Spicy Italian Crescent Ring

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 45 min
Servings: 8

This crescent ring is loaded with all the delicious flavours of an Italian sub, great for serving at parties or during busy weeknights.


  • 2 cans (8 count each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated Original Crescents
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) well-drained roasted red bell peppers (from a jar)
  • 8 slices provolone cheese, halved
  • 1/3 lb (170 g) deli sliced hot salami
  • 1/4 lb (125 g) deli sliced ham
  • 1/4 lb (125 g) deli sliced capocolla
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) well-drained hot pepper rings (from a jar)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark or nonstick cooking sheet).
  2. Unroll both cans of dough; separate into 8 rectangles. On ungreased 12-inch pizza pan, arrange rectangles in ring so short sides of rectangles form a circle in center. (Dough will overlap; half of each rectangle will hang over edge of pan. Dough ring should look like a sun.)
  3. Spread roasted red bell peppers toward centre of ring on bottom halves of rectangles. Top with half of the cheese. Layer salami, ham and capocolla slices over cheese. Arrange pepper rings over top. Cover with remaining half of cheese.
  4. Bring each dough rectangle hanging over side of pan up over stacked filling, tucking dough under bottom layer of dough to secure it. Repeat around sandwich until entire filling is enclosed (some filling might show a little). Sprinkle with black pepper.
  5. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until dough is golden brown and thoroughly baked. Cool 5 to 10 minutes before cutting into serving slices.

Expert Tips

  • To drain the roasted red bell peppers thoroughly, use a fine mesh strainer, then place on a few paper towels to absorb any extra moisture.
  • If you don’t like it spicy, switch out the deli meats for a milder flavour, and swap in some ripe olives instead of the hot pepper rings.