Bacon and Cheese Cocktail Swirls

Total Time
30mins
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

Directions

  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.

Reviews

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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