Air Fryer Antipasto Egg Rolls: Italian Twist You Need!

When you think of egg rolls, your mind probably goes to the traditional type from a takeout joint filled with cabbage and pork. But there are so many different varieties beyond those! These air fryer antipasto egg rolls incorporate your favorite Italian flavors in a perfectly crispy snack.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Sure you can browse the frozen section at the store or order takeout to get your egg roll fix. However, you’re limited as to the fillings you can find available.

When you make your own homemade egg rolls, the possibilities are endless! Whether you go Italian with these antipasto egg rolls, or embrace your Irish side with Air Fryer Reuben Egg Rolls, there are lots of delicious combinations.

Sure, it takes a little time to fill and roll them all, but I promise it’s worth it. You can also roll your egg rolls in advance and cook them when you’re ready, which saves a lot of time when you’re entertaining.

antipasto egg rolls stacked in a pyramid

The air fryer does a great job of delivering a crispy exterior with perfectly melted cheese and warm insides, without all the oil needed for deep frying!

What You’ll Need: Ingredients

ingredients to make air fryer antipasto egg rolls
  • 12 Egg roll wrappers
  • 6 slices deli ham (about ⅓ pound)
  • 6 slices provolone (about ⅓ pound)
  • 36 slices pepperoni (approx 3 ounces)
  • 24 banana pepper rings
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • ⅛ cup grated parmesan
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • Oil mist or spray
  • 3 Tbsp Italian dressing

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • You can use egg roll wrappers or double the amount of smaller wonton wrappers depending on what you have available. Most grocery stores stock these in the refrigerated section near vegetables or dairy
  • The meats can be swapped based on preference. Salami, soppressata, and prosciutto are other options to change things up
  • Banana pepper rings may be swapped for pepperoncini peppers if preferred 
  • Feel free to adjust the amounts of any ingredient based on your preferences
  • I use (and love) Olive Garden Italian dressing for my dipping sauce, but any brand is fine

How to Make Air Fryer Antipasto Egg Rolls

  1. Cut your deli ham slices and provolone slices in half, so you now have 12 of each
slice ham and cheese in half
  1. Lay an egg roll wrapper down on a flat surface oriented to form a diamond shape
lay out egg roll wrapper flat
  1. To the bottom half of the egg roll wrapper, add a slice of ham, slice of provolone, 3 slices pepperoni, 2 banana pepper rings, a hefty pinch of mozzarella cheese (about ½ Tbsp), and a couple pinches each of parmesan cheese (about ½ tsp) and dried oregano (about ¼ tsp)
add ham, cheese, pepperoni, and other ingredients to egg roll wrapper
  1. Wet about ½” of the entire outside edge of the egg roll wrapper with water using your finger (I recommend just keeping a little cup of water nearby)
wet finger and run around edges of egg roll wrapper
  1. Fold the bottom corner up over top of the filling, pressing down to secure the point where it meets the wrapper
fold bottom of egg roll wrapper over your ingredients
  1. Now, fold the right and left sides in, also pressing to secure the corners
fold left and right sides inward
  1. Roll the enclosed filling away from you, until it is completely wrapped, and make sure to again press and seal the final corner
roll ingredients over to the top of the wrapper
  1. Repeat until all your egg rolls are rolled
finish rolling all antipasto egg rolls
  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F
  2. Place the egg rolls into the preheated air fryer basket in a single layer
add antipasto egg rolls to air fryer basket
  1. Spritz the wrappers with a little oil mist or nonstick oil spray
spray with nonstick oil
  1. Cook on the air fry setting for 10 minutes at 400°F, pausing halfway through to flip and reapply oil
  2. Serve with Italian dressing for dipping
overhead view of air fryer antipasto egg rolls circling a plate

What to Serve With Antipasto Egg Rolls

  • Fresh vegetable sticks
  • Stuffed mushrooms
  • Spinach balls
  • Stuffed tomatoes
  • Risotto
  • Beef ragu
  • Lasagna
  • Meatballs
  • Shrimp scampi
  • Soup
  • Flatbread
  • Pizza
  • Fresh fruit
  • Figs
  • Dark chocolate
  • Merlot
  • Riesling

There are a variety of great snacks, sides, entrees, desserts, and even drinks to pair with your antipasto egg rolls depending what you’re serving them up for.

Try air fryer antipasto egg rolls with my easy Air Fryer Spinach Balls, Italian style Air Fryer Stuffed Tomatoes, comforting Air Fryer Lasagna, or some quick Air Fryer Frozen Meatballs

Recipe FAQs

How Do You Crisp Egg Rolls in an Air Fryer?

To crisp egg rolls in an air fryer, cook at a high temperature of 400°F (200°C). Coat the wrapper with a light misting of oil. Turn halfway through cooking to promote even browning.

The biggest deterrent to crispiness is moisture, so make sure not to include extremely wet ingredients inside your wrapper.

Can You Freeze Egg Rolls?

Yes, you can freeze egg rolls for up to 3 months.

They may be cooked from frozen or defrosted state. Add 2-3 more minutes if you’re cooking from frozen.

Can You Make Egg Rolls in Advance?

Yes, you can make egg rolls in advance. Store in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook or reheat them.

Reheating takes about half the time of cooking, so if you’ll be in a hurry when you need them you can also cook them in advance in addition to wrapping them.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • Remember the filling is very adjustable so if you want more or less of something (or run out because your deli counter was feeling wacky) you can just adjust on the fly 
  • Note that it’s normal for a small amount of cheese to break through and leak out during cooking. It’s never too bad, but don’t think you did something wrong if it happens
  • I have an 8-qt Ninja Dual Zone air fryer and can cook 8-10 egg rolls at a time depending how thick the rolls are. You may need to cook in batches if you have a smaller air fryer
sliced antipasto egg roll sitting on top of uncut rolls

Storage and Reheating

  • Store leftover egg rolls in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months
  • To reheat antipasto egg rolls, cook in the air fryer for 5-6 minutes at 350°F or until warmed through (I recommend flipping halfway through). You can also pop them in a conventional oven for about 10 minutes at 400°F

More Italian Inspired Air Fryer Recipes to Try

Final Thoughts

These air fryer antipasto egg rolls are all the flavors of your favorite salad or appetizer rolled into an easy to eat crispy handheld.

The air fryer does a great job of getting a nice, browned shell with far less oil (and tending) than the deep fryer.

I love that you can roll them up in advance and store them in the fridge, and then cook them when you’re ready. It’s perfect for parties, game day, and other entertaining because all the hard work is done.

Whether you enjoy these egg rolls as an appetizer, snack, or a side dish to your Italian inspired meal, they’re sure to be a hit!

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Crispy Air Fryer Antipasto Egg Rolls

These crispy air fryer antipasto egg rolls are bursting with Italian flavors. It’s all your favorite appetizers rolled into an easy to eat handheld!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6
Calories 389 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 12 Egg roll wrappers
  • 6 Slices deli ham (about ⅓ pound)
  • 6 Slices provolone cheese (about ⅓ pound)
  • 36 Slices pepperoni (about 3 ounces)
  • 24 Banana pepper rings
  • 1 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tsp dried oregano
  • Oil mist or spray
  • 3 Tbsp Italian dressing

Instructions
 

  • Cut your deli ham slices and provolone slices in half, so you now have 12 of each
    6 Slices deli ham, 6 Slices provolone cheese
  • Lay an egg roll wrapper down on a flat surface oriented to form a diamond shape
    12 Egg roll wrappers
  • To the bottom half of the egg roll wrapper, add a slice of ham, slice of provolone, 3 slices pepperoni, 2 banana pepper rings, a hefty pinch of mozzarella cheese (about ½ Tbsp), and a couple pinches each of parmesan cheese (about ½ tsp) and dried oregano (about ¼ tsp)
    36 Slices pepperoni, 24 Banana pepper rings, 1 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese, ⅛ Cup grated parmesan cheese, 2 Tsp dried oregano
  • Wet about ½” of the entire outside edge of the egg roll wrapper with water using your finger (I recommend just keeping a little cup of water nearby)
  • Fold the bottom corner up over top of the filling, pressing down to secure the point where it meets the wrapper
  • Now, fold the right and left sides in, also pressing to secure the corners
  • Roll the enclosed filling away from you, until it is completely wrapped, and make sure to again press and seal the final corner
  • Repeat until all your egg rolls are rolled
  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F
  • Place the egg rolls into the preheated air fryer basket in a single layer
  • Spritz the wrappers with a little oil mist or nonstick oil spray
    Oil mist or spray
  • Cook on the air fry setting for 10 minutes at 400°F, pausing halfway through to flip and reapply oil
  • Serve with Italian dressing for dipping
    3 Tbsp Italian dressing

Notes

  • You can use egg roll wrappers or double the amount of smaller wonton wrappers depending on what you have available. Most grocery stores stock these in the refrigerated section near vegetables or dairy
  • The meats can be swapped based on preference. Salami, soppressata, and prosciutto are other options to change things up
  • Banana pepper rings may be swapped for pepperoncini peppers if preferred 
  • Feel free to adjust the amounts of any ingredient based on your preferences
  • I use Olive Garden Italian dressing for my dipping sauce, but any brand is fine
  • Remember the filling is very adjustable so if you want more or less of something (or run out because your deli counter was feeling wacky) you can just adjust on the fly
  • Note that it’s normal for a small amount of cheese to break through and leak out during cooking. It’s never too bad, but don’t think you did something wrong if it happens
  • I have an 8-qt Ninja Dual Zone air fryer and can cook 8-10 egg rolls at a time depending how thick the rolls are. You may need to cook in batches if you have a smaller air fryer
  • Store leftover egg rolls in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months
  • To reheat antipasto egg rolls, cook in the air fryer for 5-6 minutes at 350°F or until warmed through (I recommend flipping halfway through). You can also pop them in a conventional oven for about 10 minutes at 400°F
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brands of ingredients and total quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 153gCalories: 389kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 25gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 1487mgPotassium: 49mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.7gVitamin A: 236.3IUCalcium: 371mgIron: 2.2mg
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