Air fryer crescent rolls are a perfect side to almost any meal! Their flaky, buttery goodness, can take any breakfast, lunch, or dinner to the next level!
Crescent rolls are the perfect comfort food, that begins with pre-made canned refrigerated dough. It is so simple to just pop open the can, then roll out the dough, without almost no prep time, you have crescent rolls!
WHY YOU WILL LOVE MAKING CRESCENT ROLLS IN AIR FRYER
There is nothing better than the smell of freshly made bread. The air fryer takes the uncooked dough, and turns it into crescent rolls that are buttery and flaky, in just minutes! Which is perfect for getting dinner on the table on busy weeknights.
All you need to make these, is the can of dough! But you don't have to stop there! They are so versatile, you can stuff them with meats or cheeses, slice them in half for sandwiches, or just serve them warm out of the air fryer.
If you have an extra can or two of crescent rolls, we have several fun recipes with unique ways to use them! Try these air fryer cinnamon twists, air fryer taco ring, air fryer mummy dogs, or these delicious air fryer pigs in a blanket.
- 1 can of refrigerated crescent roll dough- like Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
- Cooking spray
Preheat your air fryer to 350°F
Open can and remove dough. Unroll and then gently pull apart the triangles where they have been pre-cut.
Roll each triangle from the widest end to the tip, creating a crescent shape. (Don't roll too tightly or they won't be able to expand while air frying.)
Lightly spray the air fryer basket or tray with non-cooking spray or oil.
Place the crescent rolls in air fryer, leaving some space between each one.
Air fry at 350 degrees F for 4-6 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown and crispy. Remove the crescent rolls from the air fryer and allow them to cool for a few minutes before serving.
Don't roll the rolls too tightly, and don't overcrowd the basket. Be sure to leave enough room in between each crescent roll so the air can properly circulate and crisp up the dough.
Lightly spray the basket or tray with non stick cooking spray, or brush with olive oil, so the dough doesn't stick to the basket. This will also help make cleaning easier.
I make these in my Cosori air fryer oven. Depending on the size and wattage of your air fryer, you may need to adjust air frying time my a minute or two. The first time you make this in your air fryer, start with 3 or 4 minutes, and then add a minute at a time as necessary.
Preheating the air fryer helps the biscuits cook evenly and quickly. If you skip preheating, you will need to add a couple of minutes to the cooking time.
Depending on your taste, you can sprinkle seasonings like garlic powder, or top with cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, or parmesan cheese, before rolling, to have flavored crescent rolls.
Use crescent rolls to wrap around slices of meat, cheese, fruits, or even mini chocolate bars like these air fryer chocolate croissants, for a fun and easy snack!
Other optional fillings we like: ham and cheese, apple pie filling, bacon strips, or even scrambled eggs for a breakfast on the go!
Brush a garlic butter mixture on top for flaky garlic bread that are delicious with soup or pasta.
Leave the dough connected in a rectangle shape. Brush with melted butter and then sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll the dough and then cut into slices for easy cinnamon rolls for a simple treat or dessert.
Brush them with melted butter after air frying, and then sprinkle a teaspoon of cinnamon sugar on top of them. Be creative and try various ways to add flavor, until you find your favorite!
STORING AND REHEATING
These crescent rolls are best when fresh out of the air fryer. However, if you have leftover rolls, you can store them. First, allow them to cool to room temperature. Once they are cooled, place them in an airtight container, or sealable bag. It is best to consume them within 3-4 days.
To reheat leftover crescent rolls in the air fryer, air fry them at 350 degrees 3-5 minutes until they're warmed through.
You don't need to spray the rolls themselves. Just give the basket a light spritz of olive oil or non stick cooking spray before air frying. You can also use air fryer parchment paper to prevent sticking, and making basket clean up easier.
You can easily customize and change up your crescent rolls by adding your favorite seasonings or spices inside. Just add your favorites to the dough before you roll them.
If buy frozen crescent rolls from the store directly, just add a 2-3 minutes to the air frying time, until they are golden brown and crispy.
I use the air fry feature when I make these rolls. If you use the bake feature, the cooking time may need to be adjusted by a minute or two.
MORE AIR FRYER CRESCENT ROLL RECIPES
Air fryer crescent rolls are an easy way to make these flaky and buttery rolls. They are delicious as a snack, breakfast, or side dish!
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Air Fryer Crescent Rolls
- 1 Air Fryer
- 1 can Crescent Rolls
- Preheat your air fryer to 350°F
- Open can and remove dough. Unroll and then gently pull apart the triangles where they have been pre-cut.
- Roll each triangle from the widest end to the tip, creating a crescent shape. (Don't roll too tightly or they won't be able to expand while air frying.)
- Lightly spray the air fryer basket or tray with non-cooking spray or oil.
- Place the crescent rolls in air fryer, leaving some space between each one.
- Air fry at 350 degrees F for 6-8 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown and crispy. Remove the crescent rolls from the air fryer and allow them to cool for a few minutes before serving.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.