These Air Fryer Pizza Rolls are delicious and so easy to make you'll never look back. I make these for my family all the time, as they're so much more fun than a regular pizza. Air frying Pizza Rolls will be your new 'go-to recipe' for a quick fix! Use your favorite toppings and enjoy!
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What Are Pizza Rolls?
Pizza Rolls are delicious rolls of pizza made using different toppings/ingredients but with the basics of: Pizza Dough, sauce and cheese. The rest is your own preference!
Made famous by a brand of frozen pizza rolls (Totino's) that also cook best in the air fryer, but they're not as good as the homemade version. I cooked both versions to show you in this post. Here's how the Totino's pizza rolls air fryer version looks:
Totino's Pizza Rolls are ok, one thing I've learned about those though is you can't eat them right after they're cooked - unless you want a scorched palate! Trust me. Pop one of those in your mouth and you'll never do it again, lol.
Cooking these pizza rolls in the air fryer though is the best way to cook them. In the microwave they are soft and soggy. In the oven it takes a little longer than I'd like. Totino's Pizza Rolls air fryer version will have you converted.
You will need:
- Refrigerated Classic Pizza Crust
- Your favorite pizza sauce
- Pepperoni (and/or your favorite toppings)
- Freshly grated mozzarella
What Toppings Should I Use For My Pizza Rolls?
Here, the world is your oyster. Literally. Whatever your favorite pizza topping is you can use. Just bear in mind the size of the roll when applying the ingredients.
- Banana Pepper
- Bell Peppers
- Ground Meat
- Taco meat
I could go on and on. But you get the idea.
How To Make
Step One: Lay out your pizza dough/crust carefully on parchment paper.
Step Two: Spread your preferred pizza sauce all over the dough, evenly.
Step Three: Add your fillings followed by mozzarella.
Step Four: Roll the pizza dough on the long edge, for this you can use the parchment paper to help if necessary.
Step Five: Once you have your pizza roll made (with the seam at the bottom) cut the roll in half. Then each half in half again... until you have 8 even slices.
Step Six: Line your air fryer basket with parchment paper and arrange the pizza rolls evenly spaced.
Cook at 320°F for 11 minutes.
How To Serve
What would you serve with pizza? The same goes for these Pizza Rolls. You could add a pizza sauce on the side for dipping. Maybe a garlic butter. I've even seen people dip their pizza in ranch dressing. These are a finger food and can just be eaten straight off the platter, so they are actually great for Game Day food and parties too!
Due to the fact that there is meat and cheese you will need to store these in an air tight container in the refrigerator (once cooled completely). They will be fresh for 4-5 days and the best way to reheat them is actually back into the air fryer. Did you know that reheating pizza in the air fryer is actually the best way to reheat pizza?
Try it. That pizza tastes just like it did when it was fresh! Just pop into the air fryer at 350°F for 5 minutes.
Fresh Homemade Pizza Rolls
- 1 Can Refrigerated Classic Pizza Crust
- ½ Cup Pizza Sauce
- 3oz Pepperoni Slices
- ½lb Mozzarella, freshly grated
Frozen Pizza Rolls
- 1 Bag Totino's Pizza Rolls
Fresh Homemade Pizza Rolls
- Preheat Air Fryer to 320°F.
- Lay out the pizza dough evenly on a piece of parchment paper.
- Using the back of a spoon evenly spread the pizza sauce all over the pizza dough.
- Lay out the pepperoni evenly and sprinkle the cheese all over.
- On the long edge roll up (like a Swiss roll). You can use the parchment paper to help if needed.
- Using a sharp knife slice the roll evenly.
- Line your air fryer basket with parchment paper and arrange the sliced rolls (messy side down) on the parchment paper.
- Air fry for 11 minutes.
Frozen Totino's Pizza Rolls
- Preheat Air Fryer to 380°F.
- Arrange frozen Pizza Rolls evenly in basket.
- Cook for 7 Minutes. Give basket a shake when there's 3 minutes left.
I found using thin crust pizza dough was a little tricky to form the shape needed for the rectangle. Classic pizza dough works best for this recipe.
Use a block of mozzarella and grate it yourself. You won't be disappointed. Prepackaged grated cheese is full of starches to help it not clump together - which in turn doesn't melt as good as freshly grated cheese.
You can use any pizza topping you wish in this recipe. I keep it simple as my kids are big pepperoni pizza guys, but mushrooms, olives, peppers, onions... all the usual pizza toppings will work well with this recipe.
This recipe will work in the oven. Preheat oven to 350°F and cook for 30-35 minutes.
Different Air Fryers are a little different in the way they cook. I use the Vortex Plus by Instant (they make the instant pots) and it works super well.
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Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 275Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 33mgSodium 584mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 12g
This nutritional information is for the homemade pizza rolls and is provided automatically by Nutritionix.
Cooked at 320°F for 11 minutes works great using my air fryer (Instant) though these times might vary somewhat depending on your brand. But it should be close.
These should be cooked in a preheated air fryer at 380°F for 6-7 minutes. Any more and you'll see they start popping. Give the basket a shake when there is 3 minutes left.
Definitely. I have cooked three ways. Microwave (yuck). Oven (ok) and Air Fryer (yum!). Nothing beats it as it's quicker than the oven and a little crispier!
Yes. Allow to cool completely then wrap in first paper towel, then plastic wrap and place into a freezer safe resealable bag. They will be good in the freezer for 3 months like that. When it comes time to defrost, do so in the refrigerator then add back to the air fryer at 350°F for 5 minutes.