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crescent roll dough italian style

a recipe by
Ollie Marie Cline
Rio Rancho, NM

We get bored with the usual spaghetti w/meat sauce or even meatballs. For a change from the pasta, I decided to try a crescent dough Italian "cheesy wreath". I found the pesto in the pantry, saw the cheeses in the fridge, and "VOILA" I was on the road to yummy town! My picky hubs actually enjoyed the dish and had seconds! I served this with a salad, but this can be an appetizer for a party, if you choose. PS- I guess you can use spaghetti sauce if you want, but the tomato pesto really set the stage as far as my family was concerned..

serves 6-8 (depends how you slice it)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For crescent roll dough italian style

  • 6 oz
    barilla tomato pesto sauce
  • 1 lb
    lean hamburger( or 80/20-your choice)
  • 6 slice
  • 4-6 slice
    or swiss (i like this, too)
  • to taste pinch
  • to taste pinch
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 1/4
    (optional) red onion diced or minced- your call
  • 1/4
    (optional) red onion diced or minced- your call
  • 1 tube
    pillsbury's grands crescent dough (or original-your choice)
  • small
    frigo shredded parmesan

How To Make crescent roll dough italian style

  • 1
    1. Preheat oven to 375 2. Brown hamburger (drain) 3. Saute onion (optional) and add to meat 4. salt/pepper to taste. 5. Add pesto sauce and simmer low while laying out dough in pan.
  • 2
    6. Lay out the triangles in round cake pan, with points laying over edges and flat ends in bottom of pan. 7. Press the bottoms together to form dough "enclosure".
  • 3
    8. Line dough bottom with mozzarella or provolone may only need 4 slices for bottom. Please note,you can use shredded mozzarella (or Italian shreds) if you don't want the slices. 9. Pour meat mixture over the bottom of pan. 10. Optional- Layer 4 slices of Swiss (or provolone, etc) My family likes lots of cheese! 11. Fold over the points of dough towards center (will look similar to a wreath) 12. Brush on melted butter and sprinkle on Parmesan shreds.
  • 4
    13. Place in oven until golden brown. 14. Remove/let set for a few minutes. 15. Slice and serve.

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