Air fryer pizza rolls are a huge hit in our home! They are quick to make and family friendly and a healthy alternative to the Totino’s pizza rolls. Nothing is better than homemade pizza!
These air fryer pizza rolls are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The dough gets perfectly cooked and they are perfect for dunking in marinara sauce.
I have been in a huge dinner rut lately. Anyone else? It’s been difficult finding recipes that my kids will actually eat.
With the help of my air fryer, I was able to finally get something on the table in under 20 minutes. Not to mention a meal that they actually ate and devoured.
The air fryer has come in handy lately. I have spent the last couple of weeks developing recipes that have been huge winners in our house. If you need help with the air fryer check out this post. We talk all about the basics there.
Air Fryer Favorites:
If you are looking for some other tasty air fryer recipes check these out below. They are some of my favorite air fryer dinner recipes that are great for feeding families fast.
Pizza Rolls Air Fryer:
My kids are huge fans of the infamous Totino’s pizza rolls. But I am not a huge fan of all the preservatives that are hidden inside. I wanted to create a healthier option with minimal effort and that could please everyone in my family.
So, I decided to test some recipes that resembled these cooked frozen pizza rolls. I grabbed some pre-made pizza dough from Trader Joe’s, pizza toppings, marinara sauce and went to town.
And the homemade air fried pizza rolls were born!
Variations of Pizza Rolls In Air Fryer:
You all know how much I love using base recipes and then changing it up to create new flavor combinations. I love when one meal can be switched up easily to fit everyone’s needs.
That is what is so great about this recipe. You can change it up with different variations. You can even make your own pizza dough if you want to go all out. We love this homemade sourdough pizza dough!
Here are some other ideas on how you can change up this recipe. The variations are endless so have fun making them your own and being creative.
Savory Pizza Ideas:
Marinara sauce, pepperoni, cheese
Alfredo sauce, rotisserie chicken, pesto
Buffalo sauce, rotisserie chicken, Italian cheese
FigJam, prosciutto, Italian cheese
BBQ sauce, rotisserie chicken, Italian cheese
You can even make these air fryer pizza rolls sweet! Make some savory and some sweet for a delicious and easy dinner and a treat all in one. The kids will especially love these!
Sweet Pizza Ideas:
Sweetened cream cheese filling
Guava jam, cream cheese filling
Can I Freeze These Pizza Rolls?
These pizza rolls are perfect for a freezer meal. Make a big batch and freeze half for a later use.
Freeze them on a sheet tray for 1 hour and then transfer to a freezer safe ziplock bag. Place them back into the freezer until you are ready to use.
When you are ready to cook the frozen pizza rolls just follow this tip.
Cooking frozen pizza rolls in the air fryer is the exact same as the recipe below. There is no need to thaw them, just cook for 5-10 additional minutes.
In general when cooking frozen foods in the air fryer just add about 5-10 extra minutes.
How To Cook Pizza Rolls In Air Fryer:
Prep your desired toppings.
Grab some pre-made pizza dough or make your own.
Stretch the pizza dough to form a large rectangle.
Cut the dough into 1 1/2 inch squares.
Fill the dough with toppings of choice.
Fold the dough to form a pocket and pinch the edges to prevent the filling from spilling out while in the air fryer.
Place the pizza rolls into the air fryer basket on the crisper plate.
Make sure you have one single layer.
Spray with cooking spray or brush with olive oil.
Set the cooking time for 10 minutes at 390 F on air fry mode.
Shake the basket half way through. The pizza rolls will be golden brown and crispy on the outside.
Serve with marinara sauce.
Air Fryer Pizza Roll Recipe:
Air fryer pizza rolls are a huge hit in our home! They are quick to make and family friendly and a healthy alternative to the Totino's pizza rolls.
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced small
- 1/4 cup pepperoni, sliced
- 1 small can sliced olives
- 1/4 cup flour, for dusting
- 1 pre-made pizza dough (I get mine from Trader Joe's)
- 1 jar marinara sauce
- cooking spray or olive oil
- Slice the mushrooms.
- Dice the green bell pepper.
- Slice the pepperoni and drain the olives.
- Lightly flour a clean work surface. Grab your pre-made pizza dough and stretch to form a large rectangle.
- Cut the dough into thirds lengthwise and then cut 1 1/2 inch cubes.
- Stretch each square. Top with 1/2 teaspoon tomato sauce and filling of choice. Leave a boarder around the dough. Fold the dough to form a pizza roll.
- Repeat with remaining squares. make sure to pinch the edges together to make sure the filling will not come out while cooking.
- Place an even layer into the air fryer basket. Spray with with cooking spray or brush with olive oil.
- Cook on air fry at 390 F for 10 minutes.
- Shake half way through.
- Serve with marinara as a dipping sauce if desired.
Check out the blog post for flavor and filling variations.
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Serving Size:1 Amount Per Serving: Calories: 26Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 52mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
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