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April 18, 2021

Air Fryer Pizza Rolls | Quick & Easy

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A plate of air fryer pizza rolls with ranch dipping sauce

 

Air Fryer Pizza Rolls are the quick and easy way to get lunch or dinner on the table in minutes.  They turn our crispy golden brown and delicious every time!  

 

For today’s post, we are using frozen pizza rolls in the air fryer.  They are the perfect easy dinner idea everyone in the family will love.  Prepping for game day, too?  They are the perfect, quick snack. 

Air frying is a seemingly magical cooking method in which foods are fried with a powerful flow of air to crisp and golden brown perfection—with little to no oil.  Simply drop the pizza rolls in the air fryer basket, set your cooking time and temperature and you’re good to go.  

 

Frozen pizza rolls in the basket of an air fryer

 

When cooking frozen pizza rolls in an air fryer, there are number of things you will want to consider including thickness, fillings and size.  Also, it’s important to remember every air fryer has a different cooking power.  Once you have made your first dish in the air fryer, you’ll have the best feel for how fast and what temperature works best.  

What we love about air frying is you can quickly and easily check on what you’re cooking and adjust time or cooking temperature, if needed.  

For this recipe, we used Pepperoni Totinos Pizza Rolls, but are including a number of other tasty options, along with recommended cooking times and temperatures, below.  

 

 

WHY WE LOVE AIR FRYER PIZZA ROLLS

  • Air fryer frozen pizza rolls require less cooking time and clean-up than a conventional oven. 
  • They turn our crispy and golden brown every time. 
  • Frozen pizza rolls make for the perfect, quick snack for game days, lunch or dinner.

 

 

A plate of air fryer pizza rolls with barbecue dipping sauce

 

WHICH AIR FRYER DID YOU USE? 

We are using the Instant Pot Vortex Plus 6-Quart Stainless Steel Air Fryer.  The Instant Pot Vortex accomodates 4.25 pounds of food or 6–8 servings of fries at 1700 watts.  We also love the ceramic non-stick coating making it very easy to clean up after each dish.  

 

 

INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED FOR THIS RECIPE

  • PIZZA ROLLS: As mentioned above, we used Totinos Pizza Rolls (frozen).  Depending on the size of your air fryer, you will likely be able to fit 15-20 during each cooking cycle, if needed.  
  • DIPPING SAUCE: We love dipping in both ranch dressing and barbecue sauce, but are sharing a few of our favorite alternative dipping sauces below.  

 

 

HOW DO YOU COOK FROZEN PIZZA ROLLS IN AIR FRYER?

To cook frozen pizza rolls in air fryer, place a single layer of pizza rolls in the air fryer.  Ensure they are not overcrowded in the basket or they may not cook evenly.  

Select the ‘Air Fryer’ function and cook at 350 degreese for 6-10 minutes or until golden brown.  Try to catch the pizza rolls before they burst.  

About halfways through the cooking time, open the air fryer basket and flip the pizza rolls or shake the basket.

Once the cooking time is up, carefully remove the pizza rolls from the air fryer basket and set aside allowing them to cool before serving.  

 

 

CAN YOU STACK PIZZA ROLLS IN AN AIR FRYER?

Like anything else in the air fryer, you want to avoid stacking pizza rolls in the air fryer.  Placing the pizza rolls in a single layer will ensure they cook evening and turn out crispy and golden brown every time.  

 

 

DO YOU NEED OIL TO COOK FROZEN PIZZA ROLLS? 

You are welcome to use a oil spray in your air fryer if prefered, but it’s not needed.  

 

 

TIPS FOR COOKING AIR FRYER PIZZA ROLLS

Again, this easy air fryer recipe was made with a 6-quart air fryer.  If you are using a larger air fryer, you may want to consider lowering the cooking time or temperature.  I recommend checking on the pizza rolls a few minutes in to ensure they are cooking to your liking.  

The time recommended here assumes you have not preheated the air fryer.  If you do choose to preheat the air fryer, feel free to lower the cooking time by a minute or two.  

You do not need to thaw your pizza rolls first.  And, no oil or tin foil is needed.  

 

 

CAN YOU PUT ALUMINUM FOIL IN AN AIR FRYER?

Yes, you most certainly can!  If you would prefer to add an extra layer of protection under your pizza rolls, you are welcome to put down a layer of tin foil on the very bottom of the air fryer basket.  When possible, you want to avoid placing the tin foil directly on the tray to ensure the heat has an opportunity to circulate properly. 

Double check the owners manual of your air fryer, but you should be fine to use in most models.  

 

A plate of air fryer pizza rolls with ranch dipping sauce

 

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BEST PIZZA ROLL BRANDS

While is this likely up for debate, here are just a few of our favorite pizza roll brands.  

 

 

BEST SAUCES TO DIP PIZZA ROLLS IN

** NOTE: Want to give your air fryer frozen pizza rolls a little something extra?  Drizzle them with a little garlic butter and shake with grated parmesan cheese.  Oh, yum!! 

 

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Air Fryer Pizza Rolls | Quick & Easy

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Air Fryer Pizza Rolls are the quick and easy way to get lunch or dinner on the table in minutes.  They turn our crispy golden brown and delicious every time!  
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 12-15 Pizza Rolls
  • Dipping sauce of your choice

Instructions:

  • Place a single layer of pizza rolls in the air fryer.  Ensure they are not overcrowded in the basket or they may not cook evenly.  
  • Select the 'Air Fryer' function and cook at 350 degreese for 6-10 minutes or until golden brown.  Try to catch the pizza rolls before they burst.
  • About halfways through the cooking time, open the air fryer basket and flip the pizza rolls or shake the basket.
  • Once the cooking time is up, carefully remove the pizza rolls from the air fryer basket and set aside allowing them to cool before serving.

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