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Cheesesteak crescent rolls always disappear fast! Flaky crescent rolls stuffed with sliced beef, sautéed onions, peppers, and lots of gooey cheese make these the perfect appetizer or dinner.
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These cheesesteak crescent rolls are in permanent dinner rotation at our house! I came up with them one evening while scrounging around for dinner ingredients and they turned out better than I even expected. My family devoured them all in one sitting, and they have become one of their most requested meals. Pair it with a green salad and you’re good to go!
Philly cheesesteak crescent rolls are the perfect combination of savory and delicious in every bite! It has a crispy, buttery flavor with a tender and flakey roll stuffed full of an incredible cheesesteak mixture. Every bite is soft and chewy leaving your tastebuds screaming!
Cheesesteak Crescent Rolls Ingredients
These ingredients are simple and realistic for this recipe! It is quick and easy to make with variations and substitutes to make these little cheesesteak rolls just the way you want them. Enjoy the bite-sized appetizers or dinner! It is the perfect combination of flavor, crunch, and a soft buttery roll!
- Butter – The butter is used to saute the vegetables together. It also leaves the pan buttery and flavorful as other ingredients are added to the skillet.
- Onion – Slice and chop the onions into small pieces. This will give each bite a flavorful onion crunch.
- Green bell pepper – Wash and cut the peppers into small bite-sized cubed pieces. The smaller the better!
- Roast beef – Get your roast beef right from the deli. It is sliced to the perfect thickness for these rolls.
- Cream cheese – This is the base of the creamy filling. It comes with flavor and a creamy texture that melts into the ingredients.
- Crescent rolls – Roll out the crescent roll dough and cut it into triangles. The dough already has lines for this but it is best to use a knife or a pizza cutter to make them more evenly.
- Swiss cheese – Melty cheese is what we are looking for here! The cheese will melt on the inside leaving every bite a delicious one.
How to Make Cheesesteak Crescent Rolls
These are easy to make and quick for a snack or dinner on a busy night! Cheesesteak crescent rolls are the perfect combination of savory and filling with all the flavors. Eat them with your hands like a sandwich or with a plate and fork. Either way, these stuffed crescent rolls are going to be on your weekly rotation from here on out!
- Saute – In a large skillet, saute onion and pepper in butter over medium heat until they become soft and onions become transparent.
- Chop and cook – Coarsely chop roast beef and add to onion/pepper mix. Stir for about 2-3 minutes or until roast beef becomes hot. Add cream cheese, stirring until cream cheese is melted and coats the roast beef. Remove from heat.
- Prepare crescent dough- Separate crescents dough into triangles and press flat.
- Cheese – Slice each Swiss cheese slice into 4 strips and lay each strip over each crescent triangle.
- Scoop – Use a cookie dough scoop or spoon about 2 tablespoons of roast beef mixture over each triangle and roll up, pinching the sides of the crescent so the cheese doesn’t ooze out.
- Bake – Place crescent rolls on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown.
Make and create your own filling just how you like it! Change the meat, and cheese, and even add in flavored cream cheese. There are several options to make these little sandwiches just the way you want!
- Protein – These crescent roll bites are versatile and can easily be switched up to meet anyone’s tastes. Use shredded rotisserie chicken, diced deli turkey, leftover Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas ham, or sliced sauteed steak. Try our fabulous Easy Chicken Crescent Roll-Ups as an alternative.
- Cheese – If you’re not a fan of Swiss cheese, you could use extra sharp cheddar, Colby Jack, sliced provolone cheese, pepper jack, mozzarella cheese, or just about any cheese you like!
- Flavored cream cheese – Try using flavored cream cheese too! A good onion and chive cream cheese gives the flavor an extra boost.
- No green peppers on hand? No problem. Switch out to red, yellow, or orange peppers, which gives the crescent roll-ups a sweeter flavor.
- More options – For really big appetites, try our Easy Philly Cheesesteaks. They are much like these little bite-sized cheesesteaks but regular-sized for when you are REALLY hungry.
“I made these to take to work for lunch. It worked out great and they reheated perfectly! This is such a keeper recipe for me!”-Donna A.
Frequently Asked Questions
They are not the healthiest option to have if you are looking for something that is on the healthy side. A crescent roll contains about 6 grams of fat and 220 milligrams of sodium. This is more of a quick and simple appetizer or dinner that is not meant to be healthy but it is delicious!
A platter of these delicious rolls makes a perfect appetizer for any occasion. But they work well as an actual meal too. If you make them as a meal you may even want to double the batch so you can have leftovers for lunch the next day.
Yes! If you want to make them even more bite-sized, cut each dough triangle in half and use less filling. Just stick a toothpick in when they are done serving. This way your guests can eat them in just one bite!
More Delicious Appetizers to Try
Appetizers are a fun and handy snack to enjoy! A lot of appetizers can even become a meal when doubled or eat it the right way by adding more ingredients. Here are a few appetizers we love to have alongside the cheesesteak philly crescent rolls!
Cheesesteak Crescent Rolls
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large skillet, saute onion and pepper in butter over medium heat until they become soft and onions become transparent.
- Coarsely chop roast beef and add to onion/pepper mix.
- Stir for about 2-3 minutes or until roast beef becomes hot. Add cream cheese, stirring until cream cheese is melted and coats the roast beef. Remove from heat.
- Separate crescents dough into triangles and press flat.
- Slice each Swiss cheese slice into 4 strips and lay each strip over each crescent triangle.
- Scoop about 2 tablespoons of roast beef mix over each triangle and roll up, pinching the sides of the crescent so cheese doesn’t ooze out.
- Place crescent rolls on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown.
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