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Crescent Breakfast Ring in the Air Fryer

Whether you’re looking for an easy brunch recipe or a quick idea for breakfast, using premade crescent roll dough is a great option! And with this recipe for a crescent breakfast ring, you can create a beautiful display for your morning meal with just a few minutes of prep work. Featuring ham, egg, and cheese inside a fluffy crust, this simple air fryer breakfast recipe is going to be your new favorite way to start your day.
Overhead view of baked ham and cheese breakfast ring.

Whether you’re looking for an easy brunch recipe or a quick idea for breakfast, using premade crescent roll dough is a great option! And with this recipe for a crescent breakfast ring, you can create a beautiful display for your morning meal with just a few minutes of prep work. Featuring ham, egg, and cheese inside a fluffy crust, this simple air fryer breakfast recipe is going to be your new favorite way to start your day.

Air Fryer Breakfast Crescent Ring Pin

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What Do I Need to Make a Crescent Breakfast Ring?

With the help of premade dough and your air fryer, you can whip up a batch of delicious breakfast sandwiches for your entire family in a matter of minutes. And since you only need a few simple ingredients to prepare these breakfast crescent rolls, you’re going to want to add them to your regular meal plan. To prepare your own breakfast crescent ring, you’ll need:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Eggs
  • Water
  • Kosher salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Ground black pepper
  • Crescent rolls
  • Diced cooked ham or crumbled cooked sausage
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Fresh parsleyIngredients for Crescent Breakfast Ring.

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How Do I Make a Breakfast Crescent Ring in the Air Fryer?

Since you can cook this crescent roll ring in your air fryer, it’s ready in just a few minutes. All you have to do is follow a few simple steps to prep your ham and cheese sandwiches for breakfast.

Step One: Cook the Eggs

Before you can start filling your crescent roll ring with breakfast ingredients, you’ll need to do a little bit of prep work. Start by melting a tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the eggs to the pan and stir until the eggs are scrambled and cooked through. Remove the pan from heat and set it aside.

Step Two: Prepare the Crescent Roll Ring

To turn your crescent roll dough into a ring, start by removing the dough from the package and separate it into triangles. Line the basket of your air fryer with foil and place the dough triangles around the edge of the pan to form a ring, overlapping each piece slightly. As you place the dough in the basket, make sure the longer edge of the dough is facing outward along the edge of the basket.

Step Three: Add the Breakfast Filling

Once you have the crescent roll dough laid out, you can start adding the filling for your breakfast sandwiches. First, spread the cooked eggs evenly over the dough ring. Then, top the eggs with the cooked ham, followed by a layer of shredded cheese.

Steps to prepare Crescent Breakfast Ring.

Step Four: Finish the Crescent Roll Ring

After all the stuffing is added to the dough, start folding the long edge of the crescent roll triangles down over the top of the filling. Tuck each end under the center of the ring until all the pieces are folded. You will have a few gaps along the ring where the dough doesn’t fully cover the filling. Brush the top of the crescent roll dough with melted butter.

Step Five: Air Fry the Crescent Ring

Place the basket in the air fryer and set it to cook at 320 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, until the dough is cooked through and light golden brown. Once the cook time is up, allow the ring to rest for one to two minutes, then garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving.

Cooked Crescent Breakfast Ring

How Do I Store a Breakfast Crescent Ring?

After your family has finished eating your breakfast crescent rolls, you may have a few leftovers. You can store what’s left of your breakfast ring in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When chilled, it will stay good for up to three days. To reheat the refrigerated sandwiches, warm them up in the air fryer for a few minutes or in the microwave for 30 seconds to one minute.

You can also make your crescent roll ring ahead of time and freeze it. After cooking the ring, allow it to cool completely. Then transfer it to a freezer safe container or freezer bag. When frozen, the ring will stay good for up to three months. To reheat the frozen ring, allow it to thaw completely in the refrigerator then cook it in the air fryer or oven until warmed through.

Recipe Variations and Ideas

You’re going to love how quick and easy this crescent roll recipe is to make! And that also means it’s easy to customize. Try these different recipe ideas to change up the filling ingredients and create a delicious breakfast or brunch treat to enjoy over and over again.

  • Use different meats. Ham is a great option for this recipe because it doesn’t require any prep work. But you could also use chopped bacon or crumbled sausage in place of the ham.
  • Add some veggies. Make this breakfast dish a little healthier with the addition of some veggies. Try mixing in some chopped bell pepper, onions, or spinach into the eggs as you’re scrambling them.

Overhead view of ham, egg and cheese crescent roll breakfast ring.

Overhead view of baked ham and cheese breakfast ring.

Crescent Breakfast Ring in the Air Fryer

Whether you’re looking for an easy brunch recipe or a quick idea for breakfast, using premade crescent roll dough is a great option! And with this recipe for a crescent breakfast ring, you can create a beautiful display for your morning meal with just a few minutes of prep work. Featuring ham, egg, and cheese inside a fluffy crust, this simple air fryer breakfast recipe is going to be your new favorite way to start your day.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Air Fryer, American
Keyword: Air Fryer Crescent Breakfast Ring, Breakfast Crescent Ring
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 420kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can of crescent rolls 8 rolls total
  • ½ cup diced cooked ham or crumbled cooked sausage
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Place a sheet of aluminum foil in the bottom of your air fryer tray and set aside.
  • Add a tablespoon of butter to a large skillet over medium high heat to melt. Pour the eggs into the pan.
  • Scramble the eggs until cooked through, remove from heat.
  • Unroll your crescent dough, and begin to place the individual pieces of crescent dough onto the prepared air fryer tray to form a ring by slightly overlapping each piece and having the longer dough edge face to the outer edge of the tray.
  • Spread your scrambled eggs evenly on top of the crescent dough around the inner part of the ring.
  • Top the eggs with the cooked ham, followed by the shredded cheese.
  • Pull the long top edge of the crescent dough down to fold over the filling. You’ll repeat this around the ring, tucking the edge into the center of the crescent ring until all pieces are folded. (Note: you will have gaps between each piece with filling showing).
  • Melt the remaining butter and brush over the top of the ring.
  • Place in the air fryer and cook at 320F for 8-10 minutes on the air fry setting, or until the dough is cooked through and a light golden brown.
  • Allow the crescent ring to cool for 1-2 minutes before garnishing with chopped fresh parsley. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 1079mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 583IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 1mg
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EARL KRANTZ

Monday 1st of January 2024

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