In today’s post: This beautiful crescent roll wreath is easy to make and it’s stuffed with delicious spinach dip!
A couple years ago I shared a recipe for Spinach Dip Christmas Tree Breadsticks (that’s right, breadsticks shaped like a Christmas tree and stuffed with spinach dip). In one of luckiest occurrences of my blogging career, the post went bonkers. It was really, really fun to have the video viewed by over 50 million people on Facebook, and even more fun to hear from people who made the breadsticks and loved them.
But…a couple people wrote in telling me that the Christmas Tree shape was too hard to make. So I decided to make a SUPER EASY version this year. If you don’t want to bother with making a tree, now you can make a Spinach Dip Crescent Wreath:
It’s the same delicious homemade spinach dip stuffed inside refrigerated crescent roll dough and baked to perfection:
The only difference is that this version is SO EASY to put together! You can mix up the homemade spinach dip in just a few minutes, and then the wreath is just crescent triangles layered together. No cutting or twisting required.
NOTE: I don’t want to scare anyone off from making the Christmas Tree Breadsticks – they’re not that hard, especially if you are used to baking. But if you are new to baking and working with dough, this wreath is a great option.
How to Make a Spinach Dip Crescent Wreath VIDEO
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Spinach Dip Crescent Wreath Recipe
- 10 oz frozen chopped spinach thawed and squeezed to remove moisture
- 6 oz cream cheese softened
- 2 cloved garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon Italian season
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 2 tubes refrigerated Crescent roll dough
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 12 cherry or grape tomatoes
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- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Place cream cheese in a saucepan or skillet over medium heat. Add spinach and stir until cream cheese melts. If cream cheese seems to be cooking on the bottom of the pan lower the heat.
- Stir in garlic, salt, onion powder, chili powder and pepper.
- Stir in parmesan and mozzarella cheeses and mix to combine. Mixture should be warm, but cheeses don't need to be completely melted.
- Open both tubes of crescent rolls and unroll and separate them. There will be 16; you will use 12 in the wreath.
- Lightly grease or line a 12 inch pizza pan with parchment paper (you may use a large cookie sheet instead).
- Place a 5 to 5.5 inch bowl in the center of your pan. Create a starburst shape by layering 12 crescent triangles around the bowl, with the points of the triangles pointing outward. The straight edges of the triangles will overlap around the bowl.
- Spoon the spinach dip mixture onto the crescent roll dough, in a donut shape around the bowl. Press the dip flat (see photos in the blog post).
- Remove the bowl from the center of the wreath. Bring each dough triangle up and over the spinach dip filling, then tuck it in under the center of the wreath to secure. NOTE: You want to be able to see filling in between each crescent triangle.
- Bake approximately 22 minutes until the crescent rolls are well browned. Remove from oven and brush with a little melted butter and sprinkle with additional Italian seasoning if desired.
- Slice the ends of 12 cherry tomatoes and use them to decorate the wreath if desired. You can also lay a bow on top of the wreath.
Spinach Dip Crescent Wreath Tips
Making this crescent wreath will be easy to do if you watch the video. You’ll need 2 tubes of refrigerated Crescents and I think the Pillsbury brand works better than the generic brands.
This is what it looks like once you have all the crescent triangles layered on your cookie sheet. Be sure to leave a 5 to 5.5 inch circle in the center of the triangles – I found a bowl about that size and used it as a guide.
Remember that you will only use 12 crescent triangles (you can bake the other 4 separately if you wish).
Here’s what it looks like with the spinach dip spooned over the crescent dough:
And here’s what it looks like when you’ve brought the triangles over the filling. Remember, you want to be able to see the filling in between each triangle of dough. If the triangles seem too wide, so they cover up the filling, you can fold them in on themselves or trim them a bit to make them narrower at the middle.
Be sure to bake until the crescents are well browned – you want to make sure everything is cooked all the way through!
Spinach Dip Crescent Wreath FAQ
Q: Can I make this in advance and rewarm at the party I’m taking it to?
A: I’m sure you can, although I have not done so. This is a lot like a pizza, and like pizzas will taste best directly out of the oven, so your best option would be to bake it once you get to your party. However, that’s not always an option. So you’re next best bet would be to bake right before you leave and then wrap it in foil and just serve it warm-ish (still tastes just fine!) or pop it in the oven for just a few minutes to heat through at the party. Some readers have suggested baking on a baking stone and transporting on the warm stone to keep it hot.
Q: Can I shape this in advance and refrigerate or freeze until time to bake?
A: You can certainly give it a try, but I wouldn’t recommend it. The refrigerated crescent dough from a tube may not hold up well to sitting in the fridge for a few hours before baking.
Q: I hate spinach. Can I use a different filling?
A: Absolutely! I made a pretty tear&share bread using a pesto filling in this post, which was delicious! Other readers have recommended a buffalo chicken filling, which also sounds yummy. Just avoid really runny fillings as they may leak out too much and make a mess.
Q: Can I use store-bought spinach dip instead of your recipe?
A: Yep, that should work just fine. The only potential issue is if your prepared dip is very runny – my recipe is quite thick to make sure it doesn’t leak out while baking.