Crab and Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls are a super easy appetizer!
So elegant, so tasty, and oh, so simple that you can whip these up in less than 30 minutes from start to finish! Similar in flavor to crab dip, this tender and flakey appetizer takes it up a notch by wrapping the crab and cream cheese mixture inside a crescent roll. Serve them hot alongside your other favorite appetizers!
Crab & Cream Cheese Filled Crescent Rolls
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Why We Love This Recipe!
- Baked to perfection instead of deep-fried, these crab and cream cheese wontons are a tender and flakey appetizer.
- Full of crab, this appetizer is filled with creamy flavor! So be sure to make lots because they often are the first things to disappear!
- Made with crescent dough, not wonton wrappers, this easy recipe is quick to make and creates a delicate and delicious appetizer.
Ingredients & Variations
DOUGH: The rolls are made from a premade package of crescent dough. This dough is usually used to make crescent rolls, but it makes a flavorful and delicious wrapper for this creamy crab filling.
FILLING: Mayo, cream cheese, and some crab are the main ingredients for this stuffed recipe. Precooked, or imitation crab are some of the options that would both work well.
How to Make Crab Stuffed Crescent Rolls
Also known as crab rangoon, making this creamy appetizer is a simple process. While the oven is preheating, start prepping your dough and mixing your filing, then pop it in the oven to bake!
- Cut: Roll out the crescent rolls and pinch the pre-cut seams closed. Create one large piece of dough and cut it into 24 equal squares.
- Combine: In a bowl, mix the filling and evenly portion on each square. Twist opposite edges together and pinch each Rangoon closed.
- Cook: Place on a greased cookie sheet until golden brown.
Garnish with fresh green onions and serve with hoisin sauce, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, or sriracha for dipping!
If making in advance, keep the filling chilled until you are ready to assemble. If you cook them in advance, allow them to cool, mist with cold water, and reheat in a toaster oven or microwave and they will look and taste freshly made!
What Should I Serve These With?
Anything and all things Asian-fusion inspired! Chinese shrimp toast, chicken lettuce wraps, shrimp dip, or even crunchy fortune cookies make an awesome display of appetizers to pass around or help yourself to!
How Long Do They Last? I think you mean will they last! But don’t worry if they haven’t been gobbled up right away, cream cheese and crab stuffed crescent rolls will keep in the fridge for another day or two. Eventually, they’ll soften up. Just reheat in the microwave or a toaster oven to crisp them up a bit!
Tips For Perfect Crab Filled Crescent Rolls
- For a lighter version, substitute low-fat cream cheese and mayonnaise in the filling.
- Lightly flour the rolling pin to avoid the dough from sticking.
- Do not overstuff each crescent roll. This helps to keep every last bit of that yummy filling inside the crescent roll.
Other Great Party Dishes
- Buffalo Sausage Dip – so easy to make!
- Bacon Cream Cheese Biscuits – ready in 15 mins!
- Grilled Corn Guacamole – takes guacamole to the next level
- Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots – only 5 simple ingredients!
- Creamy BLT Dip Recipe – kid approved
Crab and Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls
- Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
- Lay the crescent roll dough out on the counter and pinch the pre-cut seams closed.
- Roll out the dough into an even rectangle and cut into 24 smaller squares.
- Add the cream cheese, mayo, crab meat, green onions, cayenne pepper and salt to a bowl and mix well.
- Distribute the cheese and crab mixture evenly between the crescent roll squares.
- Overlap opposite corners of the crescent roll squares over the cheese and crab mixture and pinch closed.
- Place them on a cookie sheet or baking stone and bake at 375°F for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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