It's amazing how much better Totino's pizza rolls in an air fryer taste compared to a heating up in microwave or the oven. They have a crispy texture and are delicious.
Air fryer pizza rolls are great for when you want something incredibly easy and quick to make. You'll find these air fryer pizza rolls have a flaky crust filled with meat, cheese, and sauce.
You might be wondering if you can cook pizza rolls in an air fryer? And, thankfully, the answer is you can.
I've found making air fryer pizza rolls is a great way to cook these little guys up and it makes them perfectly crispy.
Cooking frozen pizza rolls is one of those easy recipes that kids can make themselves. Just make sure you have some in your freezer and they can whip this up for a quick snack. There is virtually no prep time.
These pizza bites are perfect for feeding a hungry crowd.
One thing you need to keep in mind is if you want to add additional oil to the pizza rolls, make sure to use a mister to spray your oil onto the pizza rolls. The oil in a can such as PAM isn't good for air fryers.
What are pizza rolls?
Pizza rolls are like mini pizza rolls or mini calazones of pizza crust stuffed with pizza sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. You can also find pizza rolls with pizza sauce and just cheese or with cheese, sausage and pepperoni.
You'll find frozen pizza rolls in the frozen foods section of your grocery store.
How Long do you cook pizza rolls in air fryer?
We've found you just need to air fry frozen pizza rolls for about a 5 minutes cook time for them cook perfectly.
How do you make pizza rolls in air fryer without exploding?
If you are wanting to air fry pizza rolls without them exploding, you need to make sure when cooking the frozen pizza rolls not to cook them at too high of a temperature as well as not to cook them too long.
Air Fryer Pizza Rolls Tips
Keep in mind that air fryers tend to cook slightly differently. So you can adjust the cooking times to your own preference and air fryer.
It's a good idea to check on the pizza rolls as you near the end of the cook time. If they get too hot you'll notice the pizza rolls explode.
You don't have to use oil on the pizza rolls, but if you like crispy pizza rolls, you might want to mist them with oil before air fryer.
If you don't have an oil mister, you can also add a small amount of oil to bowl and use a pastry brush to brush on the oil.
This recipe was made with Tostino's, but there are different brands out there. If you are cooking your favorite brand and it isn't Tostino's, you may need to adjust the cooking time a bit. Just make sure to check them a minute or two before the cook time is up.
What to Serve with Pizza Rolls
This pizza roll is served in the form of a snack.
It is delicious as is, or with a bit of extra pizza sauce or marinara sauce for dipping.
You can also use ranch dressing as a dipping sauce.
Storing cooked pizza rolls
Although pizza rolls are best eaten right after cooking, you can store leftover ones in an airtight container inside the fridge for up to three days. Reheat at 350°F.
- Totinos pizza rolls
- Spray oil
- Air Fryer
- Oil Mister
Step 1: Make sure to pre-heat the air fryer. I'm not sure if all air fryers require the same amount of time, so check your instruction manual for how long you need to heat yours up for. For the one I have, I turn it on and set the timer for 3 minutes.
Step 2: Pull the air fryer basket out and place the frozen pizza rolls in a single layer on the bottom of it. Spray some oil on top of the pizza rolls. You will want to use something similar to PAM or one of these that you can fill up with olive or vegetable oil. Don't spray a TON on, but you should spray enough on the pizza rolls that you can see oil. Give the basket a good shake to spread the oil over all the pizza rolls.
Step 3: Place the air fryer basket back into the air fryer. Set the temperature to 380 degrees F and the cooking time to 5 minutes. After 3 minutes or about halfway through, pull the air fryer basket out and give it a good shaking. Mix those pizza rolls up so they heat up evenly.
Step 4: When the timer beeps, pull the air fryer basket out again and dump them onto a plate or into a bowl.
Step 5: The hardest step of all...wait..just a few minutes (3-5 minutes) for the pizza rolls to cool down. Otherwise, you'll find these pizza rolls are so hot they will burn your mouth just like hot pizza.
If you love pizza rolls, you'll love them even more cooking them in the air fryer compared to the oven or microwave.
We did do a taste test. Air fried pizza rolls vs deep fried pizza rolls.
There wasn't a clear winner. My husband and one child prefer deep fried and my other two sons prefer the air fried. I'm unable to eat tomatoes, so I wasn't able to be the tie breaker. Which do you prefer?
- 12 Totino's Pizza Rolls
- Oil mister with oil
- Preheat air fryer for 3 minutes
- Place frozen pizza rolls in a single layer at bottom of air fryer basket.
- Spray enough oil on top of pizza rolls that you can see it and shake them around to spread it out.
- Place air fryer basket back in air fryer and turn air fryer on. Set temperature to 380 degrees F and cooking time to 5 minutes. Make sure to shake the basket after about 3 minutes.
- When air fryer beeps signaling it's done, dump the pizza pockets onto a plate. Wait at least 3 or so minutes to eat the pizza pockets as they will be HOT.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 6 rolls
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 380mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g