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Air fryer pizza rolls piled into a black wire basket with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.

Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

Air fryer pizza rolls are a quick and easy snack that are sure to bring back plenty of childhood memories. Just roll out the dough, add your favorite fixings, and pop them into your air fryer. They're that easy!
Course Lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 469kcal
Cost $10



  • 16 oz pizza dough (1 lb) store bought or homemade
  • ¼ cup pizza sauce or marinara sauce (around ½ tablespoon per roll)
  • 16 small pepperoni or Italian sausage slices (around 2 per roll), optional
  • chopped vegetables (onions, peppers, olives, mushrooms) optional
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (around 1 tablespoon per roll)
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon shredded parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper


  • If making homemade pizza dough, prepare it according to the recipe instructions.
  • Separate the pizza dough into 8 to 10 equal parts. Roll each part into a ball, then roll each ball out flat.
  • Spread about ½ tablespoon of pizza sauce into the center of each circle of dough. Top each with 2 to 3 pepperonis (if using) or any other vegetables or meat.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of mozzarella cheese on top. 
  • Fold the sides of the dough around the fillings so all the ends meet. Pinch it closed.
  • Gently roll the dough into a ball, keeping the filling and sauce inside. Continue the process with the rest of the rolls.
  • Spray your air fryer basket with nonstick spray. Then place the rolls inside. The dough will expand so give them space. You might need to cook them in batches.
  • Combine olive oil, oregano, basil, garlic powder, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Brush the tops of the rolls with the mixture.
  • Cook the pizza rolls at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. They should come out perfectly golden brown.
  • Generally, pizza rolls are best when eaten hot from the oven or air fryer. However, if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. To heat them up, place them back in the air fryer to crisp up and heat them until warmed through at 350 degrees F for about 5 minutes.


  1. I always like to use fresh cheeses and shred them myself in order to get perfectly gooey melty cheese. You can use pre-shredded mozzarella but it might not melt as well because of the added anti-caking agents that prevent it from clumping together. The choice is up to you.
  2. If you stuff the dough with veggies, always lightly sauté them before rolling them in the dough so that they fully cook through when air fried.
  3. The Italian seasoned olive oil mixture for brushing over the dough is optional.
  4. If you feel adventurous, you can swap out the pizza sauce for pesto, alfredo, or even bbq sauce! Stuff the pizza dough with whatever fixings sound best. Cooked chicken? Sure! Sun dried tomatoes? Yum! Roasted garlic? How delicious! Feel free to experiment and let me know how you did!
  5. If you don’t have an air fryer, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Follow all the instructions, but place the pizza rolls on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper. Bake the rolls for about 15 to 20 minutes or until they’re golden brown and no longer pale or doughy.


Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 1169mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 186IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 4mg