Recipe | Cheesy Bacon Ranch Pinwheel Appetizers

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If there’s one thing I love about semi-homemade cooking, it’s the amount of great products available that I can use to put a unique spin on homemade food. One of those products are the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. I love these things so much we never have less than two tubes of them in the fridge at any given time. We use them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and especially as an appetizer.

While browsing through some of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest Recipes I kept looking at all of the unique pinwheel creations using the crescent rolls. From vegetarian fillings to sweet dessert fillings, I couldn’t help but think how fun and easy these would be to make as an appetizer for our Easter dinner in just a few short weeks. They’re ridiculously easy to make, only about 70 calories each and full of flavor.

cheesy bacon ranch crescent pinwheels appetizer

To make the Cheesy Bacon Ranch Crescent Pinwheels just fry up 1/3 lb of bacon. Separate a tube of Pillsbury Crescents into 4 rectangles, pressing the center seam on each section. Spread a tablespoon of a light ranch dressing on each piece of dough. Top each piece with a bit of the bacon and a 1/4 cup of shredded cheese. Roll them up (short end to short end) and cut each roll into 6 slices. Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes and serve warm. Easy!

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If you’re looking for some more creative recipes using Pillsbury products, be sure to check out the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest Recipes page and you can also download a printable coupon or two from the Walmart Everyday Saver website before you head out shopping.

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  1. I like to just do crescent rolls with butter and cinnamon. Sounds simple but it is so delicious!


  2. These look like they would be a fantastic appetizer. Different and delicious!

  3. Mary Happymommy says:

    Pigs in a blanket would be great!

  4. we make pig in blankets

  5. Tabitha Evans says:

    love to make the Crescent Cabbage and Beef Bundles

  6. Elena says:

    I would make fried apple pies

  7. Tabathia B says:

    I like the Savory Turkey Burgers with Pomegranate Molasses recipe

  8. I like to roll up hot dogs that are cut in half in them and bake them that way.

  9. polly says:

    we like to make weinie wraps

  10. I like to brush butter on the rolls and sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg before rolling them up. I also brush more butter on the tops before baking :)

  11. Christy says:

    I make meat filled sandwiches shaped like a doughnut called take alongs – great for picnics.

  12. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    For the Holidays or special occassions, I make tuna or chicken salad and wrap a tablespoon full in a crescant roll and bake into a ring. It’s always a hit!

  13. Kim Henrichs says:

    I like to roll ham and swiss into them.

  14. Ashley C says:

    I’ve been wanting to make mini pepperoni rolls with string cheese!


  15. Gayle J says:

    We like to make Veggie pizza using Pillsbury crescent rolls as the crust.

  16. Kimberly Schotz says:

    Zesty Italian Cresent Casserole

  17. Lisa R says:

    I like to add cinnamon sugar to them and when done,spread butter or cream cheese on them

    Sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  18. Rebecca D says:

    I’ve made cinammon rolls with a tube of crescents and my family loved them.

  19. Tamara B. says:

    I would lie to make their Thai Chicken Subs recipe

  20. Sunnie says:

    I would make pizza pinwheels

  21. I’ve never made anything other than Crescent Rolls.

  22. I love to put a slice of pepperoni and cheese on the crescent and roll it up before putting it in the oven. The kids love them like that.

  23. Jessie C. says:

    French Dip Roll looks yummy

  24. Vickie Couturier says:

    Philly Cheesesteak Panini

  25. april yedinak says:

    I like to use the Crescent rolls to wrap around cheddar wurst and bake, then dip in BBQ sauce

  26. Our family loves the mini sausages rolled up in
    crescent rolls and baked…
    Great appetizer!
    Thanks, Cindi

  27. Amanda Starr says:

    Crescent Beef Pot Pies

  28. I make Turkey Muenster Pinwheels. I brush them with mustard, then layer the turkey and muenster cheese, roll up, slice and bake

  29. Leanna Morris says:

    I like to make apple dumplings using crescent rolls. So simple, but oh, so good!

  30. Marcia Goss says:

    I put thin-sliced ham and swiss cheese, then roll up and bake.

  31. Janet W. says:

    We like to make pigs in a blanket with them!

  32. Ashley Hatten says:

    I like to make pigs in a blanket or mini fried apple pie bites with crescents! thanks!

  33. Thanks for a great giveaway! I love rolling cocktail weenies in crescent rolls and baking them in the oven. My kids go nuts over them.
    Angela Michels
    lilsweeper76 at yahoo dot com

  34. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I like making veggie pizza using cresent rolls for the crust
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  35. I would try the Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls

  36. Jennifer Marie says:

    I like to make pizza bites.

  37. I recently used the crescent rolls to top a braised short rib pot pie. I just laid them flat over the top and baked, delicious!

  38. Jennifer B says:

    I would like to make the

    Peanut Butter Boston Cream Cake

  39. Brande says:

    These look really good! Can’t wait to make them!

  40. Fawn H says:

    I would like to make the Crescent Caramel Swirl with the crescent rolls

  41. Jessica T. says:

    I have grilled chicken chunks and then wrapped them in crescent rolls, covered them with gravy and baked them in the oven. Yum!

  42. Betty says:

    love to try Crescent-Topped Ratatouille Casserole and the french dip rolls

  43. Nicole Strunk says:

    The Ham and Cheese Crescent Roll-Ups look yummy!

  44. D Schmidt says:

    I would love to try the Mexicali Chicken Loaf

  45. Barbara Montag says:

    Maple-Bacon Breakfast Rolls – these sound so good to me!
    Thank you.

  46. Julie says:

    I make a taco pie from crescent rolls thanks

  47. Those sound great!
    I’m like you, they’re great made as anything. I think one of my favorites is cheesecake made with them

  48. Wanda McHenry says:

    I like to make a Poppy Seed Roll, usually around Easter

  49. I like making them plain, to be honest. But they are awesome wrapped around hot dogs. Can’t go wrong with that!

  50. Maggiemae says:

    I love the apple turnovers

  51. Danielle E. says:

    I like to do them with goat cheese and dill

  52. aubreylaine says:

    french dip roll!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  53. Janice Cooper says:

    I would love to make the ham and cheese crescent roll-ups

  54. I put crescent rolls in the bottom of muffin cups, and bake, then top with eggs, cheese and sausage, then bake that. Super easy little breakfast cups!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  55. rebecca day says:

    pig in blankets

  56. Sarah Stroud says:

    My family liked to make baked hot ham & cheese crescents every time we have these! yum :) great giveaway!!

  57. Rhonda Packard says:

    I’m actually going to try these pinwheels tomorrow!

  58. catherine c says:

    i’d like to make the Chicken Primavera Crescent Braid

  59. Jonita Taylor says:

    pizza pinwheels look good

  60. Lisa L says:

    I’d like to try making the Cordon Bleu Crescent Bake

  61. Jennifer H says:

    it’s for the kids-Hotdogs w/crescent rolls

  62. These look so tasty, bacon and cheese are my 2 favorite foods!

  63. I’d make the California Crescent sandwiches, yum!

  64. Ann B says:

    Coconut-Almond Doughnut Pop-ems

  65. laurie says:

    the carrot cake tart looks good

  66. Great giveaway.

  67. Crescent rolls with laughing cow cheese.