Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Easy Cheesy Crescent Puff Appetizer

Just a quick post today. I had to whip up an appie to bring to a potluck at the office tomorrow.
This is the easiest appetizer on the planet. 
Well, it's at least in the top 5.
All you need is 4 ingredients and about 30 minutes and you are good to go. 
These are a fantastic, cheesy, savory, bacon-y impress-everyone-with-no-effort appetizer. 
Serve them warm or room temp, they will be the hit of the next get together at the office, watching the game, or just hanging out. 

Easy Cheesy Crescent Puff Appetizer

2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Roll Dough
1 - 2 cups Kraft Italiano Blend Shredded Cheese
1 jar (approx 1 cup) Hormel Real Bacon Bits
1/2 carton (approx 1/2 cup) Philadelphia Herb & Garlic Cream Cheese Spread (light or regular)

Preheat oven to 375. Line a cookie tray with parchment paper, set aside.
Open 1 can of crescent dough. Break the dough in half along the perforation lines. Place each half side by side. Pinch together the remaining perforations.
Cut each half in half vertically and then diagonally. (You will have 8 rectangles in total)
Cut each of the rectangles in half from corner to corner so you end up with a total of 16 small triangles. (See photo below for clarification.)

(This is one can of crescent dough. You should end up with 16 triangles)

Spread a generous amount of cream cheese on each triangle. Sprinkle with some bacon bits and then sprinkle generously with the shredded cheese.

Roll up, starting from the smaller end. Place on prepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle with a little more cheese.

Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Rotate pan and continue to bake until well browned - about 5 - 8 more minutes. 
While they are in the oven, repeat the procedure with the other can of crescent dough. 
Remove the browned crescent puffs from oven and let cool a bit. 
Remove from pan onto a cooling rack. 
Place remaining crescent puffs onto cookie sheet and bake using above directions.
You should end up with 32 crescent puffs. 
Serve warm or room temp.

These are so cheesy and melty and tasty. Okay, not exactly the healthiest choice but, hey, you can't have everything. The flaky crescent dough is addicting with all that cheese and bacon.

You can make these a day ahead, keep them covered in the fridge, and then just pop in the oven (or microwave) for a few minutes to warm up before serving. 
Easiest appetizer ever!

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  1. This looks good. Thanks for the post.

  2. These sound really good and you are right they look quick and easy. I love the combination of bacon and cream cheese. I always make something once a week for the guys that my husband works with and they would love these. Pinning to my cooking bucket list.

    1. I hope you guys enjoy them as much as we did! :)