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Easy Beignets

Avoid long lines and make these light and fluffy Easy Beignets at home . They are fried to golden perfection then smothered with powdered sugar. 
3.12 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert, Louisiana Favorites
Cuisine American/Southern
Servings 3


  • 1 8 oz can Pillsbury Original Crescent rolls
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • Powdered Sugar for Topping


  • In a frying pan with at least 2 inches of oil heat it up to between 325-350. I used a kitchen thermometer for this, the dough fries quickly.
  • On a floured surface roll out the crescent dough and press out the perforations
  • With a pizza cutter cut small rectangles
  • I worked with 3-4 pieces at a time drop the dough in the oil
  • As soon as it puffs up flip over the dough
  • Once both sides are golden brown remove the fried dough with a metal slotted spoon and drain them on paper towels
  • Continue frying until done
  • Serve hot and sprinkled liberally with sifted powdered sugar


If you can find the Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheet without perforations it can be used also


Serving: 2g
Keyword beignet recipe, easy beignets
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