Italian Casserole {Crescent Rolls}

Italian Crescent Roll Casserole on a plate

Italian Casserole {Crescent Rolls} is a delicious and easy Italian Crescent Roll Bake recipe with only 4 ingredients.  When will dinner be ready?  In 30 minutes!  Fill the house with a wonderful aroma of Italian spices and bread baking. Serve with a garden or Caesar salad for a complete meal.  What a warm and welcoming dinner to make tonight!

How to Make Italian Crescent Roll Bake

I just love a recipe like Italian Crescent Roll Bake that uses a sauce with all of the spices already in it.  Hunts tomato sauce with basil, garlic, and oregano makes this dish super easy to prepare and fills it with flavor with no effort from me. 

Begin by browning about a pound of ground turkey, ground chicken or ground beef.  I like to rinse the meat in a colander under hot water after browning it.  Drain off all the water and pat dry then return it to the skillet.  Next add 2 cans of Hunts 8 oz. tomato sauce with basil, garlic, and oregano.  Simmer for about 10 minutes until bubbling. 

Pour into a lightly greased  9×9 casserole dish (or one that is just large enough to hold the meat with it about an inch and a half thick.) Sprinkle about a cup of cheddar cheese on top and bake at 375° for 12 minutes until cheese melts.  Prepare crescent rolls to bake at the same time.

How to Bake Crescent Rolls

Open a can of crescent rolls by placing a spoon at the seam and push down.  It will pop.  Twist the can open and remove dough and place them on a plate.  Separate dough triangles and roll them up starting at the wide end.  Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 375° for 9 to 12 to minutes until golden.  I bake the crescent rolls at the same time as the casserole with the cheese.

How to Assemble Italian Casserole {Crescent Rolls}

Remove casserole dish with ground meat and cheese from oven.  Remove baked crescent rolls from oven.  Place baked crescent rolls on top of the meat and cheese in the casserole dish.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

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Italian casserole with crescent rolls and ground chicken in tomato sauce on a white plate.
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Italian Casserole {Crescent Rolls}

Italian casserole with only 4 ingredients. Crescent rolls top the savory sauce mixed with ground chicken and cheese. Quick and Delicious!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Diet: Low Lactose
Servings: 4
Calories: 305kcal
Cost: $10


  • 1 pound ground chicken, ground turkey or ground beef
  • 2 8 oz. cans tomato sauce with basil, garlic and oregano (Hunts brand)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 8 oz. can original crescent rolls (Pillsbury brand)


  • Brown ground meat in a skillet over medium heat using a spatula to break meat into small pieces until it is thoroughly cooked.
  • Pour cooked meat into a colander in the sink and rinse with hot water. Drain and pat dry.
  • Return meat to skillet and add 2 (8oz) cans of Hunts tomato sauce with basil, garlic and oregano.
  • Heat until sauce is bubbling – about 10 minutes.
  • Pour meat and sauce mixture into lightly greased 9×9 casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup of cheddar cheese on top.
  • Separately assemble crescent rolls for baking. Roll into 8 triangles and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Place casserole dish with meat and cheese in the oven at the same time as the crescent rolls. They fit side by side.
  • Bake at 375° for 9 to 12 minutes until crescent rolls are golden and cheese is melted in the casserole dish.
  • Remove casserole dish and baking sheet from oven.
  • Remove crescent rolls from baking sheet and place them on top of the meat, sauce and melted cheese in the casserole dish.
  • Serve immediately.


Nutritional analysis is an estimate and can vary with ingredients used.
I bake the casserole and the crescent rolls at the same time so everything is ready at the same time.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 305kcal

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