These Bacon Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls are so simple to make, have minimal ingredients, and are packed with flavor! This easy appetizer is ALWAYS part of our holiday traditions, especially during cold weather months.
Bacon cream cheese rolls are not just a surprise item that pops up randomly at events, but they are expected on every major Holiday. If you don’t have the ingredients on Thanksgiving and Christmas, you are basically shunned from the family.
If you are looking for other holiday appetizer ideas, try my:
These are delicious and take no time at all! Now, back to the star of this post:
Bacon- Salty, crispy, and delish! The star of this recipe for its crunch. Make sure to use original bacon here. I've tried maple and it was a little different and I do not recommend.
Cream Cheese- Adds creaminess for the perfect bite!
Pillsbury Original Crescents- A must have for holidays and you will find them stocked in our fridge during cold weather months.
Chives-Optional, but they do add a bit of flavor and color to the appetizer.
Salt and Pepper- Just a touch for seasoning. A dash of hot sauce is great for a little extra flavor too!
Frequently Asked Questions About The Recipe:
You can, but they really taste best fresh out of the oven. You can cook the bacon ahead and set it aside to save on time.
Store them in a sealed container, but do understand leftovers are rare. These are usually gobbled up in minutes, so I've never had to worry much about it.
Yes! Just leave out the bacon.
How to make Bacon Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls:
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Preheat oven to 350.
Cut the bacon up into smaller pieces and pan fry until just a bit crispy. Cooking Tip: I love cutting bacon with sharp kitchen shears for this recipe rather than using a knife.
Place the cooked bacon onto a paper towel covered plate to remove some of the grease.
Mix the chives, bacon, salt and pepper, and cream cheese together in a bowl.
Spread out the crescents into one flat rectangle piece and carefully smooth out the pre-cut edge a bit, trying not to push too hard onto the cutting board or table. Gently, spread the cream cheese and bacon mixture onto it.
Carefully roll it into a log shape.
Slice into one inch circles and place each roll onto a cookie sheet (Please watch the video for this. It explains it a lot better to us visual learners) Each individual roll should look almost like a mini circular cinnamon roll, where you can see the cream cheese spread rolled up into it. I'm currently drooling.
Bake for 13 minutes. Don’t leave in much longer or the bottoms will get burnt and it will break your heart.
Enjoy and try not to eat the whole batch by yourself. The struggle is real!Print
These little bacon cream cheese crescent rolls are so simple to make, have minimal ingredients, and are packed with flavor! This recipe is part of our holiday traditions, especially during cold weather months, when a couple extra pounds never hurt anyone.
- Original bacon (do not do different flavor, maple, etc) – 6 strips of bacon (cut into smaller pieces) or go with 8-9 strips if everyone in your family picks at it, like they do at mine
- (1) 8 ounce cream cheese-softened/room temp.
- (1) 8 ounce roll of Pillsbury original crescents
- 1 tablespoon chives (minced)
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
You also need a cookie sheet.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cut the bacon up into smaller pieces and pan fry at medium low heat until just a bit crispy. Now put your bacon on a paper towel covered plate to drain grease.
- Mix the chives, bacon, salt and pepper, and cream cheese together in a bowl.
- Spread out the crescent package into one flat rectangle piece and carefully smooth out the pre-cut edge, trying not to push down to hard. We don't want it sticking to the cutting board or table.
- Now spread the cream cheese and bacon mixture onto it. Carefully roll it into a log shape. Then cut it into one inch circles and place each roll onto cookie sheet. (Please watch the video for this. It explains it a lot better to us visual learners) Each individual roll should look like a mini cinnamon roll where you can see the cream cheese spread rolled up in a swirl like pattern.
- Bake in the oven at 350 for 13 minutes.
- Prep Time: 12 minutes
- Cook Time: 13 minutes
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: bake
- Cuisine: American
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