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Air Fryer Cheese Pigs in a Blanket

These little smokies pigs in a blanket are filled with a delicious cream cheese mixture that is seasoned perfectly, wrapped in a flakey, golden brown crescent and air fried in just 8 minutes.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Cheese Pigs in a Blanket, Easy Air Fryer Appetizer, Lil' Smokie Appetizer, Little Smokies
Servings: 24 Pigs in a Blanket
Author: Deliciously Seasoned


  • 8 ounce container of Pillsbury® original crescent rolls
  • 12 ounce package beef lit’l smokies, Hillshire Farms
  • 4 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • ½ teaspoon Slap Ya Mama seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder


  • Place a piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the air fryer basket and lightly spray with cooking spray, like extra virgin olive oil spray. (can just spray the basket if you do not have parchment paper)
  • In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  • Add seasonings and mix until combined.
  • Stir shredded cheese into cream cheese mixture.
  • On a clean surface, cut each triangle into 3 long strips. Repeat with the remaining crescent dough.
  • Spread some cheese mixture down the crescent strips.
  • Place a little smokie at the wider end of each strip, on top of the cheese mixture, and roll up.
  • Place 12 at a time into the basket. Lightly spray the tops of the crescents.
  • Cook at 330° for 8 minutes, turning over halfway through. Some cheese mixture will spill out.
  • Carefully remove and enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce.