Can You Put Pizza In An Air Fryer? (read this first)

As we have always said, anything that can be cooked in a conventional oven, can be cooked in an air fryer. Pizza is no exception. 

Cooking pizza in the air fryer will result in a crisp base that’s sometimes hard to achieve in the oven and the pizza will be cooked far faster too.

Why You’ll Love Air Fried Pizza

We’re sure you’ll love air fried pizza because;

  • You’ll get perfect pizza every time
  • It cooks faster than in a conventional oven
  • You get a nice crispy base
  • You can design your own topping

How To Make Pizza In An Air Fryer

Making this air fried pizza will take around 10 minutes of cooking time.

Ingredients

  • 1 X 30cm (12 inch) Pizza Dough
  • 1 Buffalo Mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 tube Tomato Puree

Method

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 190 C (375 F)
  2. Spray the air fryer basket with oil
  3. Roll the pizza dough to a size that fits your air fryer basket (1 dough should be sufficient for 2 pizza bases)
  4. Brush the pizza base with oil
  5. Place in the air fryer basket 
  6. Air fry for 3 minutes
  7. Spread a layer of tomato puree onto the base
  8. Arrange chunks of mozzarella on top of the tomato puree
  9. Air fry for 7 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the crust is crispy
  10. Serve

Air Fried Pizza Cooking Tips

  • We used premade pizza dough (available at most supermarkets) you could make your own if you prefer (see below)
  • You can top with any toppings you prefer
  • If using additional toppings you’ll need to spray the top of the pizza before air frying to ensure the toppings don’t get burnt
  • We used tomato puree, you can use tomato sauce, pizza sauce or any sauce you prefer
  • Cooking times are for guidance only as all air fryers are different

How To Make Homemade Pizza Dough

Pizza dough is simple to make with only a few ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 454g (1lb) Strong Bread Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 300ml (10 fluid ounces) Warm Water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Dried Yeast

Method

  1. Using a standing mixer with a dough hook, place the flour and salt in the bowl
  2. Place the yeast into a jug with the warm water
  3. Pour the liquid into the flour and operate at moderate speed
  4. Once a ball is formed knead for 5 minutes
  5. Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover with cling film
  6. Place the bowl in a warm place for around 1 to 2 hours or until the dough has doubled in size
  7. Once the dough has risen, divide into 4 (recipe will make 4 pizza bases)

Pizza Dough Recipe Tips

  • If you don’t have a standing mixer, you can make this dough by hand, it will take longer and you’ll need to knead for 10 minutes
  • If you don’t have strong bread flour, you can use plain flour

How To Cook Frozen Pizza In An Air Fryer

Pizza

We have found that cooking frozen pizza in the air fryer gives better results than cooking frozen pizza in a conventional oven.

Ingredients

  • 1 Frozen Pizza (ensure it will fit into your air fryer comfortably)

Method

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 200 C (400 F)
  2. Remove all of the packaging from the frozen pizza and place in the air fryer basket
  3. Air fry for 8 to 12 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the base is crisp
  4. Serve

Air Fried Frozen Pizza Cooking Tips

  • If you prefer a softer crust on your pizza, line the air fryer basket with baking (parchment) Paper
  • Cooking times will vary as all air fryers are different
  • Different frozen pizzas will take different times to cook for instance
    • Mini pizzas will take between 4 to 8 minutes
    • 7 inch pizzas will take around 6 to 9 minutes
    • 9 inch pizzas will take around 12 to 15 minutes
    • French bread pizzas will take around 10 to 15 minutes
    • For deep dish pizzas, add an extra 2 to 3 minutes to the above timings
  • You can add your own toppings to frozen pizzas to personalise them
  • If you do add toppings you should spray with oil to prevent burning

How To Reheat Pizza In An Air Fryer

You can reheat leftover pizza quickly and easily in an air fryer. 

Ingredients

  • 3 slices Leftover Pizza

Method

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 160 C (320 F)
  2. Place baking paper in the air fryer basket
  3. Place the pizza slices in the basket
  4. Air fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until as hot as you prefer
  5. Serve

Air Fried Reheated Pizza Cooking Tips

  • To prevent the toppings from leaking into the air fryer basket use baking (parchment) paper, but place the baking paper in the basket after preheating is finished
  • Cooking times will vary as all air fryers are different
  • The more slices you reheat at one time, the longer they will take to become hot
  • Check on the progress of the pizza after 3 minutes to prevent burning

What’s a pizza chef’s favourite song?
Slice, slice baby! 😂

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can pizza be cooked in an air fryer?

Yes, pizza can be cooked in an air fryer. Just place the pizza in the air fryer and air fry at 190 C (375 F) for 7 to 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the base is crisp.

Is pizza better in an air fryer or oven?

Pizza is definitely better in an air fryer. The toppings cook perfectly and the base is crispy plus, the results are the same every time.

Should I air fry cold pizza?

To reheat cold leftover pizza, place it in the air fryer and cook for 3 to 4 minutes at 160 C (320 F).

How long does it take to air fry a thin pizza?

It will take around 7 to 8 minutes at 190 C (375 F) to cook a thin pizza in an air fryer.

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