How to Air Fry Pizza Rolls Like A Pro

How to Air Fry Pizza Rolls

If you’re a mom, you’d understand the pain of choosing frozen items for your kids. Not because frozen items are not healthy, but because deep frying may result in many health issues.

I will forever be grateful for the advanced technology for introducing air fryers because we can enjoy fried food without feeling guilty at all.

And that’s why many people, including myself, love pizza rolls. They are an excellent bite-sized appetizer cuisine with cheese, tomato sauce, mouth-watering toppings and much more!

Pizza rolls are also popularly used as kids’ lunch box snack cuisine contrary to pizza bites because of the health and convenience benefits.

Now, I know air fryer comes with its own set of instructions, but people, particularly mothers are also so concerned about doing their air frying right. This is why I wrote this comprehensive guide on how to air fry pizza rolls properly.

So, let’s begin!

How to cook air fryer pizza rolls?

You must be thinking to set aside a few things to cook perfectly crispy pizza rolls in air fryer, but the truth is: you just need two things to cook pizza rolls in air fryer.

Excellent quality pizza rolls and an air fryer.

As simple as that.

So, this is how you cook pizza rolls in the air fryer. Once you’ve master the pizza roll, then you’re ready to learn how too reheat a burrito like a boss!

Preheat the air fryer

For cooking crunchy, scrumptious pizza rolls, preheat the air fryer to the recommended temperature; of 400°F to ensure the rolls cook evenly.

Place the rolls in the air fryer

After preheating your oven, place the pizza rolls in the air fryer basket in a single later to avoid overcrowding and allow even cooking.

Cook frozen pizza rolls in an air fryer

Put the air fryer basket into the air fryer and cook pizza rolls at the recommended temperature for around 8 minutes. Meanwhile, keep tracking the progress and shake the basket halfway through gently for proper cooking.

Flip the pizza rolls for better results

I also advise flipping the pizza rolls for a cooking pizza rolls extra crispy and crunchy. Use tongs or a spatula to gently flip the pizza rolls halfway through the cooking time.

Check for doneness

After 8 minutes, check the pizza rolls for doneness. If the pizza rolls are golden brown and super crispy, you’re done. If not, they need more time in the oven.

Serve immediately and enjoy the awesomeness

When your pizza rolls are all brown and crunchy, remove them carefully using tongs or a spatula. Wait for a few minutes to let the filling cool down and serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce or any favorite sauce to enjoy the chompy chunky pizza rolls bites.

Note: You can also top your pizza rolls with marinara sauce or more pizza sauce to add flavor.

Air fryer pizza rolls with garlic butter and parmesan cheese

I love pizza rolls so much that I’m always trying new, exciting recipes, sometimes from the recipe card and sometimes, through research. By far, my favorite and easy air fryer recipe is with garlic butter and parmesan cheese.

The sublime taste of garlic butter with a dash of oregano, parsley and crushed red pepper is something to devour. Also, the parmesan cheese adds more flavor to this recipe. I often make air fryer pizza rolls this way and everyone loves it! Why not add some delicious tater tots to go with your pizza rolls.

Easy air fryer recipes for frozen pizza rolls

If you’re someone who doesn’t enjoy ready-to-eat frozen pizza rolls from the store, I’ve got a delicious recipe for you.

Things you need:

  1. 3 one-ounce slices of string cheese (sliced in half crosswise)
  2. 10 ounces of refrigerated pizza dough
  3. 3.5 ounces of pizza-style Canadian bacon
  4. 1/3 cup of pizza sauce
  5. Cornmeal (optional)
  6. Oregano (as desired)

How to cook:

  1. On your frying basket, lightly apply non stick cooking spray and sprinkle a thin layer of cornmeal on the parchment paper
  2. Press the dough to make a rectangle and cut into squares. Stuff the Canadian bacon in the middle of each square and place oregano on top of it.
  3. Add string cheese and pizza sauce on top and create small packets of pizza rolls.
  4. Once you’re done making the rolls, put them in the air fryer and air fry pizza rolls on the desired temperature until you get golden brown and crispy pizza rolls

Serve it with any of your favorite pizza toppings and sauce. If you love our tips on pizza roles, then you gotta check out our guide to air frying hot pockets like a boss.


Should we sprat the basket or use parchment paper

Do I need a cooking spray or parchment paper to fry pizza rolls?

Personally, I don’t like placing parchment paper and the pizza rolls come just fine without burning or sticking. However, you can always place parchment paper as it takes nothing. As far as the cooking spray is concerned, I don’t advise spraying the basket as it might affect the flavor. But, if you still want to, you can apply a thin layer of olive oil using a brush to every distribute the oil on the basket.

Can I cook frozen air fryer pizza rolls?

If your pizza rolls are frozen, you can definitely cook them in the air fryer. Just give them a few more minutes to thaw out and cook completely.

What sauce is good with pizza rolls?

I love my pizza rolls with garlic butter, ranch dressing, Hot sauce or buffalo sauce, parmesan cheese, nacho cheese, and marinara sauce. You can even try your pizza rolls with ketchup. Also, if you want to play safe with some nice pizza-like flavor, go for pizza sauce.

Can you keep pizza rolls in the fridge?

Yes, you can refrigerate frozen, leftover pizza rolls in an airtight container for up to 5 to 7 days.

How to cook frozen pizza rolls without them exploding?

Pizza rolls explode quite often. But, there are ways to stop them from exploding such as:

  1. Placing parchment paper over the top of pizza rolls
  2. Avoid overcooking them
  3. Always cook at a lower temperature. If the temperature is high, pizza rolls explode.
  4. Use a smaller basket or baking tray when cooking pizza rolls

Are pizza rolls good for lunch?

Yes, they are absolutely adored by children and adults as popular snack items. Also, they have a few ingredients and are ready in just minutes, so easy to cook and serve.

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