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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!Pin this recipe for later!
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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!
How To Make Pizza Crescent Rolls
See recipe card below for ingredient quantities and full 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.
Assemble Pizza Crescents – Separate the crescent roll dough into 8 triangles and top with pizza sauce, pepperoni and cheese.
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.
Bake – Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown.
Serve – Serve immediately with extra warmed pizza sauce for dipping.
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.
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.
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.
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!
- 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.
More Pizza Recipes
Pepperoni Pizza Crescent Rolls
- 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
- 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.