How long does it take to cook Pizza Rolls in the Air Fryer? Let’s find out!
Pizza rolls are phenomenal snacks for kids. However, the temptation to indulge in these bite-sized treats lasts well into adulthood. We love it as a crowd-pleaser gameday treat, a party snack, and a convenient bite between meals just as much as the kids do.
Whenever I get a bag of pizza rolls, they never last long. I just want to eat the whole bag all at once. You can whip them up for a quick after-school snack, serve them for a New Year’s Eve party, or have them for a birthday bash for kids.
Their convenience is hard to top. Since air fryers came around, it has never been easier to bake frozen treats, and they are the most convenient and quickest way to get crispy pizza rolls.
You might have a few questions if you have never tried to crisp them up in an air fryer before. We will answer them all!
What is the best cooking time and temperature for Air Fry pizza rolls?
To ease your mind, it’s hard to burn or ruin anything in an air fryer. It was created to make cooking easier and more reliable. With a handful of things to keep in mind, you can make the best pizza rolls ever.
For starters, always preheat the air fryer. If your oven does not have a preheating function, simply turn it on to the appropriate temperature 5 minutes before baking. It will give the fryer plenty of time to thoroughly heat up.
You can find pizza rolls in two sizes: regular and mini. Both sizes of commercial pizza rolls should be baked at 380°F. The only difference is the cooking time. While mini rolls take 5-8 minutes to cook, regular-sized ones need a little longer, 6-10 minutes.
Another thing to remember is to shake the fryer gently halfway through the cooking time. When done, they should be crispy and slightly golden. The filling will begin to bubble and slightly ooze. That’s how you know it’s time to stop cooking.
If you want to make sure the pizza rolls will be heavenly, we suggest you try the number one favorite, Totinos’.
They never disappoint.
However, even the best brands can burn, become soggy, or explode if you overstuff the air fryer. Bake one layer at a time so the hot air can circulate around them completely.
How long does it take to cook Pizza Rolls in Air Fryer?
You need 10–12 minutes maximum to make some pizza rolls in the air fryer at 380–400 degrees Fahrenheit. Any other cooking method is harder and more inconvenient. The oven takes much longer, and pizza rolls frequently explode in the microwave.
But one thing is for sure: let them cool for 4-5 minutes after they are done cooking. Never eat them straight from the fryer! It’s a surefire way to burn your whole mouth.
If you bought a new brand of pizza rolls or made your own from scratch, you may still be unsure about cooking times and temperatures. If they are store-bought, you can always look on the back of the box for instructions. For homemade ones, check the recipe for the best cooking times and temperatures.
One significant advantage of using the air fryer method is how simple it is to clean. To make your job easier, we recommend cleaning it after each use.
Another advantage is that the pizza rolls will always be the same. On the other hand, oven-baking is always a surprise in terms of how it turns out.
And to cook frozen Pizza Rolls?
Frozen pizza rolls from the supermarket need around 6-10 minutes to cook in an air fryer. They should never be thawed before cooking. Toss them into the air fryer straight from the freezer.
You might be better off baking fresh pizza rolls from scratch in the oven. You can also cook them in the fryer, but they require slightly longer cooking times, around 17-25 minutes.
It’s best to check the pizza rolls every few minutes while they’re cooking. If you fail to do so, they can easily explode when overcooked. Cooking times given for air frying may sound like a guessing game. However, each air fryer will be slightly different. It’s best to experiment with your own and adjust any recipes as needed later.
The best cooking times and temperatures can also be affected by the quantities. A general rule of thumb is to never overcrowd the air fryer. The whole point is to circulate hot air around the food and fry it. Bake them in batches instead. Because the air fryer is already hot, a second batch will cook much faster.
Make sure the frozen goods are spread evenly in a single layer. If you see the filling boiling and bubbling way ahead of time, turn down the temperature. Never follow cooking times and temperatures blindly. See how your food cooks and looks.
How to Cook Pizza Rolls in Air Fryer
- 25 Frozen pizza rolls (half a package)
For the dipping:
- Sour cream
- Garlic paste
- Ground white pepper
- Start by preheating your air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
- After 4-5 minutes, layer one-half of the frozen pizza rolls in the air fryer basket. Only cook one layer at a time, depending on the size of your fryer.
- After 4 minutes of cooking, gently shake the fryer and check the pizza rolls.
- Mid-cooking, they should not be overly golden or brown, and the filling should not be oozing or bubbling.
- Continue air-frying them for 3 more minutes, then set them aside to cool for 5 minutes at room temperature.
- The cooking is done when the pizza rolls are golden brown and crispy, with a boiling filling. Be very careful, as it’s smoking hot!
- Let's make the dipping sauce while it cools. Mix the sour cream, garlic paste, white ground pepper, and salt in a bowl.
- Serve the pizza rolls alongside the cool dipping sauce. The sour cream perfectly complements the spicy pizza filling!
- If you like things hot, serve them with Thai sweet and sour sauce, preferably a pineapple flavored.
Tips and tricks for a better recipe
We love pizza rolls, partly because they taste exactly the same every time. Because of this, you might think that improving a store-bought, ready-made treat is impossible. However, with a little imagination, you can always spice up any recipe.
Some general tips for the best pizza rolls: never stack them in the air fryer, never thaw them before cooking, shake the basket in the middle of the cooking time, and always preheat the air fryer.
We recommend experimenting with different dipping sauces. Some of our favorites are blue cheese and sour cream sauce, and spicy chicken wing condiments. Cottage cheese-spring onion dressing or a vibrant green pesto sauce mixed with light sour cream are two slightly healthier options.
You might be surprised to learn that we did not use any oil in the cooking process. This is due to the fact that the frozen pizza rolls already have oil in the filling and crust.
There is no need for anything else, especially for air frying.
One more thing that can add a touch of freshness is tossing some fresh herbs into the frying basket with the pizza rolls. They will take up the aroma and have a surprising, homemade feel to them.
We’ve given you plenty of tips so that the next time you bake pizza rolls, you can make the most of them. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your own unique ingredients. Boldly add spices, sauces, and cheeses.
Some people even put pizza rolls on top of their real pizza toppings. That’s what we call a true fan!
You can make them from scratch; there are numerous recipes online. But why would you when you can air fry some ready-made pizza rolls in minutes? There are only so many guilty pleasures in life, so enjoy these delicious treats.