Spicy Italian Hero Crescent Ring

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by heatherhopecs

adapted from pillsbury website

Top Review by Bonnie G 2

I've made this a few times before, but finally remembered to come by and right a review. Great recipe for when unexpected company arrive. Looks impressive and tastes better, I've also filled it with taco meat and seasonings for something different -the possibilities are endless. For this one I followed the directions and the only extra thing I did was brush it with an egg wash before baking to give it that shine. I'm always going to keep those crescent rolls on hand just for this great idea.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (8 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 12 cup well drained roasted red pepper (from a jar)
  • 8 slices provolone cheese, halved
  • 13 lb deli sliced hot salami
  • 14 lb deli ham
  • 14 lb deli sliced capicola
  • 12 cup well drained hot pepper rings (from a jar)


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Unroll both cans of dough; separate into 8 rectangles. On ungreased 12-inch pizza pan, arrange rectangles in ring so short sides of rectangles form a circle in center. (Dough will overlap; half of each rectangle will hang over edge of pan. Dough ring should resemble a sun.).
  3. Spread roasted red bell peppers towards center of ring on bottom halves of rectangles. Top with half of the cheese. Layer salami, ham and capocollo slices over cheese. Arrange pepper rings over top. Cover with remaining half of cheese.
  4. Bring each dough rectangle hanging over side of pan up over stacked filling, tucking dough under bottom layer of dough to secure it. Repeat around sandwich until entire filling is enclosed (some filling might show a little but that is okay.) Sprinkle with black pepper.
  5. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until dough is golden brown and thoroughly baked. Remove from oven; cool 5 to 10 minutes before cutting into serving slices.

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