How to Cook Pizza Rolls Without Them Exploding?

Pizza rolls are the perfect party food – they’re bite-sized, easy to eat, and everyone loves them. However, there’s one potential drawback to pizza rolls: they have a tendency to explode when you cook them. While an exploding pizza roll can be amusing for your guests, it’s not so great for your oven. So how do you cook pizza rolls without them exploding?

  • The oven must be preheated to the proper temperature.
    Pizza rolls should be thawed for 10-15 minutes.
    Use the specified amount of time during cooking.
    Wait till they’re cool to consume them.
    Avoid putting it in the fridge

Preheat your oven to the correct temperature

Preheat the oven to the proper temperature before cooking pizza rolls. The pizza rolls will burn on the exterior and be uncooked on the inside if you cook them in a too-hot oven. The pizza rolls will take too long to cook and may burst if your oven is not hot enough.

Pizza rolls should be cooked for around 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. A properly calibrated oven, however, is necessary for success at this temperature. The cooking time may need to be altered depending on how hot or cold your oven is.

For example, if your oven run shot, you may only need to cook the pizza rolls for a few minutes, whereas if your oven runs cold, you may need to cook them for a few minutes longer. In either case, it is important to keep an eye on the pizza rolls so that they do not overcook or explode.

Do not overfill the pizza rolls

Another important thing to remember is not to overfill the pizza rolls. If you fill them too full, the filling will expand as it cooks and causes the rolls to explode. It is best to fill them with just a small amount of filling, about one tablespoon per roll.

This may seem like a lot of work, but it is worth it to avoid the mess and wasted ingredients that come with exploding pizza rolls.

In addition, carefully measuring the filling ensures that each roll contains an accurate portion of the toppings, which can help to prevent arguments between family members or friends about who got the most filling. So next time you make pizza rolls, take care not to overfill them, and everyone will be able to enjoy a delicious and messy-free snack.

Cook for the recommended time

How long should pizza rolls be baked? I am often asked this very question. The same “it depends” response comes out of my mouth every time. How long pizza rolls need to bake for depends on a number of factors such as the size and shape of the roll, the number of ingredients, and the cooking technique.

So, the cooking time for a pizza roll from the freezer will be higher than that for a fresh pizza roll. For the same reason, pizza rolls need more time in the oven than they do in the microwave.

Ultimately, it is important to cook your pizza rolls for the recommended time, which is usually between 10 and 12 minutes. Doing so will ensure that they are cooked through and will not explode.

How to Cook Pizza Rolls Without Them Exploding?

Let them cool before eating

After being cooked, food should be ready to consume, right? This is not always the case, however. In certain cases, you should wait for food to cool down before consuming it. Of course, this is correct when talking about pizza rolls. The pizza rolls, after being cooked, should be allowed to cool for a few minutes before being consumed.

This will help to prevent burns from the hot filling inside of the rolls. Additionally, it will give the filling time to set so that it does not explode when you bite into it. All in all, it is simply a good idea to let food cool before consuming it. Who knows, maybe this practice could save you from a trip to the hospital.

Do not store in the fridge

By storing pizza rolls in the fridge, you are essentially setting yourself up for a sub-par experience. The filling will harden and explode when you try to reheat them, totally defeating the purpose of having a delicious and convenient snack in the first place. It might seem like the logical thing to do, since that’s where we typically store leftovers.

However, if you listen to me on this one, your taste senses will be quite appreciative. Instead, store them at room temperature in an airtight container. You won’t have to worry about the quality of the food deteriorating too much throughout the storage process. If you want to avoid soggy pizza rolls, resist the urge to store them in the fridge.

How do you make pizza rolls in an air fryer without exploding?

Do you have any experience using an air fryer to make pizza rolls? Do it now, because you’re missing out if you haven’t already! They’re a convenient snack that’s great for gatherings or when you’re in the mood for pizza. However, when prepared in an air fryer, pizza rolls often burst into flames.

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This is important because it ensures that your pizza rolls will cook evenly throughout. If you don’t preheat your air fryer, you run the risk of having undercooked or burnt pizza rolls.
  • Cut the dough into small pieces. The smaller the pieces, the better chance you have of avoiding any explosions. If the pieces are too big, they’ll be more likely to expand and burst in the air fryer. 
  • Flatten the dough pieces before adding the filling. This will help them cook more evenly and prevent them from puffing up too much and exploding. Just use a rolling pin or your hands to flatten each piece of dough before adding your favorite pizza toppings. 
  • Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your pizza rolls, but generally speaking, they should be done after about 10 minutes in the air fryer. Keep an eye on them and remove them from the air fryer as soon as they’re golden brown and cooked through. Let them cool for a few minutes before serving so you don’t burn yourself!

Why do my pizza rolls explode in the air fryer?

One theory is that it has to do with the temperature of the air fryer. If the temperature is too high, then the outside of the pizza roll will cook too quickly while the inside remains doughy. This can cause the dough to expand and burst through any seams, leading to an explosively cheesy mess.

Conversely, if the temperature is too low, then the outside won’t cook at all and you’ll be left with an undercooked, doughy mess. The key, then, is to find that perfect middle ground where the outside is crispy and the inside is cooked through. Experienced air fryer users have found that setting the machine to 350 degrees Fahrenheit usually does the trick.

Another theory has to do with how much filling is inside each roll. If there’s too much filling, then it can put too much pressure on the dough as it cooks, causing it to burst open. On the other hand, if there’s not enough filling, then you run the risk of bites being dry and flavorless.

Once again, the objective is to find an appropriate compromise. If you’re not sure how much filling to use, use less rather than more; you can always add more filling later on, but you can’t take it out again.


Pizza rolls are a convenient and tasty snack, but they often burst apart when baked. The good news is that you may take some easy steps to safeguard yourself from this. The pizza rolls need to be thawed completely before they can be cooked. They might potentially explode when heated if they are still frozen within.

Second, be careful not to overheat the rolls. They should be cooked at a moderate temperature so that the outside has a chance to cook without the inside becoming overcooked and mushy.

Last but not least, before cooking, pierce a few holes in the top of the rolls. In this way, pressure will be relieved and they won’t explode from internal pressure. These guidelines will ensure that your pizza rolls come out of the oven tasting wonderful and precisely cooked every time.

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Sam Brett is the founder and editor of Pizzachefhq, a pizza enthusiast who writes about what he's learned on the way of being a pizza creator and sharing his advice, tips, and research.

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