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. this looks something that a novice cook like me might be able to pull.plus it looks super tasty

  2. oh dear, these look way too easy & delicious! my hips might not thank you, but my taste buds will 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness, I love cheese danish. I have got to try these and soon. This would be great for the children and I to make.
    I would love if you could stop by and share on my weekly recipe linky, Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen


    Have a great day!

  4. Looks special but easy to follow!

    Coming from Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! Come-by my blog!

  5. Yum, these look so delicious! I'm visiting via the My Favorite Things link-up. Glad to find your blog!

  6. 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!

  7. I am just loving finding easy ways to make yummy food that everyone will love!!!

  8. 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!

  9. 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?

  10. A Crescent roll?! Yum! I would have never thought of that!! 😀 Going to try this this week. Thanks for linking up!!

  11. Oh, how I wish I could reach right in my computer screen and taste one! Stopping by as co-host of Homemade link Party.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. Mindie these look just yummy and so easy. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

  15. Looks so good and yummy. It has to be. I make a similar bar recipe and friends say it is heavenly. Gonna save this one.

  16. 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.

  17. Like you, every once in a while I like something easy to make. With a few touches, store bought can taste almost homemade. – Margy

    1. I hear ya. I cringe at what is in most prepackaged food, but sometimes you just need a break LOL

  18. You had me at cheese. I love cheese and I love danishes. Great combo! Thanks for linking up to Mum-bo Monday

  19. 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.

  20. 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!


  21. YUM! I would choose a danish (especially cream cheese one) over a donut any day! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  22. 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. 🙂

  23. Would you be able to share this with us over at Country Fair Blog Party? It is a once a month link up and you'd be the perfect fit! Feel free to link up a few posts! We'd love to have you! http://www.thetipgarden.com/2015/04/country-fair-blog-hop-april-15.html Jan

  24. 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!

  25. 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! 🙂

  26. These look like a very yummy treat…Maybe tomorrow's breakfast treat? Hmm… Pinning for future use.

  27. I want to come visit you, your food is always so yummy looking. Thanks for sharing on #overthemoon

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

  29. 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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