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Broccoli Crescent Appetizers Recipe

Broccoli Crescent Appetizers Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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.