Cooking with Carson: Texmex Air Fryer Croissants to bring on spring

As winter winds down, wind up your air fryer with these croissants



Great to share with your roommate if you don’t eat them all yourself

CARSON HOLLAND, Evergreen columnist

Pull out that air fryer and ready up your Pillsbury croissants for this recipe.

I know that some of our readers are trapped in dorms with less-than-adequate cooking equipment and facilities. Some are trapped using microwaves or pots and pans with suspicious stains for most of their meals.

Despite this, I know that an increasing number of students are picking up air fryers. If you don’t have one, you should.

This one goes out to you.

As I was constructing this recipe in my Daily Evergreen laboratory, I had to make sure it was a few things: delicious, cheap, and had ingredients that were easy to prepare with minimal equipment. I can confidently say that this recipe hits all of those checkboxes.

The best part of it is, if you want to spice it up with more ingredients, then you are totally able to.

The best part of this recipe is its storage. While you can eat an entire can of croissants right away, you can also store them for meal prep later in the week. Running late for your next class? Grab one of these on the way out after tossing it in the microwave to warm it up.

These are cheap, easy and ready to go!

Hope you enjoy it!



1 lb of ground beef

4 green onions

1 packet of taco seasoning

1/2 lb of cheese

Salsa of choice

1 package of grande Pillsbury Croissants

Optional diced white onions or cilantro

Cook the Meat, Prep the Rolls

Taking a pan, cook the ground beef to your preference

Add your seasoning of choice or a taco seasoning packet 

Pop open a can of Pillsbury biscuit down and separate 

Preheat air fryer to 375 degrees

Roll the dough

Cut up your green onions

Flatten croissants

Add ingredients in this order: cheese, meat, cheese green onions and any additional toppings

Form the croissants into ball shapes and place them into the air fryer in batches

End in sight

Cook for 11 minutes or until golden brown and flaky

Get yourself a bowl of salsa and additional garnishes


If you recreate this recipe or any other recipe, use the hashtag #cookingwithcarson