I love a great pizza-inspired appetizer, and these Pizza Egg Rolls are the newest addition to our growing list of unique pizza recipes!
Pizza Egg Rolls Recipe
These Pizza Egg Rolls are the ultimate in late night snacking, family movie night, junk food mash-up indulgence.
You get all of that ooey, gooey cheese and your favorite pizza flavors, all wrapped up in a golden, crunchy and sweet egg roll wrapper. Dip it in some marinara sauce and you’re in appetizer heaven.
This is a simple 5 minute-prep recipe that kids can help make – and any kid would be excited to eat.
Now, you can definitely overcomplicate this recipe by making a from-scratch sausage, vegetable and cheese filling. By all means, that will be delicious and you won’t regret the extra effort. (The next time I make this I promised Ella I would do sausage, mushrooms, bacon and pepperoni – her favorite pizza toppings.) However, today we’re serving up a standard version, that you can take and run with to make your own.
Also, because I had kids in mind for this recipe, you’ll notice that unlike a lot of other pizza rolls recipes, mine serves the sauce on the side and not in the egg roll. This is great for picky eaters who don’t like the sauce, but my reasoning is actually that the sauce can get pretty hot after frying and I don’t want to serve something that’s going to burn their tongues or chins. (Kids are not the best at eating cautiously.)
You can use an air fryer for this recipe if you’d prefer: Set your air fryer to 375ºF. Cook the egg rolls for 7 minutes, then flip and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Depending on the model of air fryer you have, you may want to brush the egg rolls with a light layer of oil to assist with frying and prevent them from sticking to the fryer.
Tips for Perfect Egg Rolls
Egg rolls may look super complicated but they couldn’t be easier! If you can roll a burrito or sandwich wrap, you can make an egg roll.
- Make sure you pick the right wraps.
Egg roll wrappers are wheat wonton wrappers. I often find them in the produce section in my grocery, beside the rice paper wrappers. Do not use rice paper wrappers as they are meant for spring rolls and will not work in this recipe.
- Don’t overstuff your rolls
While it may be tempting to try to get as much filling into each roll as possible, if you stuff them too full they will rip or possibly open in the fryer and be ruined. (Not to mention being a pain to clean up.)
- Completely seal each egg roll
Using water, completely close each egg roll to ensure the filling stays inside. Once the dough is wet and pressed together, it should almost seem glued shut. If yours opens, re-wet and re-seal.
- Wait until your oil is hot before frying
If you add the egg rolls to the dough before it’s hot enough, the rolls will just absorb the oil and become soggy. Wait until the oil reaches 375ºF.
If you want a couple more unique egg roll recipes for your party or family night, my friend Kylee has these Baked Southwestern Egg Rolls, while Spend with Pennies has Loaded Mashed Potato Egg Rolls, and Miss in the Kitchen is serving up Bacon Mac & Cheese Egg Rolls.
More Unique Pizza Recipes
- Pizza Pasta Salad
- Pizza Donuts
- Heart-shaped Naan Pizzas
- Pizza Pot Pies
- Deluxe Pizza Sliders
- Hot Deluxe Pizza Dip
- Pull-apart Pizza Bread
- Pizza Dipping Sauces
- Pepperoni and Cheese Pizza Sliders
- Apple Pie Dessert Pizza
- New York Pizza Burger
- Pizza Roses
Pizza Egg Roll Ingredients
- Egg Roll Wraps
- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- Italian Seasoning <– use our homemade Italian seasoning for this
- Pizza Sauce, for serving
- Vegetable Oil (For Frying) <– I personally prefer using peanut oil for frying
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: swap out the pepperoni for your preferred pizza fillings.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Small bowls
- Deep fryer, skillet or air fryer <– you can also buy this lid to add air frying capabilities to your Instant Pot!
- Pastry brush <– I like these brushes because they are one solid piece and don’t have removable heads for bacteria to get trapped underneath. Plus they are heat-resistant and have a lifetime warranty.
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Silicone tongs
How to Make Pizza Egg Rolls
Lay the egg roll wraps out on a flat surface.
Take a Tablespoon of shredded mozzarella cheese and place it in the center of the egg roll wrap.
Add a few pepperoni slices (or your toppings of choice).
Roll the egg roll wrap up. Fold in the ends and the choose a side to roll from. Use water to seal the wrap together.
In a skillet or deep fryer, heat vegetable oil to 375ºF. Fry the pizza egg rolls for 30-60 seconds on each side until completely brown.
Serve with pizza sauce & enjoy!
Grab your free printable for our homemade pizza egg rolls recipe:
- 12 Egg Roll Wraps
- 1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 1/2 cup Pepperoni Slices
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 cup Water
- Vegetable Oil, as needed
- 1 cup Pizza Sauce, for serving
- Lay the egg roll wraps out on a flat surface.
- Take a Tablespoon of shredded mozzarella cheese and place it in the center of the egg roll wrap. Sprinkle on a pinch of Italian seasoning.
- Add a few pepperoni slices (or your toppings of choice).
- Roll the egg roll wrap up. Fold in the ends and the choose a side to roll from. Use water to seal the wrap together.
- In a skillet or deep fryer, heat vegetable oil to 375ºF. Fry the pizza egg rolls for 30-60 seconds on each side until completely brown.
- Serve with pizza sauce & enjoy!
Swap out the pepperoni slices for your own preferred pizza toppings.
You can use an air fryer for this recipe if you'd prefer: Set your air fryer to 375ºF. Cook the egg rolls for 7 minutes, then flip and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Depending on the model of air fryer you have, you may want to brush the egg rolls with a light layer of oil to assist with frying and prevent them from sticking to the fryer.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 659mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 11g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
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