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Air Fryer Taco Crescent Ring

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Air Fryer Taco Crescent Ring
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 4
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Get ready to whip up everyone’s favorite taco crescent ring—without heating up the oven. This smaller air fryer version of the original is perfect for smaller groups or weeknight gatherings. Friends and family will love the flavors in this Mexican-inspired dish, and you’ll love the fact that it takes under an hour to prep and cook!
Updated Feb 18, 2022

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
  • 2 tablespoons Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix (from 1-oz package)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (2 oz)
  • 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Rolls (8 Count)

Steps

  • 1
    In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef 5 to 6 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until no longer pink; drain. Add taco seasoning mix and water; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes. Stir cheese into beef mixture in skillet.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, cut 8-inch round of cooking parchment paper. Place in bottom of air fryer basket. Unroll dough; separate into 8 triangles. On parchment in air fryer basket, arrange triangles in ring so short sides of triangles form 2-inch circle in center. Dough will overlap. Dough ring should look like a sun.
  • 3
    Spoon beef mixture on the half of each triangle closest to center of ring.
  • 4
    Bring each dough triangle up over filling, tucking dough under bottom layer of dough to secure it. Repeat around ring until entire filling is enclosed (some filling might show a little).
  • 5
    Set air fryer to 325°F; cook 8 to 9 minutes or until top of dough is golden brown. Place a large plate over air fryer basket, and invert. Discard parchment paper.
  • 6
    Carefully slide crescent ring back into air fryer basket, bottom side up. Cook 5 to 7 minutes longer or until top of dough is golden brown. Place large plate over air fryer basket, and invert. Remove from air fryer. Cool 5 minutes before cutting.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To give your Air Fryer Taco Crescent Ring even more taco flavor, serve with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sliced ripe olives, taco sauce or salsa.
  • 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. This recipe was tested in 3.7-quart air fryers. If using a larger machine, cooking times may be shorter.
  • tip 3
    Our recipes do not call for preheating your air fryer. Just set the temperature, and start. Never preheat with parchment paper alone.

Nutrition Information

360 Calories, 20g Total Fat, 17g Protein, 27g Total Carbohydrate, 6g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
180
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
760mg
32%
Potassium
115mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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