Air fryer pizza rolls are the ultimate snack. Cooking pizza rolls in the air fryer is super quick, and results in the most perfectly crispy pizza rolls you have ever tasted, all in less time than it takes your oven to heat up!
How to cook pizza rolls in an air fryer
Looking for a quick and easy appetizer for your next party, or just a quick snack? Air fryer pizza rolls are the perfect solution!
These delicious little snacks can be made in an air fryer in just minutes, and they’re always a crowd favorite (perfect for game day!).
Just pop them in the air fryer and in minutes you’ll have a hot, crispy appetizer that everyone will love, with no need to turn your oven on (also they’ll be perfectly crispy, not like if you microwaved them).
Air frying frozen food is the perfect way to cook them because it is so quick, you are not adding a ton of oil like if you fried them, yet they turn out perfectly crispy.
Some other favorites to try are: air fryer curly fries, air fryer egg rolls, or air fryer mac and cheese bites. And if you want more than just a snack you can even cook frozen pizza in the air fryer!
Scroll down for the printable card for this pizza rolls air fryer recipe, or read on for all the details.
What are pizza rolls?
Pizza rolls are a tasty frozen snack made from pizza sauce and other fillings wrapped in an egg roll/ wonton wrapper, sold in the USA.
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, 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 directions to cook any brand of frozen pizza egg rolls. I normally use Totinos 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 (note: try to avoid using generic ‘cooking spray’ because it can damage the non-stick coating of your air fryer).
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 frozen 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 frozen pizza rolls for 5-8 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Check frequently to ensure they do not end up overcooked.
Step 4: Serve and devour!
Dunk in your favorite dipping sauce and devour. As soon as they have cooled down enough to eat that is!
How long to cook pizza rolls in the air fryer
It can be hard to get the cook time exactly right the first time you try cooking pizza rolls. 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.
I would recommend checking often during the cooking time from around 4 minutes onwards.
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.
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 your favorite sauce for dipping. I like plain old tomato ketchup, 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 airtight 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.
Pizza rolls air fryer recipe card
Air Fryer Pizza Rolls
How to cook pizza rolls in an air fryer.
- 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: 262Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 479mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g
Nutrition information is an estimate and provided for informational purposes only.
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Monday 11th of October 2021
Awesome recipes!! Just purchased air fryer this last week!!
Tuesday 23rd of March 2021
Really quick way to cook pizza rolls, and really crispy!