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Cheesy Sloppy Joe Crescent Rolls

These Cheesy Sloppy Joe Crescent Rolls are easy and ready in 30 minutes! Affordable, great for dinner and delicious! Try them with ground turkey!

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Today I'm sharing an easy and kid friendly meal idea!

These Cheesy Sloppy Joe Crescent Rolls are so tasty! The sloppy joe mixture is my mom's recipe that we all grew up with and love. It's more of a barbecue sauce flavor sloppy joe, but you could use your own sauce recipe instead.

The sloppy joe mixture and cheese are a great combo in these crescent rolls. We've even made them with ground turkey instead of ground beef for a more affordable meal.

Kids love them and since they're quick to make, it's great for weeknight dinners or lunch during the weekend.

This is such a great recipe for kids to help with. Depending on age, they can dice the onion, help measure, separate crescent triangles, fill them and more. 

Keep scrolling for tips, process photos, recipes using crescent rolls and more!

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Shopping list:

  • lean ground beef
  • onion
  • garlic
  • ketchup
  • yellow mustard
  • light brown sugar
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • crescent rolls
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • butter
  • seasoned salt

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for measurements and instructions!

Recipe tips:

rolls shown unrolled with filling.

More recipes using crescent rolls you may like:

You can add or substitute with these ingredients:

  • use any shredded cheese instead of cheddar
  • use onion powder instead of diced onion
  • use filling in biscuit dough instead of crescent rolls
  • use manwich instead of the homemade sauce
  • use garlic salt on top instead of seasoned salt
  • use garlic powder instead of minced garlic
  • use jalapeno ketchup instead of regular
  • use ground turkey instead of ground beef

uncooked rolls on a baking sheet being brushed with butter.

Kitchen equipment and supplies you may need:

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family did!

Cheesy Sloppy Joe Crescent Rolls on a white plate.
Yield 16 rolls
Author Sweet Hazel Honey
Prep time
15 Min
Cook time
12 Min
Total time
27 Min

Cheesy Sloppy Joe Crescent Rolls


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 - 8 ounce (8 count) packages crescent rolls
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Brown the ground beef, onion and garlic in a large skillet.
  3. When the beef is cooked through, add the ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Cook for 3-4 minutes over medium heat, until the sauce starts simmering.
  5. Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate the triangles.
  6. Spread the beef mixture over the top of each crescent roll, then top the meat with shredded cheese. Lightly press the meat and cheese into the dough with the back of the spoon.
  7. Carefully roll up the crescent rolls and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Brush each roll with melted butter and top with a sprinkle of seasoned salt.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the crescent rolls are golden brown.


Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to three days.

Use freshly shredded cheese for the best taste and melting.

Nutrition Facts




16.45 g

Sat. Fat

7.78 g


17.88 g


0.18 g

Net carbs

17.57 g


7.48 g


10.43 g


559.9 mg


38.01 mg

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