30 Party-Perfect Crescent Roll Appetizers

Proof you NEED a tube in your fridge at all times.

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bacon brie crescent wreath
Joel Goldberg

Having guests over and worried you don’t have any snacks to serve them? Let us induct you into the cult of store-bought crescent roll dough. No membership required, just the super-affordable, unassuming tube that’s available at practically every grocery store. They’re perfect for everything from last-minute breakfasts to easy desserts, but where they really shine is in making stellar appetizers. Check out our 30 crescent roll apps to see what we mean, then add a tube to your permanent grocery list—when you’ve got one in your fridge, you’re always just one step away from a party.

We’ve included a few classic crowd-pleasers here to get you started, like our pigs in a blanket, our baked feta bites, our ham & cheese pinwheels, and our cranberry brie bites. Once you’ve got the hang of the dough itself, feel free to get creative. You can also use the crescent dough sheets to great effect, like in our antipasto squares, our French dip squares, or our Reuben squares—check them out, then try all your favorite sandwich fillings.

It’s also got to be said, crescent dough is the best when you’re looking for a themed appetizer for holidays or events. Check out our pigskin in a blanket, our pizza roses, our spider taco ring, our Thanksgiving ring or our pigs in a blanket wreath to see how versatile it can be. They're all adorable and delicious, which, in our opinion, is the perfect combo.

Want even more easy store-bought ingredient hacks? Check out our favorite things to do with canned biscuits and puff pastry too.

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Joel Goldberg
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Ham & Cheese Pinwheels

These ham and cheese pinwheels are made easy using store-bought crescent roll dough. They're chock-full of melty cheese and savory-sweet ham, topped with fresh parsley and toasty poppy seeds for texture and flavor you and your guests will love.

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Ethan Calabrese
2 of 30
Pigs In A Blanket

Tiny hot dogs are perfect for literally any celebration. There's something very classic about the crescent roll dough flavor, so we tend to gravitate toward it, but puff pastry or even biscuit dough should work here too.

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bacon brie crescent wreath
Joel Goldberg
3 of 30
Bacon Brie Crescent Wreath

Looking for an appetizer that doubles at a centerpiece? This cheesy, savory crescent ring is perfect for your holiday gathering. And if it's a vegetarian app you're after, we'd suggest subbing in sautéed mushrooms for the bacon.

Get the Bacon Brie Crescent Wreath recipe.

cranberry brie bites
Kat Wirsing
4 of 30
Cranberry Brie Bites

Our love for crescent roll recipes is no secret. Why make dough from scratch when everyone loves the canned stuff?! These are a fan favorite every fall. They always disappear within minutes, probably because the combo of salty, creamy brie, sweet-tart cranberry sauce, and crunchy pecans is PERFECT.

Get the Cranberry Brie Bites recipe.

antipasto squares
Parker Feierbach
5 of 30
Antipasto Squares

Antipasto salad gets even better when layered between flaky, buttery crescent rolls. Feel free to swap in and out your favorite ingredients, then serve these as an anytime app or an easy packed lunch.

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Joel Goldberg
6 of 30
Baked Feta Bites

If you’re a fan of our cranberry brie bites, we’ve got news for you: There’s a new app in town, and it’s inspired by another fan fave, baked feta pasta. This cheesy finger food features the flavors you know and love, all nestled into bite-sized cups of golden crescent roll dough.

Get the Baked Feta Bites recipe.

reuben squares
7 of 30
Reuben Squares

Is your ideal sandwich a perfect Reuben? Ours too. Corned beef, Russian dressing, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese—what’s not to love? It’s why we made these melty Reuben squares: They’re kind of like the giant grilled cheese version (complete with a toasty buttery top) that’s perfect for sharing.

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Chelsea Lupkin
8 of 30
Pizza Roses

Make a whole bouquet of these pizza roses for that someone special—they're surprisingly easy to assemble and will impress any guests too.

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pigs in a blanket wreath
Andrew bui
9 of 30
Pigs In A Blanket Wreath

This adorable holiday app will become legend to all of your family and friends. It's the absolute best type of centerpiece for your holiday table. Why? Because it's the kind you can admire and eat!

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Parker Feierbach
10 of 30
French Dip Pinwheels

These easy pinwheels play tribute to our favorite French dip sandwich. Normally the roast beef would be slowly roasted to give you tender juicy beef, but we make a shortcut here with deli roast beef and let them do the work for us. Be sure to roll these tight to get those super-tight spirals and definitely don't skip on the au jus.

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spider taco ring
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Spider Taco Ring

If you love crescent rolls and are as obsessed with tacos as we are, this Halloween-inspired appetizer is calling your name. Created to playfully represent a spider with crescent roll legs and a crescent roll ring body stuffed with a beefy taco-spiced filling, it’s equal parts cute, creepy, and downright tasty.

Get the Spider Taco Ring recipe.

thanksgiving ring
Ethan Calabrese
12 of 30
Thanksgiving Ring

Want to transform your leftovers from Thanksgiving (or tbh any holiday) into something incredible? Look no further than this stuffed bread ring—it's gorgeous and super-easy, thanks to store-bought crescent roll dough.

Get the Thanksgiving Ring recipe.

bacon asparagus crescents
John Komar
13 of 30
Bacon Asparagus Crescents

Everything's better (crescent-) wrapped in bacon! Make these with asparagus in spring and get creative with different veggies the rest of the year.

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french dip squares
Emily hlavac green
14 of 30
French Dip Squares

Turns out you don't need fancy ingredients to make the best party appetizer ever. These easy French dip squares are loaded with complex flavors (thanks caramelized onions!) AND there's enough to feed a hungry crowd. The perfect shortcut to a French dip sandwich, you'll be making these over and over again.

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spinach artichoke cups
Johan Komar
15 of 30
Spinach Artichoke Cups

Love spinach artichoke dip? Us too! Which is why this recipe is a no-brainer. It's your favorite cheesy dip pocketed in the middle of a mini crescent cup, and it's as amazing as it sounds.

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Chelsea Lupkin
16 of 30
Chicken Pot Pie Cups

Are these kid-sized dinner? Fall party appetizers? Whatever you make them for, these little chicken pot pies will disappear in no time.

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ham asparagus bundles
Lena Abraham
17 of 30
Ham Asparagus Bundles

Crescent roll dough makes these the easiest and cutest spring appetizer. Feel free to swap the ham for any of your favorite deli meats too.

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baked cheesy mashed potato bites
Brandon Bales
18 of 30
Baked Cheesy Mashed Potato Bites

Nothing improves mashed potatoes like a handful of cheese and some crispy bacon. Whip up a simple gravy for dipping, and you're in business!

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Spiced Walnut and Spinach Pinwheel Christmas Tree

This adorable appetizer is guaranteed to be a hit with your family and Christmas party guests. First, roll up spinach, goat cheese, and walnuts into pre-made crescent rolls and slice into pinwheels. Then simply arrange those pinwheels in a tree shape and bake, then finally top with cranberries and candied walnuts.

Get the Spiced Walnut and Spinach Pinwheel Christmas Tree recipe.

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Carrie Stalk
20 of 30
Carrots In A Blanket

We know, we know, baby carrots might never replace your favorite cocktail weenies. For vegetarians, though, they're a great option. Let the carrots marinate for at least a half an hour so they can really soak in that smoky salty flavor.

Get the Carrots In A Blanket recipe.

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Jonathan Boulton
21 of 30
Mummy Meatballs

Store-bought crescent roll dough turns meatballs extra spooky in no time, perfect for your next Halloween party. Turn the mustard you use for their eyes into a honey-mustard sauce for dipping, or go classic with marinara.

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Chelsea Lupkin
22 of 30
Pigskin In A Blanket

Love pigs in a blanket? Us too! Take them over the top and be the hit of your game day party with this football-shaped app.

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spaghetti and meatball ring
Charlie Gillette
23 of 30
Spaghetti & Meatball Ring

You've never seen spaghetti & meatballs quite like this before. We start this recipe by making meatballs, but if you want to start with the frozen kind, we won't judge. And even though homemade marinara wouldn't be too difficult to throw together, we always use the jarred kind to make this app extra easy.

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Charlie Gillette
24 of 30
Sweet Potato Crescent Bites

You will NOT be able to stop eating these little sweet potato bites. They're the perfect amount of sweet and savory, so you can serve them before or after any meal this fall and winter.

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pulled pork ring
Brandon Bales
25 of 30
Pulled Pork Ring

This recipe is delicious whether you buy your pulled pork from the grocery store or make it yourself. We love this slow-cooker pulled pork because it's SUPER-easy, but feel free to use your favorite recipe.

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pizza football bomb
Charlie Gillette
26 of 30
Pizza Football Bomb

This pizza-inspired football is the most impressive app to serve for any football watching party. It's the perfect distraction from a losing team, or celebration if yours is winning!

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pickles in blanket
Chelsea Lupkin
27 of 30
Pickles In A Blanket

If you love pigs in a blanket for a party appetizer, just wait until you try PICKLES in a blanket. Filled with bacon, cheese, and a dill spear, these will be devoured in minutes.

Get the Pickles In A Blanket recipe.

mummy hot dogs
Parker feierbach
28 of 30
Mummy Hot Dogs

There are a lot of mummy hot dogs in the world, but ours is the best for a couple of big reasons: Firstly, they're stuffed with cheese. Secondly, each mummy is brushed with melted butter before baking. Buttery, flaky, and cheesy, you really can't go wrong!

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nutella strawberry brie bites
Alexa Payesko
29 of 30
Nutella Strawberry Brie Bites

Brie, Nutella, and strawberries, all wrapped up in flaky crescent rolls? These are the sweet app of our dreams! (Hint: Make them for a romantic dinner or Valentine's Day.)

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Brandon Bales
30 of 30
Bacon Asparagus Brie Bites

Using crescent roll dough and a muffin tin makes these SO easy to build. Make these in the spring when asparagus is at its peak.

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