Veggie Crescent Bites

Veggie Crescent Bites are a delightfully light appetizer that everyone will enjoy!  Full of flavor and crunch – these little bites are sure to please!

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I love sharing recipes from my family and this one comes from my Aunt Lana.  She caters weddings and other parties and she always seems to have the most incredible recipes up her sleeve.  I was first introduced to a version of this recipe probably 7 or 8 years ago at a party for my cousin.

At first glance, I was blown away by how colorful and just gosh-darned beautiful this little appetizer was. But I figured I probably wouldn’t be that into it.  I mean, it’s just veggies after all.  I was SO wrong!

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The spread is made with sour cream and cream cheese and any type of fresh or dried herbs you have on hand.  I used fresh chives and dill for this version and it was mouth-watering good.

Any veggies you like can be thrown into this recipe.  I usually see what looks good at the Farmer’s Market and go from there.  I do like to include red, yellow, and orange bell peppers each time because I think the colors are so vibrant and the peppers are nice and crunchy and sweet.  I used broccoli and cucumber for some vibrant green hues and then sprinkled the whole thing with more fresh chives.

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I served this at my Bacardi party a couple of weeks ago and it was gone so fast – you wouldn’t believe it!  It’s so funny because people always think, “Oh.  Here, let me have some vegetables so I can feel good about what I’m eating.”  Then they try it and it’s like an epiphany  – SO GOOD!

I use a pizza cutter or a large knife to cut these bites down to size and throw them on some white platters that really show off all the beautiful colors.  Trust me, serve this at your next get-together this summer and watch them disappear :)

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Veggie Crescent Bites
Yields 32 pieces. Recipe adapted from my Aunt Lana.
  • 1 can reduced-fat Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 4 oz reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • ½ c sour cream (light)
  • 1 Tbls fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 Tbls fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 c chopped assorted veggies (broccoli, bell peppers, carrots, green onion, cucumber)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine sour cream, cream cheese, dill, and chives. Let chill.
  3. Remove crescent rolls from can and roll out just so all the pieces are sticking together. You want one large sheet so pinch together any seams that are not staying together.
  4. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 6-7 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  6. Spread chilled cream cheese mixture onto cooled crescent roll sheet.
  7. Top with fresh veggies and additional chives if desired.
  8. Use a pizza cutter or large knife to cut down to appetizer size pieces and serve.
  9. Can be refrigerated for up to an hour before serving.

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  1. Hi, Trish: We met at Bloggy Boot Camp in Las Vegas last October and sat next to each other at lunch. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy getting your post in my email every day! And, this particular post is just so darn beautiful! You are doing an amazing job with your food photography and are an inspiration to us all! Keep up the good work; I’m pinning this to my Pinterest boards right now! P.S. I’ll definitely try this recipe at some point in the future! Tell your Aunt Lana it looks amazing!
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    • I totally remember you Carole! So nice to hear from you :) Thank you so much for your sweet comments – I am working very hard on my photography and that really means a lot to me. Please give this recipe a try – I’m sure you’ll just love it!

  2. I love this, Trish! The colors are just stunning, and I love that I won’t feel guilty eating it!
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  3. I love appetizers like this, like a veggie pizza, mmmmm :)
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  4. I love this recipe, and your photos are so bright and pretty! I’m having a mom’s cocktail and appetizer party soon, and this would be perfect.
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  5. I love cooking with crescent rolls. I recently made a cheese danish with it and it came out amazing. Goes to show you how versatile it can be to go from your savory to a sweet. I’m always looking for a good appetizer recipe so I can’t wait to try this out the next time I through a dinner party. :)
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  6. Yum! One of my all time favorite appetizers. My mom use to make this all the time… soooo good! Great post! :)

  7. I am loving everything about this…the colors, the crescent rolls, the dill cream cheese!!! Man I wish it was in my fridge instead of my computer!!! I could totally nosh on that tonight!!!
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  8. These look delicious and a fun way to get your veggies in! We would love for you to share at our new Super Summer Saturday party here:


  9. I love making this for parties. An easy trick is to buy a bag of Broccoli Slaw – it has lots of good stuff already chopped for the pizza and then I add radish slices etc. and finely shredded cheese on top. I also add
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  10. This looks fantastic — I wonder if anyone has tried tweeking it a bit? Substituting yogurt for sour cream, and maybe just a pizza dough, rather than a commercial/chemical-laden croissant package? I’d love to make it even healthier!

  11. This looks so good!! I’m loving all the veggies, want for a snack right now :)
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  12. Love these! Isn’t it funny how people actually love to see veggies at a party? Around Christmas time you have to try these in a tree shape with the rounds – so cute! And no cutting!

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  13. I was introduced to a similar recipe at a Pampered Chef party years ago. They use dill with the sour cream mixture. Have you ever thought about putting shredded chicken and/or cheese on top too? The shredded chicken comes in cans like tuna. Yum!
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  17. This looks awesome! This would work as a much lighter option for a Superbowl party, but way more fun than a veggie dish. :P

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  18. MY GOSH – Trish, the colors are incredible!!! WOW-O!
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  19. Hi Trish!!! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome Veggie Crescent Bites at Munching Mondays!!! WE loved them and will be featuring them this week. We can’t wait to see what yummy you have in store this time! Warmest, Nic

  20. We usually add Ranch powder to the cream cheese mixture–gives it an extra zing!

  21. This looks amazing!!! I would really like to try this but unsure of what herbs to use because I’m allergic to chives. Do you have any suggestions for me?

  22. Try mixing in some packaged Ranch dressing. Good also.

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