Air Fryer Frozen Pizza is faster and cheaper than take-out! Learn how to make a frozen pizza in your air fryer – it makes the perfect dinner or snack.

Pizza with pepperoni and sausage on a white plate

Can I Air Fry Frozen Pizza?

Yes! The air fryer can cook anything that you would normally cook in a conventional oven, with a few important considerations when it comes to frozen pizza:

  1. If it fits, it cooks! Using the air fryer to make frozen pizza works best for small, personal-sized pizzas. Large round pizzas simply won’t fit in a standard air fryer basket. Oven-style air fryers will be able to cook larger pizzas than basket-style ones.
  2. You may need to get creative. If you want to cook a large pizza in the air fryer but it doesn’t quite fit, Cut it up first!
  3. Cook in Batches. You can always cook part of the pizza and then cook the rest of it in a second batch. Since it only takes 6-8 minutes to cook pizza in the air fryer, you’ll still have dinner ready fast

We also have a simple recipe for making Air Fryer Pizza using pita bread!

Grab Your Pizza

a 10 ounce digiorno pizza in a box, supreme traditional crust.

The only thing you need is a frozen pizza! Remove all of the outer wrapping (box, plastic wrap, etc) before cooking.

In these photos, we’re making a 10-ounce, small, DiGiorno pizza in the air fryer. This method will work for other brands too.

How to Make It

Photo collage showing how to cook a frozen digiorno pizza in the air fryer

Air Fryer Frozen Pizza is about as easy as it gets! Here are the step-by-step instructions for making a frozen pizza in the air fryer that is hot and crispy, with melty cheese and toasty toppings.

  1. Remove the packaging from your frozen pizza, including any cardboard that is underneath the pizza. We don’t need any of that!
  2. Place the frozen pizza in the center of your air fryer basket.
  3. Air fry as directed in the recipe card below for 6-8 minutes, or until the crust is crisp and the cheese is melted.
  4. Slice and serve
a personal frozen pizza with pepperoni and sausage on a cutting board next to an air fryer

How to Serve

Check out our instructions specific to cooking Totino’s pizza in the air fryer, or grab a recipe for making a Garlic Knot Pizza in the Air Fryer.

My favorite way to enjoy frozen pizza is with a big salad. A simple chef salad with your favorite dressing is perfect, or try this Greek Cucumber Salad for something new and exciting.

My second favorite way to enjoy frozen air fryer pizza is with chicken wings! Of course, we already know that the air fryer makes delicious buffalo wings or lemon pepper wings.

Buffalo Cauliflower in the air fryer is another tasty side that goes great with pizza!

Air Fryer Frozen Pizza

Air Fryer Frozen Pizza is faster and cheaper than take-out!
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time8 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 1211kcal
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 personal sized frozen pizza 5-6 inches in diameter

Instructions

  • Remove the frozen pizza from its packaging. If the pizza comes with cardboard, discard that, too.
  • Place the frozen pizza in the center of the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry at 380°F/190°C for 6-8 minutes, until the crust is crisp and the cheese is melted.
  • Slice and serve immediately.
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Notes

  • The size of your air fryer basket will determine how big of a pizza you can fit in your air fryer.
  • The temperature and time is based on a personal pizza, about 5-6 inches in diameter. 
  • Start checking your pizza at the 6 minute mark and continue cooking, checking every 1-2 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
  • If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the “Air Fry” function.
  • Pro Tip: Check your food as it cooks. Each air fryer runs a bit differently. Sometimes air frying is a trial and error process.
Have oven recipes that you’d like to convert to an air fryer recipe? Use our Air Fryer Calculator to help you estimate cooking times and temps! Calculator here: https://airfryereats.com/air-fryer-conversion-air-fryer-calculator/

Nutrition

Calories: 1211kcal | Carbohydrates: 131g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 2020mg | Potassium: 687mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1546IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 809mg | Iron: 10mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
Can I cook a full-size pizza in an air fryer?

In a basket-style air fryer, you should be able to fit most personal-sized pizzas that are 5-6 inches in diameter. If you’d like to cook a family-size pizza in the air fryer, you will need to cut it into pieces.

Ooops! I burned the top of the pizza!

here are a few ways that you can help to avoid this for next time though:
1. Spray a light amount of oil on the top of the pizza before cooking. This will help protect the toppings, and they will cook rather than burn.
2. Place foil over the pizza for the last few minutes of cook time. This will keep the heat from burning the toppings while the crust gets more time to crisp up.
3. Add some fresh veggies like sliced tomatoes or onions to the frozen pizza. Not only will you get extra flavor, but the moisture from the veggies will keep the top of the pizza from burning. It’s a win-win!
Finally, you can reduce the temperature of the air fryer. Some air fryers just cook hotter than others! Reduce the temperature to 360°F/180°C and try again.

Can I air fry frozen pizza rolls?

You sure can! Check out our instructions for making Pizza Rolls in the Air Fryer.
You can also make frozen pizza bagels in the air fryer!

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    Why did I think this couldn’t be done?! If my convection oven can, why shouldn’t the air fryer?! THANK YOU for clarifying that it can be done, and as always – thank you for all your handy hints and tips!
    I know some people don’t consider frozen food as “recipes”, but I do! To me, recipe is another word for directions or instructions, so thank you very much for this recipe!

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