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Air Fryer Pizza

If you are looking for an easy pizza option, air fryer pizza is a great choice! Air frying pizza results in a delicious and crispy crust. Plus, it’s quick and easy to make, so you can enjoy a hot, fresh pizza any night of the week.

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Four air fryer pizzas on a wooden board.
Air fryer pizza.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • It is quick to prepare using pre-made pizza dough
  • It is quick to cook in the air fryer (with no need to wait for your oven to preheat!)
  • Air frying pizza gives you an extra crispy crust. No soggy pizza crusts to see here!

Scroll down for the printable card for this air fryer pizza recipe, or read on for all the details.

What do you need

Pizza dough

You can use pre-made refrigerated pizza dough (e.g Pillsbury), or make your own.

Try my quick 3 ingredient pizza dough for an easy homemade option.

Pizza sauce

Use your favorite pizza sauce, or tomato puree/passata and a sprinkle of Italian herbs.

Cheese

Shredded mozzarella is best, but you can substitute cheddar, gouda or jack if that is all you have.

Toppings

Here’s where you can get creative and make this recipe your own! Add your favorite toppings, or choose a classic combination:

  • Pepperoni
  • Ham and mushroom
  • Ham and pineapple
  • Sliced tomato and fresh mozarella balls

How to make pizza in the air fryer

This recipe is very simple to make, but there are a few key steps to getting it just right:

  1. Use pre-made refrigerated dough to speed up prep time.
  2. Par-bake the dough base before topping. This make the pizza base easier to handle, and ensures it will cook through at the same rate as the toppings.
  3. Cut the toppings up small or slice them thinly to ensure they cook quickly.
  4. Air fry pizza for 10-12 minutes at 360°F/180°C. Check the pizza frequently towards the end of the cooking time to ensure it doesn’t get over cooked.
Four air fryetr mini pizzas on a wooden serving board.

Storing and reheating

Store any leftovers in an air tight container in the fridge, and consume within three days.

You can reheat the pizza in the air fryer, for details see:

How to Reheat Pizza in an Air Fryer

Four air fryer pizzas on a wooden board.
Yield: 1 Serving

Air Fryer Pizza

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

How to make pizza in an air fryer.

Ingredients

  • 14 oz ready-made pizza dough [Note 1]
  • 4 tablespoons pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella [Note 2]
  • Your choice of toppings

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 320°F/ 160°C.
  2. Roll pizza dough into 6-7 inch rounds, or a size that will fit in your air fryer basket.
  3. Place pizza bases into air fryer and pre-bake for 3-4 minutes until firm [Note 3].
  4. Spread a layer of pizza sauce onto each pizza base. Add your desired toppings to the pizza, and top with shredded mozzarella.
  5. Place pizza in air fryer basket and air fry at 360°F/ 180°C for 10-12 minutes or until cheese starts to bubble [Notes 3, 4].
  6. Top with fresh basil and serve.

Notes

  1. Try Pillsbury pizza crust, or make your own with this simple 3 ingredient pizza dough recipe.
  2. Or use mini mozzarella balls.
  3. Bake pizzas individually, unless you have a large enough air fryer to fit more than one in a sinlge layer.
  4. Cooking times will vary depending on your make and model of air fryer, so check frequently after 10 minutes cooking, and air fry for additional 2-3 minute intervals if required.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 389Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 704mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 17g

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

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