By Vanessa Greaves
August 23, 2016
Scrambled Egg Brunch Bread
Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

If you're using refrigerated crescent roll dough just to make dinner rolls, you're missing out. That tube of perforated pastry is actually your shortcut to an endless array of sweet and savory recipes for any meal of the day. Here are some of our favorite ways to use it.

1. Braid It

Scrambled Egg Brunch Bread might look fancy, but braiding the dough is actually pretty easy to do. Be sure to watch the video to see how a simple crisscross technique turns this savory pastry into a brunch-worthy centerpiece.

2. Make It Chocolaty

Nutella® Cups are the kind of dessert that's greater than the sum of it's parts. They take only 3 ingredients to make, but they taste incredibly rich and indulgent. You'll have to check out the recipe to see what's hiding under the chocolate-hazelnut spread.

Nutella Cups
Photo by BuckwheatQueen

3. Spice It Up

Taco Pie is a quick and easy twist on taco night. It takes only 6 ingredients and 30 minutes to get this comfort food favorite on the table. You're looking at a good solution for busy nights right here.

Taco Pie
Photo by Shalaine_1

4. Go All Elvis on It

This over-the-top Fried PB & J is stuffed with jam and peanut butter, then fried to a crisp golden brown. Use any kind of jam you like, and maybe even slip a slice of banana in there to make it a snack truly fit for the King.

Fried PB & J
Photo by Matt Wencl

5. Take It Retro

Piggy Wiggys are an old-fashioned appetizer from back in the day, and they're still one of the first things to disappear at parties. Serve them on a platter with your favorite dipping sauces, and watch your friends snap 'em up.

Piggy Wiggys
Photo by missablee

6. Spike It with Cinnamon

Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie is inspired by a traditional fried pastry dessert popular in Mexico and South America, but this version is baked with a sweetened cream cheese filling and topped with honey and cinnamon.

Sopapilla Cheesecake Pie
Photo by Melissa Goff

7. Have It for Breakfast

Put down that day-old, ice-cold pizza and have this for breakfast instead. Breakfast Pizza is layered with hash browns, sausage, eggs, and cheese for hearty start to your morning. Got some spinach and tomato on hand? Toss them on, too.

Breakfast Pizza
Photo by Alex Rapp

8. Make It Fruity

Fresh blueberries and a little powdered sugar are all you need for these incredibly easy Blueberry Turnovers. Switch out the fruit to suit the season and add different glazes to make lots of flavor variations.

Blueberry Turnovers
Photo by Brook Simopoulos

9. Let It Veg

It's kind of crazy how popular these Garden Veggie Pizza Squares are. Cream cheese with a cool Ranch vibe is topped with a garden's worth of crisp, raw vegetables--all on a crescent dough crust. Slice it up for appetizers or to go with gazpacho on a hot day.

Garden Veggie Pizza Squares
Photo by Pepper

10. Pucker Up

The juice and zest of 2 whole lemons give these Lemon Cream Cheese Bars their bright, refreshing flavor. Several reviewers said they baked the bottom layer of dough for a few minutes before topping it with the filling, to keep the crust from getting soggy.

Lemon Cream Cheese Bars
Photo by lutzflcat