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Sweet Potato Dumplings

These easy sweet potato dumplings are great if you are looking for a side dish that’s a little different and a lot of easy. With the holidays coming up, I just have to share one of my favorite dishes!

I first tried these wonderful little bundles of deliciousness a couple of Thanksgiving’s ago. I asked Hubby what he wanted me to cook and that was on the list. I had never even heard of them before then.  If you want to impress your guests, these sweet potato crescent rolls are easy to make and won’t disappoint!

crescent roll recipes


  • 1 (8 count) roll of crescent rolls
  • 4 frozen sweet potato patties
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cinnamon for sprinkling on top


Preheat oven to 350° F.

crescent roll recipes

You are only going to need 4 of these patties so just put the rest in the freezer for next time. Once you taste these sweet potato dumplings, you’ll know that there will definitely be a “next time”.

crescent roll recipes

Cut each patty in half.

crescent roll recipes

Open and unroll the crescent rolls.

crescent roll recipes

Separate the triangles. Place each sweet potato patty on the wide end of each triangle.

crescent roll recipes

As you roll up each sweet potato half in the crescent roll, tuck the ends in. They don’t have to be perfect, they don’t have to be sealed so it’s okay if the sweet potatoes aren’t completely covered.

crescent roll recipes

After you finish rolling them up, place in an 8″x8″ glass baking dish with the pointy end of the crescent roll facing down. If you are doubling this recipe, use a 9″x13″ glass baking dish.

crescent roll recipes

In a saucepan, combine the water, sugar and cornstarch. Mix well. Add the butter.

crescent roll recipes

Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.

crescent roll recipes

Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.

crescent roll recipes

Pour the sugar mixture over the dumplings.

crescent roll recipes

Sprinkle with cinnamon. I like a lot of cinnamon on mine.


Bake in the preheated 350° F oven for 35 to 40 minutes.

And last but certainly not least, enjoy!


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