This air fryer pizza rolls recipe is so convenient and easy! Cook pizza rolls for a perfect after-school snack for a bunch of hungry kids. There’s nothing that’s more of a crowd-pleaser than frozen air fryer pizza rolls.
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Pizza rolls are the perfect snack! When I was a kid, I remember eating Jeno’s pizza rolls. We loved those bite-size mini pizza snacks bursting with pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese.
If you remember Jeno’s and were wondering why you can’t find them anymore, it’s because it was sold to General Mills and was renamed Totino’s pizza rolls.
My fondness for pizza bites didn’t last into adulthood but when my kids were younger, I would make pizza rolls for Superbowl or New Year’s eve as a special treat. And I can’t lie – I may have taste-tested a pizza roll or two!
Since I got my air fryer, I’ve been making lots of easy air fryer recipes, from air fryer brussel sprouts, to thawed chicken wings, frozen chicken wings, and frozen french fries. I’ve even baked a delicious pound cake in the air fryer.
Making pizza rolls in an air fryer is an easy way to get crispy pizza rolls that get done fast when you want an easy snack.
Tips for Making Crispy Air Fryer Pizza Rolls
Preheat your air fryer for a couple of minutes before adding the pizza rolls and flip the pizza rolls or shake the basket halfway through the cook time in order to get them to cook evenly.
For best results, don’t thaw before air frying pizza rolls.
You don’t need to place the pizza rolls in a single layer in the air fryer. You can stack them but don’t overcrowd the basket, which would prevent the hot air from circulating. I like to limit each batch to half of a (50 count) bag of pizza rolls.
If you need to make a larger quantity, do it in multiple batches. You can reheat the prior batches for 1-2 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit if they cool down too much.
Serve the pizza rolls alone or with your favorite dipping sauce. Here are some suggestions on sauces to serve with pizza rolls:
Every air fryer will vary. The first time you make pizza rolls in the air fryer, monitor and check on them 2 minutes before the cooking time is up. Adjust the recipe as needed in the future.
If you’re making mini pizza rolls, decrease the cooking time by 1 to 2 minutes.
You shouldn’t need to use oil in this recipe. I haven’t had any issues with sticking. If you want to use a light coating of oil spray it can help make pizza rolls extra crispy.
The air fryer time is about 8 minutes. Cook the pizza rolls at 380 degrees Fahrenheit. Shake them halfway through.
I used Totino’s pizza rolls because they are the most widely available. You can find different kinds with your favorite pizza toppings like pepperoni, cheese, or sausage. There are different brands available including generic pizza rolls from the grocery store, Annie’s pizza poppers, or Michelina’s.
It’s kind of difficult to keep pizza rolls from expoding. Pizza rolls typically burst because steam builds up inside and the pressure causes them to explode and the pizza roll filling escapes. The best way to reduce the bursting is to take them out when they start bursting.
Check on them periodically during the cooking process after 6 minutes. I find that they taste just as good, if not better when they burst and the tomato sauce and cheese ooze out!
If you find that the pizza rolls are undercooked, add an extra minute or two to the air frying time.
Store leftover pizza rolls in an airtight container. They can be reheated by air frying them for 2 to 3 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
How many pizza rolls you can fit in one batch will depend on the capacity of the basket of the air fryer. My Cosori air fryer has much more room than my Instant Pot Duo Crisp air fryer.
You can do it in two batches if you need to air fry double the quantity. The second batch may take less time to cook because the air fryer is hot.
How to cook frozen pizza rolls in the air fryer
- Keep pizza rolls frozen until ready to use
- Place frozen pizza rolls in air fryer basket or tray
- Air fry frozen pizza rolls, and flip them halfway through the cooking process
- Transfer pizza rolls to serving platter
- Serve with dipping sauce if desired
See totinos pizza rolls air fryer recipe details below
Air Fryer Frozen Pizza Rolls
- ½ package frozen pizza rolls (50 count package) *
Air Fryer Instructions
- Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes. **
- Add the frozen pizza rolls to the air fryer basket.
- Cook frozen pizza rolls for 8 minutes at 380 degrees Fahrenheit, turning them over with tongs or shaking the basket at the 4 minute mark.
- Transfer the pizza rolls to a serving platter and serve with a dipping sauce if desired e.g. ranch dressing, sriracha sauce, marinara sauce, salsa. The pizza rolls are very hot when they come out of the air fryer!
- * Totino’s brand pizza rolls were used in this recipe. Nutrition information is for Totino’s pepperoni pizza rolls.
- Don’t thaw before you air fry pizza rolls.
- ** Preheat the air fryer if the air fryer doesn’t have a built-in preheat functionality.
- Every air fryer will vary. The first time you make this recipe, monitor the pizza rolls and adjust the air frying time as needed.
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