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Jalapeño Popper Crescent Roll Ring


  • Author: Naomi
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

Description

The Jalapeño Popper Crescent Roll Ring is a mouth-watering appetizer that combines the spicy zest of jalapeños with the creamy richness of cheese, all wrapped in a golden, flaky crescent roll crust.


Ingredients

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  • 2 cans (8 oz each) refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced jalapeño peppers
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • Optional: green onions, sliced for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate into triangles. Arrange the triangles in a ring, with the short sides forming a circle in the center, overlapping slightly.
  • In a bowl, mix together cream cheese, cheddar cheese, jalapeños, bacon, and garlic powder.
  • Spoon the mixture onto the wide ends of each dough triangle.
  • Fold the narrow ends of the triangles over the filling, tucking them under to form a ring.
  • Brush the dough with beaten egg.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Garnish with sliced green onions if desired. Serve warm.

Notes

  • Spice Level: The heat of the dish largely depends on the jalapeños. For a milder taste, remove the seeds and membranes. If you love extra spice, consider leaving some seeds in or adding a dash of hot sauce to the filling.
  • Cheese Varieties: While the recipe calls for cream cheese and cheddar, feel free to experiment with other cheeses like mozzarella for a gooey texture or pepper jack for added spice.
  • Dough Tips: If using a homemade dough, ensure it’s rolled thin enough to cook evenly but thick enough to hold the filling. Pre-made dough like Pillsbury Crescent Rolls offers convenience and consistency.
  • Serving Size: This recipe typically serves 8, making it ideal for small gatherings. Adjust the ingredient quantities proportionally for larger groups.
  • Make-Ahead Option: Assemble the ring a day in advance and refrigerate. Bake it just before serving for a fresh, warm appetizer.
  • Storage: Store leftovers in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven for best results. Avoid microwaving to maintain the crust’s texture.
  • Dietary Modifications: For gluten-free needs, use gluten-free dough. For a vegetarian version, skip any meat additions. Vegan cheese and dough can be used for a vegan-friendly dish.
  • Garnishing: Garnish with fresh herbs, green onions, or a sprinkle of red chili flakes for added color and flavor.
  • Pairing: Pair with a cool, creamy dip like ranch or a tangy salsa to balance the spice. A light salad or vegetable sticks can complement the richness of the dish.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 280 kcal per serving