Breakfast is served and it’s delicious! These fun cream cheese filled crescent rolls are almost like an inside out cinnamon roll with the frosting on the inside.
Crescent rolls stuffed with lightly sweetened cream cheese and a bit of cinnamon are such a wonderful treat. They are great for breakfast with a cup of coffee or make them as a light dessert, either way they are fabulous.
The best part is they are super easy to put together. You can be enjoying a flaky pastry in almost no time.
I am a big fan of flaky breakfast pastries with fruit, cream cheese or custardy filling. We have a local bakery that is famous for them.
Their danishes take hours of rising and adding layers of butter between layers of dough. They are absolutely worth every bit of time and effort.
However I am not at a point in my life where spending that much time and effort on breakfast makes sense. And I’m not always in the mood (or dressed appropriately) to venture out into the public first thing in the morning.
So making a rough approximation at home is the way to go. These are much less fancy, but super delicious nonetheless.
I would be perfectly comfortable whipping some up for overnight house guests to wake up to. They are worth sitting down and enjoying but also perfectly easy to grab on the go!
These come together fast and easy. It is a nice way to have a quick, warm, sweet breakfast without it being to heavy or filling.
It would also be a nice way to end a day if you just want something easy and sweet. There are only a few ingredients and chances are you already have most of them.
But if you want one, you better claim it fast. They go quickly!
Optional stir ins:
A little cinnamon stirred into the cream cheese adds a little cinnamon roll flare. Or sprinkle the dough with cinnamon sugar before rolling it around the cream cheese for a stuffed cinnamon roll vibe.
Try adding just a bit of fruit preserves to the cream cheese. Strawberries and cream danishes anyone? Yes please!
Mini chocolate chips would be another fun add in. Holy stuffed crescent cannoli!
There are so many great eays you could adjust this recipe to make them extra fun! What are you going to try first?
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I use if I don’t have a tube of crescent roll dough?
You can make your own crescent roll dough! It is easy and a batch makes enough to replace 4 tubes of dough. Freeze the extra to use in recipes later.
Can I make a savory version of stuffed crescent rolls?
Of course! Just leave out the powdered sugar and vanilla and add shredded cheese and your favorite seasonings instead. Imagine a bit of cheddar and garlic powder inside a crescent to dip in your soup!
Watch Little Dude and me whip up a batch of yummy cream cheese stuffed crescent rolls on YouTube so you can see just how easy it is!
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- 3 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Optional: 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or a tablespoon of fruit preserves
- 1 tube crescent rolls*
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- Mix together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla and cinnamon if desired
- Put a heaping tablespoon worth of filling on the wide end of a crescent triangle
- Roll the dough over once, pressing around the filling to seal it in
- Continue to roll dough until you reach the point. Place on a cookie sheet
- Bake for 11-13 minutes
- Let cool slightly then lightly dust with powdered sugar
*You can also use 1/4 batch of homemade crescent roll dough if you have some in the freezer!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.