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Easy Air Fryer Pepperoni Pizza

Easy Air Fryer Pepperoni Pizza is a quick, 10-minute recipe perfect for making a homemade personal pizza. This recipe only uses 5 ingredients including marinara pizza sauce, gooey mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni.

air fryer pepperoni pizza with mozzarella cheese in a multi colored surface

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Can you cook pizza in the air fryer? Uh yeah! I know a lot of people like to use it to reheat store-bought, but pizza in the air fryer can’t get much easier!

This recipe uses whole wheat pita bread and marinara so that you can whip up a simple meal on weeknights. You may also enjoy my Air Fryer Pizza Rolls recipe.

How to Make Air Fryer Pizza

  1. Load the pita bread with your favorite sauce. You can use store-bought pizza sauce or store-bought marinara sauce. You can also make your own sauce. Be sure to check out my Homemade Marinara Sauce
  2. Add the pepperoni and the shredded cheese. 
  3. Place the pizza in the air fryer.
pita bread with pizza sauce, pepperoni

Air Fryer Temperature

I recommend 400 degrees.

pita bread with pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese

Cook Time

Cook the pizza for 8 minutes. Use your judgment, as every air fryer brand will cook at different speeds. Cook the pizza until it reaches your desired level of crisp.

air fryer pepperoni pizza with mozzarella cheese in a multi colored surface

Substitutes and Variations for the Crust

You can also use tortillas or pre-made pizza dough in this recipe. I love the pizza dough at Trader Joe’s. It makes a great option.

air fryer pepperoni pizza with mozzarella cheese in a multi colored surface

Additional Toppings Ideas

Cooked ground beef
Cooked ground Italian Sausage
Cooked and Crumbled Bacon
Chopped Veggies

close up photo of air fryer pepperoni pizza with mozzarella cheese and crushed red pepper

Recipe Tips

  • I prefer to purchase my cheese in the deli section by the block. I grate my own cheese. It melts so much better than pre-shredded cheese that you buy from a store that comes in a bag.
  • I like for my pizza to have crispy edges. The Air Fryer helps take care of that. The amount of time you leave the pizza in the Air Fryer determines how crispy your pizza crust will be.
  • Longer time in the Air Fryer will result in a crust that is more brown and crisp.
  • Feel free to add your desired toppings. Crushed red pepper is one of my favorites.

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Easy Air Fryer Pepperoni Pizza

Easy Air Fryer Pepperoni Pizza is a quick, 10-minute recipe perfect for making a homemade personal pizza. This recipe only uses 5 ingredients including marinara pizza sauce, gooey mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni.
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Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer pizza rolls, personal pizza in air fryer
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 334kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 whole wheat pita
  • 2 tbsp pizza sauce or marinara If you don’t like thick sauce, you can use 1 tbsp
  • 1/8th cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/8th cup cheddar cheese, shredded If you prefer only mozzarella cheese, omit and use 1/4th cup mozzarella
  • 8 slices pepperoni
  • olive oil spray
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley, optional to garnish the pizza when it has cooled

Instructions

Standard Instructions

  • Drizzle the sauce on top of the pita bread, then load the pepperoni and shredded cheese on top.
  • Spray the top of the pizza with olive oil spray.
  • Place in the Air Fryer for 8 minutes on 400 degrees. Check in on the pizza at the 6-7 minute mark, to ensure it does not overcook to your liking.
  • Remove the pizza from the Air Fryer. I used a spatula. Cool before serving.

Crispy Crust Instructions

  • For a more crisp crust, spray one side of the pita bread with the olive oil. Place in the Air Fryer for 4 minutes on 400 degrees. This will allow the pita to fully crisp on one side.
  • Remove the pita bread from the Air Fryer. Turn the pita over to the side that is less crisp. This should be the side that was face-down in the Air Fryer. 
  • Drizzle the sauce throughout, then load the pepperoni and shredded cheese on top.
  • Place the pizza back in the Air Fryer for 3-4 minutes until the cheese has melted. Use your judgment. You may need to allow the pizza to cook for an additional couple of minutes to reach your desired texture.
  • Remove the pizza from the Air Fryer. I used a spatula. Cool before serving.

Notes

Topping ideas: grated parmesan, crushed red pepper, and ranch dressing
If you prefer homemade marinara on your pizza. Be sure to check out my homemade marinara recipe here
I prefer to purchase my cheese in the deli section by the block. I grate my own cheese. It melts so much better than pre-shredded cheese that you buy from a store that comes in a bag. If you want to keep this recipe quick and easy, you can use pre-shredded cheese. Grating your own cheese is simply an option.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1pizza | Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 14g
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Recipe Rating




Mike

Friday 6th of November 2020

Deeeeeelishus!

staysnatched

Saturday 7th of November 2020

I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Nikki

Friday 6th of March 2020

Can I use my convection oven instead? I don't have an air fryer.

staysnatched

Friday 6th of March 2020

I don’t own one, but I assume you can.

Rikki

Monday 11th of March 2019

I love the pizza recipe and it is so easy to pop in the air fryer at a moment's notice.

Felesha Bell

Wednesday 28th of February 2018

I've never worked with an Air Fryer before but this pizza makes me wanna run right out and get one. Thanks for sharing!!

Helene D'Souza

Wednesday 28th of February 2018

I didn't have a clue that you could make a pizza in an air fryer. Maybe I should get this kitchen tool soon! I would be a happy girl with pizza right now.