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Air Fryer Frozen Pizza

Cooking frozen pizza in the air fryer is a super quick option for dinner, perfect for when you’re short on time. No need to wait for the oven to heat up, and the air fryer always gives you a perfectly crispy crust. Check our cooking times table below for estimated times for cooking different types of frozen ready made pizza in the air fryer.

Air fryer frozen pizza on a white plate.

Air frying is the perfect way to cook frozen pizzas. It’s super quick (no need to wait for the oven to heat up), and the air fryer always gets the crust nice and crispy.

Air fryers are also ideal to cook frozen mini pizza or frozen French bread pizza, as you don’t have to wait for the oven to heat up just so you can cook a quick snack.

Note: Air fryer cooking times for frozen mini pizza and French bread pizza are a little different to a regular sized pizza, so check the estimated cooking times in the table below.

If you have other frozen foods you’d like to cook in the air fryer, try using my oven to air fryer conversion calculator to work out the cooking time and temperature needed (°F and °C options).

Scroll down for the printable recipe card with instructions on how to cook frozen pizza in the air fryer, or read on for all the details.

Let’s cook this frozen pizza in the air fryer!

1

Preheat.

Preheat the air fryer to 180°C/ 360°F. Preheating is important for this recipe because the air frying time is relatively short, and so you want it to be up to temperature when you put the pizza in.

If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat mode, just set it to air fry for 3-4 minutes. I set mine to run while I get the pizza out of the freezer, and it has finished preheating by the time I am ready to cook.

2

Add extra toppings?

Remove pizza from plastic wrapping and add extra toppings. I love to jazz up frozen pizza by adding my own toppings. Sometimes I add veges to balance out a meat-heavy pizza, extra mozzarella cheese, or pepperoni. If you want to add extra toppings, slice them thinly, and place on top before you put the frozen pizza in the air fryer.

3

Pop frozen pizza in the air fryer.

Place the pizza in the air fryer basket. For a more crispy crust, place frozen pizza directly on air fryer tray or basket. If you prefer a slightly softer crust, place some parchment under the pizza (if recommended for your air fryer).

If you want to cook a crustless pizza like Totino’s pizza, it is probably best to place it on a baking tray or piece of parchment during cooking to prevent it from dropping cheese all over your air fryer.

>> Related post: Can You Put Parchment Paper in an Air Fryer?

4

Air fry frozen pizza.

Step 4: Air fry for 7-15 minutes until the cheese is golden and starting to crisp.

How long to cook frozen pizza in the air fryer?

In general to work out how long to air fry frozen pizza, you need to reduce the cooking time stated on the pack by a few minutes. Use the following table to get an approximate cooking time:

Pizza sizePack weightAir frying time
Frozen mini pizza 6 inches6 oz5-8 minutes
7 inches7 oz7-10 minutes
8-9 inches8-9 oz10-15 minutes
Frozen French bread pizza10-12 oz12-16 minutes
Deep dish pizza+ 2 minutes to cooking time above
Estimated Air Fryer Frozen Pizza Cooking Times

The exact cooking times will depend on a number of factors including exactly how large and thick your pizza is and how powerful your air fryer is.

I’d recommend starting with a shorter cooking time, and adding a few more minutes if needed until it is cooked just right. Check on the pizza regularly during cooking to ensure it does not become overcooked.

Air fryer ready made pizza on a white plate.

Serving ideas

Give your air fried pizza a gourmet twist with these simple yet flavorful serving ideas:

  • Top your pizza with a handful of fresh basil leaves
  • Pile rocket/ arugula on the pizza and drizzle with a balsamic glaze
  • Drizzle ranch dressing and buffalo sauce over your pizza for a tangy and spicy kick.

Storage and reheating

Store any leftover pizza in an air-tight container in the refrigerator, and use within 3 days.

You can easily reheat pizza in the air fryer, just give it a few minutes at 360°/180°C (see this post for more details on how to reheat pizza in air fryer).

Air fryer frozen pizza on a white plate.

Air Fryer Frozen Pizza

4.6 from 77 votes
Cooking frozen pizza in the air fryer is a super quick option for dinner perfect for when you're short on time. No need to wait for the oven to heat up, and the air fryer always gives you a perfectly crispy crust.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Serves2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen pizza ((your brand of choice, e.g. Freschetta, DiGiorno, Amys, Totinos))

Directions

  • Preheat air fryer to 390°F (200°C), for approximately 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove wrappings from the frozen pizza.
  • Add any extra toppings you like, ensure they are sliced thinly and do not pile them up too thickly on top of the pizza so they will be able to cook through.
  • Place frozen pizza in the air fryer basket or on the tray, and cook for 7-16 minutes. Check on pizza regularly to ensure it is not becoming overcooked.
  • Pizza is ready when cheese is golden and starting to crisp.
  • Remove from the air fryer, top with fresh basil leaves, slice and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 605.7kcal  Carbohydrates: 65.6g  Protein: 23.4g  Fat: 27.8g  Saturated Fat: 9.7g  Cholesterol: 31.6mg  Sodium: 1010.2mg  Fiber: 5g  Sugar: 8.1g

Nutrition information is an estimate and provided for informational purposes only.

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