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Bacon and Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Appetizer are made with healthier ingredients but pack all the flaky creamy goodness you want in a warm little bite of heaven.
These crescent roll bites are made with healthier ingredients but still give you the flakey and creamy goodness of the regular ingredients.
Choose low-fat and low-sodium options to decrease the saturated fats and salt intake. You can still enjoy the flavor made with better choices.
Step 1. Add olive oil to a frying pan and heat over medium heat. Add turkey bacon and cook until it starts to brown.
Flip bacon several times to prevent over-browning. Remove from heat and drain on a paper towel. Bacon will crisp as it cools. Break or chop into small pieces.
Step 2. Mix cream cheese, chopped green onion, chopped bacon, and red pepper in a small bowl until well combined.
Step 3. Unroll the dough into a flat sheet. Press together perforations so you have one piece of dough in a rectangle.
Step 4. Use a spatula to gently spread the bacon-cream cheese mixture to the edges of the dough. Spread evenly. Tip: If the dough is stiff, microwave for 10-15 seconds and stir before spreading on dough.
Step 5. Carefully roll dough into a log from the long side of the dough.
Using a serrated knife, cut dough log into 1-inch rounds. You should get approximately 30 rounds.
Step 6. Add rounds to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with paprika.
Step 7. Place the baking sheet on the bottom rack of the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes until the dough is golden brown on the sides and bottom of the appetizer. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
The key to making crispy turkey bacon is to add Olive Oil. Start by heating a frying pan over medium heat. Add olive oil. When oil is hot add turkey bacon in a single layer. Allow bacon to cook until it starts to brown. Turn the bacon and allow to cook for 1-2 minutes. Continue to turn and cook until it is browned. Remove from pan and cool on paper towels.
Heat oven to 425F. Place aluminum foil over a baking sheet. Add turkey bacon in a single layer. Lightly drizzle with olive oil. Place the baking sheet on the bottom rack of the oven. Cook for 10 minutes. Turn the bacon and return it to the oven. Cook for 3-5 more minutes until bacon is brown and crisp. Remove from the oven and cool on a paper towel.
Estimate appetizers by preparing 4-6 per guest if a meal quickly follows. If your meal is later, then plan for 6-8 per person. If you are only serving appetizers, then plan on 8-10 pieces per guest.
What to Serve With Crescent Roll Appetizers
These warm and creamy crescent roll appetizers are full of flakey dough, cream cheese, and onion and bacon flavors. It is a perfect appetizer to serve with a variety of warm and cold appetizers. From a light Greek Yogurt Dill Dip to an Almond Apricot Cream Cheese Spread. Find more recipes in my Healthy Appetizers Recipes.