I am a fan of jalapeno poppers, so naturally I try to use the same flavors in new ways. These Jalapeno Popper Crescent Rolls do just that and are a perfect appetizer or snack, especially for game day.
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Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
Jalapeno popper recipes are pretty much required for game day around here. And while the classics are amazing, I love creating new recipes with the same flavors.
And this recipe has become one of the most popular on the site, so you all must be loving it as well!
These Jalapeno Popper Crescent Rolls are incredibly easy and fast to make. They are also a great option to take over to a party or sport event, like the Super Bowl, because they hold over well.
Buttery, cheesy, flaky, spicy goodness. Sign me up.
To make these rolls, you will need:
- Crescent Rolls
- Cream Cheese
- Monterey Jack Cheese (or pepperjack)
- Garlic Powder
Several people have also loved adding cooked, chopped bacon to the mix!
Easily control the heat level by adding more jalapenos for a spicy snack. But each pepper’s heat level is different, so the heat of the rolls will vary.
I have learned that any jalapenos I grow in a pot on my patio are crazy hot!
The heat of the peppers are balanced by the dairy and also a little sweetness from the crescent dough.
Mix up all of the filling ingredients together.
Roll out and separate the crescent dough pieces. Spread about a tablespoon of the cheese mixture across the dough, almost to the edges.
Roll up the dough like normal and place on a baking sheet. Top with a little more cheese if desired!
Bake as per package directions until golden brown.
Be prepared to make a lot of these, more than you think is necessary, because they just DISAPPEAR. And really quickly.
They are so addicting and full of so many amazing flavors, they are always a hit. Crescent roll recipes are just so easy and so popular!
Anytime I bake something, I use my silicone baking mats.
They are a fantastic way to get a non-stick surface, they go in the dishwasher, and you won’t go through as much tin foil or parchment paper, making them eco-friendly!
Follow this link to grab some silicone baking mats of your own if you do not have them already.
I always have the temptation to completely load up the crescent rolls with a ton of cheese.
But by doing this, a lot of it oozes out which is a sad, sad thing.
If you love that toasted cheese flavor, cure your cheese fix by sprinkling some extra cheese on top of the rolls before baking!
When I was a kid, I loved rolling up crescent rolls for dinner. These Jalapeno Popper Crescent Rolls are a great way to get your own kids in the kitchen! They can roll the dough, mix the filling, and even spread it out.
- In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, jalapeno, cheddar cheese, and garlic powder.
- Preheat oven to the temperature listed on your dough packaging.
- Line a baking sheet with a sil pad (see note) or parchment paper to prevent sticking.
- Unroll the crescent rolls and lay out one piece on a plate. Take approximately 1 Tablespoon of the cheese mixture and spread it on the triangle.
- Roll the dough from the large end to the pointed end as normal.
- Place the rolls on the baking sheet, leaving a few inches between each one. If desired, sprinkle each roll with some additional cheese.
- Bake according to package directions until a light golden brown. Best served warm.