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Pillsbury Crescent Rolls Filled with Feta, Arugula & Sauteed Mushrooms

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. You can fill them with ham and cheese or turn them into pigs in a blanket, but I decided I wanted to try something really different. And who would have ever guessed how good they are filled with sauteed mushrooms, Feta cheese and arugula!

I know, you’re probably thinking that sounds crazy, but they were crazy good, not to mention very simple to make. I experimented with every combination– just mushrooms, just Feta, and so on and then I asked my friend, Sharon, to come over for a taste test. We both agreed the combination of mushrooms, Feta and arugula was our favorite. 

These are a perfect appetizer for your next dinner party or potluck because you can make them in advance and then put them back in the oven for the final 5 minutes of baking when you’re ready to serve them.

  • 1 package Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 20 small mushrooms, sliced thin
  • 3 TBS butter
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 3 twigs fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 TBS Feta cheese, crumbled (more or less)
  • 40 arugula leaves stems removed
Preheat oven to 350. 

Wipe mushrooms with a barely damp cloth to remove any dirt and slice thinly.

Melt butter over medium high heat, then add olive oil. Add mushrooms to pan and season with salt and pepper. 

Add chopped fresh thyme and cook over medium heat until soft and tender. Remove from heat and let cool.

Roll out Crescent Dough according to package. Place arugula leaves, mushrooms and Feta on top of the dough.

Roll up from the wide end, place on an un-greased cookie sheet and form into a crescent.

Bake for about 13 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce temperature to 275. They can rest on the counter for up to an hour at this point. 

When you’re ready to serve them put them back in the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted and they’re nicely browned.

They should look like this when you cut them in half. You just want to make sure they’ve cooked long enough so the dough is nice and flaky. I had to experiment a bit to get the time right.

So next time you have a craving for crescent rolls, branch out and have fun. Try these fillings and see what you think or just browse through your own fridge and see what you come up with….and let me know!

Remember, you can read this first at Stu News Laguna and as I say, Enjoy!

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  1. These look so good – I love anything with feta!

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