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Pizza Crescent Rolls are filled with melted cheese, pepperoni, and are amazing with extra marinara sauce for dipping. They are a family-friendly appetizer or snack!

The entire family loves this pizza-inspired recipe. For other fun recipes using crescent rolls, try these Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket, Taco Cups, and Crack Chicken Pinwheels

Pizza inspired stuffed crescent rolls.
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Why We Love This Pizza Crescent Rolls Recipe

  • Simple Ingredients – You only need 6 easy ingredients, plus a couple of simple spices.
  • Kid-Friendly – Both kids and adults will love these!
  • Easy to Make – Just quickly roll up the crescent rolls and bake!
  • Versatile – Are they a snack? Are they a meal? Only you can decide! They make a fun afternoon snack or lunch for kids, appetizer for parties, or a fun meal that even grown-ups can’t turn down!

Ingredients For Pizza Crescent Rolls

Just 6 simple ingredients (plus two staple spices) are needed!

  • Canned Refrigerated Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • Pepperoni
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – Freshly shredded melts better and is highly recommended, but it’s okay to use pre-shredded if it’s all you have.
  • Melted Butter
  • Spices – Italian seasoning, garlic powder. If you don’t have Italian seasoning blend, you can use a combination of dried Oregano and dried Basil.
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Pizza Sauce – or your favorite marinara sauce.

How To Make Pizza Crescent Rolls

See the recipe card below for full, detailed instructions

A fun and easy pizza-inspired recipe that is ready in under 30 minutes!

Prep – Start by preheating the oven and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Crescent roll triangle with a blob of pizza sauce. On a white plate.
Crescent roll triangle with pizza sauce and pepperoni and shredded mozzarella cheese.

Assemble Pizza Crescents – Separate the crescent roll dough into 8 triangles and top with pizza sauce, pepperoni and cheese.

Crescent dough triangle with red sauce and pepperoni, being rolled up. On a white plate.
Crescent roll pizza inspired on a baking tray with a pastry brush brushing butter on them.

Roll Crescent Rolls – Roll the dough from the wide end and place seam-side down on the baking sheet. Stir together melted butter and seasonings, then brush onto the tops and sprinkle the parmesan.

Baked pizza crescents rolls with pepperoni on a baking sheet.

Bake – Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown.

Crescent roll pizza dipped in marinara.

Serve – Serve immediately with extra warmed pizza sauce for dipping.

Recipe FAQs

What temperature do you cook crescent rolls?

Crescent Rolls are baked in a 375 degrees F oven until golden brown. The same oven temperature is used whether they are plain and unfilled or filled with toppings like this pizza roll recipe. If the crescent rolls have filling then you just add a couple minutes to the bake time.

Is crescent dough the same as pizza dough?

Crescent dough is slightly different from pizza dough – mainly because it has a softer texture. But you can use crescent roll dough as a swap for pizza dough.

Are crescent rolls and croissants the same thing?

While both crescent rolls and croissants are baked goods with a crescent moon shape, they are different. The main difference is croissants are laminated with butter making them extra flaky and buttery while crescent rolls are softer and more similar to bread.

Storage

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat in the microwave or 375℉ oven or air fryer for about 10 minutes. They’re even delicious cold out of the fridge!

Pile of crescent rolls with pepperoni, italian seasoning and a dish of marinara sauce.

Expert Tips

  • Other Pizza Toppings – You can easily use other favorite pizza toppings instead of pepperoni! Some other good options are finely crumbled and cooked sausage, small diced olives, peppers, and other cheeses. Just make sure you don’t overfill the crescent rolls so they can still be rolled up.
  • Cheese Stick vs Shredded Cheese – I like to use shredded cheese so the melted cheese is distributed throughout the crescent roll, but you can also use a mozzarella cheese stick that is cut in half.
  • Leave Space on the Baking Sheet – When adding the rolls to the baking sheet, make sure to leave some space in between each one so they have room to puff up as they bake.

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Pile of crescent rolls with pepperoni, italian seasoning and marinara sauce.

Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Rolls

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Pizza Crescent Rolls are filled and baked with melty Mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and are amazing with extra marinara sauce for dipping.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces refrigerated Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 8 count can
  • 24 slices pepperoni
  • 3/4 cup freshly shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste or pizza sauce warmed up
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Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Separate the crescent roll dough into 8 triangles. Spread a tablespoon of pizza sauce onto each triangle, then top with pepperoni and Mozzarella cheese.
  • Roll the dough from the wide end and place seam side down on the baking sheet.
  • Combine melted butter with the garlic powder and dried Italian seasoning. Brush onto the tops of the rolls and sprinkle with some grated parmesan.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown.
  • Cool for 5 minutes, then serve with warm pizza sauce or marinara for dipping.

Notes

Servings may vary – as an appetizer, you should anticipate 1-2 per person. As a meal, 2-3 per person.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheating in the oven or air fryer is recommended but you can also reheat in the microwave.

Nutrition

Calories: 444kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 10gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 1047mgPotassium: 159mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 659IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 146mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of “Yellow Bliss Road” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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