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Cheesy Herb Crescent Rolls

These Cheesy Herb Crescent Rolls are a carb-lovers dream! They require just a few simple ingredients like crescent roll dough, fresh herbs, butter, and cheese. This easy and delicious side dish only takes 20 minutes!

Easy & Cheesy Garlic Crescent Rolls

Cheesy garlic bread is one of our absolute favorites and it’s usually a go-to side option at our homes. However, this recipe for Cheesy Herb Crescent Rolls is also right up there when it comes to delicious roll options. These rolls are dangerously delicious and you won’t be able to stop at just one.

The crescent roll dough is already perfectly flavored with butter and has that distinct soft texture that everyone loves. So we take those basic rolls and add more butter (yes, more butter!), herbs, garlic, and cheese to create the ultimate dinner roll.

These rolls are easy enough to make on the fly during the week or you can also serve them at a holiday meal because they are decadent, delicious, and crowd-pleasing!

If you love crescent rolls, you have to check out our Herb Air Fryer Crescent Rolls!

a plate with crescent roll and bowl of tomato sauce

Why You’ll Love These Cheesy Crescent Rolls

This recipe is by far one of our favorite dinner roll recipes and here’s why:

  • Homemade flavor for a lot less work! You don’t need to be a professional baker to create these perfect homemade-tasting dinner rolls. Using the premade dough is a time and money saver!
  • Ready in under 20 minutes. These dinner rolls are super quick to make because the prep is only a few minutes and then they take just about 12 minutes to bake.
  • They are kid-friendly. The kids absolutely love these crescent rolls and we can’t make enough of them before they go flying off the table!
cooking ingredients on a sheet tray like canned dough, seasonings, butter and cheese

What You’ll Need

Here’s what you need to make Cheesy Herb Crescent Rolls. Remember, the exact amounts and instructions are below in the recipe card.

  • Canned Crescent Rolls: We used Grands, the larger-sized crescent rolls. You can use smaller ones but they will just have less room for cheese.
  • Butter: We recommend using unsalted butter because the dough, seasoning, and cheese also have a lot of salt.
  • Fresh Parsley: We used parsley, but you can use any fresh (or dried!) herbs you like. Remember that when using dried herbs you will need half the amount of fresh herbs.
  • Garlic Salt: You can also use fresh garlic in place of garlic salt for more of a bite.
  • Black Pepper
  • Shredded Cheese: We used parmesan and mozzarella for this recipe but you can change up the cheese to your liking! Any cheese would be delicious in these.

How to Make Cheesy Herb Crescent Rolls

The steps are quite simple for making these delicious rolls! Here’s what you need to do:

First, preheat the oven and prepare a sheet tray. You’ll want to line the sheet tray with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

Then roll out the crescent rolls. After that, prepare the butter herb mixture by melting the butter. Then add the parsley, garlic salt, and black pepper.

Then brush the rolls with the butter mixture. You’ll only use about half of the melted butter mixture for this.

Sprinkle the cheese on top of each piece of dough. And then roll up each triangle from the widest side up to the point of the dough. Then brush the tops of the rolls with the butter mixture.

Bake the crescent rolls for 10-12 minutes. They should be golden brown when they are done…and they are best served warm!

baked cheesy herb crescent rolls

Tips for Success

Here are some helpful tips to follow when making these Cheesy Crescent Rolls.

  • When using smaller rolls lower the baking time. If using smaller rolls, adjust the cooking time to 8-10 minutes.
  • Serve them with a dipping sauce. These are dangerously yummy! Soft, buttery, and cheesy with just enough seasoning that eating them on their own is just as delicious as dunking them in your favorite sauce.
  • Try using different cheeses and herbs. You can easily use whatever you have in your kitchen at the time! Just remember to use less dried herbs than fresh herbs.
pulling apart cheese herb crescent rolls

Serving Suggestions

These rolls are great on their own as a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth snack or you can serve them with some of our favorite recipes. Here are some of our favorite suggestions.

  • Soup: These rolls are the perfect accompaniment to any soup because they are great for dipping. We love to serve them with our Crockpot Minestrone Soup or Roasted Tomato Soup.
  • Pasta: Our favorite pasta recipes to serve these rolls with are anything with a sauce that can be scooped up with the roll! And Spaghetti and Meatballs and Stuffed Shells are perfect recipes to try!
  • Anything with Gravy: Similar to the sauce, we love dipping these rolls into savory and rich gravy. Make our Homemade Brown Gravy to go along with your favorite chicken or beef dishes.
pulling apart cheese herb crescent rolls

How to Store & Reheat Leftovers

You can store any leftover rolls in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. We suggest reheating in the toaster oven or even the air fryer for a minute or two.

You can also freeze these rolls for up to 5 months if you want to make a big batch and save the rest for another day. You can reheat from the frozen state, there’s no need to thaw them ahead of time.

cheesy herb crescent rolls
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Cheesy Herb Crescent Rolls

Cheesy Herb Crescent Rolls are the ultimate shortcut rolls for when you want that homemade flavor. Minimal ingredients are needed to make plain dinner rolls taste like an extra special treat with a cheesy center!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time17 minutes


  • 1 12 oz can crescent rolls
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper, or a silicone baking mat, and set aside.
  • Unroll crescent rolls and carefully separate them into triangles.
  • In a small bowl whisk to combine the melted butter, parsley, garlic salt and pepper.
  • Brush the butter mixture on each triangle, leaving half of the butter to coat the tops after they are rolled up.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of mozzarella and 1 teaspoon of parmesan to the widest part of each triangle. 
  • Starting at the widest end, roll the dough to form the crescent. Tuck the ends into the middle of the crescent. Brush the tops with the remaining butter mixture.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm!


Storage: You can store any leftover rolls in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. We suggest reheating in the toaster oven or even the air fryer for a minute or two.


Serving: 1, Calories: 101kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 281mg, Sugar: 1g

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