Bacon Cheddar Crab Rolls

I am very lucky to live close to a really great bakery, Great Harvest Bread Company. In addition to fabulous treats, some healthy and some just too darn good for me to care if they’re healthy, this bakery sells pizza dough. We get pizza dough quite often and use it mainly for pizza. But that’s another story for another post. This past weekend, crab was on sale so I decided to make myself some Bacon Cheddar Crab Rolls.

If you have never made a stuffed roll of any kind, it’s quite easy. They make a great lunch item. They’re great for picnics and they’re very versatile. In addition to the Bacon Cheddar Crab Rolls, I’ll share a couple other filling ideas with you too!

Bacon Cheddar Crab Rolls
8 ounces crab
6 pieces turkey bacon, cooked until very crispy and crumbled
1/2 cup shredded cheddar
dash of Old Bay seasoning
dash of celery salt

2 tbsp melted butter
1-2 cloves of crushed garlic

1. Combine all the filling ingredients.
2. Melt the butter with the garlic
3. Divide your dough into several equal portions. I had about 2 pounds of dough so I made eight rolls. Four were crab and four were something else.
4. Roll each portion into a circle. Brush dough with garlic butter.
5. Place about a half a cup of filling on it and fold it. Start at the top and fold about to the middle. Bring in the sides and then roll it closed.
6. Bake at 350 degrees on a baking sheet with parchment paper or cooking spray with the seam down for about 20-25 minutes until a little brown.

Other fillings you might enjoy are:

  • Salami and cheese – four of the rolls I made this weekend were these
  • Pepperoni and mozzarella 
  • Chopped veggies 
  • You can chop up apples and add some butter, brown sugar and cinnamon and make little apple turnover rolls. 
  • Combine shredded coconut, chopped almonds and chocolate chips for an almond joy roll
  • Another favorite filling in our house is almond paste and white chocolate chips
This is another item that is only limited by your imagination. You will want to use about 1/2 cup of filling for each piece of dough. Roll your dough into roughly a six inch circle. Or in my case, something resembling a hat?
Tell me what you decide to fill your rolls with! Enjoy!

4 thoughts on “Bacon Cheddar Crab Rolls

  1. Jamie Sherman

    I just want to let you know, I have thought about these since you shared them at my Facebook party …. and every time I see them, i think to myself, I need to make them! I pinned them from the party and these will be made one day, Paula! :) Thanks so much for joining us at last week’s All my Bloggy Friends …. We look forward to seeing what you share this week!


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