French Dip Crescent Rolls

French Dip Crescent Rolls

French Dip Crescent Rolls

Everyone loves French dip sandwiches, and everyone loves bite-sized appetizers. So why not combine these two loves and create the ultimate appetizers? These French Dip Puffs are little bites of cheesy goodness, with all of the fixings of French dip sandwiches in one bite-sized puff. You don’t need to be a domestic diva to make these, nor do you need a bunch of expensive ingredients. Take a look below at what a cinch it is to whip up your batch for your football game party, next cocktail party, movie night, or pre-dinner appetizer. We hope that this French Dip Crescent Rolls recipe post inspires you. 

French Dip Crescent Rolls

French Dip Crescent Rolls


  • 1 can of Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls (is there any other kind?)
  • ½ pound of provolone cheese, sliced
  • ½ pound of roast beef, sliced
  • 1 packet of au jus gravy mix

You can find all of these items at your local grocer. Pre-packaged cheese and meat work just fine, and you can find an au jus mix packet in the spices and seasoning aisle. These are usually no more than $1 or so.

French Dip Crescent Rolls

French Dip Crescent Rolls


  1. To begin, grease a cookie sheet and set it aside.
  2. On a clean workspace, unroll the crescent roll dough. Break them apart as you would if you were making them as intended.
  3. Cut the provolone into small triangles. Place a triangle on each crescent.
  4. Take a piece of roast beef and roll it up tight. Place it on top of the cheese.
  5. Now, you need to close up the dough around the fillings. You can do this by rolling up the crescent and then pinching the sides closed. There will be some of the filling that shows or leaks out, but that is not a problem.
  6. Place each puff on the cookie sheet and bake according to directions on the crescent packaging. This will typically be at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  7. While your puffs are baking, prepare the au jus according to package directions.



Why are French Dip Crescent Rolls Popular?

There are many reasons why French Dip Crescent Rolls are such a popular appetizer. 

  • Delicious Flavor Combination: The combination of salty roast beef, melty cheese, and buttery flaky crescent dough is a crowd-pleaser. It hits multiple flavor notes that appeal to many palates. The au jus dipping sauce adds another layer of savory flavor and richness, while also offering a contrasting texture and temperature to the warm rolls.
  • Ease of Preparation: They require only a few readily available ingredients like pre-made crescent dough, deli roast beef, cheese, and au jus (homemade or store-bought). Assembling the individual rolls is quick and easy, making them ideal for busy cooks or last-minute gatherings. The basic recipe is easily customizable with different cheeses, herbs, spreads, or even leftover meats.
  • Versatility: The richness and savory flavors cater to many preferences, making them a safe bet for parties with diverse guests. They can be assembled and refrigerated until ready to bake, saving time and stress on the day of the event. They're individual-sized and easy to hold, making them perfect for mingling and casual gatherings.
  • Additional factors: For some, the combination of ingredients might evoke childhood memories of comfort food, adding to their appeal. The golden brown crescents with melted cheese are visually attractive and mouthwatering.

French Dip Crescent Rolls

That’s it! Serve the puffs warm with warm au jus for dipping and they are the perfect appetizer. These little puffs pack a punch of flavor and are so easy to make. French Dip Crescent Rolls offer a winning combination of delicious flavor, simple preparation, versatility, and crowd-pleasing appeal. These factors make them a popular choice for appetizers at parties, potlucks, and even weeknight dinners. Why not whip them up for your next get-together and see what you can come up with? We hope that this French Dip Crescent Rolls recipe post inspires you. Happy cooking!

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  1. Nickie Wibirt

    So simple but sounds so delicious. Will have to try this one. Thanks.

  2. These look delicious! I’m sure we would enjoy them.

  3. Those look delicious, and so easy to make!!

  4. That look so delectably delicious! Would like to cook this one. Thanks!

  5. This looks very yummy! Would love to try this too 🙂 Thanks for sharing

  6. I’ve never heard of french dip puffs but gosh do they look delicious. They’re like open empanadas, almost.

  7. Great for a quick meal! I have also filled crescent rolls with chicken salad and hot dogs. Kids love these also.

  8. These sound amazing! I’m definitely going to try them!

  9. These look and sound fantastic! I love how simple the recipe is. I will be trying these out soon.

  10. Ohh, those look delicious! My fiance loves–and I mean loooooves!–French dips and would totally devour these.

  11. This looks like a really fun twist on the classic party appy! I will definitely have to try out this recipe!

  12. Maria

    Yum!! I love a good au ju sauce!

  13. M.Clark

    Thank you for this great recipe, it’s fast easy and delicious, the one change I would make would be to substitute chicken for roast beef.

  14. Angel

    This would make my whole family happy. I love French dip and this is a fun twist!

  15. I’m totally drooling! These look amazing!

  16. These sound fun and easy to make as well as being delicious sounding! I may have to give them a try!

  17. Natalie

    OMG this looks delisH!

  18. I want to make these for dinner one night. I think my family would enjoy this!

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