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Crispy Air Fryer Gluten Free Pizza Rolls are an easy and cheesy gluten-free appetizer, light meal, or snack! Made from a simple homemade dough recipe filled with gooey mozzarella and tangy marinara, then air fried until golden. Customize the filling with your favorite pizza toppings!
Crispy Air-Fried Pizza Rolls Made From Scratch
How satisfying is it to watch strings of melty cheese deliciously streeeeetch as you pull a slice of pizza away from the pie? That’s exactly what it feels like biting into one of these perfect little pizza pockets! These homemade cheese pizza rolls are an easy air fryer appetizer, filled with classic melted mozzarella and sweet-tangy homemade marinara sauce. The fillings are super easy to customize, rolled up inside crispy gluten-free dough.
My kids love these as an after school snack. And it’s no secret that we adults love them too! These pizza rolls disappear in minutes whenever I place them out at potlucks and parties. They’re the perfect finger food for dipping and munching.
I make my fluffy pizza dough from scratch with a secret ingredient that keeps the texture nice and tender while cutting down on the fat. Plus, the air fryer keeps things crispy, not greasy! This is a lighter, healthier homemade pizza roll recipe that you’ll want to make all the time, I’m almost certain of it.
What You’ll Need
There’s a short list of ingredients between the gluten-free dough and the filling for these easy air fryer pizza rolls! Simple, cheesy, and delicious – it doesn’t get much better. I’ve included an overview below of everything you’ll need, with the full ingredient amounts available in the recipe card:
- Gluten Free Flour: I’ve had the best results with King Arthur Measure-for-Measure in the dough recipe.
- Sugar: Regular granulated white sugar is best.
- Unsalted Butter: Cold ingredients are key for the flakiest dough! Make sure to use butter that’s chilled from the fridge.
- Greek Yogurt: Low fat Greek Yogurt for a rich and moist dough texture with a hint of tang. Using yogurt cuts down on excess oil and butter, for a healthier dough that’s rich in protein.
- Mozzarella Cheese: Cut into slices, to fill the pizza rolls. Another melty cheese, like cheddar or provolone, will also work fine.
- Marinara Sauce: I use fresh Homemade Marinara Sauce in all sorts of pizza recipes, including these pizza rolls! You can also use store bought, jarred sauce if you prefer.
- Egg Wash: You’ll need an egg whisked together with a bit of water for an egg wash. A light egg wash helps the pizza rolls cook up glossy and golden!
- Italian Seasoning: For sprinkling over top.
How to Make Gluten-Free Pizza Rolls in the Air Fryer
With minimal prep and a bit of chilling time, you’ll have the dough for these gluten free pizza rolls ready to roll, literally. Gather your ingredients and let’s get started on some cheesy, zesty pizza rolls:
Make the Pizza Dough: To make the dough, first whisk together the dry ingredients, then add in the cold butter a little at a time. When you reach a coarse crumble, add the Greek yogurt and mix. Form the dough into a ball and wrap it tightly with plastic wrap, then pop it into the fridge for an hour.
Cut the Dough: Once your dough has chilled, place it on a floured work surface. Roll the dough into a thin, long and narrow rectangle. Next, using a knife, cut the dough into eight smaller rectangles.
Assemble and Roll: Place a teaspoon of marinara slice in the middle of each dough rectangle, plus a slice or two of mozzarella. Gently roll the filling up inside the dough and use a fork to crimp the ends tightly closed. To avoid the rolls bursting open in the air fryer, use your knife to cut small air vents in the tops of the pizza rolls.
Wash: Whisk together the egg with a bit of water and seasoning and brush this over the pizza rolls. Give each roll a sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
Cook: Cook the pizza rolls in the air fryer at 380ºF for about 12 minutes. The exact time may vary depending on your air fryer and the size/thickness of your pizza rolls, so keep a close eye.
Once your pizza rolls are golden and crispy, serve them with your choice of dipping sauces! I’ve included some of my favorite homemade condiments later on for inspiration.
Tips for Success
Here are my tips for achieving the crispiest air fryer pizza rolls every time you make them:
- If Your Dough Is Too Dry: If you notice that your gluten-free dough is cracking as you roll it out, lightly sprinkle it with some water.
- Don’t Over Stuff: Be mindful to not go overboard on the filling. Overfilling these pizza rolls will make them hard to roll, and too much marinara sauce could lead to a leaky situation. Be sure to keep this in mind if you add additional toppings like pepperoni or veggies.
- Work In Batches (As Needed): If you’re working with a smaller air fryer, I recommend cooking the pizza rolls in batches. Overcrowding can result in rolls that are steamed instead of crispy!
Dipping Sauce Ideas
I love serving these melty, flavorful pizza rolls as a warm and dippable gluten-free party appetizer. They always complement any snack table alongside other easy favorites like Glazed Cauliflower Wings, Layered Mexican Cheese Dip, Chef Salad on a Stick, and Chili Lime Steak Bites.
Whether you’re serving your pizza rolls for an easy snack or family dinner, try them dunked in one or more of these tasty homemade dipping sauces:
- Marinara Sauce
- Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip or Jalapeno Ranch Dressing
- Balsamic BBQ Sauce
- Healthy Big Mac Sauce
- Vodka Sauce
- Honey Mustard Dip
- Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dip
Storage and Reheating
Store any leftover pizza rolls airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days. I recommend reheating these in the air fryer or in the oven to give the dough a chance to crisp up again. Just let them warm at 350ºF for a few minutes, or until heated through.
Can I Freeze These?
Once the gluten-free pizza rolls are completely cool, they’re great to freeze for easy reheating in the longer term! I like to pre-freeze the pizza rolls on a parchment-lined baking sheet, then transfer the frozen rolls to a resealable freezer bag. Reheat in the oven or air fryer right from frozen.
What Air Fryer Do I Recommend?
The Cosori XL 5.8 Qt air fryer has a regular spot on my countertop because I use it several times a week, whether I’m making appetizers like these pizza rolls, roasted veggies, or just heating up frozen fries.
More Air Fryer Must-Makes
- Easy Chicken Taquitos
- Air Fryer Glazed Donuts (Gluten Free)
- Gluten Free Air Fryer Chicken
- Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
- Air Fryer Cauliflower
- Caprese Air Fryer Zucchini Fritters
Air Fryer Gluten Free Pizza Rolls
For the Dough:
- 1 cup gluten free flour (I used King Arthur Measure for Measure)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (cold)
- 1/4 cup low fat Greek yogurt + 1 tbsp
For the Filling:
- 4 oz. mozzarella cheese sliced
- 1 cup marinara sauce
For the Egg Wash:
- 1 egg whisked
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment add flour, salt and sugar. Whisk to combine.
- Change your attachment to a flat beater and add in cold butter, one tablespoon at a time. Mix until you have a coarse crumble.
- Add in the greek yogurt and mix again until combined.
- Move your dough to a flat surface and knead to form a smooth ball. Wrap your dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Dust your work surface with flour and roll the dough into a rectangle shape about 1/4 inch thick, 15 inches long and 6 inches wide.
- Cut the dough into eight rectangles and add 1 tsp of marinara and sliced mozzarella.
- Roll the pizza rolls and press down edges with a fork to seal in the filling. Add a few vent cuts to the top of the pizza rolls using a sharp knife.
- In a small bowl whisk one egg with water. Using a brush, apply egg wash to each pizza roll.
- Sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
- Set your air fryer to 380°. Place pizza rolls in the basket and cook for 12-15 minutes.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!
- If the dough begins to crack when you roll it out, add a sprinkle of water.
- Be careful not to over stuff your rolls or add too much marinara sauce. They will be hard to roll and the sauce will leak out.
- You may need to cook the roll in batches depending on the size of your air fryer basket.