Homemade Crescent Rolls

5 from 4 votes

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Homemade Crescent Rolls are light and fluffy and so flaky! This recipe makes a large batch, perfect for a crowd or for freezing some for later.3 Homemade Crescent Rolls on a blue Plate

Homemade Crescent Rolls

These crescent rolls are a family staple at nearly every meal. My mother always made sure we had a basket of her homemade fluffy, buttery rolls whether it was a Sunday roast, full Thanksgiving dinner, a pot of chili or even a simple summer salad. Now that I have my own family, I find myself making them all the time, too. Dinner just doesn’t seem complete without a basket of rolls on my own table. The warm smell fills the house as they bake and gets everyone excited to gather around the dinner table. Plus this recipe makes a huge batch, which is perfect because it’s nearly impossible to stop at just one roll!

Freeze the Dough

This crescent roll dough can be frozen to use later on! This recipe makes a lot of dough, and I even like to double the batch so I can freeze about half of it after rolling the dough into crescents. Once they’re formed, freeze them on a cookie sheet, then store in a freezer safe container for up to two months. When you’re ready to use them, just thaw the rolls on a greased cookie sheet, allow them to rise, then bake.

Mashed Potato Flakes in Crescent Rolls

Using mashed potato flakes will help make these the softest, flakiest, most delicious rolls you’ve ever tasted. If you’ve ever had potato bread or potato rolls, you know what I mean. Any kind of instant potato flakes will work just fine. A bag of potato flakes will last for several batches of these rolls. They won’t taste like potatoes; they’ll just improve the soft, pillowy texture of these delightful rolls.

What to Serve with Crescent Rolls

In my opinion, there isn’t a meal out there that wouldn’t benefit from a warm homemade roll or two. Here are a few of our favorite dinners that we love to serve alongside these buttery rolls:

How to Make Homemade Crescent Rolls

3 Homemade Crescent Rolls on a brown Plate

Homemade Crescent Rolls

5 from 4 votes
These Homemade Crescent Rolls are light and fluffy and flakey! This recipe makes a large batch, great for a crowd or for freezing some for later.
Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine French
Servings 24



  • In large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the butter, dry milk powder, sugar, potato flakes, eggs, salt, and some flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough.
  • Turn onto a heavily floured surface; knead 8-10 times. Roll into two 12in. circles and cut each circle into 12 wedges. Roll up wedges, starting at widest end first, to form a crescent shape.
  • Let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled. Bake @ 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.


Nutrition Information

Calories: 198kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 6gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 207mgPotassium: 125mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 215IUVitamin C: 1.2mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1.7mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is awesome! One batch makes far more than 24 rolls, however. I made 32 rolls and they were still as big as your head. Very impressive! I got lots of compliments. I made them for Thanksgiving Dinner and I’m making them again for Christmas Dinner. After baking they freeze beautifully. Thanks for a real keeper.

    1. They are usually in a box. They are sold as dry potato flakes and you add water to make them mashed potatoes.

  2. Made a batch today and I love the flavor of the dough. I froze half the batch. Was very easy and liked the one raise process. I love to bake and usually use my sister-in-law’s bun recipe. This may be my new go to one.

  3. Just put everything together and now they’re sitting to rise. I accidentally doubled the yeast (tbsp vs tsp) right from the start, so I just went from there. what a huuuge batch! Ive got 2/3 of it in the freezer. Thank you so much for posting this! I’m excited to feed the man well tonight!

  4. The family gave this one a big thumbs up. This was delicious and very easy. I will definitely make these again.

    FYI, I didnt have the dry milk powder. I only noticed it after I started making it. I left it out, and they were still fantastic. I will try it again with the milk powder.