Jalapeño Popper Crescent Bites


1 can refrigerated crescent dough

4 oz. cream cheese, softened

3 slices bacon, cooked and diced

2 tablespoons pickled jalapeños, diced

1/4 cup cheddar cheese

1/4 tsp garlic powder

Salt & pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet; set aside.

Remove crescent roll dough from package but do not unroll. Cut roll of dough into 12 equal slices.

Place slices roughly 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. Press each slice into a shallow bowl about 2” in diameter, making sure to keep a ridge around the outer edge to hold the filling.

Combine cream cheese, bacon, jalapenos, cheddar cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Mix until everything is evenly distributed.

Divide the mixture between the 12 slices of dough – about 1 heaping teaspoon each. Press and spread the mixture onto the dough and up to the outer edge.

Optional: Place 1 small pickled jalapeno slice on the top of each piece.

Bake for 9-11 minutes, until golden brown, and serve warm.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use fresh jalapeños instead of pickled ones?

Absolutely! If you prefer the flavor of fresh jalapeños, you can finely dice them and use them instead of pickled jalapeños.

Just adjust the quantity according to your taste preference.

Can I prepare these crescent bites ahead of time and bake them later?

Yes, you can assemble the crescent bites ahead of time and refrigerate them until you’re ready to bake.

Just be sure to cover them tightly to prevent drying out.

Bake them according to the instructions when you’re ready to serve.

I’m vegetarian. Can I omit the bacon?

Of course! You can easily make a vegetarian version of these bites by omitting the bacon.

You can add other ingredients like diced bell peppers or even some cooked spinach for added flavor and texture.

Can I use a different type of cheese instead of cheddar?

Yes, you can use your favorite cheese or whatever you have on hand.

Monterey Jack, pepper jack, or even mozzarella would work well in this recipe.

Feel free to experiment with different cheeses to suit your taste.

Can I freeze these crescent bites for later?

Yes, you can freeze these crescent bites after they’re baked.

Allow them to cool completely, then place them in an airtight container or freezer bag

. To reheat, simply bake them in a preheated oven until heated through.

However, note that freezing may affect the texture slightly.

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