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 need to turn your oven on! 😋
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How to cook pizza rolls in an air fryer
When you’re craving something to munch on, pizza rolls are an awesome snack. A great thing about using an air fryer to make these is that it’s quick! It’s just a few minutes to make these tasty pizza rolls (from freezer to face).
Air frying is the ultimate way to cook pizza rolls. It is quick like microwaving, yet gives perfectly crispy pizza rolls, that are ready in less time than it takes to heat up your oven! I promise once you have tried air frying pizza rolls you will never microwave them again!
Once you have tried air frying pizza rolls you will never microwave them again!
This post is about how to cook frozen pizza rolls in an air fryer. If you want a recipe for homemade pizza rolls, you can make them using wonton wrappers, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and your favorite pizza toppings. Check out this recipe for homemade air fryer pizza logs for all the details (just fold them into squares instead of logs).
Or, if you want a recipe to make pizza dough rolls, the check my recipe for air fryer pizza scrolls.
Scroll down for the printable air fryer pizza roll recipe card, or read on for all the details!
Frozen pizza rolls. You can use these direction to cook any brand of frozen pizza egg rolls. 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 using the exact same directions.
Optional oil spray. Pizza rolls don’t need any added oil to cook perfectly in an air fryer, but the secret to getting them extra crispy is to give them a quick spritz with olive oil before air frying.
Optional dipping sauce and toppings. Pizza rolls are awesome on their own, but they really do go best with something to dip them in, or something slathered over the top. Tomato sauce is good, tomato salsa, shredded cheese and sour cream (nacho-style) is better. See ‘Serving’ section below for more ideas.
Step 1: Preheat 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 (like most frozen food) I have definitely had better results using a preheated air fryer.
Step 2: Place pizza rolls in air fryer. 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 cooking 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.
Step 3: Air fry pizza rolls. Air fry pizza rolls for 5-8 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
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.
Check frequently to ensure they do not end up overcooked. 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, make a note (print off the recipe card below) and try cooking for a minute or two shorter next time.
Step 4: Serve and devour as soon as they have cooled down enough to eat!
Note: 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). 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.
Let me know in the comments below what air fryer you have and how long it takes to air fry frozen pizza rolls to perfection.
Once they are cooked to your liking, serve the pizza rolls with dipping sauce. I like plain old tomato sauce, or BBQ sauce, but ranch dressing, or sour cream are also really great options.
Alternatively, 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 but are still piping hot.
- Sprinkle with bacon bits or chopped pepperoni
- Serve them like nachos topped with chili and shredded cheese, tomato salsa, sour cream guacamole etc.
- Drizzle with pesto
- Serve in a bun, or roll in a tortilla with cheese and marinara 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!
Storing and reheating
Store any leftover pizza rolls in an air-tight container in the refrigerator, and use within 3 days.
You can reheat the pizza rolls in the air fryer, air fry for around 2 minutes until warmed through. Alternatively, you can reheat them in the microwave, 30-60 seconds on high (though they won’t be as crispy as if you reheat in the air fryer).
FAQs & tips
Yes, pizza rolls should be cooked from frozen (unless the pack instructions of the brand you have states otherwise).
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.
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
How to cook pizza rolls in an air fryer (from frozen).
- 12 frozen pizza rolls
- Place frozen pizza rolls in air fryer basket in a single layer - it is OK if they are touching [Note 1].
- Place basket in air fryer, and cook pizza rolls at 380°F (190°C) for 5-8 minutes. Flip the pizza rolls over halfway through the cooking time if required [Note 2].
- 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 at least 2 minutes after cooking time is completed - remember they will be very hot inside!
- For extra crispy pizza rolls, spritz them with olive oil before air frying.
- Some air fryers require the food to be turned during cooking, check your manual if you are unsure if this is required for your air fryer.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g
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