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“I have been making these for eons from an old Pillsbury cookbook, though I have changed the recipe a bit over time. I recently started using the new Recipe Creations flaky dough sheets from Pillsbury instead of the crescent dinner rolls listed below. Either way, they are very little work for such a huge welcoming from your guests and family. Be prepared to double this recipe.”
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Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) can Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 2 tablespoons hormel real bacon bits (can substitute 5 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled)
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate into 4 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheets: Unroll dough; cut into 4 rectangles.
  3. In small bowl, mix cream cheese, onion and milk; beat until well blended.
  4. Spread about 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture evenly over each rectangle.
  5. Sprinkle each with bacon.
  6. Roll up, starting at longest side; pinch edges to seal.
  7. Cut each roll into 8 slices.
  8. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Sprinkle with cheese.
  10. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Serve warm. Store in refrigerator.

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