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Homemade Air Fryer Pizza from Scratch

Homemade air fryer pizza is super quick and easy to make! Use semi homemade pizza crust and make these personal pizzas in less than 20 minutes flat. Great air fryer dinner. 

homemade air fryer pizza

Air fryer pizza from scratch is probably my kids’ favorite meal! I love air fryer recipes in general but especially during the hot months when I’m NOT about to turn on my oven. Made with semi homemade pizza dough you can top them with anything and they’ll come out perfect. (affiliate links present)

Ninja Foodi Pizza

I mean, who doesn’t love cheesy pizza??!! You can make it in any brand hot air machine, there are lots of brands out there. They all work the same really, we have a few and there’s no noticeable difference. 😉 Of course you can make frozen pizza air fryer style but that isn’t nearly as good as making it yourself.

Feel free to make our own dough but I find the packaged type you just add water too is pretty darn close to that and easy to prep especially when you’re cooking with kids.

If you love easy air fryer recipes too, here are some resources to start with:

cosori review

Ninja Pizza Recipe

  • I have a traditional Cosori air fryer as well as a Ninja Foodi which is a pressure cooker too. This will work with either type.

You will have to use some sort of pan to make this. Whether you want to make a deep dish or regular crust you don’t want it just in the basket itself. There are holes in the bottom remember so it will slowly seep thru, cook, and then you won’t be able to pull it out, trust me. Here’s what we used for our 2 mini personal pizzas.

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Air Fryer Pizza Dough From Scratch

Yes, of course you can make homemade pizza dough. Not going to happen in my house. I’m all about easy peasy so this mix that only requires water is perfect!

  1. 7″ springform pan
    1. can put a round piece of parchment paper underneath
  2. We used this simple Pizza crust mix
  3. Spaghetti or pizza sauce
  4. Mozzarella cheese
  5. Olive oil spray
  6. Pepperoni
  7. Olives

Of course use any pizza toppings you love or just leave them plain cheese for the littles. When we make pizza toast this way I will just add meat and maybe sliced olives. My kids prefer sweeter pineapple chunks with Canadian bacon.

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Pizza in Air Fryer

I like this pizza dough mix because all you need is hot water to turn out great in just a few minutes. This air fryer dinner recipe is something my older girls can make on their own, which they love.

  • If you’re making Ninja Foodi pizza you could just use their air fryer basket instead of the springform pan.

It won’t have a totally flat bottom because of the holes in the bottom but that’s no big deal. I like using the pan so everything stays in tact though.

Once your dough is the right consistency then you press it into your pan. Spraying with olive oil beforehand does help.

how to make air fryer pizza

You’ll want to preheat your air fryer to 320 degrees for a few minutes now. Then you’ll want to spray your raw dough with some olive oil spray and “bake” it a bit before you load it up with toppings.

Once that is done spread on some sauce, cheese and toppings and you’re set to melt those. Margherita pizza is my husband’s favorite pizza.

  • Since these are just the right size for one everyone can personalize it with exactly what they love on their pie.

We have made Instant Pot pizza before but this way gets it nice and crispy. You can get the CrispLid to turn your Instant Pot into an air fryer. See which one you like. It’s our favorite meal.

pizza in air fryer

Once it’s done slice it into thin slices and you have the most perfect little pepperoni pizza ever. Looking for other easy Ninja air fryer recipes? We have made another version of these called air fryer hot pockets too.

Our air fryer whole chicken is amazing, and WAY better than rotisserie in the store.

  • Nobody can beat our dry rub air fryer wings recipe. They’re a great appetizer or dinner for everyone with ranch or fry sauce.

And air fryer corn is the perfect side dish to any meal. This is semi homemade pizza, but what if you ordered pizza the night before?

homemade pizza

Can I reheat pizza in an air fryer?

YES! We share exactly how to reheat pizza in air fryer here. I will tell you that it is a game changer and way better than in the microwave. Tastes brand new.

How to cook frozen pizza in an air fryer

If you want to know how to cook frozen pizza this way we have instructions for that as well linked at the top of this post. I think this semi homemade version turns out better but if you’re in a hurry both are handy to have.

Check at 10 minutes to determine how much longer you’ll need. Timing will depend on thickness of crust. Try frozen chicken nuggets too.

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Air Fryer Pizza

Air fryer pizza is super easy to do! Use semi homemade pizza crust and make these personal pizzas in less than 20 minutes flat. Great air fryer dinner.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, dough, homemade, ninja foodi, pizza, semi homemade
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 454kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer at 320 degrees for 3 minutes.
  • Make your pizza dough. Spray 7" springform pan and spread dough inside so it is level across the pan.
  • Put into air fryer and spray top of raw pizza dough with olive oil.
  • Close lid/drawer and set to 320 degrees for 3 minutes so dough can cook a bit.
  • Open and add pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni and other toppings.
  • Close lid/drawer again and reset to 320 degrees for 7 minutes. Add 1 more minute if you want top crispier. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Pizza
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 454 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 1321mg57%
Potassium 303mg9%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 555IU11%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 152mg15%
Iron 21.2mg118%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Deborah

Tuesday 29th of November 2022

I just got a air fryer, I am totally 💯 in love with it. Better than all the oil. Excited for all you can cook in it.

Rob

Monday 9th of May 2022

I also find that using bake function, instead of air fry, on my foodi doesn't redistribute the toppings as much.

Katie

Tuesday 6th of April 2021

I love how quick and easy this is for one person. Making one person meals is always so tricky, but this is so easy!!

Liz

Tuesday 6th of April 2021

I've been obsssed with my air fryer lately so pizza is definitely going to be happening tonight. Thanks for the recipe!

Denise

Monday 1st of February 2021

Do you think Mama Mia pizza crust would work?

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