Stir together softened cream cheese, 3/4 cup cheese, bell pepper, and parsley.
Unroll crescent rolls, and separate each can into 4 rectangles, pressing perforations to seal. Spread 3 tablespoons cream cheese mixture on each rectangle. Roll up, starting at 1 short side, jelly-roll fashion. Cut each roll into 4 equal pieces, using a serrated knife. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle bites with remaining ¼ cup cheese.
Bake at 350° for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Note: To make ahead, place unbaked bites on ungreased baking sheets, and freeze 1 hour or until frozen. Place bites in zip-top plastic freezer bags; store in freezer up to 1 month. Place frozen bites on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.
Love these - fixed them just as published - even my hubby, who isn't crazy about bell peppers of any kind, ate 'em up. One thing I did was press the chopped parsley and pepper with paper towels to make sure I got as much moisture as possible out of the filling. I also removed them to a rack after baking to prevent them from creating condensation on the bottom and becoming soggy. These things resulted in a perfect outcome - whether they would have been as good had I not pressed out the moisture or moved to a rack, I don't know. But there were really good! The only reason I didn't give a five is because they didn't blow my socks off - not much does, though - so a 4 from me is pretty dang good.
Made these for a baby shower and they were a hit. I assembled the night before and froze them as directed. It took about 30 minutes for them to cook at 350 from frozen. No one found them to be too soggy at all. I followed the directions exactly.
I made these for Christmas this year and they were so well liked, that I am going to make them again for a New Years Eve party we are attending. I made just as directed, but did add a couple drops of liquid smoke (If you do add the smoke, be careful as a tiny bit goes a long way).
I had weekend houseguests and served these as one of our appetizers and everyone loved them. I added finely chopped jalepenos instead of the red pepper but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I froze a batch so now I just have to take out a few at a time to enjoy. Super easy - I'll be making these for the Holidays.