Making frozen pizza rolls in the Air fryer is so quick it's ready in 10 minutes! These warm, crispy bites make a perfect snack anytime of the day.
What Are Pizza Rolls?
Pizza rolls are crispy pillowy bites filled with pizza toppings- pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. It's a delicious snack and appetizer loved by both kids and adults. It's no surprise because once you start eating them, it's hard to stop.
The frozen pizza rolls are so convenient to have on hand and so handy for when you want a quick snack. The Air fryer makes it so easy to cook frozen foods fast without any oil. I make Air Fryer Frozen Pizza, Air Fryer Frozen Burgers for quick meals, or Air Fryer French Fries, Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries, Air Fryer Hash Browns and Air Fryer Tater Tots as side dishes.
The best way to cook frozen pizza rolls is in the Air fryer. Since the Air fryer works by circulating hot air to cook the food, the frozen pizza rolls turn out crispy on the outside with yummy melted cheese inside. No need to thaw and it gets cooked straight from frozen. As a busy mom, I can't tell you how amazing that is!
If you want to try your hands at making fresh homemade pizza rolls with an easy pizza dough I have the perfect recipe for you, Air Fryer Homemade Pizza Rolls.
For our favorite Air fryer recipes, check out the Air Fryer Recipes Collection.
Why We Love This Recipe:
- Crisp on the outside while the inside is warm with melted cheese.
- Cooking time is less than 10 minutes making it a quicker option than the oven.
- Cooks straight from frozen, no thawing.
- Easy snack any time of the day.
Frozen Pizza Rolls - I use Pillsbury frozen pizza rolls also called pizza bites, here in Canada. They come in two varieties, pepperoni, and cheese. There are different brands you could buy in the US such as Totinos pizza rolls.
How To Cook Frozen Pizza Rolls In Air Fryer
*A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post in the recipe card.
Preheat Air fryer according to the manufacturer's instructions. Or at 400˚F for 3 minutes.
Place frozen pizza rolls in the Air fryer basket in a single layer.
Air fry pizza rolls at 400˚F for approximately 6 to 7 minutes shaking the basket halfway through until golden brown. Keep an eye on the 6-minute mark as the pizza rolls will start to burst open and ooze cheese out.
You'll want to remove the pizza rolls from the Air fryer before it all starts exploding. You can reduce the temperature and cook for an extra minute or two for crispy pizza rolls.
Remove the pizza rolls from the Air fryer and let it cool for a minute or two. They'll be really hot inside.
Serve with marinara sauce, BBQ sauce, tomato sauce or your favorite sauce.
Preheat the Air fryer for best results. This ensures you get crunchy pizza rolls. I find frozen food gets cooked better in a preheated air fryer.
Line the Air fryer basket with parchment paper for easy clean up.
Spritz them with cooking spray. Even though the pizza rolls don't need any oil to cook I find a bit of olive oil cooking spray makes crispy air fryer pizza rolls.
Cook in batches. I use half the bag of pizza rolls in my 5.8 quart Air fryer at a time so they cook evenly. Unless you have a large Air fryer that would fit in the entire bag of pizza rolls, avoid stacking them high preventing proper airflow. Try to place them on a single layer.
Cool them down. The filling inside will be really hot when you remove them from the Air fryer. Let these delicious pizza rolls cool down a bit before enjoying them.
How To Store
Store leftover pizza rolls, in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for 3 days. I don't recommend freezing the cooked pizza rolls.
Reheating Pizza Rolls In Air Fryer
Pizza rolls will taste fresh and crispy if you reheat them in the air fryer. No more soggy and limp microwave pizza rolls!
Preheat air fryer to 400F. Place the pizza rolls in the Air fryer and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until they are warm and crispy.
How long do you cook pizza rolls in the Air fryer?
Cooking pizza rolls couldn't be any easier. Air fry frozen pizza rolls at 400˚F for 6 to 7 minutes. Check at the 6-minute mark as they start to explode. Cook time may vary according to your air fryer model. So make a note of the time they start to burst and next time reduce the time by a minute.
Do you flip pizza rolls?
No, you don't need to flip pizza rolls. Make sure you place the pizza rolls in a single layer and there's enough space for the hot air to circulate. It will brown on both sides.
How do you keep pizza rolls from exploding in air fryer?
Keep an eye on pizza rolls at the 6-minute mark. Reduce the temperature to 380˚F and cook until golden. If they're bursting that means they're cooked through and can be removed.
More Frozen Air Fryer Recipes You'll Enjoy:
- Air Fryer Frozen Burgers
- Air Fryer Frozen Pizza
- Air Fryer Frozen Sweet Potato Fries
- Air Fryer French Fries
- Air Fryer Tater Tots
- Air Fryer Frozen Hash Brown Patties
Frozen Pizza Rolls In Air Fryer
- 1 bag frozen pizza rolls
- Preheat Air fryer according to the manufacturer's instructions. Or at 400F for 3 minutes.
- Place half of the pizza rolls in the Air fryer basket in a single layer.
- Air fry pizza rolls at 400˚F for approximately 6 to 7 minutes shaking the basket halfway through until golden. Keep an eye on the 6-minute mark as the pizza rolls will start to burst open and ooze cheese out.
- Remove the pizza rolls from the Air fryer and let it cool for a minute or two as the filling will be really hot.
- Store leftover pizza rolls, in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for 3 days. Don't freeze the cooked pizza rolls.
- Preheat air fryer to 400F. Place the pizza rolls in the Air fryer and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until they are warm and crispy