These are so simple it's silly, but my husband loves them so much I thought I'd post this. I like them, too! I've tried making these a few different ways, but I believe good old processed American cheese singles works the best for this - it's clean and easy to measure and roll up, and it melts perfectly during the allotted baking time. You can skip the cooking spray and foil if you want and just bake these directly on the baking sheet, but I like to do it this way because it makes clean up easier, and any leftovers can be stored and reheated right in the foil.
- Preheat oven to 375F; line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with butter flavored cooking spray.
- Unroll crescent roll dough and separate into 8 triangles; sprinkle each with garlic powder.
- Cut or divide each cheese slice into quarters to make 8 small squares of cheese.
- Cut or fold one piece of cheese in half; stack the halves on top of each other and place them on the bottom end (the flat side directly opposite the side with the thinnest point) of one crescent triangle; roll triangle up starting with this end.
- Fold the two side points of the dough towards the center of the dough so that all three triangle points are on the same side; place roll on the sheet with the points facing down.
- Repeat for each dough triangle and bake for 11-13 minutes or until golden.
Great idea. I used string cheese as suggested by JPerez, and added a couple slices of spicy pepperoni (hot by Hormel). To make sure they weren't too greasy, I microwaved the pepperoni slices on high for 1 min, sandwiched between paper towels. There is no end to the cheese/meat combinations I might try next: Ham and Swiss, Italian sausage and parmesan. Beef and cheddar. Can't wait. Thanks for posting.
The title says it all "silly-simple"...but they are also silly-delicious! I did mod the recipe slightly, using reduced-fat crescents and low-fat shredded cheese (i had planned to use WW string cheese but it'd gone bad). With my modifications, I figured these to be 2 to 3 WW pts/roll (depending on the amount of cheese used). The most difficult part of this recipe was rolling the loose cheese up in the crescent (i'm not good at rolling pretty crescents anway, the escaping cheese just made it harder) but when they came out of the oven they actually looked nice. We gobbled these up, there aren't any leftovers! Thanks for sharing, we will definitely be making these again!
I used actual cheddar (not processed cheese) cut into small strips for this recipe, becaue I didn't have any American processed cheese on hand...these I will definitely make again and again! I have probably 4-5 recipes that I make at least twice a month, this is definitely going to be added to that list. My fiance didn't believe be when I told him that the only ingredients where refrigerated crescent rolls, cheese, and garlic powder. Served with mushroom soup, awesome :)