Cheesy Chorizo Crescent Bites

Prep Time: 30 min
Total Time: 45 min
Servings: 24

These delicious crescent bundles are filled with a creamy, cheesy chorizo filling perfect for serving as a quick and easy appetizer.


  • 1/2 lb (250 g) bulk chorizo pork sausage
  • 1/2 cup chive & onion cream cheese spread (from 8-oz/250 g container)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (8 count) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Original Crescents
  • Sour cream, chopped fresh cilantro, sliced green onions, as desired


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook chorizo over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until cooked through; drain and cool 5 minutes. In medium bowl, mix chorizo, cream cheese spread and Cheddar cheese.
  2. Unroll dough on work surface. Press into 12x8-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. With pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows to make 24 squares.
  3. Divide chorizo mixture evenly on centre of each dough square. Bring 4 corners together to overlap slightly in centre at top of each bundle. Twist and pinch to seal, leaving small gaps between seams. Place on large ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 11 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with remaining ingredients.

Expert Tips

  • Pork chorizo varies in flavor and type by region. You may need to drain chorizo after cooking. We used a more traditional ground Mexican seasoned variety in our testing.
  • Add 1 to 2 teaspoons diced jalapeño chiles to the filling for a spicy kick.