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Easy Broccoli Braid With Crescent Rolls

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Broccoli braid is where you take crescent rolls and fill with a cheesy broccoli filling, wrap and bake to golden perfection. The ultimate appetizer or potluck dish to serve up to friends and family. Give this broccoli braid recipe a try.

This Crescent Roll Broccoli Braid recipe is loved by everyone in my family, which means that you know it’s good. The buttery goodness of the crescent rolls backed with the cheesy goodness and veggies waiting inside.

cheesy broccoli braid cut on plate

This is an old pampered chef recipe with a bit of a twist. A broccoli and cheese crescent roll recipe that I always come back too!

So if you have the ingredients in your fridge and pantry, whip up this crescent roll appetizer today. Or serve for dinner as a side dish.

This Broccoli Braid recipe is…

  • Super fun to make
  • Packed full of healthy veggies and dairy
  • Delicious to eat and beautiful to look at
  • A fun and unique dinner idea
  • Uses canned crescent rolls
  • Can use homemade crescent rolls
  • Freezer friendly
  • Stuff with meat to make into a dinner


  • Broccoli 
  • Bell pepper 
  • Mayonnaise 
  • Garlic powder 
  • White pepper 
  • Kosher salt 
  • Dill 
  • Shredded cheddar cheese 
  • Pillsbury crescent dough 
  • Egg white 
  • Slivered almonds


How to Make

Full directions and measurements for this recipe are in the printable recipe card below.

Step 1: Preheat the oven and line the baking pan with foil or parchment paper.

Step 2: Mix together the ingredients into a large bowl. You want to mix until all the ingredients are well corporated.

Step 3: Lay out the crescent roll dough. Use your fingers to help seal where the cuts are, so you have a uniform dough. Then spoon the mixture onto it. 

Step 4: Cut slits into the dough with a pizza cutter then start braiding the dough together.

Step 5: Bake in the oven until golden-brown.

Expert Tips 

  • Make certain to pay attention to how you’re cutting the dough. You want to cut it in a way that allows you to braid but also is thick enough that when it cooks, it holds in all the goodness as well. 
  • Don’t forget to brush on the egg on top as that gives it that shine that just really makes it stand out! 

Your first time making this recipe might have you feeling nervous, but trust me. It’s not hard at all. Just follow along with the recipe and you’ll have the perfect braid in no time at all! 

sliced crescent roll broccoli braid on plate

Variations to Recipe

While I think that this recipe is perfect as it stands, there are a few things that you can do to change up the flavor and taste. 

  • Add in more veggies. You betcha. More veggies are always a good idea. As long as you don’t overstuff the braid, you can always add in more veggies. I’m thinking that mushrooms and peas would be a great addition. 
  • If you don’t want to add almonds on top, shredded melted cheese is a perfect second choice. It might not look as pretty this way but I can guarantee you that it’s still going to taste amazing. 
  • Change up the type of shredded cheese that you use inside the crescent roll as well. It’s amazing how a different flavor of cheese can easily change up the entire taste! 

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cheesy broccoli braid cut on plate

Easy Broccoli Braid With Crescent Rolls

Yield: 1 braid
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Broccoli Braid with broccoli, cheese, and other veggies. A delicious appetizer, potluck recipe, or side dish. You can also make this into a chicken broccoli braid or ham braid to make it a dinner.




  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup mayonnaise, as needed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill, optional
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 8-count canister Pillsbury crescent dough
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Then line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Then in a bowl dice up your broccoli head, toss in your diced pepper, shredded cheese, mayonnaise, pepper, salt, and dill. Mix well.
  3. Roll out your crescent roll dough into a long line, press the creases together to form a large continous piece of dough.
  4. Pour the broccoli mixture in the center leaving room on the edges to fold in.
  5. Take a pizza cutter or knife and make 1 1/2" to 2" cuts every 1" or so along the vertical sides.
  6. Now take your strips of dough and bring them into the center. You can fold them a bit overlapping making it a braided look.
  7. Place egg whites in a bowl and brush over the whole broccoli braid. Top with almonds if you would like.
  8. Bake for 24-28 minutes or until golden brown.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 313mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 8g

This information is automatically calculated by third-party software, including but not limited to the Create or Bake Me Some Sugar. For accurate nutrition, I suggest running the ingredients in your own system to get a more accurate reading. Nutritional information is approximate and automatically calculated, and should only be viewed as an indication.

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