Cheesy Shiitake Mushroom Crescent Roll

Craving for a rich and freshly baked tasty twist? A perfect Thanksgiving cheesy savory appetizer wrapped in Pillsbury's flaky crescent roll. 

Flakey buttery goodness with Indian spiced mushrooms and melted cheese is mouth-watering. This dish can be a quick last-minute addition to any party. It's a semi-home-made recipe, where the stuffing can be made ahead of time and freshly baked with the readily available crescent roll dough. The French pastry bread or dinner roll is usually shaped up in a unique crescent shape, but I have mine rolled and covered completely for the stuffing to stay intact to look like a bundle. 

These crescent rolls were transformed into a large Cornucopia using a cone shaped aluminum foil and baked longer until they turned crisp. This cornucopia was filled with fresh fruits for our previous Thanksgiving Feast.

Last-minute non-traditional Thanksgiving menu ideas:

Bruschetta - Sun-dried Tomato Basil pesto
Caramel Spiced Rosemary Walnut
Six Tastes Watermelon Salad
Lobster Popcorn
BelVita Blueberry Cheesecake
European Tiramisu Cake
Strawberry Ale Mojito - Mocktail
Blueberry Infused Fizz

Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4 g7 %
Saturated Fat 3 g14 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0 %
Sodium 299 mg12 %
Potassium 14 mg0 %
Total Carbohydrate 11g4 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g2 %
Sugars 4 g
Protein 1 g3 %
Vitamin A3 %
Vitamin C1 %
Calcium0 %
Iron3 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


Category: Appetizer
Cuisine: Fusion
Level: Medium
Serves: 8 nos
  • 1. Pillsbury Crescent roll - 1(8oz)can refrigerated 
  • 2. Shiitake Mushrooms - 1/2 cup (sliced)
  • 3. Onion - 1/4 cup (julienne)
  • 4. Ginger garlic paste - 1/4 teaspoon
  • 5. Chilly powder/ Paprika - 1/4 teaspoon
  • 6. Coriander powder/ Dhanya powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • 7. Cumin powder/ Jeera - 1/8 teaspoon
  • 8. Garam Masala - 1/8 teaspoon
  • 9. Salt to taste
  • 10. Pepper Jack (or any preferred)- 1 slice (cut into 8 small pieces)
  • 11. Coriander leaves - garnish
  • 12. Oil - 2 teaspoons


1. To make the Shiitake mushroom stuffing, in a saucepan/ kadai heat a couple of teaspoons of oil on medium heat. Add the onions and ginger and garlic paste and saute until golden brown.

2. Now add the sliced mushrooms, required salt, cumin powder, garam masala, chilly powder and coriander powder. Continue cooking for close to 7-8 mins. 

3. Once done, garnish with coriander leaves remove from heat, and set aside to cool.

Assembly and baking:

1.Preheat oven to 375°F. Open the can as per the direction stated. Unroll the dough and separate into 8 triangles. 

 2. Place a small cheese slice or shredded cheese of your choice. Top it with approximately 2 teaspoons of prepared mushroom stuffing (as mentioned above) on the wider edge of the triangle dough.

3. Roll up to the narrow end (opposite point). The side of the rolls can be closed and wrapped completely to prevent the cheese from leaking.

4. Place rolls on cookie sheets leaving enough space to raise and fluff. I like to line my sheets with aluminum foil or parchment paper. 

5. Bake at 375°F for 10- 12 minutes or until light golden color. Remove from the cookie sheet and serve immediately to enjoy the melted cheese with just the right amount of spice to this fluffy dinner roll.

1. Keep the Pillsbury crescent rolls refrigerated until you are ready to bake. Keeping it at room temperature causes the dough to loosen its firmness which is difficult to roll.

2. Don't forget to cool your stuffing before you remove the dough from the refrigerator. 

3. If you do not prefer masalas in your stuffing, you may simply add Spanish, cheese, and garlic powder and season with fresh ground pepper. 

4. The bake time varies according to the construction of your oven and its settings.


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