Golden Garlic Crescent Rolls with a surprise filling of cheesy goodness make the perfect side to soups, salads, roast meats, and pasta dishes! These cheese bombs will be your new obsession. All you need are a few minutes and simple ingredients!
Buttery, Garlicky, and Cheesy Crescent Rolls
Nothing beats freshly baked cheese rolls alongside a warm bowl of winter soup. These little cuties are also super easy to make and would be great fun for the kids in your kitchen!
Typically, I serve these Pillsbury Crescent Rolls with one of my favorite soups (Easy Low Carb Creamy Instant Pot Tomato Basil Soup With Fresh Tomatoes, Creamy Instant Pot Red Lentil Soup, Mint Lentil Soup Recipe| A Step by Step Guide, Keto Panera Broccoli Cheddar Soup, or Easy Mediterranean Lentil Soup).
They're also the perfect accompaniment to pasta dishes. Try them with Cheesecake Factory Four Cheese Pasta (Copycat) or Pasta Da Vinci Cheesecake Factory.
Cheese Lovers Delight!
Why You Will Love this Recipe
- It's simple. Because this easy recipe uses store-bought crescent rolls, the prep time is minimal.
- These crescent rolls are absolutely delicious! You won't be able to stop at one. You'll want to eat the entire batch!
- These taste similar to cheesy garlic bread and buttery dinner rolls. What's not to love about this?
- These mozzarella cheese sticks are a family favorite. Your kids will enjoy every cheesy bite!
Cheesy Garlic Crescent Rolls Ingredients
You will only need a few ingredients to make these cheesy garlic crescent rolls:
- Pillsbury™ crescent rolls: I used store-bought Pillsbury Crescents Rolls Original, but you can use any brand you like.
- Mozzarella string cheese: You can use your favorite string cheese.
- Unsalted butter: I used softened unsalted butter.
- Seasoning: You will need dry parsley or fresh parsley (finely chopped) and dry oregano.
- Garlic cloves: You will need minced garlic cloves.
See the recipe card for quantities.
You Need these Crescent Rolls in Your Life
Steps to Prep Crescent Rolls Recipe
Follow these simple steps to make this delicious recipe:
First, in a small bowl, combine softened butter, parsley, oregano, and garlic.
Next, Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F. Spray the basket with cooking oil.
Then, unroll the crescent roll dough and separate it into triangles, placing them on a flat surface.
After that, using your finger, flatten the triangle and place one Mozzarella stick at the wide end of the dough. Roll up the dough. Tuck the edges until it's sealed on all sides. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
Now, brush the tops with the garlic herb butter using a pastry brush and air fry for 9-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
Finally, Serve them warm.
- Dough: I haven't tried the recipe with anything other than crescent dough, but I believe you could use breadstick or pizza dough instead. You may need to use a slightly different method for stuffing the dough or skip the stuffing entirely and spread the garlic butter all over the outside.
- Cheese: Any type of cheese you like works in this recipe. For an Italian flavor, you can use a combination of mozzarella and parmesan cheese, but you could try other cheeses as well. Maybe some provolone or cheddar.
- Garlic: Fresh garlic gives the best flavor in this recipe, but if you don't have any on hand, use ½ teaspoon garlic powder instead.
- Olive Oil: If you don't want to use butter, feel free to substitute olive oil for it.
- Seasoning: You can use Italian seasoning or any fresh herbs you like.
- Pizza Rolls: For a fun twist, try Pizza Rolls. Simply top with a drizzle of marinara sauce and pepperoni slices.
- Deluxe: Try layering different types of cheese! Sprinkle with shredded cheese before adding the string cheese, such as cheddar, gouda, or pepper jack.
You will need an air fryer or an oven to make these crescent rolls. I use my Cosori air fryer in my air fryer recipes.
Warning! These Are Addictive!
- Storing: Store crescent rolls leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days. If you want to eat them in the same day, you can cover them with plastic wrap and store them at room temperature.
- Reheating: Reheat leftovers in the microwave for 15 seconds at a time until warm. You can also reheat these in the air fryer for 2 to 4 minutes at 300 degrees Fahrenheit until warm.
- To prevent sticking, brush cooking oil on the air fryer basket cooking tray before cooking your crescents.
- Cut the garlic into small pieces. Garlic in large chunks can be bitter and spicy.
- Keep an eye out for these. Set it and forget it; these rolls cook quickly! At the halfway point, begin checking for doneness.
- When the crescents are done cooking, gently remove them from the air fryer by giving them a wiggle.
- After the crescents have finished cooking, brush them with the remaining butter mixture.
- I tested this recipe in my Cosori Air fryer, and because every air fryer is different, you will need to make adjustments specific to your air fryer.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Sure! Feel free to add cooked meats such as sausage crumbles, cooked chicken, or mini pepperoni.
Of course. The best part about this recipe is that you can totally adjust it to your tastes!
Yes, you definitely can. Bake in a preheated oven at 380 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
I don't recommend using parchment paper here because it prevents sir flow from the bottom and your crescents might not cook properly.
They're done when the tops are golden brown and they're firmer to the touch.
What Do You Serve these Crescent Rolls with?
- Serve as a snack or an appetizer on their own.
- Serve them with your spaghetti dinner.
- Dip these cheesy garlic bread bombs in your favorite soup.
- Serve with a side of Chicken Salad.
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Cheesy Garlic Crescent Rolls
- 8 oz refrigerated Pillsbury™ crescent rolls (8 count)
- 8 pieces mozzarella string cheese or your favorite string cheese
- ½ cup unsalted butter softened
- 2 tablespoons dry parsley or fresh parsley (finely chopped)
- 1 teaspoon dry oregano
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- In a small bowl, combine softened butter, parsley, oregano, and garlic.
- Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F. Spray the basket with cooking oil.
- Unroll the crescent rolls and separate them into triangles, placing them on a flat surface.
- Using your finger, flatten the triangle and place one string cheese at the larger end of the roll. Roll up the dough. Tuck the edges until it's sealed on all sides. Repeat for the rest of the dough.
- Brush the tops with garlic butter and Air fry for 9-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
- Serve them warm.
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