Can You Fry Pizza Rolls?


Last updated on August 11th, 2022 at 09:31 pm

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Pizza rolls make a great snack, lunch, or meal anytime. They are so simple to make since you just place them on a baking sheet and bake in the oven. In minutes you get piping hot breaded pockets filled with sauce, meat and cheese. 

But, can you fry pizza rolls?

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For another way to cook the lunchtime favorite, you can fry pizza rolls. This will give the bite-sized pizza-filled pockets a crispy outer layer. Just drop the pizza rolls in a pan of heated oil and fry for about 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown.

Frying pizza rolls can be faster than cooking them in the oven. Frying only takes a few minutes whereas in the oven, about 10 to 20 pizza rolls will need to be in for about 10 to 12 minutes to cook completely. For any more than this, it could take longer to bake averaging about 13 to 15 minutes in the oven. 

If you are wanting to fry the pizza rolls, all you have to do is heat up some oil in a frying pan. Once the oil is hot, drop them in and fry for about 2 to 3 minutes. They will brown quickly. Once they are fried, lay them out on paper towels and wait a couple of minutes before serving. 

Then enjoy your pizza rolls, maybe with some dipping sauces like ranch dressing on the side. 

For regular frying, you don’t need a lot of oil, but if you want to deep fry the pizza rolls, you will need to use a lot of oil. When deep frying the pizza rolls, you may need to adjust your heat since the oil will likely start to pop. Once the rolls have floated to the top of the oil, watch them very carefully. 

If this happened it could be because one of the rolls has burst open and cheese is running out of it. Remove this roll and continue frying the pizza rolls until they are cooked thoroughly. 

As you can see, you can fry pizza rolls and it takes less time to fry them than it does to bake them in the oven.

What Is The Best Way To Cook Pizza Rolls?

Pizza rolls have long been a favorite for a quick and easy snack and meals. These bite-sized frozen foods are breaded pizza pockets with a sauce, cheese and meat filling. 

If you have some of them you will want to know what the best way is to cook pizza rolls. 

The recommended way to cook pizza rolls is to bake them in the oven. This is usually the best way to cook them and it is the way that is recommended by Totinos. You can however, also fry or air fry pizza rolls and they will turn out nice and crispy.

Pizza rolls are also called pizza snack rolls, pizza bites, pizza snacks, or pizza poppers.They come in a variety of flavors, the most common being pepperoni and sausage pizza. 

Created in Duluth, Minnesota by a man named Jeno Paulucci, Pizza Rolls was trademarked in 1967. In 1985 it was sold to Totino’s Pizza and was rebranded years later in 1993 as Totino’s Pizza Rolls. Then it was sold to General Mills in 2001 and after a series of commercials spoofs on Saturday Night Live became very popular. 

Pizza rolls are sold by other brands as well. They are a favorite for kids to bring to school for lunch, or for adults to snack on at home.

The most common way to cook pizza rolls is the one recommended by the company on the package of the frozen food which is to bake them in the oven. But, you can also cook them in a toaster oven, fry them or even air fry the pizza rolls. This makes them crispy and can also cook them faster. 

Another way you can cook pizza rolls is in the microwave. Although this is the fastest and easiest way to cook the snacks, this can make them very soggy. Pizza rolls taste better when they are baked in the oven, toaster oven, fried, or air fried. 

The best way to cook pizza rolls is based on your own personal preference. Some may like them baked in the oven while others prefer to fry them. Find what you like the best and cook the pizza rolls this way.

How Do You Make Frozen Pizza Rolls Better?

Usually you would cook pizza rolls in the oven but you can also fry them. This can make the pizza filled pockets crispy and enjoyable. Pizza rolls are good when eaten alone, but how do you make them taste even better?

You can make frozen pizza rolls better by adding some seasonings on top of them for some flavor. Frying the pizza rolls can also make them better by giving them a nice and crispy outside.

Pizza rolls are easy and simple to cook. The way to cook them as recommended on the packaging is to cook them in the oven. To do this, just follow the package instructions. 

These steps are usually as follows:

  1. Remove pizza rolls from the freezer.
  2. Preheat the oven to about 350F.
  3. Place pizza rolls on a baking sheet.
  4. Place pizza rolls in a preheated oven.
  5. Cook for about 10 to 12 minutes
  6. Wait until thoroughly cooked through and golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven.
  8. Let cool.
  9. Serve the pizza rolls.
  10. Enjoy the pizza rolls!

Pizza rolls can also be fried if you like a crispy exterior on the snack. If you are wanting to make pizza rolls taste better, you can season them after they are hot right out of the oven. 

Some parmesan and dried basil or parsley can make the pizza rolls taste better. Or you can use any seasoning you’d like. You can also dip them in some ranch, tomato sauce, cheese, sour cream, or even ketchup if that’s what you like. 

Be creative and try out different ingredients that you can top pizza rolls with, dips to dip them in, and ways to make them taste better for a yummy meal.

Final Thoughts

Pizza rolls can be fried and this gives them a crispy breading. To fry pizza rolls, simply place them in a pan of heated oil, fry for a few minutes, then serve for a delicious snack, lunch, or meal. 

If you’re looking for another way to cook pizza rolls instead of in the oven, try frying them.

Hannah R.

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