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Air Fryer Crescent Quesadilla Pockets

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Air Fryer Crescent Quesadilla Pockets
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 3
  • Servings 4
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These air fryer quesadillas are a quick and delicious fix with Pillsbury™ Crescent Dough. Portable and fun to eat, they're made with just three ingredients, including a filling of black bean and corn salsa and shredded cheese. Simply bake your quesadillas in an air fryer, and serve with salsa and sour cream for a quick weeknight dinner you'll want to add to your regular rotation.
Updated Apr 26, 2021

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Cut two 8-inch rounds of cooking parchment paper. Place one round in bottom of air fryer basket. Spray with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix salsa and 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese.
  • 2
    If using crescent rolls, separate dough into 4 rectangles; reshape each rectangle to form 6x4-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. If using dough sheet, unroll and cut into 4 (6x4-inch) rectangles.
  • 3
    Spoon about 3 tablespoons of the salsa mixture onto center of each rectangle to within 1/2 inch of edges; top each with 1 tablespoon of the remaining cheese. Fold dough in half from top over filling; firmly press around edges with fork to completely seal. Place two filled crescents on parchment in air fryer basket, spacing apart.
  • 4
    Set air fryer to 325°F; bake 8 to 10 minutes or until deep golden brown on top and sturdy enough to turn. Using tongs or spatula, carefully turn over crescents, and bake 3 to 6 minutes longer or until dough is baked through and deep golden brown. Remove from air fryer; cover loosely with foil to keep warm while baking second batch. Repeat for remaining filled crescents, and place on remaining parchment round in basket of air fryer. Bake as directed above. To serve, cut in half diagonally.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Not sure how to make quesadillas in an air fryer? Our recipes do not call for preheating your air fryer. Just set the temperature, and start. Never preheat with parchment paper alone. Air fryers vary in size and settings. If using a larger air fryer, such as 7-quart size, you may be able to fit all crescent quesadillas into one batch for baking. Be sure to bake them in a single layer, spacing them apart, and with enough room to turn them over.
  • tip 2
    Air fryer temperature control settings vary according to brand and model. If your air fryer does not have the exact temperature setting called for in the recipe, consult your manual for suggested temperature settings.
  • tip 3
    Be sure to get a good seal on all edges of your crescent dough to ensure all the delicious filling stays inside during baking. We suggest using a thick and chunky salsa for the best results.
  • tip 4
    Serve with additional salsa, sour cream and sliced green onions, if desired.
  • tip 5
    If your family loved these air fryer cheese quesadillas, try these Air Fryer Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Crescent Pockets.

Nutrition Information

300 Calories, 16g Total Fat, 10g Protein, 29g Total Carbohydrate, 7g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Pocket
Calories
300
Calories from Fat
150
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
8g
41%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
590mg
25%
Potassium
95mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
7g
Protein
10g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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