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How long to cook pizza rolls in air fryer

How long to cook pizza rolls in air fryer

Yes, you can heat up pizza rolls in the air fryer and have a tasty snack, pronto!

If you’re curious how long to cook pizza rolls in the air fryer and get the best results, I got you covered!
Pizza rolls are a guilty pleasure in our house.

They’re just such a darn tasty finger food, but in the past, they were a bit annoying to eat.

Now with the air fryer, it’s one of those quick meals that I can whip up on a busy day.
And now, I’m hungry!
They were annoying because, in my opinion, they’re pretty terrible when cooked in the microwave and I sure am not up for deep frying them.
But, I’ve done it many times and you may find me doing it again.

Desperate times folks!
Desperate times.
Also, waiting for the oven to heat up just so you could cook pizza rolls is just annoying. 
Now that we have an air fryer, having pizza rolls as a snack just got easier. Gosh, having an air fryer just makes life better.
It may be my favorite appliance.

While it doesn’t matter what air fryer model you have, we’re big fans of the Ninja Air fryer but I’, also really crushing on the Cosori air fryer lately too.
But I digress.

See, I just love them so much.

It may be the best thing in my kitchen right now. Oh and check out our delicious air fryer recipes
A nice feature of cooking these delicious pizza rolls in the air fryer is that you don’t have to add any extra oil. 
In the air fryer, you get crispy pizza rolls instead of that oddly soggy pizza roll that you get when you cook them in the microwave.
Important Notes:

  • Keep in mind that you may need to bake your pizza bites in batches depending on the size of your air fryer and how many you plan to eat.
  • Also, know that cooking times vary depending on your air fryer model. So use our instructions as a guide and test it out from there.
  • If this is your first time using your air fryer oven you may want to give it a few extra minutes to heat up.

Before we get into how to cook these babies, I’m curious if you’re brand-specific about your favorite pizza rolls? 
For me, I’ll rarely turn one down but I’m a fangirl of Totino’s pizza rolls. Just sayin’.

Before we dive into how to do this, let’s discuss what you need.

One thing that I’ve learned from cooking with an air fryer is to be prepared. 
Since things move a bit quicker, it’s important to gather everything that you need upfront. You don’t need much but what you do need is crucial.

Tools to gather:

• Air Fryer
• Tongs
• Plate
• Paper towels

The process

Here’s how to cook pizza rolls in the air fryer:

1. Preheat your air fryer to 385.
2. Line a plate with a few paper towels. 
3. Place the frozen pizza rolls in the air fryer, in a single layer.
4. Cook for 4 minutes.
5. Use tongs to flip them.
6. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
7. Use the tongs to carefully remove them from the air fryer basket and place them on the plate.

The important thing to remember is that an air fryer works by circulating air around the food. This is why it’s important to leave a bit of space between the rolls.

They will crisp up better with space.
You would want to cook the pizza rolls until they are golden brown. 
If they’re too crowded they will steam instead of crisp. Be careful when you take that first bite because it can be super hot inside. 
You don’t wanna burn your mouth.
If you’re cooking more than can fit in a single row, no worries at all. You’ll just need to cook in batches. 
The beauty is that since it only takes a few minutes per batch, you can do it quickly and even have a snack between batches. 
By the way, if you have any leftovers you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge.

Then you can reheat them later. 

Can you reheat pizza rolls in an air fryer?

An air fryer is a terrific way to reheat pizza rolls. They will crisp up beautifully using this method. All that you need to do is preheat the air fryer for 3 minutes at 385.

Then add the leftover pizza rolls and cook them for about 3 minutes and then flip them over and cook them for an additional minute or so.

Are your pizza rolls pre-cooked?

Yes, pizza rolls that you buy in the frozen foods section of the grocery store are pre-cooked.

When you cook the pizza rolls you’re just heating them up so that they’re nice and hot and hopefully a bit crispy too.

Now, there could be an exception to this rule so always read the packaging to be sure.

Do you need to flip pizza rolls in the air fryer?

I always flip pizza rolls halfway through cooking them in the air fryer. Technically, you don’t have to do this if there’s plenty of space between them but I find that helps them crisp up even more.

Do you need oil when cooking pizza rolls in the air fryer?

No. You can cook pizza rolls in your air fryer without oil. Now, if you know that your air fryer basket tends to have food stick to it, you can brush on a bit of olive oil.

Keep in mind that a little bit of olive oil can go a long way. 
It’s better to do that than to have the whole family unhappy because their pepperoni pizza rolls are stuck to the air fryer tray.

How long to cook pizza rolls in air fryer

How long to cook pizza rolls in air fryer

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

You can cook frozen pizza rolls in the air fryer in 10 minutes. Follow our simple instructions. No oil required. 


  • 1 bag of frozen pizza rolls


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 385 for 3 minutes.
  2. Spread out the pizza rolls in a single layer. (Don’t stack them and provide a bit of space between them.)
  3. Cook them for 4 minutes.
  4. Open the air fryer and shake the basket to move them around or use tongs to flip them.
  5. Cook them for an additional 2-3 minutes.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 22Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

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The bottom line

I believe that heating up pizza rolls in the air fryer is absolutely the best way to do it. Heating them this way also takes less time.

These are one of the best meals to make when you feel lazy and need to binge Netflix. 
Okay, maybe calling them a meal is a stretch but some days, I also find cinnamon toast to be quite a meal!
Now that they’re cooked, I just have to ask: Do you like to sprinkle them with parmesan cheese or dip them in marinara sauce? 
Also: What’s your favorite way to eat them?

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