Pizza Pinwheels

Serve pizza toppings swirled in a tender crescent pastry with a dipping sauce at your next get-together.

Ingredients

1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup finely chopped pepperoni (about 1 1/2 oz)
2 tablespoons finely chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (2 oz)
1/2 cup pizza sauce (from 8-oz can)

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate dough into 4 rectangles. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut into 4 rectangles.
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese, pepperoni, bell pepper and Italian cheese blend over each rectangle.
Starting with one short side, roll up each rectangle; press edge to seal. With serrated knife, cut each roll into 6 slices; place cut side down on cookie sheet.
Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Meanwhile, heat pizza sauce. Immediately remove pinwheels from cookie sheet. Serve warm with warm pizza sauce for dipping.

From: Pillsbury.com

September 16th, 2013|Appetizer|

Grilled Barbecued Bacon-Chicken Skewers

Turn four everyday ingredients into an extraordinary appetizer!

Ingredients

15 bamboo skewers (6 inch)
3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
4 large green onions
1 package (2.1 oz) refrigerated fully cooked bacon (15 pieces)
1/2 cup barbecue sauce

Directions

Soak skewers in water at least 30 minutes to prevent burning. Meanwhile, cut each chicken breast in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise to make 10 (about 1-inch) pieces. Cut onions into 2-inch pieces (30 pieces total). Cut bacon slices in half crosswise.
Heat gas or charcoal grill. Push 1 skewer through end of 1 bacon piece, then through middle of 1 chicken piece and back through other end of bacon piece; add 2 onion pieces, then repeat with another bacon piece and chicken piece. Place on large plate or tray. Repeat to make remaining kabobs.
Place kabobs on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 5 minutes. Turn kabobs; brush with half of the barbecue sauce. Cover; cook 5 minutes. Turn kabobs; brush with remaining sauce. Cover; cook about 1 minute longer or until chicken is no longer pink in center. If desired, serve with additional barbecue sauce for dipping.

From: Betty Crocker

August 24th, 2013|Appetizer, Grill|

Mexican Buffalo Chicken Dip

Serve this spicy dip at your next party and watch it disappear.

Ingredients

1 can (16 oz) Old El Paso® refried beans (any variety)
2 tablespoons Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup blue cheese dressing
1/2 cup hot sauce
2 cups cut-up rotisserie chicken (from a 2-lb chicken)
Tortilla chips, celery sticks, veggie sticks or crackers for dipping

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 1 1/2-quart casserole with cooking spray.
Mix refried beans and 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix in small bowl; spread in bottom of casserole. In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, celery, dressing and hot sauce. Stir in chicken. Spoon chicken mixture over refried beans in casserole.
Bake uncovered 35 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve with tortilla chips, celery sticks or other veggies or crackers.

From: Pillsbury.com

August 19th, 2013|Appetizer|

Salted Beer Pretzel Crescents

Enjoy these salted pretzel crescents made with Pillsbury® refrigerated rolls, stout beer and egg – ready in just 25 minutes.

Ingredients

1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
1 egg
1 bottle (12 oz) stout beer
1/4 cup baking soda
1 teaspoon coarse (kosher or sea) salt

Directions

Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray or line with cooking parchment paper.
Separate crescent dough into 8 triangles. Place 1 tablespoon cheese on wide end of each triangle. Roll up, starting at shortest side, rolling to opposite point.
In small bowl, beat egg and 1 tablespoon of the beer with whisk until blended; set aside.
In large microwavable bowl, microwave remaining beer uncovered on High 1 minute 30 seconds or until hot. Slowly add baking soda; stir until dissolved. Dip each crescent, one at a time, into beer mixture. Remove with large pancake turner or slotted spoon; place on cooling rack. Let stand, at room temperature about 5 minutes.
Brush crescents with egg mixture, and sprinkle with coarse salt. Carefully transfer to cookie sheet. Curve ends of each into crescent shapes. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are deep golden brown.

From: Pillsbury

August 16th, 2013|Appetizer, Snacks|