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French Dip Crescents with Easy Au Jus

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French Dip Crescents with Easy Au Jus

Your favorite French Dip sandwiches are ready to go in minutes -- perfect for a party appetizer or a simple meal!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 8

Easy French Dip Crescents Au Jus  

As prepared by Gimme Some Oven

This upscale restaurant sandwich that's big on beefy taste just got incredibly easy. The perfect meal on a cold winter day!

I have to admit that I’m not much of a sandwich girl. But I LOVE French dips!

Maybe it’s just the fact that I actually get to dip a sandwich in some warm au jus. Or maybe it’s the ooey gooey melted cheese mixed with thinly-sliced roast beef. Or maybe with this recipe, it’s an excuse to break out my favorite crescent rolls to serve as the bun!!

Yep, classic French dip sandwiches meet the simple, buttery goodness of crescent rolls in this recipe to make French Dip Crescents. Perfect for a quick and simple lunch, or even to serve as cute little apps at your next get together!

And then instead of using a seasoning packet for the easy au jus, all you need are three simple ingredients and you have a fresher version of the classic dip ready to go.

So easy, and super delicious. They will disappear quickly!

Here’s the how to:


Start with Pillsbury crescent rolls.

Begin with a can of Pillsbury crescent rolls. Open them and lay out the triangles on a flat working surface.


Place roast beef and cheese on crescent triangle.

Lay a roll of roast beef and a slice of cheese at the larger end of the triangle.


Roll up the sandwich.

Then roll them up to make the crescent…(yes)…ROLLS!


Bake sandwiches until cheese is melted and rolls are golden brown.

Lay them out on a greased baking sheet, and pop them in the oven until the cheese is melted and the crescents are a nice golden brown.


Make an easy au jus from beef broth.

Meanwhile, while the rolls are cooking, bring some beef broth to a boil mixed with garlic and onion powder. Once it is heated, transfer it to some small serving bowls for dipping.


French Dip crescent sandwiches ready to dip in easy au jus.

Then serve the French Dip Crescents with the Easy Au Jus, and dive in!


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French Dip Crescents with Easy Au Jus


(8 oz.) can Pillsbury crescent rolls
slices cheese of your choice (swiss is traditional)
pound thinly sliced roast beef
cups beef broth
teaspoon garlic powder
pinch onion powder


  • 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • 2 Lay out the individual crescent triangles on a work surface. Add a small roll of roast beef and a slice of cheese at the larger end of the triangle, then roll the crescent over the mixture until the crescent roll is formed. Repeat with remaining crescent triangles, roast beef and cheese.
  • 3 Once completed, lay each crescent roll on a baking sheet that has been prepared with cooking spray. Bake for 14-16 minutes, until the crescent rolls are slightly golden and the cheese is melted.
  • 4 Meanwhile, bring the beef broth, garlic powder and onion powder to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and pour into serving bowls.
  • 5 Serve the crescent rolls with the au jus for dipping.
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