How to air fry pizza rolls
If you’re looking for a delicious and easy way to enjoy pizza rolls, look no further than air frying! With just a few simple steps, you can have a batch of hot and crispy pizza rolls in no time. Plus, air frying is a great alternative to traditional frying methods, as it uses less oil and results in healthier food. So why not give it a try? Follow the steps below to air fry your own pizza rolls. Enjoy!
Making Pizza Rolls:
-Next, spread about 1/2 tsp of marinara sauce on each dough rectangle, then add your cheese and toppings if desired.
-Add about 1/2-1 tsp of marinara sauce on top of the cheese, then roll up the pizza dough (like a pinwheel) and place it onto a baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal; make sure to leave about an inch between each one so they have enough room to expand.
-Put your frozen pizza rolls in the oven for 10 minutes, or until their golden brown. Remove from the oven once finished and let rest for 2-3 minutes before enjoying!
-Once cooked, you can brush them with garlic butter for added flavor or eat them as is. You can also dip them in more marinara sauce, ranch dressing, or whatever you’d like!
-You can store your leftover pizza rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days or freeze them for up to two months.
-Serves: 10-12 servings
-Calories: 120 calories per serving
-Macros (per serving): 2g fat / 3g carbs / 17g protein
Tools You’ll Need:
-Jarred marinara sauce
-Nonstick cooking spray or oil of choice (olive oil works great)
-Kitchen scale (optional, but helpful)
-Air Fryer (optional, but recommended)
-You don’t have to pre-freeze the rolls before cooking them. If you’re short on time, just put them in the fryer frozen and cook for an extra 3 minutes!
Why Use Air Fryer to Cook Frozen Pizza Rolls
-Air frying pizza rolls is a much healthier alternative to deep frying, which means it’s better for you!
-An air fryer cooks food faster, which leaves less time for food to go bad. Just make sure not to leave the roll in there longer than necessary or it can overcook and become tough.
-Since air fryers require little to no oil at all, your finished product will be much lower in fat compared to if you fried them normally. This tip applies especially if you line the basket with parchment paper before cooking the pizza rolls.
-Air frying is quick, so it works best when paired with an item that needs some extra time (like frozen foods). If you don’t have oven available but still want those pizza rolls, use your air fryer!
-Feel free to add any toppings you’d like before cooking the pizza rolls. If you want a ranch flavored crust, for example, mix dried parsley into the dough and shake some ranch seasoning onto the cheese before rolling up the dough. Feel free to experiment with all different kinds of flavors and combinations!
Can pizza be cooked in an air fryer?
-The simple answer is YES! You can cook a variety of foods in your air fryer, so it’s up to you if you want to try making pizza in there. If you have an oven available but no stove top, give the air fryer a shot before going out and buying a new appliance.
Preheating Oven Temperature:
-To get started, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (or 220 Celsius). While it’s heating up, prepare your favorite pizza dough recipe or purchase refrigerated dough from the store; then roll it out on a lightly floured surface and cut it into small rectangles (about an inch wide).
Can you use cooking spray in an air fryer?
-There are a variety of cooking sprays available to purchase, or you can use olive oil in a spray bottle if you have it. Air fryers require little to no oil when cooking your food, so the less you need to add the better!
How to air fry pizza rolls?
-Take one of the cut rectangles and place a tablespoon or two of marinara sauce on top, then another rectangle. Place one or two mozzarella cheese sticks onto the rectangle, then roll it up into a pinwheel shape. If you’re having trouble getting it to stick together, try wetting your fingers with water before rolling! Press down the seams to seal them well so that cheese doesn’t ooze out while cooking.
-As stated above in the ingredients section, you can cook these for 3 minutes in an air fryer at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (220 Celsius). However, if you put them in frozen, they will require anywhere from 6-10 minutes total. The edges tend to burn easily in an air fryer, so just always be on the lookout for that and remove them from the fryer when you see it.
-If you want a sauce to dip these in, marinara is a good choice. If you have ranch seasoning packets, mix them into your favorite jarred or homemade sauce and serve it on the side for dipping!
-If you don’t mind adding fat to your meal, try making garlic parmesan wings sauce by melting butter and mixing in garlic powder and grated parmesan cheese. Dip the pizza rolls directly in this delicious mixture after cooking and enjoy!
How to store leftovers:
-If you end up with leftovers, store them in an airtight container or Ziplock bag. The pizza rolls can be eaten cold right out of the fridge, but for best results reheat them by microwave (for about 30 seconds) or oven (for about 5 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit).
-Though air frying doesn’t require much oil, it’s still recommended that you place these on a piece of parchment paper in the fryer. If you don’t have any parchment paper handy, carefully use tongs to take each pizza roll out when they are done cooking and let them sit on a wire rack before eating.
-You can use this recipe with regular marinara sauce or ranch seasoning packets for dipping! You can even add your favorite toppings to the mix while assembling them, like onion rings or bell peppers. Experiment with different flavors and combinations until you find one that works perfectly for you!