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Easy and delicious, this air fryer pizza recipe is perfect for making personal pizzas; they cook in less than 10 minutes!

Pizza with cheese, pepperoni, olives, and mushrooms.

Why You’ll Love This Air Fryer Pizza Recipe

The air fryer does a fantastic job at crisping things up. So when it comes to air fryer pizza, you can expect a nice golden crust and perfectly crispy pepperoni—two very important components of a YUMMY pizza. It also melts the cheese beautifully!

Another great thing about this recipe is that it uses fresh pizza dough. You could use your own trusted dough recipe, my quick and easy one-hour pizza dough, or store-bought.

What to Serve It With

Quick Tip

The fan in an air fryer is strong and can blow lightweight toppings around. To prevent your toppings from blowing all over, place a dehydrating racks over the pizza if you have one. (My air fryer model came with them.) You could also secure pepperoni with toothpicks.

Ingredient Breakdown & Swaps

  • Pizza dough. I’ve only used my one-hour dough recipe for this since it’s so quick and easy, but if you have your own trusted recipe, you could use that—or even store-bought. You’ll want to divide it for your personal pizzas.
  • Olive oil. Brushing the crust with some olive oil creates a nice golden crust. You’ll also want to lightly grease the bottom of the air fryer basket with some oil.
  • Pizza sauce. Unless you’re making a white or pesto pizza. We tend to stick to our simple marinara.
  • Toppings. Here’s where you personalize things! Some toppings we love to use:
    • Shredded Italian blend, mozzarella, cheddar, or little mozzarella balls (Bocconcini); A sprinkle of Parmesan is also great.
    • Garlic salt & dried Italian herbs to season the crust
    • Cup & Char pepperoni or crumbled sausage
    • Olives
    • Veggies like mushrooms, chopped tomatoes, spinach, or broccoli
    • A drizzle of hot honey
Wooden tray with topping ingredients: grated cheese, olives, mushrooms, pepperoni, sauce, and mozzarella balls.

How to Make Air Fryer Pizza

  1. Prepare your dough and work it into rounds sized just a tad smaller than your air fryer basket.
  2. Precook the pizza dough for about 3 minutes prior to adding your sauce, cheese, and toppings. This is a very important step, because the dough needs more time to cook than everything else.
  3. Dress your pizza while it’s still in the air fryer for efficiency, adding your sauce, cheese, and whatever else you fancy.
  4. Cook the pizza until the crust is golden brown and the cheese has melted. In my air fryer, this takes about 5 minutes.
  5. NOTE The fan in an air fryer is strong and can blow pepperoni around. You can pop a few toothpicks into the pepperoni slices to secure them or cover the pizza with a dehydrating rack if you have one.
Uncooked pizza in air fryer basket.
Golden crisp pizza with cheese, pepperoni, olives, and mushrooms.

Storage, Freezing, & Reheating

  1. Leftovers can be packed up in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 4 days.
  2. You can make dough in advance and freeze it for up to 4 months. Wrap the fresh ball tightly in plastic wrap, then pop it into the freezer. Thaw overnight before use.
  3. To reheat leftover pizza, you can pop them back into the air fryer and heat in 2 minute increments until the pizza is warmed through.

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Easy Air Fryer Pizza

Easy and delicious, this air fryer pizza recipe is perfect for making personal pizzas; they cook in less than 10 minutes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
*If you’re making my homemade dough recipe, add one hour.: 1 hour
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
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  • 10-12 oz pizza dough ball, divided in two, My personal pizza dough recipe (Note: You can stretch this recipe into 3 balls of dough if you need.)
  • Pizza sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic salt (optional)
  • Italian herbs (optional)
  • Shredded Italian blend or mozzarella cheese, You can also use torn up mini mozzarella balls
  • Any other toppings you'd like to add to your pizza


Preparing the dough (Skip to assembling the pizza if you're using pita or naan):

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400º F.
  • Sprinkle a bit of flour over a clean surface and divide your dough ball into 2 balls (you can stretch it to 3 balls if you need). Work the dough out into round pizzas that are just about the size of your air fryer basket.
  • Spray the bottom of the air fryer basket with a bit of olive oil or non-stick spray.
  • Brush the top of the crust with a tiny bit of olive oil. If you want a flavored crust, sprinkle some garlic salt and Italian herbs over the outer crust. (Optional, but we recommend it!)
  • With a fork, carefully poke holes in the center of the dough (avoiding the outer crust area). This will keep the middle of the dough from ballooning as it cooks.
  • Transfer the dough to the air fryer basket and pre-cook it for 3 minutes. Pre-cooking the shell will help you get a nice golden crust in the end without overcooking the cheese and other toppings.

Assembling the pizza:

  • Open the air fryer basket and dress your pizza—you can keep the crust in the air fryer while you do so, for efficiency. (If using pita or naan, just place it in the air fryer basket since it's already been prebaked).
  • When the pizza is ready, close your air fryer basket and cook the pizza for 5 minutes.


  • Be sure to check the blog post above for recipe tips, serving ideas, and storage suggestions.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 9g
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  1. 5 stars
    Wow – I never thought to make a pizza in an air fryer, but this recipe really works! Chewy crust and gooey melted cheese – it came out perfectly!

  2. 5 stars
    I love this. I can have a personal pizza anytime I want. I also love that you put green olives on yours. I thought I was the only one.

  3. 5 stars
    These air fryer pizzas are a game-changer! My family devoured them, and it’s become our new go-to for pizza night. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe! 🍕😋

  4. 5 stars
    We love this recipe! It’s made pizza night a whole lot easier since we are a house of 7 and we all love different toppings. Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    Made these with the kids last night and they absolutely loved them! Such a smart idea, especially as the weather gets warmer and no one wants to turn on the oven.

  6. 5 stars
    Isn’t it funny how when air fryers first came out, people only made french fries with them? Pizza in the air fryer is amazing! Thanks for another great way to use my favorite kitchen appliance!