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Cheese Stuffed Crescent Rolls

by Karly

These CHEESE STUFFED CRESCENT ROLLS are topped with garlic butter and cooked in the air fryer! These are so quick and easy that it’s a bit dangerous! Once you make these, you’ll want to make them again and again!

Pile of cheese stuffed crescent rolls.

I don’t know about you, but I love eating garlic bread with just about everything. Pasta of course, but other things too, like chili.

Have you ever had chili with a side of garlic bread? It is legit!

I recently had chili, and of course, there were leftovers so the next day I was heating it up and had a garlic bread craving. The whole point of leftovers is to have an easy meal, so I wanted an easy way to make garlic bread.

I searched my fridge and found crescent rolls (which I absolutely love!) and decided to have a little fun.

✔️Garlic butter
✔️Cheesy center
✔️Air Fryer

Honestly, these are so good, so easy, so addictive…they’re dangerous!

garlic butter crescent bombs in air fryer basket.

How to make the crescent rolls in your air fryer:

Open your can of crescent dough and separate the triangles of dough.

Slice each of your string cheese sticks in half.

string cheese wrapped in crescent dough.

Place one half of the string cheese at the wide end of the dough, fold the ends in, then roll up the dough completely sealing the cheese. Repeat for all of the crescent dough and cheese sticks.

This is nearly as easy as just rolling up the regular crescent dough! I love simple recipes like this.

crescent roll dough stuffed with string cheese.

Stir together the butter, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt.

Brush the butter mixture over all sides of the crescent dough and place them in a single layer in an air fryer basket.

crescent rolls brushed with garlic butter in air fryer basket.

Air fry them for 6 minutes or until golden brown.

We like to brush these with any extra garlic butter after they’ve cooked and give them a sprinkle of fresh chopped parsley.

garlic butter brushed over crescent roll.

Why We Love These:

Soft, buttery crescent rolls are already a favorite with most people.

Brush them with garlic butter and stuff them with cheese and they’re even better.

Like a cross between garlic bread and mozzarella sticks, these are flavorful, satisfying, and quite addictive.

Luckily, they’re super quick and simple to make!

hand holding cheesy filled crescent roll.

Air Fryer Tips and Products

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When using your air fryer you have to be careful not to damage your air fryer with the cans of non-stick spray. I was using this regularly in my air fryer and my basket started changing colors. I did some research on this and it turns out the air fryer manufacturers recommend applying oil with a pump spray bottle as opposed to using a non-stick spray in a can. This will lengthen the life of your air fryer basket.

We use and love the OMORC 6 qt air fryer. I find this one works well for my family of four and I love that it is safe to clean in the dishwasher. This one is also a bit quieter than the others I’ve tested.

All air fryers are a little bit different in heat generation and airflow movement. With any and all air fryer recipes, you may need to slightly modify the cook times for your air fryer.

cheesy garlic crescent rolls on cutting board.

More recipes you might like:

  • Biscuit donuts work really well in the air fryer also. I made these maple bars in the air fryer and oh boy were they good!
  • Sweet potato fries are a household favorite and when we air fried these, we served them with spicy mayo!
  • If you want something unique, try making these scotch eggs in your air fryer. If you have had them before, I am sure you love them and making them in the air fryer is much easier than frying them on your stove.
cheesy garlic rolls in air fryer basket.

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pile of garlic butter crescent rolls.

Cheese Stuffed Crescent Rolls {In Air Fryer}

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes

These cheesy garlic crescent rolls are ready to eat in 10 minutes! They are a great appetizer or side dish to serve with your meal with hardly any clean up. Stuffed with cheese and coated in garlic butter - you can't go wrong!


  • 1 tube crescent roll dough
  • 4 string cheese
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Fresh minced parsley, for garnish


  1. Unroll the crescent dough and separate the triangles of dough.
  2. Slice each cheese stick in half.
  3. Place one half string cheese at the wide end of the crescent dough. Fold the ends in and the top over and roll up the dough, being sure to completely seal in the cheese. Repeat with remaining dough.
  4. Stir together the butter, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt.
  5. Brush the butter over all sides of the crescent dough. Reserve any leftover butter for brushing on after cooking.
  6. Place the crescent rolls in an even layer in an air fryer basket. You may have to work in batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.
  7. Air fry at 350 degrees for 6 minutes or until golden brown. 
  8. Brush with remaining butter and sprinkle with parsley before serving.


These are best served hot, while the cheese is still melted and gooey.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 399mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

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Cheryl January 13, 2022 - 1:12 pm

I just don’t understand how crescent roll is on keto please explain

Karly January 13, 2022 - 3:50 pm

Hi Cheryl! Crescent rolls are definitely not keto. Not sure where you got that info. 🙂

Cindi Nichols January 1, 2022 - 10:03 am

Question…I am new to air frying, but my air fryer says not to use butter or olive oil….do you know if that is standard. I really want to try this recipe. Looks delicious!

Karly January 1, 2022 - 12:34 pm

Hi Cindi! I haven’t seen that before. Not sure why you wouldn’t be able to use butter. Does it say what type of oil to use?

Carolyn November 12, 2021 - 11:34 am

Can you bake these in regular oven

Karly November 14, 2021 - 7:51 am

Yep, absolutely! Just bake them as directed on the package. 🙂

Donald Yarber February 8, 2021 - 3:59 pm

love my air fryer. will try these recipies

gina arronis January 25, 2021 - 12:22 pm


cherie January 24, 2021 - 10:29 pm

can you bake them in the oven at the same temp 350 dont have an air fryer

Karly January 25, 2021 - 11:17 am

I would follow the baking instructions on the package of crescent rolls.

Stacey More December 31, 2020 - 6:45 pm

Can you use Brie instead ?

Karly January 1, 2021 - 12:30 pm

We’ve never tried, but I imagine it would work.

Felicia B December 30, 2020 - 10:43 pm

I just subscribed to your e-newsletter! These yummy thangs will be part of my New Years Day dinner!!

Karly December 31, 2020 - 12:25 pm

Thanks, Felicia! You’re going to love these rolls! 🙂

Claudia November 12, 2020 - 4:41 pm

This is fantastic and looks so easy. I love mozzarella cheese sticks and so this looks even better with the softness of the crescents and than the icing on the cake is the garlic butter. And better yet is cooking in the air fryer, no hot oven. Totally awesome. Can hardly wait to try this. Thank you so much and I know you are going to get other reviews on this, what’s not to love….. Claudia

Karly November 13, 2020 - 11:42 am

Hope you love these, Claudia! They really are fab! 🙂


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