Bacon and Cheese Cocktail Swirls

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

These are delicious, I have been making them for years. At Christmas, I use scallions & roasted red peppers along with the bacon. I have never tried the parmesan cheese. What no one mentioned is that these freeze beautifully. Make up to instruction #8, put on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet & freeze for 60 minutes and then place in a freezer bag. You then just have to take out as many as you want to bake & follow the remaining instructions, baking from a frozen state & just add a couple of minutes to the baking time. Depending upon whether I am serving these in place of rolls for dinner or as an appetizer, depends on the side I roll from, bigger for dinner rolls and smaller for appetizers. These are always a hit!! Thank you for posting the recipe!

sandrajsutton January 13, 2009

These are delicious and so simple to put together. I used one of the reviewers comment.s and made these ahead of time and popped into the freezer before baking. I also used scallions and added roasted red pepper to the mixture Five minutes before the baking time was up, I sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan Cheese and then allowed just to melt over the appetizers. Thanks so much!

Bev February 02, 2009

As with every recipe, I change for my own taste. I loved that this gave me an idea for a quick snack! I have adapted it with scrambled eggs, onions, and cheese for breakfast. The other day I made it with pesto, goat cheese, and sundried tomatoes! My guest LOVED them! I did sprinkle the pesto one with parm. cheese. I would DEFINITELY make these again. They are so EASY and look and taste impressive! Thanks!

alaleo January 13, 2009

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