Are you looking for a quick and easy appetizer? These air fryer antipasto egg rolls are the perfect solution.

They’re stuffed with your favorite Italian ingredients, including ham and pepperoni, provolone cheese, and pepperoncini. The Italian dressing dipping sauce brings the flavors together perfectly.

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Welcome to our latest culinary adventure, where we’re taking a beloved Italian classic and giving it a modern, crispy twist!

Today, we’re excited to introduce you to Air Fryer Antipasto Egg Rolls – a unique fusion of traditional Italian antipasto flavors and the convenience and health benefits of air frying.

This innovative recipe is more than just a clever way to enjoy your favorite Italian appetizers; it’s a celebration of rich, savory flavors and contrasting textures wrapped in a perfectly crispy package. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, looking for a novel appetizer, or simply in the mood for a gourmet snack at home, these Air Fryer Antipasto Egg Rolls are set to impress.

So, let’s embark on this culinary journey together and discover how to bring a touch of Italian flair to your kitchen with a recipe that’s as fun to make as it is to eat!

Air Fryer Antipasto Egg Rolls

Air Fryer Antipasto Egg Rolls presents an ingenious twist on the traditional antipasto platter, encapsulating the rich, savory flavors of Italian appetizers in a crispy, convenient package. These egg rolls are stuffed with a delectable medley of classic antipasto ingredients: tangy slices of salami and pepperoni, bits of sharp provolone or mozzarella cheese, and a vibrant mix of pickled vegetables like olives, artichokes, and roasted red peppers. Each ingredient is carefully chosen to bring a burst of flavor, ensuring that every bite delivers a harmonious blend of salty, tangy, and savory notes reminiscent of a leisurely Italian feast.

Cooking these antipasto egg rolls in an air fryer adds a modern, health-conscious spin, allowing you to achieve that irresistible crispy texture with significantly less oil than traditional frying methods. The result is a delightful contrast in textures – a crackling, golden exterior giving way to a warm, richly flavored filling that’s both satisfying and surprisingly light. They are perfect for serving as an appetizer at dinner parties, as a novel addition to a buffet spread, or simply as a tantalizing snack. For an authentic touch, pair these egg rolls with marinara sauce for dipping or a drizzle of balsamic glaze, and enjoy the fusion of traditional Italian flavors and contemporary cooking techniques in each delicious bite.

Air Fryer Antipasto Egg Rolls

Why You Will Love These!

You’re going to love these Air Fryer Antipasto Egg Rolls for a multitude of reasons:

  • Innovative Fusion: Combining the classic elements of an Italian antipasto with the convenience of an egg roll, these treats offer a creative and mouth-watering fusion. It’s an inventive way to enjoy familiar flavors in a new and exciting format.
  • Perfectly Crispy Texture: Thanks to the air fryer, you get a perfectly crispy exterior without the heaviness of traditional deep frying. It’s the ideal way to enjoy that satisfying crunch with less oil and guilt.
  • Rich and Savory Filling: Stuffed with a mixture of Italian meats, cheeses, and pickled vegetables, each egg roll is bursting with rich, savory flavors. Combining tangy, salty, and umami notes creates a delightful taste experience.
  • Ideal for Entertaining: These egg rolls are a hit at parties and gatherings. Their unique appetizer will spark conversation and please the crowd with their unexpected yet familiar flavors.
  • Easy and Convenient: The recipe is straightforward and utilizes the air fryer for quick cooking. It’s easy to whip up something special without spending hours in the kitchen.
  • Versatile Serving Options: Serve them as a standalone appetizer, pair them with a dipping sauce like marinara or a balsamic glaze, or include them in a larger antipasto spread. They’re versatile enough to fit into any meal plan.
  • Customizable: You can easily tweak the fillings to suit your taste or to cater to different dietary preferences. Whether you want more cheese, different meats, or vegetarian options, these egg rolls can be adapted to your liking.
  • Healthier Alternative: Air frying offers a healthier alternative to traditional frying methods, reducing the amount of oil used while still achieving that desired crispy texture.

In summary, Air Fryer Antipasto Egg Rolls are a delightful, crispy treat that combines the best Italian antipasto with the convenience and health benefits of air frying. They’re perfect for anyone looking for a unique, tasty, and easy-to-make appetizer.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Antipasto Egg Rolls

The air fryer antipasto egg rolls are a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer. This recipe only requires a few ingredients, so it’s perfect for cooks short on time. Plus, the egg rolls are sure to please your guests!

Why You Will Love These!

Remember the step-by-step directions and detailed ingredient list are below, in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, as well as the nutritional information.

  • Egg roll wrappers: Found in the produce department at most local United States Grocery Stores.
  • Provolone: This makes for a traditional Italian antipasto appetizer!
  • Deli ham: Use your favorite honey ham or maple ham!
  • Pepperoni: You can use sliced small or regular-size pepperoni for this recipe.
  • Shredded mozzarella: Adds some great cheese flavor!
  • Pepperoncini: These are Italian peppers; they are amazing!
  • Grated Parmesan: Adds more cheese flavor!
  • Cooking Spray: This will help your egg rolls crisp up!
  • Italian dressing: Of course, you need Italian dressing, and it’s an amazing dip for this recipe!

How to Make Antipasto Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer

Making Antipasto Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer is a fun and delicious process that combines the savory flavors of Italian antipasto in a crispy, golden package. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1- Stuff the Egg Roll

Place the egg roll wrapper on the table or flat surface and place the ingredients into the wrapper.

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Fold up the egg roll wrapper and seal it with a few drops of water.

Step 2- Bake the Egg Rolls

Place the egg rolls in the Air Fryer and bake for 10 minutes, flipping once.

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Step 3- Enjoy

Garnish with parmesan and serve with Italian dressing dipping sauce.

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Recipe Variations

Here are some creative recipe variations for Antipasto Egg Rolls:

  • Italian Deli Antipasto Egg Rolls: Fill your egg rolls with Italian deli meats like salami, pepperoni, and prosciutto. Add some diced mozzarella cheese, a bit of chopped marinated artichokes, and roasted red peppers for a tangy twist.
  • Vegetarian Antipasto Egg Rolls: For a vegetarian version, use grilled vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers, and eggplant. For a Mediterranean flavor, include some olives, sundried tomatoes, and feta cheese.
  • Spicy Antipasto Egg Rolls: Mix in some spicy Italian sausage or pepperoni, pickled jalapenos, or banana peppers to add heat. Balance the spice with some creamy provolone cheese.
  • Seafood Antipasto Egg Rolls: Incorporate a seafood twist by adding chopped shrimp or crab meat. Combine with a mix of cream cheese and herbs and a touch of lemon zest for freshness.
  • Caprese Antipasto Egg Rolls: Fill them with fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and basil leaves. Drizzle a little balsamic glaze inside before rolling for that classic Caprese salad taste.
  • Greek Antipasto Egg Rolls: Combine feta cheese, olives, diced cucumber, and red onion. Add some spinach and a touch of oregano for a Greek-inspired variation.
  • BBQ Chicken Antipasto Egg Rolls: Use shredded BBQ chicken, cheddar cheese, and caramelized onions for a unique twist. Serve with a ranch or blue cheese dipping sauce.
  • Breakfast Antipasto Egg Rolls: Fill them with scrambled eggs, diced ham, bell peppers, onions, and cheddar cheese for a breakfast version.

To enhance the flavors, these variations can be served with an appropriate dipping sauce, like marinara, tzatziki, or a spicy aioli. Remember to seal the egg rolls properly to avoid any filling leakage while frying or baking. Enjoy your culinary experiment!

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Pro Tips

Creating the perfect Antipasto Egg Rolls can be both fun and delicious. Here are some pro tips to help you make the best out of your culinary creation:

  • Choosing the Right Wrappers: Use high-quality egg roll wrappers. They should be pliable and not too thick. Thinner wrappers become crispier when cooked.
  • Balanced Filling: Ensure a good balance of meat, cheese, vegetables, and any other ingredients in your filling. Too much of one component can overpower the others.
  • Drain the Filling: If your filling has a lot of moisture (from vegetables like tomatoes or sauces), drain it well. Excess moisture can make the rolls soggy.
  • Cheese Choices: Use cheeses that melt well, like mozzarella or provolone, for a gooey, delicious interior. Hard cheeses can be used, but they won’t melt as uniformly.
  • Tightly Rolled: Roll the egg rolls tightly to prevent them from opening up during cooking. Seal the edge with a little water or a flour paste (flour mixed with water).
  • Prevent Sticking: When assembling, keep a damp cloth over the wrappers and finished rolls to prevent them from drying out and sticking.
  • Cooking Method: Deep-frying will give you the crispiest result, but you can bake or air-fry them for a healthier option. Brushing them with oil if you’re baking or air-frying to ensure crispiness.
  • Proper Oil Temperature: If deep frying, maintain the oil temperature between 350°F to 375°F. Too hot, and the outside burns before the inside is done; too cool, and they’ll absorb too much oil and be greasy.
  • Serving Immediately: Serve them hot and crispy for the best texture and flavor. If you need to keep them warm, use an oven set at a low temperature, but don’t leave them in too long.
  • Dipping Sauces: Offer a variety of dipping sauces. Classics include marinara but also consider pesto, garlic aioli, or a balsamic reduction.
  • Experiment with Flavors: Don’t be afraid to experiment with different fillings and seasonings. Antipasto egg rolls are versatile and can be adapted to various cuisines.
  • Size and Filling: Don’t overfill the rolls, or they might burst during cooking. A tablespoon or two of filling is usually sufficient, depending on the size of your wrapper.

These tips will help ensure your Antipasto Egg Rolls are a delicious success, perfect for appetizers, snacks, or even a unique main course. Enjoy your culinary adventure!

Air Fryer Antipasto Egg Rolls


What are Antipasto Egg Rolls? Antipasto Egg Rolls combine traditional Italian antipasti (appetizer) flavors with Chinese egg rolls. They typically include meats, cheeses, and vegetables wrapped in an egg roll wrapper and fried until crispy.

What ingredients do you need for Antipasto Egg Rolls? Common ingredients include Italian meats (salami, pepperoni, prosciutto), cheeses (mozzarella, provolone), and vegetables (bell peppers, olives, artichokes). You’ll also need egg roll wrappers and oil for frying.

Can I make these egg rolls in advance? Yes, you can prepare and roll the egg rolls in advance. Keep them refrigerated until ready to cook. It’s best to fry them just before serving for the best texture.

Are there vegetarian options for Antipasto Egg Rolls? Absolutely! You can substitute meats with grilled vegetables and different cheeses and even add beans or tofu for protein.

How do I prevent the egg rolls from getting soggy? Ensure your fillings are moist, and drain any excess liquid. Also, fry the egg rolls at the correct temperature (350°F to 375°F) to ensure they cook quickly and become crispy.

Can Antipasto Egg Rolls be baked instead of fried? Yes, for a healthier version, you can bake them in an oven preheated to around 400°F until golden and crispy, usually about 20-25 minutes. Make sure to brush them with some oil to help them crisp up.

What sauces go well with Antipasto Egg Rolls? Marinara sauce is a classic choice. Try pesto, garlic aioli, balsamic reduction, or a creamy ranch dressing.

How do I store leftover egg rolls? Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Reheat them in the oven or air fryer to maintain crispiness.

Can Antipasto Egg Rolls be frozen? Yes, you can freeze them either before or after frying. For uncooked rolls, freeze them on a baking sheet before transferring them to a freezer bag. Cook them directly from frozen, adjusting cooking time as needed.

Are these egg rolls gluten-free? Traditional egg roll wrappers contain gluten. However, you can find gluten-free wrappers in some stores or make your own with gluten-free ingredients.

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Antipasto Egg Rolls

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings


Looking for a quick and easy appetizer? These antipasto egg rolls are the perfect solution. They're stuffed with all of your favorite Italian ingredients, including ham and pepperoni, provolone cheese, and pepperoncini. The Italian dressing dipping sauce brings the flavors together perfectly.
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  • 12 egg roll wrappers
  • 12 slices provolone
  • 12 slices deli ham
  • 36 slices pepperoni
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup sliced pepperoncini
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • Cooking Spray
  • Italian dressing, for serving


  • Place an egg roll wrapper on a clean surface in a diamond shape and place a slice of provolone in the center. Top with one slice of ham, 3 slices of pepperoni, and a large pinch of both mozzarella and pepperoncini. Fold up bottom half and tightly fold in sides. Gently roll, then seal fold with a couple of drops of water.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F, air fryer setting, Then add your egg roll, and air fry for 8 to 10 minutes, flipping halfway. For best results, spray with cooking spray.
  • Garnish with Parmesan and parsley and serve immediately, with Italian dressing on the side for dipping.


  • Air Fryer
  • Cooking Spray
  • Parchment Paper, optional


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 16gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 732mgPotassium: 142mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 248IUCalcium: 225mgIron: 1mg

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