These Air Fryer Crescent Rolls are so good. We couldn’t believe that you can make air fried crescents using the refrigerated canned crescent dough.

Air Fryer Crescent Rolls (Canned Refrigerated) Air Fried Croissants on a cutting board

Can You Put Pillsbury Canned Crescent Rolls or Other Canned Croissants in Air Fryer?

Absolutely yes and the results are fantastic! After testing a batch we were blown away at how perfect and easy it is to air fry refrigerated canned crescent dough. Nothing burned and everything was cooked through well. The circulating hot air fryer air made the canned crescent dough rise beautifully. The texture is crispy, flaky on the outside and warm and tender on the inside.

Tips on How to Make Air Fryer Crescent Rolls Croissants

  • Don’t roll the crescent rolls dough too tight. It’s best to roll them slightly loose so the dough can expand and cook through. You want fluffy rolls, not dense raw centers.
  • We tested the Pillsbury brand and they came out great. Most other brands will have the same timing.
  • Make sure to spray the air fryer basket or racks so the dough doesn’t stick too much.
  • You can brush a little butter on top too but do it after the rolls are finished cooking. You’ll taste the butter better.
  • All the recipe details and times are in the recipe box below.
Air Fryer Crescent Rolls (Canned Refrigerated) Air Fried Croissants in a basket
Air Fryer Crescent Rolls (Canned Refrigerated) Air Fried Croissants in a basket

Video: Air Fried Canned Crescent Rolls

Air Fryer Crescent Rolls (Canned Refrigerated) Air Fried Croissants step by step photos

Why Canned Crescent Rolls Burn in Air Fryer Or Still Raw?

The issues we had with canned biscuit dough is the same with this crescent rolls.

  • If they’re still slightly raw on the inside, turn off the air fryer then keep them in the closed air fryer. When they sit in the hot air fryer, the residual heat will allow the center to cook through more.
  • Some will be too hot and get burned if too close to the heating element. Some rolls will still be raw in the middle because it cooked too hot too fast.
  • Test 1-2 first before you cook a whole batch. If you’re using an oven style air fryer, you might run into these issues.
  • So check out our tips to make sure your crescents come out perfect.
  • READ–>  OUR PROBLEMS and TIPS HERE about cooking with canned dough.
Air Fryer Canned Biscuits or Refrigerated Biscuit Dough on a rack
Air Fryer Crescent Rolls (Canned Refrigerated) Air Fried Croissants |

Air Fryer Canned Crescent Rolls

Air Fryer cooking times will vary a lot depending on your size and style of air fryer. Check the crescents after the first 6 minutes to make sure it’s cooking to your preferred texture. After cooking in your specific air fryer, you’ll know what time and temp works best for the crescent rolls you have.
We suggest cooking them slightly “crisper” or more golden brown on on the outside to make sure the crescents are cooked all the way through.
Read our detailed blog write up with helpful photos regarding issues and best method for air frying these crescent rolls.
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  • 1 can refrigerated Crescent Rolls
  • oil spray


  • Spray the air fryer basket or racks with oil to keep the crescent rolls from sticking. We don’t suggest using parchment paper underneath because you want maximum air flow under the crescents to help them cook all the way though. The parchment paper prevents maximum air flow.
    Spraying Air Fryer Basket with Oil Spray
  • Open the canned crescent dough, and unroll the dough. Separate the triangles at the perforation and then roll each triangle into a crescent shape, tucking the tip on the bottom side. Don't roll them too tight. Gently roll them into shape and try not to over handle the dough.
  • Lay crescent rolls in single layer on air fryer basket/rack. Make sure to space them out so they aren't touching & have room to rise & expand.
    Uncooked crescents in air fryer basket
  • Air Fry at 330°F/165°C for about 6-7 minutes. Gently wiggle to loosen from the baskets.
    Air fried crescents in air fryer basket
  • If needed, continue to Air Fry for another 1-3 minutes, or until they are crispy brown and cooked through.
    Golden brown crescents in air fryer

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 98kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 220mg, Sugar: 3g, Iron: 1mg

What to Serve with These Rolls?

The best part about eating these rolls is that you can eat them anytime of day. From breakfast, brunch, lunch, quick and easy snack to dinner, these rolls are perfect all day long.

  • Breakfast sandwiches with these rolls are great! Savory egg and sausage roll sandwiches are always a favorite.
  • Serve them with simple sides of butter and jam. Maybe a little honey drizzled on top too.
  • Make ham and cheese rolls sandwiches.
  • They’re perfect with dinner as a dinner roll.

How Long To Air Fryer Canned Biscuit Dough?

Using canned biscuits is great in the air fryer too! This can be a little trickier to get to cook all the way through. But our tutorial and discussion with photos will help guide you through this process. Here’s –> How to Air Fry Canned Biscuit Dough

Cooked biscuits on a cutting board

Want to Learn More About Air Frying Frozen Foods?

We have a great guide for frozen foods in the air fryer. From french fries to burgers we have plenty of help for you in this category! More–>  Air Fried Frozen Foods and All French Fries Recipes

Three different air fried french fries on a plate

Here’s more great ideas with crescent dough. Did you make this recipe? Please share your comments below in the comment section. It would also help if you could share the type,  model and size of your air fryer that you used. All this would be super helpful to our readers. And if you have a photo, share with us on social media. We’d love to share your creations with everyone. Thanks so much and happy air frying everyone! Enjoy more of our easy air fryer recipes: