Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cheesy Bacon Crescents

You know what's good?  Cheese.  You know what else is good?  Crescent rolls.  Also, bacon (Can I get an Amen?).  Finally, you know what else is good?  Onions.  Doesn't it then stand to reason that crescent rolls with cheese, bacon, and onions all wrapped up inside would be...kind of amazing?  I think it does.

These bad boys are really, really tasty and pretty fast.  They will make you the star of any Superbowl party, they do not require years and years of work, and they are far more interesting than one more bowl of salsa and yet another bag of chips.

I love Superbowl parties because I love snack food.  I mean, isn't that the main reason anyone goes to a Superbowl party?  It's not.  Oh Well, it's why I go.  One year (I won't say which) we went to a pretty big party and I was quite excited but the food was disappointingly...lame.  Seriously, there were more chips and salsa than any 50 people would ever need aaannd... not much else.  No wings, way too many vegetable trays (Vegetable trays during the Superbowl?  Really?), and a whole lot of store-bought whatevers.  I was so disappointed the whole night.

On a related note, we have not yet been invited to a Super Bowl party this year.  No, I don't know who is playing or who isn't or who might be or whether or not anyone knows any of that yet.  I will not interrupt you when you are really into the game.  I will be very disappointed if we don't watch the halftime show (whether to enjoy it or make fun of it, doesn't matter to me).  I will be really annoyed if you talk through the commercials or forget to call me in when they are back on.  Like, really annoyed.  Really really.  Just trying to be honest.  But anyway, we are open for invites.  And whether my above list pleases you or makes you roll your eyes, I promise that if you invite me I will make these crescent rolls AND my awesome guacamole.  Any takers?

Cheesy Bacon Crescents
All measurements below are estimates, and can and should be adjusted to your tastes

  • 2 packages Crescent Rolls
  • 1 8-oz. package of cream cheese, softened
  • about 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 package of thick-cut bacon
  • about 1/4 cup diced scallions 
Cook the bacon.  (By the way, have you ever cooked bacon in the oven?  Because if you don't want to get all greasy and smokey and you have a little extra time, this is the way to do it.)  

While bacon is cooling dice your onions and mix the cheese and onions together.  Crumble bacon and stir it in.  Cut crescents in half lengthwise (they will be very skinny on the bottom).  Spread some mixture down each one, roll them up, and bake according to package directions.

Notes:  You can use onion-flavored cream cheese and omit the onions, if you want.  You could also use mini-crescent rolls if you can find them.  It's best to keep the crescents in the fridge for as long as possible - if they get to room temp they are much harder to work with.


  1. They do look good, except for the onions.

  2. You can always come watch it here.

  3. Superbowl party?! Well I'm not into the games but party??! Getting together with friends and family is great and I'd invite you here to Seattle but... Have you thought about having a party at your place?! I'd come and eat these. I too would mostly prefer no onion. Have fun!