How to Make Air Fryer Pizza Rolls (From Frozen)

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Air fryer Pizza Rolls come out crisp on the outside, hot on the inside, and without any oozing from the seams. Make them in under 5 minutes! These crispy pizza rolls are addictive – you’ve been warned! 

air fryer pizza rolls dipped in marinara sauce


Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

There’s nothing worse than serving pizza rolls air fryer appetizers that have exploded but are still somehow cold in the center. Luckily, there’s an easy fix!

Instead of heating up the oven or cleaning sauce off the sides of your microwave, you can cook up these popular frozen pizza rolls in the air fryer with perfect results in minutes.

Just like pizza rolls in the air fryer, you can prepare all kinds of appetizers and snacks in a fraction of the time they’d take in the oven.

Whether it’s french fries and onion rings or crispy mozzarella sticks, there’s sure to be something to satisfy your craving. 

I even have recipes for juicy wings or pigs in a blanket!

bag of Totino's frozen pizza rolls

Pizza Rolls Air Fryer Tips and Tricks

  • Cook from frozen. There’s no need to thaw these first, but you also shouldn’t let them rest on the counter beforehand. 

    Transfer them straight from the freezer to the basket for best results.
  • Don’t crowd the basket. Place the pizza rolls in a single layer for better circulation.

    If you end up stacking them, they will take longer to cook and may not heat evenly.
  • Flip halfway. When you air fry pizza rolls, you need to flip them. This helps them crisp on all sides, so the bottoms don’t become soggy.
  • Adjust the cooking time. If you are preparing a smaller amount, you may want to decrease the time by a minute.
  • Let them cool! Trust me – the filling will be extra hot and you don’t want to burn your mouth. 

    You’ll only have to wait a minute or two before chowing down on the air fryer pizza rolls.
frozen pizza rolls in the air fryer

Pizza Rolls In Air Fryer Serving Suggestions

Dip your air fryer pizza rolls marinara sauce ranch dressing, or even a spicy jalapeno popper dip!

You can also dip into extra pizza sauce, or your favorite dipping sauce – so have fun changing it up. 

Want to make a meal out of them? Throw together a green salad while they’re cooking, or cut up some fresh seasonal fruit as an easy side.

In just minutes, this air fryer pizza rolls recipe is done and ready to enjoy. 

Toss on some garlic powder and parmesan cheese for a quick topping to this great recipe.

The first time that you make these crispy air fryer pizza rolls, you’re going to be hooked! 

I love making these delicious pizza rolls as a quick and easy after-school snack. That pizza filling makes for quick meals and simple snacks that everyone loves to eat. 

Kitchen Tools You Will Need

  • Air Fryer – Different brands and sizes may require different cooking times, so be familiar with your model and make adjustments as needed.
  • Tongs – I love this set of 3, and I use every pair of them. They are so handy and grip amazingly well!

Air Frying Pizza Rolls FAQs

How long do you cook pizza rolls in the air fryer? 

There are many factors to consider, including the size of your appliance as well as store bought versus homemade versions.

That said, 5 minutes at 400°F seems to be the sweet spot for air frying pizza rolls from frozen.

I highly recommend checking them 30 seconds before they are done just to be safe. Sometimes they aren’t fully sealed, so you should pull them early if any of them start to open up.

Have your favorite sauce ready to dip into once they’ve cooled a bit! 

Do I need to preheat first?

It’s not a bad idea, especially with frozen foods, but I haven’t found it to make much of a difference when air frying pizza rolls.

How do I prevent air fryer pizza rolls from sticking? 

While this isn’t usually a problem, sometimes it happens! Lightly brush a little olive oil on the basket before you air fry pizza rolls, or use a spray bottle instead.

Aerosolized cooking sprays are not safe as they can cause the basket to deteriorate over time.

How do I store leftover pizza rolls? 

This easy snack is simple to store! Be sure to let the air-fried pizza rolls cool down to room temperature, and then store any leftovers in an airtight container. 

When that pizza bites craving hits again, reheat in the microwave and enjoy. Just remember that cooking pizza rolls is easy – but you do need to be aware that the middle is hot. Bite carefully so that you don’t burn your mouth! 

Can I add an entire bag of pizza rolls to the air fryer at once? 

You can, if you want to end up with soggy pizza roll after soggy pizza roll, instead of crispy and delicious ones. 

The only way to cook these delicious air fryer pizza rolls the right way is to be sure that add them in a single layer to the air fryer basket. Cooked frozen pizza rolls should have a golden finish and be nice and crispy. 

air fried pizza rolls on a platter

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air fryer pizza rolls dipped in red sauce

dipping fried appetizer in marinara sauce

How to Make Air Fryer Pizza Rolls (From Frozen)

Donna Elick
Air fryer pizza rolls come out crisp on the outside, hot on the inside, and without any oozing from the seams. Make them in under 5 minutes!
5 stars from 1 review
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Method Air Fryer
Servings 4



  • 20 pieces pizza rolls, frozen

For Serving


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes.
  • Place 20 frozen (do not thaw or allow to rest on the counter before cooking) pizza rolls in a single layer in the bottom of your air fryer basket. Set the timer to cook for 5 minutes.
    Stop to flip the rolls after cooking for 3 minutes. Cook for an additional minute, and check on pizza rolls. Cook for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until pizza rolls are cooked, but without any sauce or cheese oozing out of the seams.
  • Allow to cool for 1 to 2 minutes. If desired, serve with marinara sauce and top with chopped parsley.

Donna’s Notes

  1. This recipe was tested in a Cosori Air Fryer, 5.8 qt, 1700 watts. If you have a different air fryer or you are using more or less pizza rolls than what is listed in the recipe, your results may vary. Test a few pizza rolls before making a full batch for maximum results.
  2. Be sure to use frozen pizza rolls. Do not thaw beforehand.
  3. No oil is needed for this recipe.
  4. I recommend placing your pizza rolls in a single layer to allow the air to flow around the food. If you overcrowd the basket or stack on top of each other, they may not cook unevenly and/or will require longer cooking times.
  5. I highly recommend checking the pizza rolls 30 seconds before the end cooking time for maximum results. I have noticed that not all pizza rolls are sealed perfectly straight out of the bag, so it is best to check on them. If you see one pizza roll start to open up, I recommend stopping cooking at this point.


Serving: 6 pizza rolls | Calories: 158cal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 308mg | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 1g

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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air fryer pizza rolls closeup

Originally published November 2021, updated and republished January 2024

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    This has been saving me a lot of time recently! I love how quick they cook in the air fryer, and my kids love it too!

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