String Cheese Stuffed Crescent Rolls Recipe

Mar 7, 2020 | Food, Recipes

Take that ordinary can of crescent rolls from your fridge and make them magical with this recipe. Buttery, cheesy, garlicky, and seasoned with just the right herbs—these incredible stuffed crescent rolls are guaranteed to make your mouth water! 

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Just picture it… those perfectly shaped crescents, folded ever so neatly, ends tucked in juuust right to contain all of that melty, gooey, cheesy goodness. Mmmmm. Can you taste it now!?! Perfect as a side dish or an appetizer at a party, this stuffed crescent roll recipe will definitely be one for your favorites list!  

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Not only do these stuffed crescent rolls taste oh so ah-ma-zing, they are so simple to make and are so dang CHEAP! Plus, you probably have most of the ingredients in your kitchen already. Alright, now lets make these rolls!


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Have you ever found yourself with a leftover can of crescent rolls after a family gathering or a holiday meal? Don’t let those go to waste! Even if you don’t have every single ingredient for this recipe, we’ll show you how to make these stuffed crescent rolls rockin’ using what you already have! This is shelf cooking at it’s finest!! 

This stuffed crescent roll recipe is so simple it only calls for a handful of ingredients, one of those being string cheese! If you have young children, these are probably already a fridge staple, but if not—that’s okay! No need to rush to the store to buy them; just substitute any cheese you have in your fridge. Grated mozzarella works great but you can even use cheddar, colby… really any cheese your heart desires! 


Stuffed crescent rolls on a salad plate, from Fun Cheap or Free

These rolls are truly perfect for any occasion! Really though, is there ever NOT a good time to eat yummy, cheesy garlic rolls?? We didn’t think so either… Here are a few of our favorite recipes that you can pair with them to make a meal! 

You can even modify these babies to make a meal themselves! Along with the cheese, add in some sliced turkey, ham or any leftover meat you have. Presto change-o… mini hot sandwiches ready for the table! 


Ingredients on a silicone mat, from Fun Cheap or Free

These string cheese stuffed crescent rolls require a different rolling technique than your average, run-of-the-mill crescent rolls. To keep all of that ooey-gooey, cheesy, stringy, tasty goodness inside the roll, you'll want to fold the dough just as you normally would, then carefully tuck in each little crescent tip! Yep, that’s it! 

After you fold your rolls, skip the parchment paper and line your baking sheet with one of these silicone baking mats to prevent sticking. Bonus—these make cleaning up a breeze! 


Made more than you can eat? Throw those rolls in a freezer ziplock bag, press out all the air and they are freezer ready! Don't have ziplock bags? Popping them in a freezer safe container with a lid also works! Mark the date with a sharpie and you’re all set.

When you’re ready to eat, thaw in the fridge or microwave then reheat in the microwave or oven until the rolls are warm and the cheese is melted. Gobble these stuffed crescent rolls up within a month to keep them tasting their very best! Somehow we don’t see them lasting that long, though! 


Okay, okay, enough with the suspense… on to this recipe already!! 

String Cheese Stuffed Crescent Rolls Recipe from Fun Cheap or Free

Stuffed Crescent Rolls Recipe

Try this cheesy, garlic twist on a classic roll!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings


  • 2 cans crescent rolls
  • 8 pieces string cheese
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp minced fresh basil


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with silicone mat or parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine melted butter with Italian seasoning, garlic, parsley and basil.
  • Unroll crescent rolls and separate into triangles. Brush with garlic butter mixture, reserving some to brush on tops of assembled rolls. Place halved string cheese at widest end, and roll up (tucking in the edges to seal).
  • Brush tops with more garlic butter.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned.


These leftovers are really good! Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for at least 6 months. If frozen, thaw in the fridge overnight. To reheat, either reheat in the microwave for a softer roll or in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes or until the roll is heated all the way through.
Keyword easy bread

And there you have it… the BEST stuffed crescent roll recipe ever! This recipe is seriously so easy, even your kids could make it! In fact… why don’t you go put your feet up and let them get to baking! 😉

What is your favorite way to make crescent rolls? Tell us in the comments below!

String cheese stuffed crescent rolls on a plate, from Fun Cheap or Free

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  1. Dani from Danielle and Co.

    That sounds so delicious! Half of our family doesn’t eat meat, so I love it when there are appetizer, etc. recipes we can all eat!

  2. Mel

    This looks so delicious!! I know my family will love it! I’m giving it a try!!

    PS- have a wonderful time in Hawaii Jordan!!

    Mel |

  3. Peggy

    I made these with my family yesterday. An absolute hit, especially with the kids!! Added a little marinara sauce for dipping..yum!!

    • FunCheapOrFree

      Glad you liked them!

  4. CarolH

    5 stars
    I made these with shredded mozzerella. They were pretty messy, I had trouble rolling them. Somehow that didn’t matter, no cheese leaked, the biscuits stayed as rolled. And so delicious! The garlic adds just the right tang. 🙂


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