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Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Bites

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Air Fryer Garlic parmesan bites are made from frozen bread dough and transformed into delightful garlic parmesan knots. In about 10 minutes of active prep time and 10 minutes of cook time, you will have a crispy on the outside tender on the inside breadstick ready to enjoy! Toss these in a delicious garlic butter sprinkled with parmesan for a perfect addition to pizza night! 

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Bites

Pizza is one of our favorite Friday night meals. Whether we are enjoying pizza tots, pizza cupcakes, or traditional homemade pepperoni pizza we are always paring it with these tasty Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Bites. 

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Bites

They are the perfect side to pizza! They are easy to make, flavorful, and a favorite in our house. They are soon to be a favorite in your home too. 

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Bites

How to Make Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Bites

  • Cut each dough ball in half to create 24 pieces total. Fold two pointy ends under and twist to create a ball shape. Place dough balls in the air fryer basket seam side down, 1” apart, placing extras on a greased baking sheet for the next batch. Brush both sides generously with canola oil (or spray with cooking spray). Cover with plastic wrap and rest in a warm place for 10-15 minutes, until slightly puffy.

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375℉. Working in batches, air fry for 6 minutes. Brush with more oil if they are not browning yet, flip over, and air fry an additional 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Watch them closely, all air fryers will cook dough differently. 

  • Place the butter and fresh garlic in a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave for 30 seconds. Add the parsley, garlic powder, and salt. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.

  • Toss the hot bread bites in the melted butter, and transfer to a serving bowl, sprinkle generously with parmesan cheese. Cover loosely with foil to keep them warm, or serve right away with pizza sauce and ranch dressing.
Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Bites

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Rather than shaping your dough into a ball, you can make breadsticks. Roll them to 6-inch strips. 
  • To make this recipe, we used Rhoades dinner rolls dough. You may choose a different dinner roll brand if you prefer. 
  • You will want to check your garlic parmesan bites after 5 minutes on the first batch. On your second batch, you will want to check them after 3 minutes as well as additional batches. 
  • When you microwave your garlic with your butter you will get beautiful garlic flavored butter. 
  • I like to use freshly grated parmesan for this recipe. If you don’t have this, use canned parmesan. I don’t recommend using bagged shredded parmesan as it does not melt well. 
  • Dip these in ranch or pizza sauce if you prefer.

Storage

If you have leftover air fryer garlic parmesan knots you will want them to completely cool. Once cooled, store at room temperature for 1 day. 

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Bites

Reheating

Reheat your air fryer garlic knots in the air fryer for about 2 minutes to crisp them back up as they warm back up. 

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Bites

You can also reheat them in the microwave for 6 seconds for a softer garlic knot. 

How to Thaw Your Frozen Dinner Rolls

  • Speed Thawing Directions: Preheat the oven to 175℉, then TURN IT OFF! Boil a few cups of water and pour it into a shallow baking dish on a lower rack in the oven. Grease a large baking sheet and place each dough ball a couple of inches apart. Spray the tops of each ball with nonstick cooking spray. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Place the pan with the dough balls above the dish of water. Let rise for 2 hours with the oven door closed. 
air fryer Garlic Parmesan Bites

Slow Rise: Around lunchtime, place frozen bread dough balls on a greased baking sheet, spray the tops with nonstick cooking spray, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and leave in a warm place in your kitchen to slowly rise.

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Bites

Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Air Fryer Garlic parmesan bites are made from frozen bread dough and transformed into delightful garlic parmesan knots. In about 10 minutes of active prep time and 10 minutes of cook time, you will have a crispy on the outside tender on the inside breadstick ready to enjoy! Toss these in a delicious garlic butter sprinkled with parmesan for a perfect addition to pizza night!

Ingredients

  • 12 frozen dinner roll dough balls, speed thawed according to pkg directions
  • 3 tablespoon canola oil, or nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 tablespoon salted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Cut each dough ball in half to create 24 pieces total. Fold two pointy ends under and twist to create a ball shape. Place dough balls in the air fryer basket seam side down, 1” apart, placing extras on a greased baking sheet for the next batch. Brush both sides generously with canola oil (or spray with cooking spray). Cover with plastic wrap and rest in a warm place for 10-15 minutes, until slightly puffy.
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 375℉. Working in batches, air fry for 6 minutes. Brush with more oil if they are not browning yet, flip over, and air fry an additional 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Watch them closely, all air fryers will cook dough differently. 
  3. Place the butter and fresh garlic in a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave for 30 seconds. Add the parsley, garlic powder, and salt. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  4. Toss the hot bread bites in the melted butter, and transfer to a serving bowl, sprinkle generously with parmesan cheese. Cover loosely with foil to keep them warm, or serve right away with pizza sauce and ranch dressing.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 334Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 770mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 14g

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