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How to Reheat Pizza in an Air Fryer

Reheat pizza in your air fryer and enjoy mouthwatering leftovers that taste just as good as when they were first baked! So, if you’re ready to elevate your leftover game and enjoy perfectly reheated pizza every time, keep reading for our expert tips and tricks on how to reheat pizza in your air fryer to perfection.

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

Why you’ll love reheating pizza in your air fryer

Reheating leftover pizza can be a hit or miss. While microwaving is the most common method for reheating pizza, it often leaves the crust soggy and the toppings overcooked.

Fortunately, there’s a quick and easy solution that can revive your leftover pizza to its former glory: reheating it in an air fryer.

Unlike microwaving, air frying leftover pizza will restore the crispiness of the crust and bring the cheese and toppings back to their original melty, gooey goodness.

Air frying is a great way to cook fresh pizza too, try my recipes for homemade Air Fryer Pizza, Air Fryer Flatbread Pizza and Air Fryer Frozen Pizza.

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

What do you need?

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 multiple slices.

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

Slices of pizzaThin crust pizzaDeep dish 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.

Tip

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: 1 Serving

How to Reheat Pizza in an Air Fryer

Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

The best way to reheat pizza in your air fryer.

Ingredients

  • 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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