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Homemade Air Fryer Pizza Rolls are quick and easy to prepare with your favorite fillings rolled tight in a tortilla. The perfect finger food for parties, game day gatherings, packing in lunchboxes, or serving for snacks.
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Table of Contents
  1. Homemade Air Fryer Pizza Rolls
  2. Why We Love Air Fryer Pizza Roll
  3. Air Fryer Pizza Rolls Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Air Fryer Pizza Rolls
  7. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  8. How to Store Air Fryer Pizza Rolls
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Pizza Prepared Many More Ways
  11. Airfryer Pizza Rolls Recipe

Homemade Air Fryer Pizza Rolls are the perfect appetizer or afternoon snack, simply made crispy in minutes using minimal ingredients. Pizza roll ups are so easy to prepare with layers of sauce, pepperoni, and cheese tightly rolled in taco size tortillas.

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Homemade Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

Our Air Fryer Pizza Rolls recipe is a healthier option than the traditional air fried frozen pizza rolls (like Totino’s or Annie’s), and tastes so much better than the packaged store-bought snacks.

Preparing homemade pizza rolls is as easy as spreading sauce on a tortilla, topping it with pepperoni, cheese, or your favorite veggies and meats, and rolling it like a log before “baking” it to a golden brown.

I love air fryer recipes to make my favorite finger foods, especially because they cut the cooking time in half and they come out deliciously crispy without deep frying in oil.

While you can certainly prepare your air fryer pizza roll-ups with store-bought pizza dough (like my Homemade Pizza Pockets and Pepperoni Rolls), I prefer to use a soft taco shell as the base because it’s so simple to stuff with your favorite fillings.

Why We Love Air Fryer Pizza Roll

  • Quick and easy to make in under 20 minutes total time.
  • Only uses 4 ingredients plus olive oil to brush on top.
  • Taste like the perfect pizza that’s cooked without the crust (like pizza logs).
  • Fun for kids to customize and fill with their favorite pizza toppings.
  • Prepared like a pizza egg roll but rolled in a tortilla instead of a wrapper.
  • Great grab and go lunch, Super Bowl snack, party appetizer, or simple supper.
Air Fryer Pizza Rolls ingredients

Air Fryer Pizza Rolls Ingredients

  • Soft taco size flour tortillas
  • Pizza sauce: You can use a store bought or homemade pizza sauce.
  • Pepperoni
  • String cheese
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Substitutions and Additions

  • Vegan Version: For a vegan version, simply replace the pepperoni and dairy cheese with a variety of vegetables, like mushrooms, bell pepper, olives, onions, and spinach, and use a non-dairy cheese.
  • Pick Your Protein: Make your pizza roll ups without pepperoni and choose a different meat (or even make it meatless). Try bacon, sausage, shredded chicken, salami slices, and even veggie crumbles.
  • Cut The Carbs: To lower the carb count, use a low carb tortilla or wrap as the base and bake it like you would a regular taco tortilla.
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  • Air Fryer
  • Pastry brush
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How to Make Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

  1. Prepare The Pizza: Spread pizza sauce at the bottom of the flour tortilla, and layer pepperoni and cheese on top. Roll it up tightly.
  2. Cook: Lay the pizza rolls seam side down in the air fryer basket. Brush the tops with olive oil and cook at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 9-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  3. Serve: Serve while warm. Enjoy!

Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • If the tortillas are either cold or a little on the stiff side, you can heat the tortillas in the microwave for 20-25 seconds to make them a bit more pliable.
  • You can use the string cheese straight out of the refrigerator, but allowing the cheese to come to room temperature will give a meltier pizza roll.
  • You can substitute vegetable oil for olive oil. I do not recommend brushing the pizza rolls with butter, as that may cause the tortilla to burn. 

How to Store Air Fryer Pizza Rolls

  • To Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze the uncooked pizza rolls for up to 1 month. Allow the pizza rolls to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before cooking.

More Easy Appetizer Recipes

Air fryer pizza rolls with cheese

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make pizza rolls in the oven?

Yes, you can easily make and bake these pizza rolls in the oven. Simply place the roll ups on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake them in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Can you cook frozen pizza rolls in the air fryer?

Yes, you can cook frozen pizza rolls, like Totino’s or Annies, in an even layer in the air fryer. Cook the frozen rolls at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-6 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking.

Air Fryer Pizza Rolls dipped in sauce

Pizza Prepared Many More Ways

I love pizza in any shape or form! For more fun ways to create pizza without the crust, check out my Pizza Sliders, Pizza Quesadillas, Homemade Pizza Pockets, and Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizza recipes.

Looking for a dessert that doubles as a fun family-friendly activity? Try my Campfire S’mores Pizza!

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Airfryer Pizza Rolls

Serves — 8
Homemade Air Fryer Pizza Rolls are quick and easy to prepare with your favorite fillings rolled tight in a tortilla. The perfect finger food for parties, game day gatherings, packing in lunchboxes, or serving for snacks.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 8 soft taco size flour tortillas
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • 6 ounces package of full-size sliced pepperoni (you will need 10 slices per pizza roll)
  • 8 string cheese room temperature
  • 2-3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Spread 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce at the bottom of the flour tortilla. (leave ¼ inch at the edge of the tortilla)
  • Lay 10 slices of pepperoni on top of the pizza sauce.
  • Lay 1 whole string cheese on top of the pepperoni.
  • Carefully and tightly, roll the tortilla up. Lay the pizza roll seam side down. Repeat the process for the remaining pizza rolls.
  • Remove the basket from the air fryer and lightly spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Leave the basket out and preheat the air fryer to 375°F. (This should only take 3-4 minutes)
  • Use a pastry brush to brush the olive oil over the tops of the pizza rolls.
  • Lay 3-4 pizza rolls, depending on the size of your air fryer basket, into the basket. Leave a little space between the pizza rolls. Cook for 9-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve while warm.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • To Freeze: You can freeze the uncooked pizza rolls for up to 1 month. Allow the pizza rolls to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before cooking.
Tips:
  • If the tortillas are either cold or a little on the stiff side, you can heat the tortillas in the microwave for 20-25 seconds to make them a bit more pliable.
  • You can use the string cheese straight out of the refrigerator, but allowing the cheese to come to room temperature will give a meltier pizza roll.
  • You can substitute vegetable oil for olive oil. I do not recommend brushing the pizza rolls with butter, as that may cause the tortilla to burn.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 849mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    l really love al your recipes.Im a primary school outdoor curriculum coordinator.I spend alot of the day outdoors with the pupils,so especially love your campfire recipes when I’m delivering Forest School sessions.Our weather here in North Wales is so rubbish mos of the year,its nice to know we have a “treat ” to look forward to when we do our campfire cooking.
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