Monday, December 14, 2009

Onion-Bacon Crescent Bites

Happy Hanukkah to any of my wonderful readers who celebrate! Sunday my family and I celebrated Hanukkah at my parents house. I volunteered to bring some appetizers and decided to make these little crescent bites. I really wanted to have at least one warm appetizer but I didn't want anything heavy or too filling since I knew everyone would want to fill up on latkes and noodle kuegel! These little crescent bites were quite tasty. They are your typical Pillsbury appetizer- easy, tasty, and wrapped in dough. I got a lot of complements on these and they were all eaten up. I would definitely recommend these if you need a simple recipe for your next holiday get together.

Source: Adapted from Pillsbury

4 slices bacon, cut into pieces
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup shredded 2% Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
Salt & pepper

1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. In 6-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 3 minutes. Add onion; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Drain if necessary.
2. In small bowl, stir cream cheese until smooth. Add bacon mixture, Cheddar cheese, parsley, paprika and salt and pepper; mix well. Set aside.
3. If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate into 4 rectangles. Press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut into 4 rectangles.
4. Spoon 1/4 of bacon mixture onto each rectangle; spread to within 1/2 inch from 1 long side. Roll up each rectangle, starting with topped long side and rolling to untopped side. Press edge to seal. With serrated knife, cut each roll into 8 slices. Place cut down side on cookie sheet.
5. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

** 1 point per appetizer, 32 bites total


  1. I made these for a football gathering last year and everyone loved them. So easy and so delicious. I agree, a perfect warm appetizer before a meal. :)

  2. I thought bacon wasn't allowed in the Jewish faith?

  3. Anonymous- you are correct, bacon isn't kosher! My family doesn't keep kosher though and they love their bacon =)