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These air fryer pizza rolls, filled with all your favourite pizza topping, are easy to make and ready in about 20 minutes. Perfect for lunches or snacks and great hot or cold.

Pizza rolls on a platter with a dish of marinara sauce.
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What are pizza rolls?

Think of a cinnamon roll, except having a sweet cinnamon filling they are filled with all of your favourite pizza toppings.

They have a nice, doughy pizza crust that has been layered with pizza sauce, meat and cheese, then rolled up and baked. Or in this case, baked in the air fryer.

This pizza roll recipe is great because it is so easy to customize any way you like.

They make a great grab and go lunch, perfect for the lunch box, and can be enjoyed hot or cold.

If you like pizza rolls, you might also like baked ham and cheese rolls!

Two pizza rolls on a plate.

What fillings should I put in pizza rolls?

You will want to add pizza sauce and cheese, of course, but aside from that you can add any fillings you like. Some great choices are:

  • Pepperoni
  • Ham
  • Salami
  • Diced onions
  • Diced peppers
  • Spinach

How long does it take to cook pizza rolls in the air fryer?

These pizza rolls take will take approximately 11 minutes when cooked at 320 degrees.

It is important to note that all brands of air fryers can vary a bit with how they cook. If your rolls don’t seem fully cooked after 11 minutes simply add a couple of extra minutes.

I use the Cosori 5.8XL basket style air fryer, which I love. It has plenty of room, stores nicely on the counter under the cabinets and is easy to clean.

Pizza roll cut in half being dipped in marinara sauce.

Instructions

These pizza rolls are incredibly easy to make. They only use a few ingredients and from start to finish they are ready in 20 minutes.

One – Roll the dough into a rectangle of about 14×10 inches.

Two – Spread the dough with pizza sauce and layer of meat or other toppings.

Three – Add the shredded cheese.

Four – Roll into a log and cut into 6 equal pieces.

Five – Place a small piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the basket and then place the rolls inside.

Six – Set the air fryer to 320 degrees and cook for 11 minutes.

Pro Tip – If you prefer pizza pockets over rolls you can do that instead. Simply cut the dough into 6 rectangles, add the filling, then fold them in half and crimp the edges. The cook time will remain the same.

Serve these warm on their own or with extra pizza sauce for dipping.

Oven Method

If you don’t have an air fryer and want to bake these in the oven instead all you need to do is place the rolls on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick spray or lined with parchment paper.

Pop them in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until they are golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Pro Tip – Use freshly shredded cheese for the best results. Pre-packaged shredded cheese contains preservatives that can result in clumpy, gritty cheese when it melts.

Pizza roll with a side of pizza sauce for dipping.

FAQS

Can I freeze pizza rolls?

Yes, these will freeze very well. You can store them in an airtight container or ziplock bag after they are cooked. They should keep several months.

Do I need to refrigerate pizza rolls?

Yes. It is important that these are stored in the refrigerator due to the meat and cheese in the rolls.

How can I reheat pizza rolls?

You can reheat these in the microwave, oven or even in the air fryer. To reheat in the oven just place them on a baking sheet, cover and heat at 350 for about 10 minutes.

To reheat these in the air fryer, heat at 320 degrees for about 5 minutes.

Air fried pizza rolls on a platter with dipping sauce.

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Recipe

Air fried pizza rolls on a platter with dipping sauce.

Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

These air fryer pizza rolls, filled with all your favourite pizza topping, are easy to make and ready in about 20 minutes.
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Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Deanna

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 Tube refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1/4 Cup pizza Sauce
  • 24 Slices pepperoni or other pizza meat
  • 1 1/2 Cups Shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Place a large piece of parchment or wax paper on the counter.
  • Open the pizza dough and roll out to approximately 14×10 inches
  • Spread pizza sauce over the dough.
  • Add the pepperoni and sprinkle the cheese over top.
  • Roll up from the longest side.
  • Cut into 6 slices. (like cinnamon rolls)
  • Place a piece of parchment paper in the basket of the air fryer.
  • Set the pizza rolls in the basket with the cut side down.
  • Set the air fryer to 320F degrees and cook for 11 minutes.
  • Serve with additional pizza sauce for dipping if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 841mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 233IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 2mg
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