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Homemade Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

Homemade air fryer pizza rolls are an easy to make snack or midday meal that both kids and adults will love! You can make these rolls up in less than a half hour and freeze them for later or store them in the refrigerator. Who needs delivery or frozen food when you can have tasty homemade pizza snacks so fast?

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Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

What are pizza rolls?

Pizza rolls are a convenient and tasty way to enjoy pizza at home, school, or work. They are simply sauce, cheese, and toppings rolled in a small section of dough. 

They are easy to pack in a lunch box for a healthy, warm school lunch and make for a great snack on the weekends.

When you make pizza rolls at home, you have complete control over what you put in them and how you cook them. You can add extra veggies to give to your kids. You can also air fry them instead of deep frying them. 

Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

What you’ll need to make these

You can make these pizza bites at home with only a few ingredients. You can get many of them at your local store or make them at home. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • pizza dough - you can use a store bought dough if you want or follow our easy two ingredient recipe Pizza Dough
  • mozzarella cheese - if you want to make the recipe vegan, you could omit the cheese or use vegan cheese if you prefer
  • marinara sauce - you can use store bought or follow our easy marinara recipe
  • butter - if you are trying to make it vegan, you can use olive oil instead
  • garlic powder- add a great flavor
  • basil leaves - these are for garnish, you can omit if you can’t find them

How to prepare the rolls

Whether you use an air fryer or oven, the steps to get the pizza rolls ready are the same. Here is what you’ll need to do.

step by step instructions 1

Start by knocking any air out of the dough and then use a rolling pin to roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. You need to roll the dough into a rectangle that is about 1/4 of an inch thick.

Once the dough is rolled out, spoon the marinara sauce onto the dough. Leave about 1/2 inch of the edges intact. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top. You can add diced pieces of mushrooms, peppers, or onions if you want to here. Just make sure you do not overstuff or it will be hard to roll the dough!

 Roll the dough up tightly starting on the longer side. Pinch each end to seal it. Finally cut into 10 equal pieces.

step by step instructions 2

How to make this recipe in the air fryer

One of our favorite ways to make pizza rolls is in the air fryer. When you cook them in the fryer, they get a nice, crispy feel and taste to them. Here’s how to make them in the air fryer.

Preheat the air fryer to 325 degrees F and line the tray with parchment paper. Next, arrange the rolls on the tray, leaving about 3 to 4 inches space between them. They do expand!

In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder to melted butter. Brush the garlic butter on top and on the sides of each roll. 

Cook in the air fryer for about 12 to 15 minutes or until you get your desired level of crispness. Once done, garnish with chopped basil or parsley. 

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. We love serving it with more of our homemade marinara sauce.

applying garlic butter

How to make this recipe in the oven

If you don’t have an air fryer or want to make a really large batch all at once, you can use your oven. Here’s how to do it.

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Then arrange the rolls on the prepared sheet pans leaving about 3 to 4 inches between the rolls. Make sure to leave some space because they will expand as they cook!
  • Mix the garlic powder and melted butter in a small bowl. When well combined, brush the garlic butter on the tops and sides of each roll. 
  • Place the tray on the middle rack and bake for about 12 to 15 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  • Once they are done, garnish the tops with chopped basil or parsley and serve it with our homemade marinara sauce.

Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

Pro tips and tricks

Follow these tips for best results when making pizza rolls at home.

  • Don’t overcook the rolls in the air fryer. They can turn from crispy to burned very quickly if given too much time.
  • Make sure you leave a little space between the rolls, they will expand when they cook.
  • Use a thin layer of sauce and cheese to avoid over-stuffing the rolls.
  • If you use extra vegetables, make sure you mince them so they can roll easily and avoid over stuffing by using a very thin layer.
  • If you choose to make these vegan avoid the cheese, use olive oil instead of melted butter, and consider adding a thin layer of minced veggies like onions, peppers, or mushrooms.

Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

How to freeze the pizza rolls?

You can easily freeze the pizza rolls by allowing them to cool to room temperature. Once they are cool, we recommend wrapping them in paper towel sheets and placing them in a freezer safe bag. When you are ready to eat, you can place frozen rolls on a baking sheet and reheat or place them in the microwave.

How to reheat pizza rolls

To reheat, you can place the rolls in the microwave for about 1 or 2 minutes or until warmed through. You could place them in an oven set to 350 for about 10 minutes or until warmed through. Finally, you could use your air fryer to reheat them at 300 degrees for about 4 minutes. 

Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

What are pizza rolls made out of?

Pizza rolls are made with only a few ingredients. You’ll only need pizza dough, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, some garlic powder, and melted butter. If you want, you can add a very small amount of minced veggies to get a little bit extra veggies in the rolls. 

Can I make these vegan?

You can make these pizza rolls vegan if you really want to. To do this, use oil instead of butter and either omit the cheese or use a vegan version of mozzarella cheese. You can replace cheese with minced veggies if you like as well.

Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

Homemade Air fryer Pizza Rolls

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Homemade air fryer pizza rolls are an easy to make snack or midday meal that both kids and adults will love! You can make these rolls up in less than a half hour and freeze them for later or store them in the refrigerator. Who needs delivery or frozen food when you can have tasty homemade pizza snacks so fast?

Ingredients

  • 14 oz of ready-made pizza dough. You can also follow instructions for our homemade 2 ingredient pizza dough
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Few basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

    Prepare the Pizza Rolls

    1. Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
    2. For best results, you can purchase Wewalka Pizza dough from your local grocery store.
    3. Knock out the air and roll out the dough with a rolling pin into a rectangle shape of about 1/4 inch thick. (Skip this step if you are using store bought pizza sheet)
    4. Spoon the marinara sauce over the dough, leaving about 1/2 inch of the edges intact.
    5. Top with mozzarella. Do not overstuff or else it will be hard to roll.
    6. Roll it up tightly starting from the longest side.
    7. Pinch the dough to seal the long ends. Cut into 10 pieces.

    Instructions for Air Fryer / Air Fryer Lid

    1. Preheat the Air Fryer to 320 degrees F.
    2. Place a parchment paper on the airfryer tray
    3. Arrange on the Air Fryer tray, about 3-4 inches apart (they will expand)
    4. Add the garlic powder in the melted butter.
    5. Brush the tops and edges of the pizza rolls with the garlic butter.
    6. Air Fry for about 12- 15 minutes until you get your desired crispness.
      Once done, garnish with chopped basil or parsley if desired and serve with your favorite dipping sauce. We love serving it with our homemade Marinara sauce.


    Instructions for Baking

    1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
    2. Arrange on the prepared sheet pans, about 3-4 inches apart (they will expand)
    3. Add the garlic powder in the melted butter.
    4. Brush the tops and edges of the pizza rolls with the garlic butter.
    5. Bake for about 12 - 15 minutes in the middle rack of the oven until golden brown.
    6. Once done, garnish with chopped basil or parsley if desired and serve with your favorite dipping sauce. We love serving it with our homemade Marinara sauce.

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Michelle

Friday 23rd of October 2020

Soooo much better than the frozen ones at the store. I'll be making these all the time!

Sarah James

Friday 23rd of October 2020

The whole family loved your air fryer pizza rolls so much I didn't have any left to put in the freezer.

Angela

Friday 23rd of October 2020

Such a cute appetizer and so quick and easy to make!

SewWhite Sisley

Friday 23rd of October 2020

These are so delicious. I can never have just one! Loved by the whole family and so easy to make.

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