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French Dip Crescents

A 6-ingredient French-dip inspired anytime snack.

Crescent rolls are not just meant to be passed around in the bread basket at dinner, they’re also a quick shortcut to so many delicious recipes. I can give you a long list of ways to use them (Cheesecake Crescent Rolls, Cinnamon Roll Crescents, Chicken Crescent Roll Ups, for starters ), but today we’re here to talk about these French Dip Crescents. They take storebought crescent dough and pair it with one of the best sandwiches out there for a dippable dish that works any time of day. Snack, app, or quick dinner, these steal the show.

I love it when something so delicious is also so easy to make and takes so few ingredients. These take only six and there’s nothing to chop or slice or dice. It’s pretty much just some assembly and a little bit of baking time!

You’ll roll out your triangles of crescent dough and then spread each one with a mixture of horseradish and mayonnaise. If you don’t like horseradish you can certainly skip it, but I happen to think horseradish and roast beef is one of the best combinations out there.

Then you’ll line each triangle with a slice of provolone cheese (two if you’re really feeling cheesy) and a slice of roast beef. Roll those babies up and get ’em in the oven and you’ll be snacking in just fifteen minutes! While they bake, you can prepare the au jus, which in this case is just a handy packet shortcut.

These are a little lighter and more manageable than an actual french dip sandwich, which means they’re a little easier to fit into your everyday life. And that’s really good news, because they’re just as delicious as the original too.

Serves 6

5m prep time

15m cook time

Rated 4.7 out of 5
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  • 2 (8 oz) packages refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 2 tablespoons creamy horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 lb roast beef, thinly sliced
  • 16 slices provolone cheese
  • 1 packet au jus gravy mix
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Unroll crescent dough into triangles and arrange on a baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together horseradish and mayonnaise until well combined. Spread over crescent rolls.
  4. On the wider end of each crescent roll, place a piece of roast beef and a slice of cheese. Roll up crescent roll, going from the wide end to the smaller end.
  5. Bake until golden brown, 13-15 minutes.
  6. While rolls bake, prepare the au jus according to package directions.
  7. Dip rolls in au jus and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from A Few Shortcuts.

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