Experience a tasty air fryer pizza in less time using your air fryer. Perfect for family dinners or a quick snack.
Can You Cook Pizza In An Air Fryer?
Yes, you can cook pizza in an air fryer. And the good news is there are plenty of different ways to make air fryer pizza.
How To Make Air Fryer Pizza
If you want to make a pizza from scratch with fresh pizza dough, this is the recipe I will be sharing here, but I will also advise on other methods for air frying a pizza and share them with you soon.
Side note: I think pizza in an air fryer tastes better than a pizza cooked in an oven, but I don’t think it’s as tasty as one made in a pizza oven. But the convenience of using an air fryer for pizza is good enough for me!
What You Need For Air Fryer Pizza
You can either make your own pizza dough or buy some shop-bought premade. I used Pizza Express pre-rolled pizza dough. Using pre-rolled pizza dough made the process quicker, but it meant I had to cut the pizza dough to get it to fit the air fryer. If you make your own dough or buy one that needs rolling, you can determine the size yourself.
Again, you can buy pizza sauce at the supermarket or make your own at home. I used the above brand that I bought from Tesco – I highly recommend it!
The best cheeses for pizza include Mozzarella, Cheddar, Gouda, Goat – or a combination of a few. My personal favourite is Mozzarella, either grated or cubed/shredded.
You can go for a classic cheese and tomato pizza or add some of your favourite pizza toppings. On one of the air fryer pizzas, I added some pepperoni slices. Just make sure that any toppings you add don’t fly around the air fryer – you might need to place some extra cheese on top to hold them down.
You can use any air fryer to make a pizza, but of course, consider the size of the air fryer basket and how much you can fit in there.
As mentioned earlier, I had to cut my pre-rolled pizza dough to size – if you are making your own or using dough that hasn’t already been rolled out, you can roll your dough to a suitable size to fit your air fryer.
I have made these styles of pizzas in a Ninja Dual Air Fryer and a Cosori Dual Blaze.
- 9.5L Capacity
- 6 ways to cook: Max Crisp, Roast, Bake, Reheat, Dehydrate and Air Fry
- Sync to cook different foods in each drawer
- Capacity: 6.4 L
- No shaking or preheating required
- Ability to control via an app
- 12 Functions, including air fry, roast, bake, reheat
- Dishwasher safe
- Colour dark grey
- Weight: 6.3 Kilograms
- Power / Wattage 1600 watts
- Material Aluminium, Plastic
- Auto Shutoff
- Noise Level 65 dB
You can see in the picture above that rolling out pizza dough to size would be better for the Cosori sized air fryer basket.
I cut the rolled-out pizza dough into four, meaning each pizza was 7 x 5 inches.
Assembling And Cooking A Pizza In An Air Fryer
Once you have cut or rolled the pizza dough to size, it’s time to spread on the pizza sauce.
I like lots of pizza sauce, so I spread it on quite thick – you can make it as thick or thin as you wish.
Next, it’s time to add your cheese. I added grated Mozzarella cheese, but you can use cubed Mozzarella or your favourite cheese for pizza, as discussed earlier.
The pizza can go in the air fryer now, or you can add some toppings. For some of the pizzas, I added some pepperoni and then sprinkled some cheese on top to ensure the slices didn’t fly off from the hot air moving around the air fryer.
Is Baking Paper Needed For Air Fryer Pizza?
You don’t have to use baking paper. You can lightly oil the base of your air fryer basket to prevent it from sticking or use an air fryer liner. I simply used the parchment paper that came with the pizza dough.
Air Fryer Pizza Cooking Times And Temperatures
These times are based on using the Pizza Express rolled dough. Your time may vary depending on the type of dough and how thick it is. Keep an eye on it the first time you make air fryer pizza.
I air fried these pizzas at 180°C for 8 minutes. If you prefer a crispier base, air fry for a further two minutes.
Carefully remove it from the air fryer basket (you might need to use a silicone spatula or oven gloves) and place it on a board to slice.
Other Ways To Make Pizza In An Air Fryer
- Two Ingredient Dough Air Fryer Pizza – it’s so quick and easy!
- Air Fryer Pizza Rolls
- Frozen Pizza In An Air Fryer
- Air Fryer French Stick Pizza
- Air Fryer Tortilla Pizza
- Air Fryer Pita Pizza
- Air Fryer Pizza Muffins
- Air Fryer Pizza Bagels
What To Serve With Air Fryer Pizza
There are plenty of options for pizza sides. Here is some inspiration:
🤩 Do you want more air fryer recipes? Check out my favourite air fryer recipes here!