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Air Fryer Crescent Dogs

Air Fryer Crescent Dogs are a fun little snack or quick meal that are a detour from your normal Hot Dogs with buns. They cook up in just minutes in the Air Fryer. So good!

Air Fryer Crescent Dogs

Sunday nights are usually a night where we make something “fun” – not a big meal but more of a light snack night.

We made Crescent Dogs in the Air Fryer the other week and they were a big hit!

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Air Fryer Crescent Dogs

Key to Success #1 – Crescent Rolls or Crescent Sheets

Have you seen the crescent sheets in your grocery store?

It’s basically a tube of refrigerated crescent roll dough but it’s not cut into the typical triangles. It’s just all in one big sheet.

For this Crescent Dogs recipe, you can either use the crescent rolls or the crescent sheets.

I had the crescent sheets so that’s what I used. If you’re using the crescent sheets, cut the sheet into 8 equal pieces.

Wrap each portion of dough around one hot dog.

It’s okay if the hot dog is not completely covered with the dough. I like to leave the ends of my hot dogs out.

Air Fryer Crescent Dogs

Key to Success #2 – Line the Air Fryer basket with Foil

The crescent dough has a tendency to get baked into the holes in the air fryer basket.

To prevent this, you can line the bottom of your air fryer basket with a square of aluminum foil.

Be sure to spray the foil with olive oil to keep the dough from sticking.

One word of caution – the Air Fryer has a powerful fan inside it that will blow the foil out of place if there is nothing on top of it.

For this reason, I recommend preheating the Air Fryer without the foil and only adding it when you’re ready to cook the Crescent Dogs.

Key to Success #3 – Do the Dip Dip Dip

One of the best things about Air Fryer Crescent Dogs is dipping them in your favorite sauces and condiments.

If you’re making these for a group of hungry kids, you could line up ketchup, mustard, cheese sauce, honey, salsa, or any number of other dips for these Crescent Dogs.

What’s your favorite dipping sauce?

Save this Air Fryer Crescent Dogs recipe to your Air Fryer board or your favorite kid-approved recipes board.

Air Fryer Crescent Dogs
Air Fryer Crescent Dogs

Air Fryer Crescent Dogs

Yield: 8 crescent dogs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Air Fryer Crescent Dogs are a fun little snack or quick meal that are a detour from your normal Hot Dogs with buns. They cook up in just minutes in the Air Fryer.


  • 1 pkg Nathan's beef hot dogs
  • 1 pkg Pillsbury refrigerated crescent roll dough


  1. Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees F.
  2. Unroll crescent roll dough and divide into 8 pieces. Wrap each piece of dough around a hot dog.
  3. Line bottom of Air Fryer with a square of foil. Grease foil. Place crescent dogs in a single layer on top of foil.
  4. Cook 5 minutes. Flip crescent dogs and cook another 3-4 minutes until browned and cooked through.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

I agree with Collette. I used my Philips XXL air fryer with its grill plate, using the regular pre-cut crescent rolls. I skipped the aluminum foil because the grill plate is non-stick. DH was amused by the grid pattern created by the holes in the grill plate. After 5 minutes at 400F, the bread was already dark brown. At 350F, I would check at 4 minutes for doneness. However, DH loved the buttery bread surrounding his hot dog.


Tuesday 24th of November 2020

Croissant hot dogs! These were great! Cooking time was about 11min, turning have way through. I was only able to do 4 at a time due to cramping and incomplete cooking. Next time I might use the rack for a second layer, poking holes (small) in the foil to allow for even cooking on both layers.

I am a oriental flavoring fan used regular mustard mixed with Chinese mustard powder, a little sriracha/ chili sambal! Thanks for listing!!!


Wednesday 25th of November 2020

We’re so glad you enjoyed it. And your sauce sounds totally delicious!


Monday 6th of April 2020

Don't follow temp and time instructions in this; it just burns the outside and doesn't cook the dough through. Would go 350 for 6min a side in future


Sunday 7th of February 2021

@Jennifer, my air fryer cooks much faster and hotter on all of my recipes i cant wait to try this? My husband would eat hot dogs several times a week!


Sunday 7th of February 2021

@Collette, thanks for the tip! mindy


Monday 6th of April 2020

Thank you for the feedback. A lot of the differences in time and temp can be attributed to different brands and sizes and power of air fryers. The time and temp in this recipe has worked perfectly over and over in my air fryer.

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