Broccoli-Cheese Crescent Squares
These are so yummy, and easy to make too, a favorite in my house for a long time, they make a great snack or a main meal, served with a side salad. If desired the recipe may be doubled without any problem, it's a good idea to prepare a double batch of these, cause they won't last long!
- Ready In:
- 1⁄2 cup uncooked instant rice (Minute Rice is good)
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen cut broccoli in cheese sauce, thawed (I use Green Giant brand)
- 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese (or to taste)
- salt and black pepper
- 1 (8 ounce) can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls (Pillsbury is good)
- 1 -2 tablespoon melted butter or 1 -2 tablespoon margarine
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
- Cook the rice in 1/2 cup water as directed on the package.
- In a medium bowl, combine the cooked rice, broccoli in cheese sauce, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and pepper; mix well.
- Separate the dough into 4 rectangles.
- Firmly press perforations to seal.
- Press each to form a 6x3-inch rectangle.
- Mound generous 1/3 cup of broccoli mixture evenly onto one end of each dough rectangle.
- Fold and strech dough over the filling; press the edges to seal well (squares will be very full).
- With a fork, crimp the edges.
- Place on a cookie sheet.
- Brush with melted butter, sprinkle with 2 Tbsp of Parmesan cheese.
- Bake for 19-24 minutes, or until golden brown.
- ***NOTE***to quickly thaw frozen broccoli package, cut small slit in the center pouch; microwave on HIGH for 2-3 minutes, or until thawed.
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Followed your recipe right on down just to get their intended taste & wasn't disappointed ~ Absolutely great in every way, right down to the final morsel! Would be satisfying for any meal, & I plan to try them every which way! Thanks so much for posting this keeper! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Zaar Stars Tag Game]
Good idea! Wonderful flavor and texture and so very easy to make. Followed the recipe exactly, except that I cooked the rice with a little butter (used 1/4 tsp each salt & pepper). Next time I'll probably use brown Minute Rice, just to be a little healthier. I'll definately be making these again and again. If these freeze and reheat well in the microwave, I may never buy hot pockets again. So much potential for variety too. I had some diced ham that I considered throwing in, but then forgot about until I was sealing the last square. And I think there's a lot of frozen vegetables in different sauces now that could be tried in place of the broccoli. Thanks so much for posting this! It's a real keeper.
I used romano cheese instead of parmesan, and I omitted the butter because I didn't have any, but these came out fantastic! I didn't want one of those instant "hot-pockets" from the freezer isle, and when I made this thingie, I was so glad I didn't bother with them! These freeze well and when heated in a toaster oven, they still taste amazingly fresh! Excellent recipe, Kittencal.