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Pesto, Roasted Red Pepper, and Cheese Crescent Rolls

 Crescent rolls stuffed with pesto, roasted red peppers, and mozzarella cheese-an easy roll recipe that is perfect for the holidays!

Pesto, Roasted Red Pepper, and Cheese Crescent Rolls on Perfect for the holidays!

The holidays are here and that means lots of parties, dinners, and entertaining. If you are hosting company for the holidays and need a simple and delicious roll recipe, you have to try our Pesto, Roasted Red Pepper, and Cheese Crescent Rolls. They are simple to make and always a hit! The festive red and green filling makes these rolls perfect for any holiday party or meal.


You only need four ingredients to make these tasty rolls: Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, basil pesto, roasted red peppers, and shredded mozzarella cheese. I pulled out our Spinach Basil Pesto from the freezer, but store-bought pesto will work too! December is all about shortcuts:) Life is busy!


To make the rolls, unroll the crescents and fill them with pesto, roasted peppers, and cheese!


Roll them up to form a perfect crescent roll!


Place them on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown!

Pesto, Roasted Red Pepper, and Cheese Crescent Rolls on Easy recipe for the holidays!

They may look like plain crescent rolls on the outside, but the goodies are hidden in the center. When you bite into the crescent rolls you will get a pleasant surprise! Pesto, roasted red peppers, and cheese make these crescent rolls extra special! All of my favorite things wrapped up into one crescent roll.

Make Pesto, Roasted Red Pepper, and Cheese Crescent Rolls this holiday season! They are easy to make and so delicious!

Pesto, Roasted Red Pepper, and Cheese Crescent Rolls on Perfect recipe for the holidays!

Pesto, Roasted Red Pepper, and Cheese Crescent Rolls

Yield: Serves 8

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

Crescent rolls stuffed with basil pesto, roasted red peppers, and mozzarella cheese. A quick and easy roll recipe for the holidays!


1 (8-oz.) cans Pillsbury® Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
1/4 cup basil pesto (homemade or store-bought)
1/3 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained and roughly chopped
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Unroll crescent rolls. Place about a 1/2 tablespoon basil pesto, 2 teaspoons chopped roasted red peppers, and 2 teaspoons grated mozzarella cheese in the center of each crescent roll.

3. Roll up the crescent rolls and place on a large baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve warm.

Disclosure-this post is in partnership with Pillsbury, but our opinions are our own. 

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37 Responses to “Pesto, Roasted Red Pepper, and Cheese Crescent Rolls”

  1. David @ CookingChat — December 6, 2013 @ 5:38 am

    I’m crazy about pesto, always happy to find another idea for it…thanks!

  2. Now these are my kind of crescent rolls! I love the flavor combination you used! What a a great way to zip up crescent rolls! I love it!!! Have a fab weekend!

  3. Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness — December 6, 2013 @ 6:46 am

    Pesto, red peppers and mozzarella is one of my fav combos! Throwing it inside a butter, flaky and delicious crescent roll? Genius girl!
    Plus, I love how easy, but fancy these look. It’s always awesome when you can trick people into believing you slaved in the kitchen for them!

  4. Cindy H — December 6, 2013 @ 7:14 am

    It’s 7 a.m. and I want these things for breakfast! Seriously, I always have fresh-roasted red peppers in my fridge and this combo sounds sooo good. Making these asap. Thanks, Maria!

  5. Katherine — December 6, 2013 @ 8:21 am

    I LOVE crescent roll recipes! This looks so pretty and delicious…I think I’ll be bringing them to my mom’s Christmas dinner celebration. Thanks!

  6. Love the filling Maria – reminds me of a hot dip I’ve made.

  7. Tieghan — December 6, 2013 @ 8:29 am

    These look to die for and they are so festive! I love the combo of roasted red peppers and pesto!

  8. Skye — December 6, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    I love this twist on the savoury ‘almost croissant’ roll. They look adorable. And super yummy.

  9. Erica — December 6, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    Definitely the perfect Christmas dish! Love how easy they are too

  10. Heather Christo — December 6, 2013 @ 9:12 am

    these look like perfect little bites!

  11. Aimee @ Simple Bites — December 6, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    So pretty and festive, Maria!

  12. Julie @ Table for Two — December 6, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    This is definitely perfect for the holidays and so festive!

  13. Marie @ Little Kitchie — December 6, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    So perfect for holiday apps!

  14. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — December 6, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    These look delicious, Maria! :)

  15. Liz @ Virtually Homemade — December 6, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

    I love using crescent rolls as a blank canvas! The possibilities are endless – these look delicious!

  16. Karen @ The Food Charlatan — December 6, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    I love this! Aren’t crescent rolls the best? I love this savory version. I posted a pesto appetizer today too, I’ve got pesto on the brain!

  17. Rebecca @ Dorm Room Baker — December 6, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

    What a great thing to bring to a party! I’m sure these would be an immediate hit at any holiday parties I go to this year. This is definitely a classy way to dress up crescent rolls.

  18. Meg Hyams — December 6, 2013 @ 10:08 pm

    Pillsbury processed canned rolls- ugh! So disappointing! Dont sell your soul to the devil Maria lol! We much prefer homemade, natural, from scratch!!!

  19. Marla Meridith — December 8, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    Mmmmm. Such a fun way to use those crescent rolls!

  20. Bev @ Bev Cooks — December 8, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    THESE are so up my crescent roll alley. Opening mouth.

    (that sounds weird)

  21. Marian (Sweetopia) — December 8, 2013 @ 11:07 pm

    All that goodness inside… Mmm. I can imagine how amazing that first bite (and subsequent bites!) would be!

  22. Jenny Flake — December 9, 2013 @ 7:52 am

    Some of my favorite flavors all wrapped up! Love!!

  23. Yemek Tarifleri — December 18, 2013 @ 5:18 am

    a great recipe. very attractive

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  26. Lauren — January 20, 2014 @ 3:23 pm

    Just made these, they were wonderful! I have a very limited kitchen, so I love that it involved four simple ingredients with minimal cleanup and preparation. They turned out looking and tasting wonderfully. I will definitely bring these to the next party I attend!

    • Two Peas replied: — January 20th, 2014 @ 3:56 pm

      So glad you liked the rolls!


  28. John — April 15, 2014 @ 6:57 am

    Superb cheese crescent rolls. :)

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  31. Katie — December 2, 2014 @ 3:33 pm

    These look fantastic! I would love to double the recipe and make for a larger crowd. Quick question: Are these best served hot out of the oven or are they still fabulous warm/room temp? Thanks!

    • Two Peas replied: — December 2nd, 2014 @ 3:35 pm

      They are still good at room temperature!

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