Air Fryer Pizza Rolls


These Air Fryer Pizza Rolls are a homemade version of a childhood classic! These pepperoni pizza rolls are perfectly crispy on the outside and ooey-gooey cheesy in the middle. 

plate of air fryer pizza rolls with pizza sauce above

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Who else remembers frozen pizza rolls heated up in the microwave as an after school snack?! I know I’m not alone. These homemade air fryer pizza rolls are about 1,000,000 times tastier and only require slightly more work. But trust me. It’s worth it.

Ingredients

Keep these 5 simple ingredients on hand and you can whip up air fryer pizza rolls as often as you’d like!

Pro tip
Get creative! Play around with different cheeses and fillings! You can’t go wrong.

How to make

These homemade air fryer pizza rolls are ready to go in 20 minutes!

  1. Lay 1 egg roll wrapper out with a corner pointed towards you.
  2. Top with shredded cheese, pepperoni, parmesan, pizza sauce, then additional shredded cheese.
  3. Brush the border of the wrapper with water then fold one corner up over the mixture.
  4. Fold the left and right corners toward the center then fold over to seal the pizza roll into a rectangle.
  5. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling, spray the assembled pizza rolls with cooking spray, then place the rolls into your air fryer.
  6. Air fry (two at a time) for 8-10 minutes, cool, then serve and enjoy!
Pro tip
It’s important to place the ingredients onto the wrapper in the order listed. You’ll notice the pizza sauce doesn’t touch the egg roll wrapper (it’s sandwiched by the cheese), which keeps the wrapper from getting soggy or the sauce from bursting through!

How to fold pizza rolls

Folding pizza rolls is quick and easy, just be sure you’re using fresh wrappers. Old or dried out wrappers (from being exposed to air) tend to break:

  1. Lay 1 egg roll wrapper out with a corner pointed towards you, fill with filling, then brush the border of the wrapper with water.
  2. Fold one corner up over the mixture.
  3. Fold the left and right corners toward the center.
  4. Fold over to seal the pizza roll into a rectangle.

step by step pizza roll folding in process

Pro tip
Make sure that the wrapper is fully sealed so the cheese doesn’t leak as the pizza rolls cook in the air fryer!

How to make your air fryer pizza rolls crispy

I think we can all agree that pizza rolls are best when they’re crispy on the outside and ooey-gooey and cheesy on the inside. Here are a couple of ways you can achieve that deliciously crispy texture:

  • Spray with cooking spray. Before you air fry, spray each side of every pizza roll with cooking spray. This helps them crisp up nicely as they air fry.
  • Give them space. You want the air to be able to reach all sides of the pizza rolls. Don’t overlap them in the air fryer basket!

Variations

  • Use other meat. Not a fan of pepperoni pizza? Try Italian sausage or Canadian bacon!
  • Make them vegetarian/vegan. Leave out the meat or use a meatless variety to make them vegetarian and/or use vegan cheese for vegan pizza rolls.
  • Add veggies. Add onions, mushrooms, peppers, olives, etc. Make sure you use small pieces and small amounts so as not to over-stuff the pizza rolls.
  • Use other cheese. Sharp cheddar, goat cheese, gruyere, etc. Anything goes! You can’t go wrong.
Pro tip
If you’re adding veggies, cook and season them first, then be sure to drain any excess water so the wrapper doesn’t get soggy.

air fryer pizza roll held

Can air fryer pizza rolls be made ahead of time?

To make pizza rolls ahead of time, assemble as directed, then place the uncooked rolls on a silicone mat lined baking sheet. Freeze until the rolls are solid.

Once they’re fully frozen, transfer them to an airtight container or ziplock baggie and store them for up to 3 months!

To cook frozen pizza rolls, air fry as directed. You may need additional time to melt the cheese.

How to store

Fully cooked and cooled pizza rolls will last in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To reheat, bake in the oven or air fry to warm.

– Jennifer

air fryer pizza rolls on plate with bowl of sauce above

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Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

These Air Fryer Pizza Rolls are a homemade version of a childhood classic! These pepperoni pizza rolls are perfectly crispy on the outside and ooey-gooey cheesy in the middle. 
Course Snack/Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesy, egg roll wrappers, pepperoni
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 pizza rolls
Calories 188kcal
Author Jennifer Debth

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 10 egg roll wrappers
  • 20 tablespoons shredded pizza cheese
  • 10 mini pepperoni can also use “regular” sized pepperoni that’s been chopped
  • 10 teaspoons finely grated parmesan
  • 5 tablespoons pizza sauce plus more for dipping

Instructions

  • Lay out 1 egg roll wrapper with a corner pointed toward you.
  • Place 1 tablespoon shredded cheese into the center of the wrapper.
  • Top with 1 tablespoon mini pepperoni, 1 teaspoon parmesan, 1/2 tablespoon pizza sauce, then an additional 1 tablespoon shredded cheese.
  • Brush the outside border of the wrapper with water.
  • Fold one corner up over the mixture.
  • Fold left and right corners toward the center and fold over to seal into a rectangle. Be sure the wrapper is fully sealed to avoid cheese leaking.*
  • Set aside onto a clean work surface.
  • Repeat with remaining filling and wrappers.
  • Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray each side of the filled pizza rolls with cooking spray and air fry 2 at a time for 8-10 minutes or until the wrapper is golden brown.
  • Remove from the air fryer then repeat with remaining pizza rolls.
  • Let cool slightly before serving with more pizza sauce!

Notes

*See photos for visuals.

This recipe is listed to make 10 pizza rolls, but feel free to make as many or as few as you like. For ONE pizza roll you need: 1 egg roll wrapper, 2 tablespoons shredded cheese, 1 tablespoon mini pepperoni, 1 teaspoon grated parmesan, and 1/2 tablespoon pizza sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pizza roll | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 482mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1mg

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