Air Fryer Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls- only 3 ingredients are needed to make these delicious sausage balls. Works great as a party food or serve with scrambled eggs for an awesome breakfast.
These sausage balls are totally addicting. I find them much better tasting and easier to make than the classic sausage ball recipe made with Bisquick.
- Air Fryer– I have both the Ninja Air Fryer and the Power XL Air Fryer and love them both.
- Parchment Paper Liners– these parchment paper liners are so handy to have. They make clean-up really easy and you don’t have to worry about the food sticking to your air fryer basket. Instead of using a liner, you can cut a piece of parchment paper to fit and punch holes in it.
- Pizza Cutter– to quickly cut the crescent dough into little squares.
AIR FRYER SAUSAGE CRESCENT CHEESE BALLS RECIPE TIPS:
Using “Hot” sausage (I use Jimmy Dean) gives these sausage balls a little heat. To make them spicier, add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes.
Do NOT crowd the sausage balls in your air fryer basket.
Try using Honey Butter flavored Crescent roll dough to add a touch of sweetness.
Air fryer cooking times vary and the cooking time should be used as an estimate.
Will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 4 days. Can be reheated in the air fryer or oven.
I prefer using a block of cheddar and shredding it instead of using preshredded cheddar cheese.
Mix together the sausage and cheese.
I like to dust the crescent roll dough with flour before cutting it into little squares but this is optional. This helps keep all the little pieces from clumping together when you mix them into the sausage mixture.
Depending on the size of your air fryer, you should be able to air fry 8 to 12 at a time.
Makes about 36.
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Air Fryer Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls
Air Fryer Sausage Crescent Cheese Balls- only 3 ingredients are needed to make these delicious sausage balls.
- 1 pound "Hot" breakfast sausage
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 (8-ounce) can refrigerated crescent rolls
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, optional
Mix the sausage and cheese in a large bowl.
Unroll dough on a piece of parchment paper. Dust each side of dough with a tablespoon of flour.
Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 1/4-inch pieces.
Mix 1/4 of the crescent pieces into the sausage mixture. Continue to mix it in in small additions until evenly mixed in.
Shape into 1 1/4-inch balls.
Line air fryer basket with parchment paper liner. (Or you can cut a piece of parchment paper to fit and poke holes in it.)
Arrange 8-12 balls in your basket, depending on the size. There should be plenty of space around them.
Refrigerate the remaining sausage balls while you air fry the first batch.
Air fry for 8 to 12 minutes at 400 degrees, flipping them over after 6 minutes.
Repeat with remaining sausage balls.
Serving size is 3 sausage balls.
Nutritional data is provided as an estimate only and can vary based on brands of products used, measuring techniques and cooking methods.
Recipe adapted from Pillsbury
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