Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cream Cheese Cresent Roll-Ups

By request, here's my easy recipe for Cream Cheese Cresent Roll-Ups. Super easy, fairly fast, and always delicious.

Start things rolling with half a package (or one of those small packages) of cream cheese. It should be room temperature or things are going to get difficult fast.

Now, I just made these for Mr. Kim Chee and myself--this recipe could easily be doubled, tripled, quadrupled, etc., to suit however many guests you plan on feeding.

I love how bacon looks. Obviously other people do, too--have you seen how many bacon-related things there are out there? Bacon clothing? Plush bacon? Bacon band-aids? I've even seen bacon gum.

Anyhow. Cut your bacon in half, lengthwise.

Then cut it into small, bite-size pieces and start cooking it.

While you're waiting for your bacon, slice up a couple green onions, using the white and the light green parts. Sprinkle them daintily onto the cream cheese.

Pour in some shredded cheese, because everything is better with more cheese. I used shredded cheddar-jack but any kind of cheese you like would be fine.

Don't forget to salt and pepper!

By now, your bacon should be cooked. Drain it and then add it to the bowl. Give everything a good mix.

Now it's time for your cresent rolls. I just use regular cresent roll dough.

When you roll out your dough, you'll notice it's already pre-sliced into triangles. I wanted to make bite-size appetizers so I cut the triangles in half. You could certainly make normal-sized rolls if you wanted.

Be sure you halve the dough the long way, or you could end up with some oddly shaped roll-ups ;)

Gently spread your cream cheese mixture onto the dough.

Now it's time to roll them up! Start at the wide end and roll toward the narrow end.

Toss your little roll-ups onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake according to the directions on the cresent roll package.

And voila! You've got yourself a quick, easy, and delicious appetizer or side dish. Customize these roll-ups to fit you--use ham or turkey instead of bacon, swiss or smoked cheddar instead of cheddar-jack! Give them a Mediterranian or Mexican flair by changing up the spices. Whatever you do, be sure to make these for your next party. Your guests will thank you!

Recipe: Cream Cheese Cresent Roll-Ups

4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 green onions, sliced, white and light green parts
1/2 c. shredded cheese
salt and pepper, to taste

4 slices diced bacon, cooked and drained

1 package refrigerated cresent roll dough

Combine cream cheese, green onions, shredded cheese, salt and pepper, and bacon.

Roll out cresent roll dough; cut the pre-sliced triangles in half the long way.

Carefully spread the cream cheese mixture onto the triangles.

Starting at the widest end, roll into roll-ups. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake according to directions on the cresent roll dough.


  1. Ok. 9:46pm and about ready to send J out to get the ingredients so I can make these and eat them ALL!!! They look amazing!

  2. yum im gonna use this recipe 4 new yrs eve!:)