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Roast Beef and Cheese Crescent Roll Recipe

A quick appetizer, lunch or dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes, thanks to this easy Roast Beef and Cheese Crescent Roll recipe!
Course Appetizer, Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword crescent roll recipe, crescent rolls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Cooling Time 5 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 8 rolls
Calories 148kcal
Author Blair Lonergan


  • 1 (8 ounce) tube refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature (I used light cream cheese, but any variety will work)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (I used light mayonnaise, but any will work)
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • ¼ cup finely diced roast beef
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese (I prefer grated cheddar cheese from a block, since it tends to melt smoother than the pre-shredded cheese in a bag)
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 
  • In a bowl, mix together cream cheese, mayonnaise, and ketchup. Stir in roast beef, cheddar cheese, and garlic powder. Mix well and set aside.
  • Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate into triangles.
  • Spread each triangle with cream cheese mixture, leaving a border around the edge. Roll up to form crescent rolls.
  • Place rolls on a large baking sheet. Bake for approximately 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • After baking, allow to cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before removing.


  • Prep ahead! You can assemble these stuffed crescent rolls in advance and keep them loosely covered on the baking sheet in the refrigerator until you're ready to bake them.
  • Switch out the roast beef for your favorite type of meat. Anything goes! You can make stuffed crescent rolls with chicken, crescent rolls with ham, or crescent rolls with ground beef.
  • Instead of grated cheddar, try using another nicely melting cheese -- such as Swiss, gruyere, fontina, American, mozzarella or provolone. You'll still want to include that softened cream cheese for your base.
  • This stuffed crescent roll recipe works equally well for party appetizers, a warm lunch, or an easy weeknight dinner!
Can I freeze this Crescent Roll recipe?
Yes! To freeze the baked crescent rolls, allow them to cool to room temperature before wrapping individually. Keep the individually-wrapped crescent rolls in a large freezer bag or airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
You can pull 1 or 2 out at a time, as needed!
How to reheat Crescent Rolls:
To reheat frozen crescent rolls in the microwave: warm crescent rolls gently in the microwave (but make sure that they don't get too hot, or they will be too soft). I like to heat them in increments of 30 seconds, checking regularly to make sure that they're warm but not overdone.
To reheat frozen crescent rolls in the oven: You can place frozen crescent rolls straight from the freezer into the oven without thawing first. To do so, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Place desired number of frozen crescent rolls on a baking sheet. Warm in the oven until heated through (about 15 minutes). If the rolls start to get too brown on top, simply cover loosely with foil to prevent further browning while the crescent rolls finish baking.


Serving: 1stuffed crescent roll | Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 351mg | Potassium: 40mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 0.4mg