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.
AIR FRYER FROZEN PIZZA INSTRUCTIONS
There's nothing better after a long day of work than knowing that it's pizza night! Pizza for dinner is the easiest way to make everyone happy without stressing about what to cook, and now you can make that pizza in the air fryer, which will save you money too!
You can spend just a few dollars on a frozen pizza instead of $30 at your local pizzeria. Cook the frozen pizza in the air fryer while you make a quick salad and dinner is ready in under 10 minutes!
Your delivery order could never be ready that quickly! Keep reading for all of our best tips and tricks for making the most perfect frozen pizza in the air fryer, with melty cheese, perfectly cooked toppings, and a golden brown crust!
We also have a simple recipe for making Air Fryer Pizza using pita bread!
CAN YOU AIR FRY FROZEN PIZZA?
We get this question a lot, so this post will hopefully answer all of your questions about making frozen pizza in the air fryer!
The easy answer is that YES, you can air fry frozen pizza. 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:
- 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.
- 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! If you have an air fryer with a square basket like a Cosori, you can sometimes cut the pizza in quarters and fit them in better.
- 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!
- Adjust as Needed. There are tons of different brands of frozen pizza, so while this air fryer pizza recipe is pretty much fail-proof, you may need to be flexible. Frozen pizzas that are thicker, thinner, larger, or smaller than normal will need adjustments in cooking time.
INGREDIENTS FOR AIR FRYER FROZEN PIZZA
The only thing you need is a frozen pizza! Remove all of the outer wrapping (box, plastic wrap, etc) before cooking.
Be sure not to thaw the pizza before cooking it in the air fryer. The pizza will go from frozen to perfectly cooked in just a few minutes!
In these photos, we're making a 10-ounce, small, DiGiorno pizza in the air fryer. This method will work for other brands too. Try Celeste pizza for one, Red Baron Deep Dish Singles, Totino's, Ellio's, Great Value mini pizzas, or other store brand mini pizzas.
This method for making air fryer frozen pizza will work for cauliflower crust pizzas, vegan pizzas, or gluten-free frozen pizzas too!
If you have any questions about making Frozen Pizza in the air fryer, please leave a comment and I will get back to you ASAP!
HOW TO COOK FROZEN PIZZA IN 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.
- Remove the packaging from your frozen pizza, including any cardboard that is underneath the pizza. We don't need any of that!
- Place the frozen pizza in the center of your air fryer basket.
- Air fry as directed in the recipe card below for 6-8 minutes, or until the crust is crisp and the cheese is melted.
- Slice and serve immediately and enjoy your air fryer frozen pizza!
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of instructions for making Air Fryer Frozen Pizza, please see the recipe card below.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH AIR FRYER FROZEN PIZZA
Turn your easy to cook frozen pizza into the quickest meal ever with a few simple sides.
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. I suggest making the wings first since they take longer, and then quickly making the pizza.
Buffalo Cauliflower in the air fryer is another tasty side that goes great with pizza!
WHAT TEMPERATURE TO COOK FROZEN PIZZA IN AIR FRYER?
I have found that the perfect temperature to air fry frozen pizza is 380°F or 190°C. This temperature gives you a nice crispy crust, but won't burn the cheese before the crust is ready.
You may need to adjust this, as you know all air fryers cook a bit differently.
HOW LONG TO COOK FROZEN PIZZA IN THE AIR FRYER?
It takes between 6 and 8 minutes to cook a frozen pizza in the air fryer. There are a few things that might adjust this time though:
- Very thin crust frozen pizza will take less time. Check it after 5 minutes.
- Extra thick crust or deep dish frozen pizza may take longer. Add 1-2 minutes of extra time to the air fryer if needed, until the pizza is cooked.
- The method given here is based on cooking a small pizza, about 6 inches in diameter. Larger pizzas may take longer to cook.
CAN I COOK A FULL SIZE PIZZA IN THE AIR FRYER?
The size of pizza that you can cook in the air fryer will depend entirely on the size of your air fryer basket.
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.
If you have an oven-style air fryer, you will have more options when it comes to frozen pizza sizes.
Get creative, use your knowledge of physics, and trim your pizza to fit in the basket! You might be able to fit that round pizza into the square air fryer basket if you try hard enough.
HELP! THE AIR FRYER BURNED THE TOP OF THE PIZZA!
You may find that your particular air fryer will overcook the toppings before the crust has finished cooking. There are a few ways that you can help to avoid this for next time though:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
HOW TO REHEAT FROZEN PIZZA IN THE AIR FRYER
You may already know this, but the air fryer reheats all types of pizza better than any other kitchen appliance!
If you need to reheat the frozen pizza that you've already cooked, just put it back into the air fryer and heat at 350°F/175°C for 1-3 minutes, or until it's hot again. Simple!
CAN YOU 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!
If you want to learn how to air fry frozen pizza pockets, go read our post on how to make Air Fryer Hot Pockets next.
MORE EASY AIR FRYER RECIPES
These air fryer recipes are almost as easy as making air fryer pizza! Perfect for older kids and teens, or anyone who needs a quick meal.
Frozen Meatballs in the Airfryer are delicious on their own, glazed with BBQ sauce, or added to pasta and sauce for spaghetti and meatballs.
Add some Frozen Garlic Bread in the air fryer to a spaghetti dinner, or any dinner. It's the easiest side dish!
Frozen Popcorn Shrimp in the air fryer is the perfect snack, or a before dinner appetizer.
Only have access to a microwave? Try making Pizza in a Mug!
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Air Fryer Frozen Pizza
- 1 personal sized frozen pizza 5-6 inches in diameter
- 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.
- 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. If you use a smaller or larger pizza, you may need to adjust your cook time.
- Start checking your pizza at the 6 minute mark and continue cooking, checking every 1-2 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
- Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. 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. Check your food as it cooks to learn your air fryer better! When cooking a new recipe or food items be sure to check your food often to help avoid over/under cooking.
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.