Less than one week to Super Bowl, and I'm sure everyone is getting their favorite snacks and drinks ready for the big day. Unlike what I did with the Golden Globes -- posting a list of my favorite recipes the morning of the event -- I thought it would be fun (*read smarter*) to post party ideas leading up to the event, so if you want to make any of them, you have some time to prepare!
I use reduced fat Pillsbury Crescent Rolls for this and customize the seasoning amounts to my guests. If I know they like spicier things, I add more crushed red pepper. If I know they like more cheese, I add extra. You get the idea.
**Vegan Note: It's my understanding that some crescent roll brands are considered vegan. If you are using one of those brands, omit the Parmesan, and it's an easy way to make it for the vegans to enjoy at your party, too.
1 package of crescent rolls (If you are having a party, I suggest 2 or 3 packages)
Olive Oil (about 4 tablespoons)
Shredded Parmesan cheese
Crushed red pepper
Fresh ground pepper
Fresh ground sea salt (you can use regular salt, too)
Basil (use very little/optional because you don't want to take away from the Rosemary)
Preheat oven to the temperature suggested on the package.
In a small dish, or bowl, combine the oil and all the seasonings, except for the Parmesan cheese. You want there to be more oil than seasonings. While you can use the mixture right away, I prefer to let it sit for about 10-20 minutes if I have the time.
Unwrap the rolls and separate. Brush each roll with the oil and seasoning mixture and then spread about a tablespoon of Parmesan cheese over the oil mixture. Roll the crescent as directed on the package.
Once the rolls are folded up brush the tops with the remaining oil and seasoning mix.
Bake for about 13 minutes or as directed on the package. You want them to be golden, but not overcooked. Serve hot with a side of tomato sauce.
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