Garlic poppy seed spirals are a tasty cream cheese crescent roll appetizer that’s perfect for any occasion. From a simple snack, easy lunch, or appetizer at a party, this dish is easy to prep and always ready.
Flaky crescent dough, smooth cream cheese, and the aroma of garlic…your mouth is watering and you want to eat all the appetizers before your guests arrive. This is the glory of the garlic poppy seed spiral. In two bites this little finger food is gone. It is best to serve them fresh out of the oven, but if they cool off they are still the perfect appetizer.
Cream Cheese Crescent Roll Ups
These crescent rolls are a simple savory side dish or appetizer that is sure to have you reaching for more. Packed with so much flavor in every perfect little spiral you’ll feel like you’re in heaven. Swoon at first bite and enjoy this delicious recipe for years to come.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Minimal ingredients. This recipe uses only a handful of ingredients, keeping it simple and easy so your grocery shopping trips can be minimal as well.
- Easy to follow steps. Follow along with this recipe and enjoy how simple it is to make. the steps are pretty basic and easy to follow along with making them perfect for an easy prep that doesn’t take too much time.
- The recipe is quick! From the fast prep to the quick baking time you can be enjoying a plate full of these tasty cream cheese spirals in just a few minutes.
Crescent rolls: You will need 2 cans of crescent rolls. You can use any brand that you’d prefer but the ones that are cut into triangles will be the easiest to use.
Cream cheese: Use 1 8-ounce sized package of cream cheese for this recipe. I recommend having it be softened so it’s easier to spread and use.
Garlic: For added garlic flavor you will need 1 tablespoon of minced garlic.
Italian seasoning: Use 2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning to give the cream cheese filling a wonderful addition of earthy herb flavors.
Poppy seeds: You can decorate the top of your crescent spirals with poppy seeds or sesame seeds as desired. Bother will work really well for this recipe.
How to Make Garlic Poppy Seed Spirals
Blend cream cheese, garlic, and Italian seasoning in food processor/food chopper. If you want you can taste the cream cheese to see if you want it more garlicky.
Take the crescent roll dough and open it up.
Pinch together 2 triangles to form rectangle sheets of dough.
Spread the cheese on the rectangles of dough.
Roll up the dough starting at the narrow side.
Slice into pieces about 1/2” thick- you should get several spirals per rectangle.
Dip each piece in either poppy seeds or sesame seeds.
Bake according to package directions an serve.
When to Serve Poppy Seed Crescent Pinwheels
You can serve these appetizers for any occasion, or no occasion at all. They make just as great of a splash at a party as they do at a tailgate for the game. They’re also perfect for a simple lunch if you want something light, buttery, savory, and delicious. Reheat them in the air fryer for a fresh from oven taste and you’re in for a real treat!
GARLIC POPPY SEED SPIRALS
- 2 cans crescent rolls
- 1 package (8oz) cream cheese
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- Poppy seeds/sesame seeds
- Blend cream cheese, garlic, and Italian seasoning in food processor/food chopper. If you want you can taste the cream cheese to see if you want it more garlicky.
- Take the crescent roll dough and open it up.
- Pinch together 2 triangles to form rectangle sheets of dough.
- Spread the cheese on the rectangles of dough.
- Roll up the dough starting at the narrow side.
- Slice into pieces about 1/2” thick- you should get several spirals per rectangle.
- Dip each piece in either poppy seeds or sesame seeds.
- Bake according to package directions an serve.
How long are crescent spirals good for?
These spirals can be kept stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 or 4 days. For best tasting results, I always recommend eating them straight out of the oven (after they’ve had a moment to cool).
Can I freeze pinwheels?
This recipe can be frozen after the pinwheels have cooled completely. Place them into an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw them for a few hours (or overnight) in the fridge before eating.
Do I eat crescent wheels hot or cold?
You can serve up and eat these rolls either way but I always recommend enjoying them warm from the oven because that’s when everything just feels right. You can also reheat them in the air fryer if you want to recreate the flakey warm oven taste a day later.
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Filled with a garlic cream cheese filling inside every poppy seed topped crescent roll, these garlic poppy seed spirals are a perfect appetizer recipe for any occasion. Easy to prepare and always a hit when served.