Sloppy Joe Crescent Rolls are tasty appetizers made with crescent roll dough, ground beef, cheese, sauce, and seasoning. They’re perfect for serving to a crowd at a party or for an afternoon snack for your family. These homemade rolls are best served right out of the oven when they’re nice and hot.
Sloppy Joe Crescent Rolls
This recipe for crescent rolls is easy to make and the ingredients can be found at your local grocery store or in your pantry at home. There’s no need to worry about how to roll them since the full instructions, including photos, are right here for you to follow along. Your whole family will love these little snack bites, but be careful, they might just turn into dinner!
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Brown the ground beef in a large skillet.
When the beef is cooked through, add the sauce and stir to mix.
Cook for an additional five minutes, until the sauce thickens.
Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate the triangles.
Spread the beef mixture over the top of each crescent roll.
Top the meat with shredded cheese.
Lightly press the meat and cheese into the dough with the back of the spoon.
Carefully roll up the crescent rolls and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
Brush each roll with melted butter and top with seasoning salt.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the crescent rolls are golden brown.
Tips for Success/Variations
Here are a few tips for success so you can make the best sloppy joe crescent rolls.
- The best brand of crescent roll dough is Pillsbury and they can be found next to the dairy section at the grocery store.
- Other types of cheeses you can use are cream cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, or a cheddar blend.
- Add vegetables to your sloppy joe crescent rolls like garlic, chopped asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, or corn.
- Make this dish into a casserole by pouring the ground beef into a baking dish and laying crescent roll dough on top. Bake until it’s bubbly and the top is golden brown.
How to Serve
If you’re looking to take these appetizer roll-ups to a party, you might also want to bring along these other bites: Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls, Pizza Crescent Rolls, Cajun Bacon Wrapped Sausages, or Everything Bagel Pigs in a Blanket.
How to Store
You can store leftover crescent rolls in an airtight container or freezer bag in the refrigerator for up to five days. Eat them cold or heat them up in the microwave in 15 second intervals until they’re warm enough to eat.
You can also freeze them for up to three months. Be sure to label them so you know exactly what they are later. A good practice is to wrap them in plastic wrap individually so they don’t stick together when they freeze. To thaw them, leave them on the counter for up to two hours, allow them to sit in the refrigerator for 24 hours, or microwave them until they’re hot enough to eat.
What other types of meat can I use in sloppy joe crescent rolls besides ground beef?
You can substitute the ground beef for chopped chicken, ground chicken, pulled pork, ground turkey, or ground sausage.
Can I make these crescent rolls in an air fryer?
If you need to use the oven to make another dish or don’t want to heat up the large appliance, you can use your air fryer instead.
What other kinds of crescent rolls can I make?
You can substitute the ground beef and sauce to make ham and cheese, cinnamon roll, hot dog, taco, pepperoni pizza, or apple pie rolls.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 can Manwich (sloppy joe sauce)
- 2 8-count packages crescent roll dough
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon seasoning salt (Lawry’s)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Brown the ground beef in a large skillet.
- When the beef is cooked through, add the sauce and stir to mix.
- Cook for an additional five minutes, until the sauce thickens.
- Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate the triangles.
- Spread the beef mixture over the top of each crescent roll, then top the meat with shredded cheese.
- Lightly press the meat and cheese into the dough with the back of the spoon.
- Carefully roll up the crescent rolls and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
- Brush each roll with melted butter and top with seasoning salt.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the crescent rolls are golden brown.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 563mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 12g