Copycat Totino’s Pizza Rolls

These delightfully crispy Copycat Totino’s Pizza Rolls have a gooey, cheesy center and a burst of tangy tomato sauce. With their homemade freshness, they just might beat the original!

Copycat Totino's Pizza Rolls on a plate with tomato sauce for dipping.

The Best Copycat Recipe for Totinos Pizza Rolls

You’ve probably seen bags of Totino’s Pizza Rolls while rolling through the freezer aisle at the grocery store. You might even have grabbed a bag for a Superbowl party, an after-school snack for the kids, or a quick and easy dinner on a busy night. After all, they’re the perfect crowd-pleaser for picky eaters. Who doesn’t like pizza?

These copycat Totino’s Pizza Rolls are almost as quick to whip up as the original, and they taste even better. Since they’re homemade, you can control the quality of the ingredients that go into them. I can promise you, once you make these pizza rolls from scratch, you’ll never buy the frozen ones again!

Why Make Homemade Pizza Rolls?

For me, it’s all about the flavor and the ratio of stuffing to crust. Store-bought pizza rolls are fine, but as with most frozen snacks, there’s just never enough filling. When you make these copycat Totino’s Pizza Rolls, you control the amount of stuffing you put inside.

Original Totino’s Pizza Rolls come in a few different flavors like cheese, pepperoni and triple meat with sausage and pork. This gives you some variety, but if there’s just one ingredient in there that your family’s not a fan of, that can limit your options. With these homemade pizza bites, you can add whatever toppings you like – in any combination!

Someone lifting a crispy pizza roll sprinkled with parmesan cheese from a plate of pizza rolls.

What You’ll Need

We’ll list the basic ingredients here, and then give you some ideas for additional fillings a little later. You can find exact amounts for all these ingredients in the recipe card.

  • Wonton Wrappers
  • Mozzarella Cheese: Buy it pre-shredded or grate it at home.
  • Pizza Sauce: Use your favorite brand, or make your own!
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Oil: The amount you’ll need depends on how you plan to cook your pizza rolls.

Step-by-Step Instructions

One of the best things about Totino’s Pizza Rolls is how easy it is to make them. These copycats are way tastier, and almost as fast!

  1. Prepare Your Toppings: Lay a wonton wrapper on a wooden board in a diamond shape. Add a teaspoon of sauce, a heaping teaspoon of mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning to the middle of the wonton wrapper.
  2. Fold In the Corners: Fold the two opposite corners together so the folded corners make a square, and seal them with water along the edges. To do this, wet your fingertip and dab onto the edges so the wonton sticks together.
  3. Seal the Wontons: Now, bring the top and bottom corners together to meet in the middle, making a rectangle envelope shape. Fold the bottom and top corners down and seal them with water. Make sure the wonton is sealed very well so that the filling doesn’t leak out when you fry them.
  4. Make the Rest: Repeat steps 1-3 with the remaining wonton wrappers.
  5. Cook: Heat a large pot filled halfway with canola or vegetable oil over medium heat. Once the oil reaches 375°F, carefully add a few wontons to the oil in a single layer. Fry them for 2-3 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
  6. Dry and Let Sit: Remove the pizza rolls from the oil when they are golden brown and place them on a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat these steps with the rest of the pizza rolls until they are all fried.
  7. Serve: Serve the pizza rolls immediately with extra sauce for dipping, or keep them warm in the oven at 300°F for up to an hour.

Can I Cook Pizza Rolls in the Air Fryer?

Yes, absolutely! They won’t come out quite as crispy, but this is still a really good alternative to deep frying. Give them a quick spritz with an oil-based cooking spray and arrange them in a single layer in the air fryer. Cook them at 400°F for 6 minutes. Then flip them over, spray the other side, and let them cook for another 3-4 minutes.

A cheese pizza roll being pulled apart to show the stretchy, gooey mozzarella.

Tips for Success

These copycat Totino’s Pizza Rolls are almost impossible to mess up. Keep these tips in mind to get the best results every time.

  • Avoid Over-Stuffing: If you’re adding extra toppings, don’t fill the wonton up so much that it doesn’t seal properly. Fill them up too much and they might leak out stuffing or even explode a bit when you go to fry them.
  • Don’t Overload the Fryer: How many pizza rolls you can fry at once will depend on the size of your pot. You don’t want to add too many at once because it will bring the oil temperature down and the wontons won’t be crisp. It’s best to fry them in a single layer so they cook evenly.
  • Keep Them Warm: After you fry these pizza rolls, you can keep them warm in the oven at 300°F for about an hour. They will start to get soft on you, so do try and eat them as soon as you fry them up!
A copycat Totino's Pizza Roll with cheese and sausage that's been cut in half to show the filling.

Add-Ins & Variations

Here’s where you can add your own touch to this recipe. Stuff these pizza rolls with all your favorite fillings!

  • Sausage: Remove any casings and brown the meat, then chop it finely or cook it into crumbles.
  • Mini Pepperoni: Or regular-sized pepperoni cut into small pieces.
  • Mushrooms: Diced or chopped finely.
  • Ground Pork: For something a little leaner, use ground chicken or turkey.
  • Chopped Spinach
  • Chopped Broccoli
  • Black Olives: Diced or chopped finely.
  • Peppers: Diced or chopped finely. You can go with bell peppers, or jalapeño for an extra kick.
  • Bacon: Use bacon bits, or chop cooked bacon finely.
  • Onion: You can add raw onions, or these subtly sweet Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions.
  • Fresh Basil: Chopped.
  • Pineapple Ham: Actual pineapple pieces can make the wonton soggy, but if you soak finely chopped ham in pineapple juice overnight, you can get that classic Hawaiian flavor!
A close-up of a Copycat Totino's Pizza Roll arranged with others on a plate around a small dish of tomato sauce.

Serving Suggestions

Extra tomato sauce for dipping is a classic way to make pizza rolls even tastier. If you opt for classic cheese pizza rolls, try serving this Homemade Bolognese Sauce on the side for the meat lovers in the crowd. You can also put out some ranch dressing, since lots of people think it pairs perfectly with pizza.

How to Store and Reheat Extras

These homemade pizza rolls are best if you serve them right away. You want these to have a super crispy outside layer and a super cheesy filling. That’s not possible after microwaving them, since the wonton wrappers will get soft.

In the oven, they’ll get a bit crispier if you heat them at 375°F for a few minutes, or until they heat through. Reheating them in the air fryer at 400°F for 6 minutes is the best way to keep them crispy, but they’re definitely better when they’re fresh. Keep any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Can I Freeze These?

You’ll get the best results if you freeze these pizza rolls before you cook them. Lay the uncooked pizza rolls in a single layer on a baking sheet and pop them into the freezer until they harden. Use a spatula to move the frozen pizza rolls into a freezer-safe container or a double-lock freezer bag. Uncooked pizza rolls will last for up to 5 months in the freezer. Cook them from frozen the same way you would if they were fresh.

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Copycat Totino's Pizza Rolls on a plate with tomato sauce for dipping.

Copycat Totino’s Pizza Rolls

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 30 1x

These delightfully crispy Copycat Totino’s Pizza Rolls have a gooey, cheesy center and a burst of tangy tomato sauce. With their homemade freshness, they just might beat the original!

Scale

Ingredients

  • Canola or vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 package square wonton wrappers
  • 116-ounce bag shredded mozzarella cheese (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 15-ounce can store bought pizza sauce, marinara sauce or your own homemade sauce
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Grated parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Over the Stove

  1. Lay a wonton wrapper on a board so that it’s in the shape of a diamond.
  2. Add 1 tsp of sauce, 1 tsp of mozzarella cheese and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning to the middle of the wonton wrapper. Add additional fillings if desired.
  3. Fold the sides over the center of the filling so the overlapping corners make a square. Wet your fingertip with water and dab onto the edges so the wonton seals. Now bring the top and bottom corners together to meet in the middle, making a rectangle envelope shape. Seal the edges with water.
  4. Repeat with the remaining wonton wrappers.
  5. Heat a large pot filled halfway with canola or vegetable oil over medium heat. Once the oil reaches 375°F, carefully add a few wontons to the oil in a single layer and fry for 2-3 minutes until they are golden brown.
  6. Remove the pizza rolls from the oil when they are golden brown and place them on a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat with the rest of the pizza rolls.
  7. Serve immediately with extra sauce for dipping, or keep warm in the oven at 300°F for up to an hour.

In the Air Fryer

  1. Heat your air fryer to 400°F. Spray pizza rolls with an oil cooking spray and add to your air fryer in a single layer.
  2. Cook for 6 minutes, flip and cook for 3-4 minutes longer.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is for cheese pizza rolls only.

  • To Store: Keep any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
  • To Freeze: Freeze pizza rolls before cooking. Lay in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until hardened. Use a spatula to move them into a freezer-safe container or double-lock freezer bag and freeze for up to 5 months. 
  • To Reheat: When refrigerated, reheat in the oven at 375°F for a few minutes, until heated through, or in the air fryer at 400°F for 6 minutes. Cook from frozen the same way as when they’re fresh.
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pizza bites, totinos, homemade pizza rolls

A collage with three images. First, a copycat Totino's Pizza Roll cut in half filled with gooey cheese and ground meat. Second, a pair of raw wonton shells with sauce and cheese. Third, a crispy finished pizza roll.

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  1. peter

    Made these for dinner last night and we loved them! Especially since we can’t find them at the store right now!

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