Air Fryer Croissant Rolls with Spinach and Ricotta Cheese

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Spinach & Ricotta Crescent Rolls

This Air Fryer Croissant Rolls are super easy to make and every bit delicious. Since these are effortless to put together, you can easily make these for brunch, high tea or coffee with friends appetizer. The kids loved it as well. Therefore these are great as snacks too. PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO.

Crescent Rolls with Spinach & Ricotta Filling
Easy Air Fryer Crescent Rolls

Delicious Air Fryer Croissant Rolls with Spinach & Ricotta Cheese Filling

Croissant Rolls are a very popular bakery item in United States and Europe. Slowly, these have become much loved in other parts of the world.

I mean who doesn’t like light and airy, buttery, flakey, delicate, falling off with every bite, crumbling melt in the mouth irresistible CRESCENT ROLL. Right?

The fact that these are available in the market as “ready to bake” in cans, is ingenious. This means that now you can enjoy these hot and fresh out of the oven any time.

Not only that, it also means that you can get a can of these ready to bake crescents and experiment with these. Like this super delicious SPINACH & RICOTTA FILLED CRESCENT ROLLs, baked/cooked in Air fryer. To be honest, air fryer cooks food faster without much effort. I use my air fryer all the time.

I love to buy “READY TO COOK/BAKE” Crescent rolls, pizza dough, puff pastry sheets, phyllo sheets etc., and keep them handy for such yummy  treats.

What is a Croissant or Crescent Roll?

[Information resource – wikipedia]

Croissant is a buttery and flaky pastry of Austrian origin. But it is more associated with France. These are named for its historical crescent shape and are made of layered yeast leavened dough. 

Croissants are a common part of a continental breakfast in many European countries.

Have you checked our other Air Fryer Puff Pastry Recipes? Check out Apple Strudel, and Peas Patties.

Ingredients

What are the ingredients of Air fryer Croissant Rolls with spinach and ricotta?

Pillsbury “Ready to Bake” Crescent Rolls

Frozen Spinach (thawed) – You may use fresh spinach too 

Ricotta Cheese – You may use other kind of cheese as well (of your choice) or paneer

Garlic, finely chopped

Onions

Salt & Black Pepper

Italian Seasoning

Cooking Oil

Kitchen Gadgets for the Recipe

Measuring Cups & Spoon

AIR FRYER

Air fryer parchment paper

Mixing Bowl

Fork

Chopping Board & Knife

Saute Pan

Stirring Spoon

Spoon

 

 


 

Spinach & Ricotta Filling

What else can I use in place of croissant rolls?

You can use ready to bake phyllo sheet or puff pastry sheet in case you can not find crescent rolls.

Can I make it in advance?

I would not advise you to make it in advance. Although you can prepare the spinach and ricotta filling in advance and refrigerate. Microwave it to room temperature or bring it to room temperature when ready to use. 

Can I use Fresh Spinach instead?

Yes of course you can use fresh spinach leaves. Since spinach wilts to very less quantity after cooking, you have to double the quantity.

What other kind of cheese can I use?

Although ricotta is a great choice for this recipe, but you can use any cheese that combines easily without stretching. Cottage cheese, Gouda Cheese, Paneer are some other good options.

Can I double the recipe?

Absolutely yes. You can double or triple the recipe easily.

Is this recipe Oven friendly?

In case you do not have air fryer, then you can bake it in the oven easily. Follow the instructions to make the  filling as mentioned in the recipe. Shape and Fill. Then bake in the oven on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper as per the instructions at the back of the crescent rolls. 

Can I make it in Air fryer Lid?

Yes you absolutely can. Use the same instructions for air fryer. Although these might get cooked little faster than the air fryer. Therefore keep an eye at about 5 minutes.

Is this recipe good for Mealthy Crisp Lid?

Yes you can make it in Mealthy Crisp Lid too. Use the same instructions for air fryer. Although these might get cooked little faster than the air fryer. Therefore keep an eye at about 5 minutes.

How to make Air Fryer Croissant Rolls with spinach and ricotta filling?

This recipe is divided into 3 easy steps.

Preparing the Spinach & Ricotta filling

Heat Cooking Oil in a Saute Pan. Add garlic and onion to the pan and saute for 2 minutes on medium heat. Then add spinach, Salt & Black Pepper and Italian Seasoning. Give it a good stir and cook for 3 more minutes. Switch off the heat and then add ricotta cheese. Mix it well till it is incorporated well. Filling is ready and set it aside. 

Note – This is a great filling for many other recipes too. Or add a bit of vegetable broth and use it as a dip.

Preparing the Croissant rolls filled with spinach and ricotta

Open the can of the crescent roll. Spread out the sheet of rolls. The rolls come attached in the can and separated with perforated borders. That makes it easy to separate the rolls without destroying the triangular shape of the rolls.

But for this recipe, we will separate these in squares that is 2 triangles together. The perforated line between 2 triangles should be closed by pinching it together and smoothen it out.  You will get 4 squares out of 8 crescent triangles. PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO. 

Spread Air fryer parchment paper on the working counter and place one croissant roll square on it. Now take 1/4th of the filling and place it on one half of the square. Then cover it with the other half of the square. Press the edges down tightly. Use a Fork to press the edges. Finish all the 4 squares likewise. Set aside. 

Air Frying Croissant Rolls with the Filling

My air fryer is 2.75 quart so I could air fry only 2 at a time. You probably can air fry more at a time depending upon the size of the air fryer. 

Preheat the AIR FRYER at 330*F for 3-4 minutes. Place prepared croissant rolls on Air fryer parchment paper. Pick up the paper carefully and place it inside the air fryer basket. Now air fry these rolls at 330*F for about 6-8 minutes till they turn golden brown from outside. 

For the crispier base, remove the parchment paper and place these back in the air fryer for about 1 minute. 

Serve these warm as is or with the dip of your choice.

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Air Fryer Croissant Rolls with Spinach & Ricotta filling

These stuffed Croissant Rolls are super yummy and so easy to make in Air Fryer.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer appetizers, Air Fryer Recipes, air fryer vegetarian recipes, croissant rolls, spinach and ricotta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 38kcal
Author simplyvegetarian777

Equipment

  • Measuring Spoons, Measuring Cups, Stirring Spoon,
  • Chopping board and knife
  • Air Fryer
  • mixing bowl
  • Air fryer parchment paper
  • Kitchen Spatula
  • Fork

Ingredients

  • 1 can of 8 ounce Pillsbury Crescent Rolls See notes for substitute options
  • 1 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Garlic finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Onion, white finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Spinach, frozen or use 1 cup of fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning

Instructions

Always read the recipe before starting. Watch the video for good understanding. ALWAYS READ THE NOTES for more options and tips.

    Preparing the Spinach & Ricotta filling

    • Heat Cooking Oil in a Saute Pan. Add garlic and onion to the pan and saute for 2 minutes on medium heat. Then add spinach, Salt & Black Pepper and Italian Seasoning. Give it a good stir and cook for 3 more minutes. Switch off the heat and then add ricotta cheese. Mix it well till it is incorporated well. Filling is ready and set it aside.¬†
    • Note - This is a great filling for many other recipes too. Or add a bit of vegetable broth and use it as a dip.

    Preparing the Croissant rolls filled with spinach and ricotta

    • Open the can of the crescent roll. Spread out the sheet of rolls. The rolls come attached in the can and separated with perforated borders. That makes it easy to separate the rolls without destroying the triangular shape of the rolls.
    • But for this recipe, we will separate these in squares that is 2 triangles together. The perforated line between 2 triangles should be closed by pinching it together and smoothen it out.¬† You will get 4 squares out of 8 crescent triangles. PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO.¬†
    • Spread Air fryer parchment paper on the working counter and place one croissant roll square on it. Now take 1/4th of the filling and place it on one half of the square. Then cover it with the other half of the square. Press the edges down tightly. Use a Fork to press the edges. Make 3 small slits on top of the roll. Finish all the 4 squares likewise. Set aside.

    Air Frying Croissant Rolls with the Filling

    • My air fryer is 2.75 quart so I could air fry only 2 at a time. You probably can air fry more at a time depending upon the size of the air fryer.¬†
    • Preheat the AIR FRYER at 330*F for 3-4 minutes. Place prepared croissant rolls on Air fryer parchment paper. Pick up the paper carefully and place it inside the air fryer basket. Now air fry these rolls at 330*F for about 6-8 minutes till they turn golden brown from outside.¬†
    • For the crispier base, remove the parchment paper and place these back in the air fryer for about 1 minute.¬†Serve these warm as is or with the dip of your choice.

    Is this recipe Oven friendly?

    • In case you do not have air fryer, then you can bake it in the oven easily. Follow the instructions to make the¬† filling as mentioned in the recipe. Shape and Fill. Then bake in the oven on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper as per the instructions at the back of the crescent rolls.¬†

    Can I make it in Air fryer Lid?

    • Yes you absolutely can. Use the same instructions for air fryer. Although these might get cooked little faster than the air fryer. Therefore keep an eye at about 5 minutes.

    Is this recipe good for Mealthy Crisp Lid?

    • Yes you can make it in Mealthy Crisp Lid too. Use the same instructions for air fryer. Although these might get cooked little faster than the air fryer. Therefore keep an eye at about 5 minutes.

    Video

    Notes

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    What else can I use in place of croissant rolls?

    You can use ready to bake phyllo sheet or puff pastry sheet in case you can not find crescent rolls.

    Can I make it in advance?

    I would not advise you to make it in advance. Although you can prepare the spinach and ricotta filling in advance and refrigerate. Microwave it to room temperature or bring it to room temperature when ready to use. 

    Can I use Fresh Spinach instead?

    Yes of course you can use fresh spinach leaves. Since spinach wilts to very less quantity after cooking, you have to double the quantity.

    What other kind of cheese can I use?

    Although ricotta is a great choice for this recipe, but you can use any cheese that combines easily without stretching. Cottage cheese, Gouda Cheese, Paneer are some other good options.

    Can I double the recipe?

    Absolutely yes. You can double or triple the recipe easily.

    Kitchen Gadgets for the Recipe

    Measuring Cups & Spoon
    AIR FRYER
    Air fryer parchment paper
    Mixing Bowl
    Fork
    Chopping Board & Knife
    Saute Pan
    Stirring Spoon
    Spoon

    Nutrition

    Serving: 4pieces | Calories: 38kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg

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    2 Comments

    1. These look great. While I haven’t made them yet, I noticed the nutritional info is way off. You have 4 pieces (which is the entire recipe) and an entire can of crescent rolls is 800 calories (100 ea). So that would make each pocket at least 200 cals just in the crescent rolls.

      1. Thanks. I am not the nutrionist. I use a nutrition calculator that comes automatic with the plugin I use. There is a disclaimer at the bottom of each post saying the same thing. This is not a healthy recipe, but for indulgence. If you have any diet restrictions, then you must follow what your doc advises.