French Dip Crescents

French Dip Crescents take the classic beef sandwich and combine it with golden crescent rolls to create a beefy, cheesy appetizer that’s full of flavor, not work.

stack of french dip crescents on a white plate

The French dip is one of the all-time greats when it comes to sandwiches, and crescent rolls are just about the best thing ever when it comes to appetizers. That’s why we sandwiched them together to create this amazing appetizer or fun lunch recipe.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses a handful of ingredients.
  • It combines the classic flavors of a French dip with golden crescent rolls.
  • It’s an easy, delicious appetizer, lunch, or dinner treat.
french dip crescent being spilt in half with cheese oozing in the center


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It takes less than a handful of ingredients to make this recipe, and they’re all readily available at your local grocery store. Be sure to check the recipe card at the end of the post for exact amounts.

  • Deli roast beef
  • Mozzarella string cheese, halved
  • Refrigerated crescent rolls
  • Au Jus mix

🔪 How to Make French Dip Crescents

Making this recipe is just as easy as the short trip to the store it takes to get the ingredients. It tasks less than a half hour to make!

Step 1: Prep

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. Spray with nonstick spray and set aside.

Step 2: Fill and Roll

Separate the crescent dough into triangles. Top each one with 2 slices of roast beef and half a piece of string cheese. Then, roll the crescents up and place them on the prepared baking sheet.

french dip roll ups on a foil lined baking sheet

Step 3: Bake

Bake for 16 to 18 minutes until golden. Then, make the Au Jus according to the package directions. Serve the crescents warm with the juice.


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Spicy – Add red pepper flakes to the Au Jus mix for a kick of heat.
  • Cheese – Try using your favorite string cheese in this recipe.
  • Roast Beef – There are tons of varieties of roast beef at the deli. Try them all!

If you think these look good, then try these ham and three cheese crescents.

🥄 Equipment

  • Baking sheet
  • Foil
french dip crescent being dipped in au jus

🥫 Storage

Store these for up to 3 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. For longer storage, freeze them for up to 2 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container.

💭 Tips

  • It’s important to use string cheese for this recipe so everything stays in place.
  • Wrap your crescents nice and tight so they hold your stuffing in place.
  • Serve these warm for the best results.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Is crescent dough the same as puff pastry?

No. Crescent dough is a yeasted dough, while puff pastry is a laminated dough made with alternating thin sheets of dough and butter that creates its light, flaky texture.

Can I use regular cheese in this recipe?

We recommend string cheese to allow both the crescent to hold its shape and to keep the cheese in place.

How do you reheat crescents?

Place the crescent rolls on a baking sheet and cook for 3 minutes at 375 degrees until warm.

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French Dip Crescents

These French crescents are full of the classic flavors of roast beef and mozzarella, baked to golden perfection, and served with au jus.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 8 Crescent Rolls
Calories: 173kcal


  • Foil
  • baking sheet


  • ½ pound deli roast beef
  • 4 mozzarella string cheese sticks halved
  • 8 ounces crescent rolls
  • 1 ounce Au Jus mix


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Spray baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Separate the crescent dough triangles and top each triangle with 2 slices of roast beef and one half piece of the string cheese.
  • Roll them up and place on a prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes or until golden. Make Au Jus according to the package instructions. Serve crescents warm with Au Jus.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Crescent Roll | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 759mg | Potassium: 79mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg

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