cheesy vegetable bake in baking dish

The holidays are thisclose and you guys, I AM SO EXCITED. This excited! Anyway, you get the point. Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away, then it’s the Christmas season and my heart could just explode from all the holiday cheer.

Due to all this excitement, I have been eagerly baking/creating holiday recipes for all y’all for quite some time now. Mayhaps even before Halloween. And one such recipe is this crescent-topped cheesy vegetable bake — a new creation in my kitchen but surely, undoubtedly, one that will become a tradition among my family for our holiday dinners.

cheesy vegetable bake filling in stove

Just how can I be so sure, you ask? Welp, I’ll tell you. There are veggies in this dish, yes, but they are mixed with melted cheese and cream cheese. And then they’re cooked, spread in a pan and topped with a layer of buttery, flaky, soft (and did I mention buttery?) crescent rolls. Then everything is baked in the oven until warm. So yeah. I can be quite sure.

cheesy vegetable bake with crescent dough on top ready to bake

See the thing is, my family is really big on tradition when it comes to what we eat for Thanksgiving and Christmas — and yours truly is no black sheep in that department. I need my green bean casserole, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, mashed potatoes and dinner rolls, thankyouverymuch. And yet, there is always room for improvement, or a slight change, or even just an addition. I think this veggie bake fits that mold. And while my family might not trust me to throw a football in a straight line or carry heavy things down stairs, they do trust me when it comes to food.

cheesy vegetable bake in baking dish

If you have room for an extra dish in your holiday spread, I strongly suggest you make this veggie bake. And then I strongly suggest you do the Carlton dance after eating it and/or while decorating the Christmas tree after Thanksgiving. But, you know, that’s just a (strong) suggestion.

cheesy vegetable bake serving on plate

P.S. Check out Serious Eats’ recipe hub for more Pillsbury holiday yums.

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cheesy vegetable bake

Crescent-Topped Cheesy Vegetable Bake

  • Author: Girl Versus Dough
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • 3 (12 oz) packages Green Giant® Steamers® broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and cheese sauce
  • 1 (8 oz) container cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease a 13-by-9-inch baking dish.
  3. Combine vegetables, cream cheese, chopped onion, salt and pepper in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cover and cook 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cheese and cream cheese are melted. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  4. Unroll seamless dough sheet and lay over vegetable mixture, tucking in the edges if necessary.
  5. Bake 25 minutes until golden brown. Cool 15 minutes before serving.

Disclosure: I received compensation from Pillsbury for recipe development purposes. All opinions are my own.