July 20, 2015

Crescent Roll Tomato-Basil Squares

With fresh tomatoes and basil slathered with melty cheese, layered on a crescent roll crust, Crescent Roll Tomato-Basil Squares are the perfect versatile little savory treat.  Enjoy them for a party, lunch, brunch, or even as a tasty afternoon snack.

Crescent Roll Tomato-Basil Squares

Oh, the classic combination of tomato and basil!  It's truly one of summer's simple {and best} pleasures.  I love taking slices of garden-fresh tomatoes, laying a couple of fresh-from-the-garden basil leaves on top, sprinkling on a tiny touch of salt, and popping the stack straight in my mouth.

Or another favorite way to enjoy tomato and basil deliciousness?
As a tomato and basil sandwich, of course!  The classic summer Southern summer sandwich ... tomatoes on white bread with a generous slathering of mayonnaise ... gets even tastier {if that's truly possible} with the addition of a bit of fresh basil.  There's not much better.

Well, unless it involves crescent rolls and melty cheese, that is!  Like in these Crescent Roll Tomato-Basil Squares.

Crescent Roll Tomato-Basil Squares

Yes, taking fresh tomatoes and basil, slathering them up with a melty-cheese-and-mayo mixture, and layering them on a crescent roll crust takes this classic flavor combination over the top.

Once baked, simply cut with a pizza cutter for easy slicing ... and a beautiful platter-full of Crescent Roll Tomato-Basil Squares.

Crescent Roll Tomato-Basil Squares

Crescent Roll Tomato-Basil Squares

These squares make the classic tomato-basil combination the perfect versatile little savory treat.  Serve up Crescent Roll Tomato-Basil Squares as a party pick-up, for lunch, brunch, or even as a delicious afternoon snack.

But seriously, is there ever a bad time for tomato and basil?  I think not.  So I say, go ahead and enjoy delicious Crescent Roll Tomato-Basil Squares any  time!

Crescent Roll Tomato-Basil Squares
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Crescent Roll Tomato-Basil Squares
Source:  Adapted from Pampered Chef
(Printable recipe)
  • 1 package Crescent Rolls
  • 2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 4 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2/3 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 c. fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  1. In a bowl, combine 1 cup mozzarella, mayonnaise, Parmesan, basil, salt, and pepper. Stir until well mixed.
  2. Roll out Crescent Roll dough on a baking sheet lightly coated with non-stick cooking spray. Form dough into a 14x9" rectangle. Sprinkle crust evenly with remaining 1 cup mozzarella.
  3. Arrange tomato slices in a single layer over crust. Spread mayonnaise mixture evenly over tomatoes.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until top is golden brown and bubbly. Cut into squares with a pizza cutter and place on a serving platter. Serve warm.


  1. What a great idea, this would taste delicious. Hope you are having a fantastic day and we are so excited that you shared your post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Thanks so much and Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thank you so much, Miz Helen! I appreciate you stopping by. And yes, these DO taste delicious!

  2. Made these a couple times now. Very good, however, I did make a few changes. First, I used puff pastry sheets (be sure to score with a fork or knife several times) and I added cream cheese to the cheese mixture. I made one with tomatoes, like above and the other with uncooked asparagus rolled in olive oil and salt and pepper. So, so delicious! Bake at 400 for 15 minutes. Everyone loved them! I also added some red pepper flakes to the tomato tart to give it a little kick. Enjoy!


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