- My mouth watered. (Obvious)
- I couldn’t believe how easy they were to make. (Surprise)
- I couldn’t believe that no one told me crescent rolls are vegan! (Unbelievable)
This recipe is for anyone who is short on time, anyone who hates recipes, and anyone who is leaning into comfort food season! Admittedly, I love comfort food season (or bread season as I would call it), but I know that some people have anxieties around food and calories in the winter months because they do in fact pack a substantial punch. Everything seems to be heavier, full of sauces and creams, and definitely lots of added fat!
Honestly, this recipe is no different! It involves processed vegan foods and it’s super heavy, but the good news is that you can portion these out because they are literally designed that way. You can have one of these with a salad, freeze the rest, and go on about your day…or you can eat them three at a time! It’s really up to you!
Here are the details!
You will need:
- One can of crescent rolls. The brand at Trader Joe’s is vegan. The Pillsbury crescent rolls are vegan too. The Pillsbury Grands are not!
- Vegan cheese – I used Field Roast Mexican Shreds for this recipe.
- Spinach (this is just for show, color…and fiber)
- Impossible or Beyond beef crumbles. You can buy the block of faux meat at the grocery store and use that too.
- An assortment of your desired spices (garlic powder, salt, pepper, etc).
- An onion (optional)
- Pre-heat your oven to 350/375 degrees
- Brown the faux meat in a skillet and add in the spices and diced onion. Season to your liking.
- Mix in the spinach and wait for it to wilt into the faux meat and onion mixture.
- Open the can of crescents. This is always challenging for me because I hate the popping! I’m so Scary Sherri.
- Unroll the crescents and lay them flat on a baking sheet. I usually line my baking sheets with foil. You should have 6 crescents from one can.
- Sprinkle the cheese on the widest part of the crescent roll, then spoon in the beef/spinach/onion mixture on top.
- Roll the dough closed. It doesn’t have to be fancy because rest assured it will be delicious!
- Bake until they are golden brown (see pictures).
Your family will be so excited to try these for Thanksgiving and if not, you will have a delicious, cruelty-free nibble that can easily be a side dish or a main course all to yourself! Feel free to pair the rolls with a green salad or other amazing Thanksgiving sides!