French Dip Crescents

These French Dip Crescents are the perfect handheld sandwich with only 4 ingredients. They're ready in less than 30 minutes and they make a great appetizer, lunch, or dinner.

Need dinner ready in less than 30 minutes? And using just 4 easy ingredients? We’ve got you covered.

These easy french dip crescents are a version of your favorite french dip slider – all wrapped up and easily dippable – which makes them a win for little kids, too.

They make a great appetizer, lunch, or dinner. Perfect for tailgating or nights when you don’t have a lot of time.

Au Jus Recipe

When we’re short on time, we always use an Au Jus packet (we like the one pictured below).

If you want to try making your own, this quick Au Jus recipe from All Recipes is one of our favorites. We usually omit the fat drippings and add a pinch of garlic powder.

4 simple ingredients

Any recipe that only takes a few ingredients is a total win in our book. With just some refrigerated crescent rolls, provolone cheese, roast beef, and au jus mix, this recipe is good to go.

We use deli sliced roast beef in a pinch, but this recipe tastes even better with Sunday dinner pot roast leftovers.

How to make french dip crescents

Unroll crescents onto a large ungreased cookie sheet. We like to line ours with foil for a quick and easy cleanup. Place a slice or two of roast beef and a piece of cheese on each crescent.

Roll crescents starting from the wide end and ending at the narrow end.


Bake at 375 degrees for 13 to 15 minutes, until crescents are a golden color.

*Baking tip: if you find that your crescents aren’t cooking all the way through, you may need to decrease the temperature to 350 and cook them for a bit longer (around 18-20 minutes).


While the crescents are baking, prepare au jus. Dip freshly baked crescent rolls into au jus.

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See how to make these french dip crescents below.

Other variations

We love this recipe as is, but it would be good served with a few extra additions, too.

Try adding extra veggies like caramelized onions or sautéed green peppers.

Substitute your favorite cheese (like pepper jack) in place of provolone.

Add a bit of horseradish inside the crescents (or use it to dip). My kids don’t love this option as much, but I think it’s so tasty with that added kick.

What to serve with french dip crescents

Serves: 8

French Dip Crescents

These French Dip Crescents are the perfect handheld sandwich with only 4 ingredients. They're ready in less than 30 minutes and they make a great appetizer, lunch, or dinner.

10 minPrep Time

13 minCook Time

23 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 (16 ounce) package deli roast beef (sliced thin)
  • 16 slices Provolone cheese
  • 1 (1 ounce) package Au Jus gravy mix

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Unroll crescents onto a large ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Place a slice of roast beef and a piece of cheese on each crescent.
  4. Roll crescents starting from the wide end and ending at the narrow end.
  5. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, until crescents are a golden color.
  6. Prepare the Au Jus gravy as directed on package.
  7. Serve with Au Jus for dipping.

Notes

If you like a little kick to these crescents, spread a little horseradish sauce on the crescent roll before adding beef and cheese. We usually do in just for the adults.

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Main Course
Lunch
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Baking
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egg free
soy free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free
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9 Responses to “French Dip Crescents”

  1. I make these all the time for my preschoolers lunch box! The only tweak is that I add a bit of caramelized onion and garlic into it as well (which softens up the cheese a bit for easier rolling!). They freeze well so I can just use them as needed.

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