quick and easy cheese danish recipe

Quick and Easy Cheese Danish

quick and easy cheese danish recipe

I love cooking from scratch, but some mornings, I need a little help. I just can’t do it all or just don’t want to! Thank goodness for crescent rolls….. They can be used so many ways, for dinner rolls or for a quick treats like these quick and easy cheese Danish!

These Danish aren’t just quick and easy, they taste great too! How good? So good that Heidi the Homestead Hound stole not one, but two (at two different times!!!) right off the oldest country kid’s plate!!! Hope that taught him to pay a little more attention!



2 tubes of crescent rolls
brown sugar
1 8 oz pack of cream cheese
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Optional drizzle topping

¼ cup powder sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons milk


Start by pinching together two triangles along the seam to make a rectangle out of the crescent rolls. Next take brown sugar (around a tablespoon per rectangle) and spread it around the area. Roll the rectangles up long ways to make a log. Grab one end of the log and start coiling it up to form the base of your Danish. Make sure to pinch the seams closed so you don’t lose all that brown sugar goodness when you bake them. Now press a dent with your fingers in the center of each Danish, big enough for about 2 tablespoons of filling.

how to make a danish

In a bowl, mix your softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Make sure it is blended well. Put about 2 tablespoons of filling into each dent on your rolled up Danishes. Pop those bad boys in a 350 degree oven on a GREASED pan for about 18 minutes.

cream cheese mix w seeds

I like to use our homemade vanilla in this recipe. You can see the tiny vanilla seeds in the photo, I love these tiny flakes of yummy goodness!

When the cheese danish are done baking, you can whip up a glaze with the powder sugar, vanilla and milk. You could double the glaze ingredients if you want, but my hubby doesn’t like overly sweet breakfast items. Heck, most of the time I don’t even make it anymore!

easy cheese danish

You will be the Queen of the Kitchen if you set a plate of this on your table!


74 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Cheese Danish

  1. Yum! Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!

  2. Thanks for sharing at the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! Pinning to the party board and can't wait to see what happiness posts you share next week! Have a terrific week!

  3. Well there's 10 more pounds I'll have to take off! LOL I mean it. This sounds overwhelmingly awesome! I love cheese Danish. I love crescent rolls. Wow! Mindy, come over on Wednesday and share this on my blog hop, OK?

  4. Absolutely delicious, rich. I only had 1 tube of croissants and followed amounts on filling. Piled the cream cheese filling into the indentures, it didn't run over and were wonderful. Totally recommend this recipe to anyone. Thank you so much for posting this.

  5. I love crescent rolls for quick meals, they're so versatile. I use them to make a home made version of the "souffles" a certain bakery chain sells (although they're more like a quiche). My son loves them! I'll be trying these two recipes soon!

    1. I know I should make my own dough but with two little ones, you nailed it, the crescent rools are so easy to adapt to so many yummy ideas.

    1. They are soooo good. Even our dog loves them LOL The kids have to keep an eye on theirs or she will snatch em in a heart beat!

  6. Those sound delicious! I love how you can use crescent rolls for so many different things. I've never tried them with breakfast before, but I think I will have to. I'm visiting from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    1. I am not a big fan of buying "processed food" but I have to tip my hat to the crescent roll. LOL Making my life a little easier every once in a blue moon.

  7. These look absolutely incredible AND this post was the most viewed from last week's Try a New Recipe Tuesday. Congratulations!!!!!! Your feature will go live in just a few minutes. Can't wait to see what you'll share this week.

  8. I love cheese danishes and this is perfect! Pinning and sharing. Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week! Can't wait to see what you have lined up tonight!


  9. Crescent rolls are so versatile! I don't remember the last time I used them as actual cresent rolls. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂

  10. I am terrible at making bread, but THIS i can do! I can not wait to try this! Thanks for linking it up over at Country Fair Blog Party!

  11. These look so good, Mindie! I love baking, so I'm definitely going to try these out! Thanks so much for sharing, Love! GOD bless you! 🙂

  12. This looks so yummy!!! I am definitely adding it to my “to make asap” list 🙂 Thanks for linking up with The Homestead Blog Hop!

  13. I have made something similar, the crescents sure come in handy!
    Thank you for sharing on Super Friday Features, it is being featured this week and has been shared on Instagram, watch for it. And will be pinned on Pinterest and shared to Facebook.
    Now I hope you enjoy the little boost.
    Have a great weekend!

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