higher-protein air fryer pizza rolls

my favorite yogurt dough strikes again⚡️
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higher-protein air fryer pizza rolls

Here’s another fast, easy, customizable recipe that uses ingredients I bet you have on hand: flour, Greek yogurt, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese.

The base of these rolls is actually the same dough I use for homemade bagels. I find it to be so much faster to whip than classic pizza dough, and I’m always amazed at how easy it is to work with. Here are a few tips to make the whole process even more seamless:

  1. 1. Finely chop any toppings so they don’t fall out when you’re rolling up the dough.
  2. 2. If you have some on hand, slice the rolls with kitchen twine or unflavored dental floss to prevent them from squishing.
  3. 3. Don’t worry if some cheese spills out as they cook. You can scoop it right back up and eat it alongside your pizza roll.

see it in action…

higher-protein air fryer pizza rolls

makes 4 rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon each garlic powder, dried oregano or Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I use 2% Fage)
  • 1/4 cup marinara or pizza sauce
  • 3 ounces low-moisture mozzarella cheese, grated (3/4 cup)
  • toppings of your choice, chopped (I like green bell pepper, red onion, and kalamata olives or pepperoncinis)

Instructions

  • Whisk the oil, garlic powder, oregano, red pepper flakes, and a pinch each of salt and black pepper in a small bowl.
  • Whisk the flour, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Add the yogurt and stir with a fork until crumbly.
  • Transfer to a work surface and knead with your hands, adding more flour as needed, until it forms a smooth ball (dough should be slightly tacky but not sticky). Cover loosely with plastic wrap; set aside while you grate the cheese and prep the toppings.
  • Roll the dough into a 12×8-inch rectangle, flouring it and flipping as you go so it doesn’t stick to your work surface.
  • Brush a thin layer of the oil onto the dough. Add the sauce in an even layer, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top with cheese and toppings. Starting with the SHORT side, carefully roll into a log.
  • Heat the air fryer to 400°F. Slice the roll into 4 equal pieces with kitchen twine, unflavored dental floss, or a serrated knife. Pinch seams closed and flatten each roll slightly with the palm of your hand.
  • Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper and add the rolls. Brush the sides with remaining oil. Air fry until golden brown and cheese is melted, 7 to 10 minutes.

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