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Easy Air Fryer Cheesy Garlic Crescent Rolls

Cheesy Garlic Crescent Rolls made in the air fryer will instantly become your favorite! These Pillsbury crescents are stuffed with cheese and then topped with a yummy garlic butter. They make a quick and easy appetizer or side dish that the whole family will devour!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer crescent rolls, air fryer croissants, cheesy garlic crescent rolls
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 181kcal
Author Ivory

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 - 8 ounce can of refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped into tiny pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Brushing on finished crescent rolls

  • 1 tablespoon butter melted

Instructions

Air Fryer Instructions:

  • Start by brushing oil on top of the cooking tray inside the air fryer basket. This will help prevent sticking.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and set the timer for 8 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, chopped garlic, and Italian seasoning.
  • Open the crescent rolls and separate the triangles. Add a pinch of shredded mozzarella cheese to the widest part of the crescents. Roll the crescents. Pinch the ends together so that no cheese spills out. *Watch my video if you would like to see how I rolled my crescents or check out my post for step-by-step pictures.
  • Brush each crescent with the butter garlic mixture.
  • Add crescent rolls to air fryer and cook for 7 to 8 minutes, until golden brown. Be sure to check on them halfway through.
  • Once done, remove the crescents from the air fryer by gently wiggling them out. Brush with additional melted butter, then enjoy!

Oven Instructions:

  • Start by preheating the oven according to the directions on the canned crescents package.
  • In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, garlic, and Italian seasoning.
  • Open the crescent rolls and separate the triangles.
  • Add a pinch of shredded mozzarella cheese to the widest part of the crescent. Roll the crescents. Pinch the ends together so that no cheese spills out.
  • Brush each crescent with the butter mixture.
  • Add the crescent rolls to a baking sheet and bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Once done, remove from the oven. Brush with additional melted butter.

Video

Notes

*Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
*Leftovers can be reheated in the microwave for 15 seconds at a time until warm. Don't microwave them for too long. You can also reheat these in the air fryer at 300 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 to 4 minutes until warm.
*Make sure to brush cooking oil on the air fryer basket cooking tray before cooking your crescents to prevent sticking
*Chop the garlic into really small pieces. Large chucks of garlic can taste bitter and spicy. 
*Keep an eye on these. Don’t set it and forget it, these rolls cook fast! Start checking for doneness at the halfway mark. 
*Once the crescents are done cooking you will need to remove them gently from the air fryer by giving them a little wiggle.
*Brush some additional melted butter on the crescents after they are done cooking. 
*I tested this recipe using my Instant Vortex Plus and since all air fryers are different, you will need to make adjustments specific to the air fryer you are using.

Nutrition

Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg