Air fryer pizza rolls – the best way to cook pizza rolls. It is super quick, and gives lovely crispy crunchy pizza rolls the way they are supposed to be. You will never microwave them again!
(Note: if you are looking for a recipe to make homemade pizza rolls, you can follow my recipe for homemade air fryer pizza logs and fold them into squares instead of rolling, or this recipe if you are wanting to cook frozen pizza in an air fryer.)
The best method for cooking Totino’s Pizza Rolls
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. If I want a quick snack there is no way I am going to spend that long.
We have all microwaved pizza rolls. Microwaving pizza rolls is super quick, but they are never quite as good as when they have been baked. I find the microwave leaves them a bit soggy 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 crunchy pizza rolls, the way they are supposed to be! I promise once you have tried air frying pizza rolls you will never go back to microwaving them!
How long to cook pizza rolls in air fryer
Air fry the pizza rolls from frozen (no need to defrost). Place the pizza rolls in a single layer in the air fryer basket, and cook for about 5 minutes.
5 minutes is the perfect time for my Philips viva airfryer, but I would usually check on the pizza rolls after about 4 and a half minutes and the adjust the cooking time if I thought they need it (you don’t need to stop the air fryer, just pull the draw out for a quick peek). After a bit of trial and error I discovered 5 minutes is perfect for my air fryer.
Since all air fryers are different and cooking in different climates/regions gives different results I would recommend starting by air frying for a shorter time and then putting the pizza rolls back in the air fryer for a minute or two if needed. There is nothing worse than over-cooked pizza rolls!
If you are the sort of person who likes air fryer pizza-based snacks and air frying, you might also like to try my recipe for homemade pizza logs in an air fryer or air fryer toast pizza. Or, if you are looking for a quick and easy light lunch try air fryer pizzas (p.s. if you’re super short on time try cooking a frozen pizza in your air fryer).
Pizza Rolls Air Fryer Recipe
- 12 Totino's pizza rolls
- Arrange frozen pizza rolls in the air fryer basket in a single layer, ensure they are not overlapping.
- Place basket in air fryer, and air fry pizza rolls at 380°F (190°C) for 5-6 minutes until starting to turn golden brown. If you like them extra crispy you can cook them longer.
- 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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