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Pizza Rolls in Air Fryer (The Perfect Recipe)

When you’re craving pizza rolls, you want them to be as crispy and mouthwatering as possible. And using your air fryer is the best way to do that! I’ve been in love with pizza rolls since my childhood. I used to have a pizza roll party with my friends.

To relive those memories, I wanted to try homemade recipes for pizza rolls in an air fryer. My childhood memories inspired me to make this tasty, traditional snack.

To make them, you need to place pizza rolls in a single layer in the air fryer basket. If desired, use cooking spray made with olive oil or coconut oil. Pizza rolls are air-fried for 8 minutes at 380°F while being shaken halfway through.

Use garlic mayo and parmesan cheese to add more taste to the pizza rolls. You need to top them up once they’re crispy and golden brown. Once you do it, they go to another level of deliciousness.

For detailed recipes, you need to follow along with me throughout the article. Are you ready for that?

Let’s get started!

What Ingredients Are Needed For Air Fried Pizza Rolls?

You need a variety of ingredients to make perfect pizza rolls.

First and foremost, we need pizza rolls. They can be of any brand. I prefer American Gardens. Using a 24.8-ounce bag, I made multiple matches.

Add some unsalted butter and freshly grated Parmesan cheese to add significant texture and taste to your pizza rolls.

You need some fresh chopped parsley or dried parsley as you see fit. Moreover, you can add basil or Italian seasoning. Some people also like mint seasoning too. Some add red pepper flakes to give more zing to their pizza rolls.

Depending on your preferences, you can add a little less (or more) or completely omit them. It varies from person to person.

Let’s have a look at the procedure.

Ninja Air Fryer
Air fryers are easy to use


First of all, place pizza rolls in the single fryer basket. You can use olive or coconut oil to brush it up. You can work up in batches too. Spray the rolls with olive oil and air-fried them for 8 minutes at 380°F. Shake the basket halfway through.

In a small bowl, combine some melted butter, parsley, garlic, and red pepper flakes, and add salt to taste.

Once cooked, take the pizza rolls out of the air fryer and place them in the dish. The pizza rolls should be fully coated after being poured with the garlic mixture.

Add some extra shredded cheese and serve with ketchup.

Nutrition Content

Have a look at the nutrition content of air-fried pizza rolls.

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Nutrients in air-fried pizza rolls

How Long Do Frozen Pizza Rolls Need To Be Cooked In An Air  Fryer?

Set the timer for 8 minutes and heat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit. Depending on the size of your air fryer basket, add 18 to 20 frozen pizza rolls in a single layer to the basket.

Avoiding overcooking the pizza rolls is the greatest approach to stop them from bursting. They will crack open if you cook them for an excessively long time or at a high temperature.

Pizza rolls crackup when steam builds in them. Depending on the model of your air fryer, you might require a 10 to 15-second time reduction in the cooking to avoid the build-up of steam.

Air fryer pizza
Pepperoni pizza in the air fryer

How to Use An Instant Pot Air Fryer to Cook Frozen Pizza Rolls?

You need to cook pizza rolls in an instant pot air fryer for 15 minutes at 380 F.

First, place the frozen pizza rolls in the basket. Then place it in the instant pot. Later on, Top the air fryer lid securely.

For optimum results, don’t add more than two levels.

After three minutes, open the cover and gently rotate them using tongs. For an extra three minutes, air fried with the cover replaced.

After 15 minutes of cooking, take them out of the air fryer and let them cool down. Finally, serve with your preferred dipping sauce.

Why Use An Air Fryer Instead Of An Oven For Making Pizza Rolls?

It takes less time to cook pizza rolls in an air fryer compared to an oven. Making healthy and delicious rolls in the air fryer only takes 8 minutes. Making them in the oven would require twice as much time.

Plus, pizza rolls come out incredibly crispy thanks to the air fryer’s lack of additional oil! They simply don’t become crispy in the oven.

Once you’ve made these rolls in the air fryer, you won’t want to make them any other way. These can be prepared as a light appetizer or snack. I frequently make them when I’m short on time.

Instructions for Different Sizes Of Pizza Rolls

You need to know that pizza rolls should be spread out evenly in one layer in the air fryer basket. They won’t cook evenly if the basket is packed too full.

Pizza rolls of the standard size:

Air fry at 380°F/193°C for 8-10 minutes until brown and almost oozing with filling. About halfway through cooking, shake and turn them over.

For mini-pizza rolls

Air fry at 380°F/193°C for 5-8 minutes. Note that they should turn golden brown. About halfway through cooking, shake and turn the food over. Allow them to cool off for a few minutes, so the filling isn’t too hot to handle.

Enjoy them slowly and intensely.

How Do You Make Pizza Rolls Without Them Blowing Up in An Air Fryer?

Due to the steam buildup in pizza rolls, they burst up mid-cooking. To avoid this, poke a few holes on the top of the rolls with a fork.

At the 4-minute mark, turn over each pizza roll if you’re using an air fryer oven. If you’re using an air fryer with a basket, shake it up.

Given how simple they cook, I believe it is safe to say that air fryers are swiftly gaining popularity. Air fryers are the stars of many kitchens, whether you are cooking from scratch or just reheating frozen meals in your air fryer.

I’ll share some tips with you:

  1. Allow the pizza rolls to cool totally before consuming. There will be plenty of hot cheese and tomato sauce within!
  2. These were fried in one layer in the air. You may need to cook them longer if you add more than one layer to the air fryer.
  3. For even cooking, shake the air fryer basket halfway through the cooking time.
  4. You can use these directions to make pizza bits, pizza snacks, or pizza poppers; the brand of pizza rolls I used was Totino’s Pizza Rolls (pepperoni).
pizza bits made in air fryer
Crispiest pizza bits

How Are Totino’s Pizza Rolls Made?

You can make Totino’s Pizza Rolls in air fryers, ovens, and microwaves in just a few minutes.

In Microwave: 

You can use frozen rolls for a quick yummy snack.

First, place your rolls in an even layer on a dish. Place it in the microwave. Heat for about 2-5 minutes, depending on your microwave temperature setting.

Finally, take them out once cooked and enjoy.

For Oven and Toaster Oven:

Preheat the oven to 425 F for 2-3 minutes. Place the pizza rolls on a baking sheet or toaster oven plate in a single layer. Bake at a temperature of 425 F for 15 minutes. For the final two minutes of cooking, let it stand.

The filling must be hot, so take your first bite slowly and enjoy the bursting of flavors in your mouth.

Do Air Fryer Pizza Rolls Taste Good?

The ultimate snack is air fryer pizza rolls. Cooking pizza rolls in the air fryer is very fast and produces the most perfectly crispy pizza rolls you’ve ever tasted, all in less time than it takes your oven to heat up!

The most promising recommendation I’ve seen is to bake at a lower temperature (about 375 degrees Fahrenheit), lengthening your cook time, and flipping them halfway through.

How Can You Make Pizza Rolls Crunchier?

Spray a neutral flavor oil, such as vegetable oil, on your pizza rolls to help them crisp up even more.

The strong flavor of olive oil may clash with the subtle flavor of pizza rolls. If you do use oil, consider adding some garlic powder as well.

Final Thoughts

  • There are multiple recipes we can try in air fryers. One of them is “pizza rolls” they’re best when you cook in an air fryer.
  • The accurate time and temperature range from 6-8 minutes at 380 Degrees F.
  • Apart from air fryers, we can use ovens and microwaves too. But air fries give us the best results with more crisp and deliciousness.
  • I’ve mentioned the instructions for making air-fried pizza rolls. To get the best results, follow step by step. Serve them with butter and garlic sauce.
Air frying pizza rolls; The best way!

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