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Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

Air fryer pizza rolls – the best way to cook pizza rolls. It is super quick, and cooks perfectly crisp pizza rolls the way they are supposed to be with no extra oil. You will never microwave them again!

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Air fried pizza rolls on a black plate with tomato sauce.
Perfectly crispy air fryer pizza rolls.

This post is about how to cook frozen pizza rolls in an air fryer, but you can also make your own from egg roll wrappers, pizza sauce, mozzarella and diced pepperoni or whatever fillings take your fancy. Just follow my recipe for homemade air fryer pizza logs. Or, if you want a recipe to make rolled up pizza dough rolls, the check my recipe for air fryer pizza scrolls.

How to cook pizza rolls in an air fryer

Air frying is the prefect way to cook pizza rolls. It gives perfectly crispy pizza rolls, in less time than it takes to heat up your oven!

The instructions for cooking pizza rolls on the Totino’s pack gives three options: oven, toaster oven and microwave. But actually there is a fourth option, and it is my favorite way to cook them. After my last batch of disappointing microwaved pizza rolls I wondered: can you air fry pizza rolls? Well you you can, and they will be the best pizza rolls you have ever tasted!

Air frying pizza rolls is the perfect middle ground between microwaving and baking in the oven. It is quick like microwaving, but produces perfectly crispy 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 or baking them in the oven!

I normally use Totino’s pizza rolls, but Annie’s Pizza Poppers, Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Snacks, or Kroger Pizza Snack Rolls can all be cooked in the same way.

Read on for all the details on how to air fry pizza rolls, or scroll down for the printable recipe card!

Air fried pizza rolls on a white background
Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

Air frying times

Frozen pizza rolls take between 5 and 8 minutes to cook in an air fryer. The exact time needed will depend on a couple of factors like how powerful and efficient your air fryer model is and how many pizza rolls you are air frying.

If you have a powerful brand of air fryer like a Philips, a Nuwave or a Ninja Foodi, then expect cook times to be closer to 5 minutes. A less powerful model will need longer.

It can be hard to get the cook time exactly right the first time you try cooking pizza rolls, so I would recommend checking often during the cooking time (from around 4 minutes). They are cooked when they are golden brown and crispy.

You will know if you have cooked the pizza rolls for too long, as you will find that they burst during cooking and spill filling into your air fryer pan. If this happens to you, check that you had the air fryer set to the correct temperature, and try cooking for a minute or two shorter next time.

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.

Let me know in the comments below what air fryer you have and how long it takes to air fry frozen pizza rolls.

Air frying temperature

Pizza rolls should be air fried at 380 degrees 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!).

This is another difference between air frying and oven baking – the air fryer usually doesn’t need to be as hot as the regular oven. Don’t make the mistake of using the oven temperature on the packet when you are cooking pizza rolls in an air fryer!

If you have other frozen foods you would like to cook in an air fryer, try using my air fryer conversion calculator to work out the cooking time and temperature needed (°F and °C options).

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F (190°C). Some air fryers state you don’t need to preheat them, but for foods with a short cook time I have definitely had better results cooking with a preheated air fryer.
  2. Add the pizza rolls in a single layer. It is OK if they are touching, but if they are overlapping or piled up then the cook time will be longer and you will need to make sure you shake the basket a few times during cooking to make sure they cook evenly.
  3. Air fry pizza rolls. Cook time will be between 5 and 8 minutes. Check frequently to ensure they do not end up overcooked.
  4. Enjoy! Dunk in pizza sauce or your favorite dipping sauce. Just remember they will be super hot when they are freshly out of the air fryer!
Frozen pizza rolls in air fryer basket.
Place pizza rolls in air fryer basket in a single layer.
Pizza rolls air fryer and spatula.
Air fry pizza rolls until golden brown and crispy.

How to serve pizza rolls

Once they are cooked to your liking, serve the pizza rolls with dipping sauce. I like plain old tomato sauce, or BBQ, but ranch dressing, or sour cream are also a great match.

If you want some ideas for how to dress up pizza rolls you could try:

  • Sprinkling grated Parmesan cheese over the top once they are out of the air fryer
  • Serve them like nachos topped with chili and cheese, tomato salsa, sour cream guacamole etc.
  • Drizzle with pesto
  • Serve in a bun, or roll in a tortilla with cheese and marinara sauce
Air fried pizza rolls in a black bowl with white dipping sauce.
Serve air fryer pizza rolls with dipping sauce.

However you serve them, remember pizza rolls will be very hot on the inside when they are fresh out of the air fryer, so bite with caution!

FAQs & tips

Can you pile pizza rolls up 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.

How to make pizza rolls extra crispy

You don’t need to add any extra oil when air frying pizza rolls, but if you want them super crispy then you can add a spritz or two of olive oil before cooking.

Here are some other frozen foods that are awesome cooked in an air fryer:

If you have other frozen foods you would like to cook in an air fryer, try using my air fryer conversion calculator to work out the cooking time and temperature needed (°F and °C options).

Pizza rolls air fryer recipe card

Air fried pizza rolls on a black plate with tomato sauce.
Yield: 2 Servings

Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

How to cook pizza rolls in an air fryer (from frozen).


  • 12 Totino's pizza rolls


  1. Place frozen pizza rolls in air fryer basket in a single layer - it is OK if they are touching.
  2. Place basket in air fryer, and cook pizza rolls at 380°F (190°C) for 5-8 minutes, gently shaking the basket halfway through the cooking time to redistribute the rolls.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

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