Did you know you can make pizza rolls in the microwave? If you’re looking for a tasty, delicious, and easy snack that will satisfy your cravings with minimal effort, then pizza rolls might just be the answer.
Not only do they take just minutes to prepare, but if you put them in the microwave, you can have a hot and crispy snack without having to heat up your oven or stove.
Easy Party Appetizer
They are so easy to heat up and serve on a fancy plate that they feel like fancy appetizers. So easy to make and serve throughout a party. Your guests love them, and they make easy snacks for game day too.
Whether you’re a home cook or an experienced home chef, everyone loves pizza rolls, so why not give it a try?
Let’s explore what kind of deliciousness can come from microwaving this yummy treat and how best to go about enjoying them.
So, grab your bag of pizza rolls and let’s get cooking, we promise it will be love at first bite.
Do you love Mini Pizza Snacks?
Several people in our household could not live without pizza and pizza rolls are an extension of that love. They are just too easy not to enjoy, at least once in a while.
They really do make the perfect emergency dinner or casual snack. Hardworking men and women love them, gamers love them, and kids do too.
Granted they aren’t the most holistic and healthy snack out there, but they can be just the comfort food you need at times.
What are Pizza Rolls?
Pizza rolls are a pre-packaged delicious and convenient comfort food. They are like pizza’s smaller, snack-able cousin. They are made with pizza-like ingredients like pizza dough, pizza sauce (or marinara sauce), pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and various other flavor combinations.
Yet, they can be enjoyed in one quick bite, with each roll offering a satisfying mix of pizza flavor and crunch.
No Soggy Crust. Their size prevents that soggy crust problem by being bite sized, so they cook more evenly all round. Complete with their gooey molten cheese inside and golden-brown exterior, pizza rolls combine convenience, taste, and comfort all in one!
There are many brands of pizza rolls, but Totino’s Pizza Rolls are the leader. Totino’s pizza roll flavors include New Faze Clan Buffalo Style, Chicken Cheese Combination, Pepperoni Supreme, and Pepperoni & Bacon.
With so many options to choose from, you can find a pizza roll for everyone in your family. Which is another reason why they are so popular.
How to Cook Pizza Rolls
You have several different ways for cooking pizza rolls. It is best to cook pizza rolls right from frozen, not room temperature.
You can cook them in a conventional oven, microwave ovens, toaster ovens, or even an air fryer. Did you know that there are even microwave cooking directions right on their package instructions? Keep in mind that pizza rolls should be cooked to 160 degrees Fahrenheit for food safety. Always be careful as food will be hot coming out of your kitchen appliance! It is recommended to wait at least two minutes post cooking to take your first bite.
Cooking Pizza Rolls in the Microwave
The easiest way is to microwave pizza rolls.
Here is how to do so step-by-step. Place pizza rolls in a single layer on a microwave-safe plate or flat container. Microwave on the High setting for 1:15 minutes for 6 rolls (one serving), if you’re preparing additional servings, time will need to be adjusted by adding extra minutes. Pro Tip. To get the most crisp out of this method. Line a microwave-safe plate with a paper towel, and arrange the desired number of pizza rolls on it.
Do about one minute per 6 additional rolls. It is recommended to cook less rolls in the microwave, so they cook evenly. It is important to wait two minutes before consuming as they continue to cook after they are done in the microwave. This also allows more of a crispy crust to form on the outside.
Which Cooking Method is Better, Microwave, Toaster Oven, or Air Fryer?
Pro Tip. If you want really delicious pizza rolls, they are so much better if you bake them in the oven rather than microwaving them. An air fryer makes them very tasty as well.They will have anice crisp to the outside. Whereas the microwave makes them a bit soft, and they will never get as crispy as they will in the oven or air fryer. However, the microwave is fast and therefore, a great option when you are in a hurry.
How to cook pizza rolls in the oven or toaster oven?
Here are step-by-step directions for using your oven to cook frozen pizza rolls.
Preheat your toaster oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Place rolls in a single layer on a baking sheet, cookie sheet, or tray. A good idea is to line it with aluminum foil for best results and for quick clean up.
Place sheet or tray on the middle oven rack. You can cook more pizza rolls in the oven. Times vary based on the number of pizza rolls.
Totino’s recommends cooking 20 rolls for 10 to 12 minutes and 40 rolls for 13 to 15 minutes. If you use a toaster oven, cook only 20 rolls at a time and adjust time by adding 3 minutes to the total cooking time. Let stand for at least two minutes to ensure cooking and also cooking for safe eating.
Air Fryer Pizza Rolls
Another exciting method of cooking these delicious snacks and quite possibly the best way is in the air fryer. If you want them a little crispier, you could also brush them with a little bit of olive oil for extra crispy pizza rolls.
Here is how to cook frozen pizza rolls in the air fryer. Put about 25 rolls in the air fryer basket. Can do less, but not more. Resist the urge to overcrowd. The air needs to be able to circulate around the little snacks to get them cooked all the way through and crispy on the outside.
Set your air fryer to 390 degrees Fahrenheit. Preheat your air fryer by running at this temperature for 3 to 5 minutes before use. Air fry the rolls for a total of 8 minutes. After 4 minutes, remove the basket and shake around the mini pizzas. Continue cooking for an additional 4 minutes. Let product stand for two minutes before consuming.
How to store after cooking?
They can be stored for about a week after cooking them. They are best kept stored in an airtight container and placed in the refrigerator for food safety. Another easy way to store them is in a resealable bag in the refrigerator.
Toppings and Dips for Pizza Rolls
- Here are some classic toppings for your pizza rolls. These come in the form of spices and seasonings. Garlic
- Parmesan Cheese Grated
- Paprika Garlic Butter Mixture
Here are some of the best dips for pizza rolls.
- Our Homemade Ranch Dressing is amazing as a dip for these.
- Chili Sauce with Ketchup
- Tomato Sauce
- Western or French Dressing
- Sriracha Mayo if you like a bit of heat.
How to reheat pizza rolls
You can easily reheat cooked and refrigerated pizza rolls. Simply microwave them for a minute or so, depending on how many rolls you have. If you want them to remain crispy, you should consider cooking them in the oven or air fryer for about 3 to 5 minutes, as microwaving them tends to make them slightly soggy the second time around.
Can You Put Pizza Rolls in the Microwave
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- Place pizza rolls in a single layer on a microwave-safe plate or flat container. Microwave on the High setting for 1:15 minutes for 6 rolls (one serving), if you're preparing additional servings, time will need to be adjusted by adding extra minutes. Pro Tip. To get the most crisp out of this method. Line a microwave-safe plate with a paper towel, and arrange the desired number of pizza rolls on it.
- Do about one minute per 6 additional rolls. It is recommended to cook less rolls in the microwave, so they cook evenly. It is important to wait two minutes before consuming as they continue to cook after they are done in the microwave. This also allows more of a crispy crust to form on the outside.
- Pizza rolls should be cooked to 160 degrees Fahrenheit for food safety. Always be careful as food will be hot coming out of your kitchen appliance! It is recommended to wait at least two minutes post cooking to take your first bite.