut this recipe in half and it will turn out just as well.
Add spices if you like for some extra flavor: parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, chives, etc.