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How to Reheat Pizza in an Air Fryer

Leftover pizza? You can reheat pizza in the air fryer. Its quick and easy, tastes (almost) as good as it did the night before, and is guaranteed to have a crispy pizza crust.

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Reheated leftover pepperoni pizza slice on a wooden board.
Reheat leftover pizza in the air fryer!

Reheating Pizza in the Air Fryer

What if I told you that you could make your pizza taste like it was fresh over and over again? I’m serious. You can, and it’s actually quick and easy. You can reheat pizza in the air fryer, and with a few tips it will taste just as good as it did the night before.

Microwave reheated pizza is never quite as good as you hope it will be (actually I’d rather eat cold pizza than soggy pizza).

Reheating pizza in the air fryer is almost as quick, but the difference is that using an air fryer keeps the food crisp, unlike the microwave. Because the air fryer basket allows air to circulate underneath the pizza slice, it means that the pizza base stays crisp while the toppings cook through. This leads to much more fresh tasting pizza with a crispy crust (you will never get that in a microwave!)

Its not often that we have leftover pizza in my house, but when there is, I always reheat it in the air fryer now that I have figured out the best way.

Air frying is a great way to cook pizza too, try my recipes for air fryer frozen pizza, air fryer pizza, and air fryer pizza rolls.

Scroll down for the printable recipe card for how to reheat leftover pizza in air fryer, or read on for all the details.

What do you need to reheat pizza in air fryer?

Leftover slice of pizza: Whether you have leftover pizza hut pizza, frozen pizza, or homemade pizza you can reheat it in an air fryer.

Parchment or foil: If you like you can place it on a small square of aluminum foil or parchment paper to prevent the toppings from melting all over your air fryer basket. Though check that this is ok for your air fryer as some brands do not recommend it.

How long to reheat pizza in an air fryer?

The cooking time depends on many factors, including the type of pizza you are reheating, how many slices you want to reheat, and how efficient your air fryer is.

Thin crust pizza will reheat more quickly than a thicker crust pizza. If you want to reheat a single slice of pizza then the cook time required to heat it through will be much shorter than if you want to reheat an entire pizza.

I have summarized the estimated cook times for different types and amounts of pizza in the table below.

Slices of pizzaThin crust pizzaThick crust pizza
1-22-3 minutes3-4 minutes
3-53-4 minutes4-5 minutes
6+4-5 minutes5-6 minutes
Estimated time to reheat leftover pizza

These times are right for my Philips Airfryer. If you have another powerful brand like a Ninja Foodi or Nuwave then expect cook times to be similar.

It might take some trial and error to get the times exactly right, so the first time you try I would check on progress after 3 minutes, and every two minutes after that until the right level of reheating is reached. (Note: you don’t have to turn to air fryer off, just pull the basket out to check on the pizza).

Reheated leftover pepperoni pizza slice on a wooden board.
Yield: 2 slices

How to Reheat Pizza in an Air Fryer

Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

The best way to reheat pizza in an air fryer.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of leftover pizza

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer to 320°F/ 160°C.
  2. Place pizza in the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  3. Air fry leftover pizza slices for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Check to see if it is warmed to you liking. If not, air fry for 1-2 additional minutes until sufficiently warmed.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 254Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 572mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 11g

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

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