Stop microwaving your frozen pizza rolls and get out that air fryer! The air fryer cooks the pizza rolls from frozen very quickly, and you get a perfectly crisp crust with a gooey pizza center. Every bite oozes with pizza filling and cheese. A healthy spritz of oil coats the outside of the pizza rolls and crisps them to perfection. This is the perfect fix for when you get those late-night munchies or a great after-school snack for the kids.
Why this recipe works
The perfect pizza roll is crispy on the outside and warm on the inside. Nothing is worse than biting into a soggy pizza roll and getting a mouthful of cold or semi-frozen pizza filling.
This recipe will help you to get the perfect pizza rolls in your air fryer directly from frozen, so you no longer have to guess how to convert the cooking instructions on the bag.
Garnish your pizza rolls with some sliced basil and dip them into some pizza sauce to step up your pizza roll game!
Tip: if you have other frozen foods and you need to convert from oven to air fryer, use my Air Fryer Calculator. You can easily convert the cooking temperature and time for perfect results in your air fryer.
How to make perfect pizza rolls
Step 1: coat the basket with oil and preheat
Spritz the air fryer basket with oil. For best results, preheat your air fryer. This will help to ensure that you get an even cook on all the pizza rolls. If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat setting, turn it on at 375°F for 2 minutes.
Step 2: add the pizza rolls
Carefully dump in the frozen pizza rolls and lightly spritz them with oil. I use Totino’s pizza rolls. Give the basket a shake to ensure the pizza rolls are coated evenly. Distribute the pizza rolls in the air fryer basket, and be sure to space them out. If the pizza rolls are too close together, they will not get as crispy.
Step 3: air fry
Air fry at 375°F for 5 minutes. Shake the basket and cook them for another 2 minutes at 400°F to get them extra crispy. Shaking the basket will help redistribute the pizza pockets, so all sides of the pizza pockets get that nice crunch we are going for.
Step 4: dip and chow down!
Remove the pizza rolls from the air fryer and transfer them to a serving tray. Garnish with some sliced basil for that fresh herb aroma and flavor. Serve along with a bowl of pizza sauce for dipping.
You can step up your air fryer frozen pizza roll game in a big way by bringing some crunch to your pizza rolls. Using a little bit of oil goes a long way in crisping up the outside.
I prefer to use homemade pizza sauce, but if you’re in a pinch and want something easy, grab a bottle at the grocery store.
- Frozen pizza rolls (I use Totino’s pizza rolls)
- Pizza sauce
- Oil spray
- Fresh basil
Best oil for the air fryer
I like to use an oil spray with my air fryer to coat the entire surface quickly. Most spray oils have a nonstick additive, such as soy lecithin. This additive can build up on your nonstick cookware over time and create a coating that is impossible to remove. This will eventually ruin your nonstick coating on the air fryer, and it will begin to look very gross.
Many cooking oil sprays also use hydrocarbon-based propellants such as butane or propane. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want these chemicals on my food or in my kitchen.
Tip: my favorite cooking oil sprays don’t use hydrocarbons as a propellant and do not have soy lecithin as a non-stick additive. Check out this avocado oil spray from Chosen Foods. The only ingredient is avocado oil!
Can I refreeze pizza rolls?
Absolutely! If you made too many pizza rolls or your eyes were bigger than your appetite, store the leftover pizza rolls in the freezer. Follow these easy air fryer instructions to reheat your frozen pizza rolls another day.
Can I reheat them if they cooled down?
If you’re chowing down on some pizza rolls over an extended period, or if your kids are slow eaters, put the pizza rolls back in the air fryer at 400°F for another 2 minutes. These will revive your pizza rolls and get them back to that ideal temperature.
Do I need to use oil?
You do not need to. The air fryer won’t be able to work its magic as well to give your frozen pizza rolls that crispy crust. But they will definitely still be much better in the air fryer without oil than if you were to microwave them.
How can I keep the air fryer clean?
Inevitably, some pizza rolls will spring a hole and ooze their filling into your air fryer basket. I like to use precut parchment paper to line my air fryer basket, either for my round air fryer basket or for my square air fryer basket. This makes cleanup a breeze!
What else is cooking?
Air fryer ribs?! Why not! These air fryer beef back ribs are delicious. The BBQ sauce gets caramelized in the air fryer and gives you that wonderful BBQ flavor and texture without you having to pull out your grill or smoker.
I absolutely love brown butter with sage. These air fryer butternut squash are super tender and bursting with flavor. The sage is fried to a crisp in a wonderful brown butter sauce. The butter is drizzled on top and left to soak into the tender meat of the butternut squash.
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- 50 frozen pizza rolls (1 large bag)
- Spritz of avocado oil
- 14 ounces of pizza sauce
- 2 tablespoons sliced fresh basil
- Preheat your air fryer to 375°F.
- Coat the air fryer basket with a light spritz of oil. Dump in 1/3 of the bag of pizza rolls, or about 15-20 rolls. Be sure they aren't crowded or overlapping one another. Lightly coat the pizza rolls in oil.
- Cook at 375°F for 5 minutes.
- Shake the air fryer basket and cook for an additional 2 minutes at 400°F.
- Remove the pizza rolls from the air fryer and let them cool before serving. Garnish with sliced basil and serve the rolls with the pizza sauce for dipping.
- Shake the air fryer basket partway through the cook to ensure even and thorough cooking.
- Use avocado oil spray with no other ingredients for best results.
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Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 319Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 5mgSodium 691mgCarbohydrates 47gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 8g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.