Cheesy Spinach and Bacon Bread

After making my bread cornucopia I had some extra cans of crescent dough so I thought…

“Hmm, what can I do with these?”

Then it came to me.

“I know!”

Said I.

“I will spread it with cream cheese,
then put some more cheese on it,
then I will put some bacon on it,
then I will put some spinach on it,
and then it shall be delicious.”

And so it was. And now I give you…

Cheesy Spinach and Bacon Bread
3 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
1 can of seamless crescent roll dough
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 heaping cup of fresh baby spinach

Preheat oven to 375 and spray a cooking sheet with non-stick spray.
Roll crescent sheet out on to baking sheet.
In a small bowl or glass measuring cup combine cream cheese, garlic, and lemon juice. Spread crescent roll dough with cream cheese mixture then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bacon. Top with a layer of spinach.
Working on the long side of the dough roll the dough up. Place seam side down and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before cutting. Slice into 12 pieces. (Cutting too quickly will squish your bread.) Serve alone or with marinara or spaghetti sauce for dipping.

Tips, Tidbits, and Photos

I don’t know that I have many tips. It’s just so easy. I guess I could mention that I almost always use reduced fat (NeufchΓ’tel) cream cheese. This is true of most of my cream cheese recipes.

As always, let me know if you have questions or if you try it. Enjoy!







  1. Emily says:

    This is what you brought to Kelly’s house, right? Super yummo! Glad you posted it so I can continue and share the cheesy-spinach joy at home! Thanks, Jen.

  2. Jenny says:

    Yup! It sure is what I brought! I happened to use Asiago cheese in last nights because it’s what I had, but it doesn’t taste a whole lot different. πŸ™‚ Glad you liked it! I had fun seeing you last night!

  3. brooke says:

    Just cooked these… they are so yummy! Thanks for this great recipe…It’s so cheesy! It’s a keeper!

  4. Gaylene DAntini says:

    I live in Australia and would like to make this recipe but we don’t have CRESCENT ROLL DOUGH so wat else could you suggest that I can use? Any reply would be grateful

    • Jenny says:

      First off, thanks so much for commenting! It was so fun to hear from you! Secondly, I don’t know what to tell you–I’m not sure what you have available for store bought bread doughs. If you have frozen puff pastry available you could try that, or even pre-made pizza dough. Do you have those things? Of course, you could make your own dough but that takes the ease out of the recipe. Here is a crescent roll dough recipe to try . If I were using my own dough I’d probably roll out the dough after the first raise, and roll up the ingredients in the dough before the second raising. Does that make sense? Did I help you at all? I’d love to your thoughts and if you can get it to work for you. Good luck!

    • Jessica J says:

      I happened to have ready made pie crust and used that in a pinch. Worked well and tasted great.

  5. What a great looking recipe….pinned it and shared on Facebook. I can’t wait to try this one, thanks for sharing!

  6. Tracey says:

    Trying this tomorrow night for the ladies at Bunco… Sounds awesome!

  7. Erin says:

    Thank you for posting this! I made it last night using the Pillsbury pizza dough instead of crescent dough, and it turned out fantastic. So easy to make and fun to eat πŸ™‚ I’ll definitely make it again, and maybe experiment with other fillings.

  8. Andrea says:

    Could frozen spinach be used?

  9. Catherine says:

    I made this the over night and it was seriously sooooooo delicious. My boyfriend was in love with it. We served it with a side of tomato sauce. We already started talking about the possibilities of other fillings. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Jenny says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! I’m glad you loved it! I hope you have fun experimenting and coming up with some more delicious ideas! πŸ™‚

  10. Diane Moselle says:

    Could you come to my house and cook? Cooking is one of my least favorite things to do ): But I still do it. I am intrigued by the newest recipe you posted since bacon, spinach and cheese are all so yummy!

    I missed singing with you this week. I had to work on Thursday night and by the way I also work the night of the Elvis Event! Bummer.

    Love your Blog!!!!!!!

    <Diane Moselle

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Diane!!! Thanks for commenting! Those newest ones would be a great MOPS recipe, super easy too. πŸ™‚ Don’t worry about missing this Elvis night, I’ll add you to other events until you get annoyed and show up. πŸ˜€

  11. Cindy says:

    Can’t wait to try this. I love to experiment with spinach. I’ll try just a pick of Cajun season. Maybe I better make two of these. Thanks for sharing.

  12. does the spinach get watery…A lot of recipes you have to cook the spinach???? So no problem with the spinach fresh without cooking..

    • Jenny says:

      I’ve never had a problem with the fresh spinach being watery. I have used frozen on occasion as well. That poses a watery risk, but I always thaw it and press as much water out as I can.

      Good luck! Let me know if it works out for you and thanks for stopping by!

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