Broccoli Crescent Appetizers Recipe
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Broccoli Crescent Appetizers Recipe

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Elena Falk's munchable morsels are always a hit at home in Versailles, Ohio. “The golden crescent rolls are almost comfort food with their creamy broccoli and cream cheese filling,” Elena says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 8 fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tube (4 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer (prepared with reduced-fat butter and reduced-fat cheese) equals 80 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 184 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add broccoli. Cover and cook for 5 minutes; drain.
  2. In another small saucepan, saute garlic in butter. Stir in the flour, salt, oregano and pepper until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheese until melted.
  3. Separate crescent dough into four triangles; cut each in half, forming two triangles. Press each triangle into an ungreased miniature muffin cup, with corners of dough extending over the edge.
  4. Spoon a rounded teaspoonful of cheese sauce into each cup. Top with a broccoli floret. Fold corners of dough over broccoli (filling will be visible). Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 8 appetizers.
Originally published as Broccoli Crescent Appetizers in Cooking for 2 Winter 2008, p9

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

"Haven't made them yet - and I will because they sound awesome! Just a bit confused - said it had cream cheese filling, but none in the ingredient list. Typo on 'cream' (should be 'creamy') or omission on ingredients?"

Reviewed Aug. 5, 2012

"Wow! What a fantastic appetizer recipe! Creating Baskets filled with a Cheese Sauce, topped with a Broccoli Floret open to view through the Handles of the Baskets. Wow, again! Tasty and pretty to serve. It will show your guests how honored you are to be serving them today!"

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