Air fryer pizza rolls – the best way to cook pizza rolls. It is super quick, and gives perfectly crisp crunchy pizza rolls the way they are supposed to be. You will never microwave them again!
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How to cook Pizza Rolls in an Air Fryer
This post is about how to cook frozen pizza rolls in an air fryer. You can also make your own from egg roll wrappers, pizza sauce, mozzarella and whatever fillings take your fancy. Just follow my recipe for homemade pizza logs.
The instructions for cooking pizza rolls on the Totino’s pack gives three options: oven, toaster oven and microwave.
The oven and toaster oven options both take more than 10 minutes to cook, and there is the time it takes for the oven to heat up, so it ends up being quite a time-consuming process.
But I’m here to tell you: there is a better way!
The best way to cook frozen pizza rolls
Yes, in desperation we have all microwaved pizza rolls. Microwaving them is super quick, but I find the microwave leaves them a bit soft and not as appetizing as when they have been oven baked.
After my last batch of disappointing microwaved pizza rolls I decided there must be a better way. And then the thought occurred: can you air fry pizza rolls? Well happily, yes you can!
Air frying pizza rolls is the perfect middle ground between microwaving and baking in the oven.
It is quick like microwaving, but produces lovely crispy pizza rolls, the way they are supposed to be! If you have been wondering how to make pizza rolls crispy, then wonder no more!
I promise once you have tried air frying pizza rolls you will never go back to microwaving them!
How long do you cook pizza rolls in an air fryer?
According to the Totino’s packet instructions they should be cooked in an oven for 10-12 minutes. But, air fryers cook much quicker than conventional ovens, so you will need to cut that time down.
The exact time you need to cook the rolls in the air fryer depends on how powerful and efficient your air fryer model is.
5 minutes is the perfect time for my Philips Viva Airfryer. If you have another powerful brand like a Nuwave or a Ninja Foodi, then cook times will be similar.
Since all air fryers are different and cooking in different climates/regions gives different results, even if you have the same brand as me I would recommend starting by air frying for a shorter time and then putting the rolls back in the air fryer for a minute or two if needed.
You might find it useful to print out the recipe card below and make a note of the perfect length of time for your air fryer.
What temp do you cook pizza rolls in an air fryer?
Another difference between air frying and oven baking is that the air fryer usually doesn’t need to be as hot as the regular oven.
The packet instructions for Totino’s pizza rolls say they should be cooked at 425°F. However when air frying pizza rolls, don’t make the mistake of using the same temperature as you would with a regular oven!
Pizza rolls should be air fried at 380°F (190°C). This will ensure that they reach the correct temperature on the inside whilst being perfectly crispy on the outside (but not overcooked!).
FAQs & Tips
Placing pizza rolls in the air fryer
Pizza rolls are best cooked in a single layer. This will ensure that all sides of the pizza rolls cook evenly and they should have a uniform crispness all over. It is okay if they are overlapping a bit, just be sure to shake the basket half way through the cooking time.
Can pizza rolls be air fried?
Yes they can, in fact like many frozen foods, air frying is one of the best ways to cook them. Scroll down for the recipe card with details.
Can you cook frozen pizza rolls in the air fryer?
Yes, pizza rolls should be cooked from frozen (unless the pack instructions of the brand you have states otherwise).
How do you make pizza rolls from scratch?
Pizza rolls can be made easily using egg roll wrappers and the fillings of your choice. You can follow my recipe for homemade air fryer pizza logs to get you started.
Pizza Rolls Air Fryer Recipe Card
How to cook Totino's pizza rolls in an air fryer.
- 12 Totino's pizza rolls
- Place frozen pizza rolls in air fryer basket in a single layer - it is ok if they are touching.
- Place basket in air fryer, and air fry pizza rolls at 380°F (190°C) for 5-6 minutes.
- If pizza rolls are overlapping shake the basket halfway through the cooking time.
- Air fry pizza rolls until starting to turn golden brown. If you like them extra crisp you can cook them longer, increase time in 1 minute intervals to avoid overcooking them.
- Remove pizza rolls from the air fryer and then let stand for 2 minutes after cooking time is completed - remember they will be very hot inside!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g
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