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Can You Cook Pillsbury Biscuits in an Air Fryer?

By Chris Pagnani

January 10, 2024

While you are likely very familiar with cooking biscuits in the oven, you may not have known that you can also cook canned biscuits in the air fryer in less time. Whether you’re a fan of Pillsbury Grands or Pillsbury Flaky Layers Buttermilk Biscuits, learn how to cook refrigerated biscuits in your air fryer with Fetch.

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Air Fryer Biscuits Recipe & FAQs: How to Use Your Air Fryer to Cook Biscuits

What Temperature Do You Use to Cook Biscuits in an Air Fryer?

Set the temp on your air fryer to 330 degrees. 

How Long Do You Cook Biscuits in an Air Fryer?

Canned Pillsbury biscuits will take around 8 minutes to cook in an air fryer. Keep in mind that all air fryers are different, so the cook time on your biscuits may vary. 

How to Cook Pillsbury Biscuits in an Air Fryer: Step-by-Step

  1. Prep the bottom of your air fryer basket by spraying it with some non-stick cooking spray, like PAM or even an avocado oil spray if you’d prefer.
  2. Arrange your biscuits in a single layer in the bottom of your air fryer basket, making sure not to try and stuff too many in there; if there are too many squeezed in the basket or if they are stacked on top of one another, they will not end up cooking properly. 
  3. Cook your biscuits for 8 minutes at 330 degrees, making sure to flip them a little more than halfway through (after about 5-6 minutes), so they are able to brown more evenly.
  4. Carefully remove the biscuits from your air fryer, and enjoy!

How to Ensure Your Air Fryer Biscuits Cook Just Right

Canned Pillsbury biscuits generally take around 8 minutes to cook in an air fryer, although this time may vary depending on the make and model of your air fryer. To ensure your air fried biscuits are cooked to perfection, be sure to flip them halfway through the cook time, and check on your biscuits once or twice after flipping to ensure they don’t burn.

Instructions detailing how to cook Pillsbury biscuits in an air fryer

What to Put on Air Fried Biscuits: Topping Ideas

Not sure how to put the finishing touches on your biscuits? Pillsbury has plenty of sweet and savory biscuit topping recommendations you can try:

  • Butter
  • Honey
  • Fruit jam
  • Hazelnut chocolate spread (like Nutella)
  • Pepper jam
  • Peanut butter
  • Fruit
  • Deli meat
  • Cheese

What to Eat With Biscuits: Pair Your Air Fryer Biscuits With These Favorites

Are you planning to serve air fried biscuits as a part of a meal? Here are some foods that pair well with biscuits:

  • Sausage gravy
  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Fried chicken
  • Beef stew 
  • Chili
  • Pulled pork
  • Baked beans
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Macaroni and cheese

Pictures of foods that pair well with biscuits

How to Store Your Air Fried Pillsbury Biscuits

Air fried biscuits will generally keep for up to 2 or 3 days if stored properly. You can store your leftover biscuits in either a resealable bag or an airtight container.

If you’re not planning to eat your leftover biscuits in the next couple days, you can also store them in the freezer in a freezer bag and thaw them at a later date when you’re planning to use them.

How to Reheat Canned Biscuits in an Air Fryer

To reheat your canned biscuits in the air fryer, set your air fryer to 350 degrees, place your biscuits in the basket, and let them heat up for 2-3 minutes.

If you stored your biscuits in the freezer, you can actually reheat them while still frozen; to do so, simply add another 10 minutes to the recommended reheating time above, and make sure to flip the biscuits halfway through while reheating.

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Chris Pagnani

Chris Pagnani is a writer, SEO, coffee snob, and obsessive record collector here at Fetch. In his past life, he taught high school English before leaving education behind to spend several years touring around the country playing drums in a band.