Making pizza rolls in an air fryer is surprisingly easy. It's the ultimate treat for every pizza enthusiast and a huge crowd-pleaser. Bubbly and airy pizza dough filled with delicious tomato sauce, stretchy mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni. The perfect finger food to enjoy your favorite pizza flavor in easy-to-eat pieces.
- Flavor - To make this recipe, all you need is pizza dough, tomato sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni. However, you can choose any pizza topping you love, such as sausage, salami, ham, veggies, or anchovies. Just keep in mind to use ingredients that don't lose a lot of water, otherwise, the rolls could get soggy.
- Skill level - Easy-moderate. The only thing you need to take care of is rolling up the filled pizza dough without tearing. This can be prevented by using enough flour for the dough and the work surface.
- Use enough flour when stretching and shaping the dough and keep the work surface lightly floured when filling and rolling up the dough. The flour makes it easier to roll up, and it's less likely that the dough sticks, tears, and ends up with holes.
- Don't overfill the rolls or they may tear while rolling. Also, the baked pizza crust will end up soggy. Stick to the recommended amounts.
- Preheat the air fryer for 15 minutes so that it's really hot. That ensures that the rolls rise nicely and the dough texture is even better.
Can I prepare it in advance?
You can prepare the pizza dough in advance and store it in the refrigerator or freezer until you need it. I recommend not to store the prepared rolls for too long, but rather to bake them immediately after you prepared them. The tomato sauce would leak out, and the crust wouldn't be that delicious.
Can I reheat it?
Absolutely yes. Just reheat it in the air fryer at 390°F (191°C) for 2-3 minutes.
How do I store leftovers?
Although they are best eaten freshly baked, you can store them covered at room temperature for a few hours and reheat them again. You can try refrigerating them overnight, but that's not my personal preference as the pizza crust will get a little mushy over time.
Prepare the pizza dough and stretch and shape it into a 9x13-inch (23x33cm) rectangle.
Spread the tomato sauce evenly on the dough, scatter the cheese on top and distribute the pepperoni.
Tip: You can use whatever toppings you like and even replace the tomato sauce with Alfredo sauce!
Starting on one long side, roll up the dough tightly.
Cut the rolled dough into 8 equal pieces, place in a pizza pan, and bake.
If you can't get enough of pizza, you've come to the right place. Try some of my favorite recipes:
- Air Fryer Pizza
- Garlic Pizza
- Dessert Pizza
- Air Fryer Garlic Bread (made with pizza dough)
Air Fryer Pizza Rolls
- 1 pizza dough*
- ⅓ cup tomato sauce
- ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 8 slices pepperoni or salami, chopped
- Preheat the air fryer to 400°F / 204°C for 15 minutes.
- Prepare the pizza dough and stretch and shape it into a 9x13-inch (23x33cm) rectangle. Use enough flour to keep the dough from sticking and tearing.
- Spread the tomato sauce evenly on the dough and leave about 1-inch (2.5 cm) on both long sides. Scatter the cheese on top and distribute the pepperoni. Starting on one long side, roll up the dough tightly. Lightly flour a sharp knife and cut the rolled dough into 8 equal pieces.
- Then place the rolls in a pizza pan (mine is 8-inch / 20cm) and bake at 400°F / 204°C for 5 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 350°F / 177°C and bake for another 10-15 minutes until baked through.** Serve immediately.
** Baking times can vary depending on the dough you use.
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