These jalapeno cream cheese crescent rolls are filled with a cheesy cream cheese mixture with diced jalapenos and seasoning, then rolled up and baked until golden brown. A delicious appetizer recipe that is perfect for a weekday snack and they are an easy party appetizer that everyone will enjoy.
Jalapeno and cream cheese is such a classic flavor combination. You’ve seen jalapeno poppers, and if you like spicy food, you’ve probably partaken in several over the years. That’s the most common food we think of when we think of this combo. However, there are so many other ways to enjoy them. I’ve made casseroles in the past with these ingredients, and I’ve even made rolls with jalapeno and cream cheese. This crescent roll recipe is another take on that flavor combination. They’re easy to make, they have those classic party food flavors that we love, and they’re always a big hit no matter when or where you serve them.
Jalapeno Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
These delicious appetizer treats are loaded with hot jalapenos, smooth, cool cream cheese, sour cream, cheese, and more, and it’s all wrapped up in flaky, tender crescent rolls and then baked to golden brown perfection. Every bite is a blend of flavors and textures that anyone who’s a fan of this flavor combination will enjoy. They’re almost like dough-wrapped jalapeno poppers, and they are absolutely amazing. Serve them at backyard barbecues, game day parties, or even as a delicious treat for a weekend movie night. I’ve even been known to keep a batch on hand for snacks just because.
Why You’ll Love These Jalapeno Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
- They’re a delicious appetizer perfect for parties, movie and game nights, or afternoon snacks.
- It’s an easy recipe that only uses simple ingredients and is ready in only 30 minutes.
- They’re filled with a spicy cream cheese mixture with diced jalapenos and seasonings.
- They’re flaky and delicious!
Jalapeno Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls Tips and Variations
This recipe is super easy to make, but I do have some tips to help you make it the best it can possibly be. I also have some great variations so you can mix things up if you like.
- To prevent too much waste from the filling oozing out of the crescent rolls, be sure not to overfill them.
- Always brush your crescent rolls with butter to give them that wonderful finishing touch and flavor.
- Try roasting your jalapenos before dicing them.
- For a less spicy but equally tasty treat, omit the jalapenos.
- Try adding bacon and sliced green onions.
- Use your favorite shredded cheese in this recipe.
What to Serve with Jalapeno Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
Just like jalapeno poppers, these pair deliciously with your favorite game-day foods and even some other sides you might not think of.
- Chicken wings
- Mozzarella sticks
- Hot dogs
- Pasta salad
- Mac and cheese
- Baked beans
Jalapeno Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls FAQ
If you have questions about this recipe then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about it.
Who invented jalapeno poppers?
You might think that jalapeno poppers are the product of some Texas bar, but they were actually invented by a food company. in 1992, Anchor Food Products of Appleton, Wisconsin created the iconic appetizer. So they’re a very young food invention, relatively speaking.
What is a jalapeno cream cheese crescent?
It’s an appetizer dish made by adding a cream cheese and jalapeno mixture to crescent roll dough and then rolling up the crescent roll. It’s then baked to golden-brown perfection.
How do you roast whole jalapenos?
Cut the jalapenos in half and remove the seeds. Then, place them skin side up on a baking sheet lined with foil. Roast for 3 to 4 minutes on the broil setting with the pan 3 to 4 inches from the broiler. When finished, the skin should be mostly black, having only a few areas of green.
How do you mellow out jalapenos?
Dairy and sugar are both excellent ways to tone down the heat, which may be why so many people love jalapeno poppers. Dairy products like whole fat milk, heavy cream, yogurt, cheese, and sour cream all help reduce the heat in jalapenos, as does a sweet ingredient.
Can you make these in the air fryer?
You sure can! Place them in an air fryer basket lined with parchment paper and cook them for 5 minutes at 300 degrees.
How long will these last in the fridge?
They’ll keep for 3 to 5 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
Can you freeze crescent dough after it’s been baked?
Yes. Baked crescent rolls will last for about 2 months in the freezer.
Storing and Reheating Jalapeno Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
You can store these in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 3 to 5 days. For longer storage, freeze them for up to 2 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag.
Jalapeno Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this appetizer. You’ll easily find everything you need at your local grocery store.
- Pillsbury crescent rolls
- Cream cheese
- Sour cream
- Sharp cheddar cheese
- Slap Ya Mama
How to Make Jalapeno Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
Making these is just as easy as the ingredient list. It only takes a few simple steps and a few minutes to make.
Step 1: Make the Filling
Beat cream cheese until smooth in a small bowl. Then, add sour cream, diced jalapenos, cheddar cheese, and seasoning and mix until combined.
Step 2: Add to the Crescent Rolls
Unroll and separate the crescent dough at the perforated lines. Then, add 2 jalapeno slices to each crescent at the larger, long end. Then, add some cream cheese mixture on top of the jalapenos and roll up the crescent rolls.
Step 3: Bake
Place the crescent rolls on a baking sheet and bake for 9 to 12 minutes at 375 degrees or until golden brown. Melt butter and brush it over the baked crescent rolls. Enjoy!
Try This Easy Crescent Roll Recipe
These jalapeno cream cheese crescent rolls are easy, delicious, and always a winner. They come together quickly, and they’re overflowing with flavor. With a combination like that, you owe it to yourself to give them a try. With all the flavors we love in our appetizers and such easy prep, I know that if you make them once, you’ll be making them for a long time to come!
More Delicious Cream Cheese Recipes
Jalapeno Cheese Bites – Crispy, cheesy, and delicious appetizers that are perfect for all occasions.
Crab Artichoke Dip – A delicious dip that is loaded with cream cheese, crab, artichoke hearts, parmesan cheese, and then baked until bubbly and hot.
Air Fryer Cheese Pigs in a Blanket – Flakey crescent rolls filled with cream cheese, little smokies, baked to a golden perfection.
And, try these Cream Cheese Avocado Bites from Great Grub, Delicious Treats. They’re crispy, crunchy, and cheesy in the center. They’re the perfect appetizer for all occasions.
Jalapeno Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
- 8 count container Pillsbury crescents
- 4 ounce cream cheese room temperature
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 1 jalapeno stem, seeds removed, diced
- ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese
- ½ teaspoon Slap Ya Mama
- 1 tablespoon butter melted
- 16 jalapeno slices
- Preheat oven to 375°
- In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.
- Add sour cream, diced jalapeños, cheddar cheese and seasoning. Mix until combined.
- Unroll and separate crescents at perforated lines.
- Add two jalapeno slices to each crescent at the wide end of the crescents.
- Next, add cream cheese mixture on top of the jalapenos and roll up.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Melt butter and brush over the tops of each crescent then enjoy.
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