How To Cook Air Fryer Frozen Pizza

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Air Fryer Frozen Pizza Instructions

The pickiest eaters alive usually still love a good slice of pizza. Adults love to indulge in it, and kids will eat it when they don’t eat anything else. Stocking your freezer full of frozen pizzas is a great way to have a quick meal ready anytime you need one.

But even though frozen pizza is fast and convenient, they aren’t always the tastiest. We usually stick them in the oven, which gets the job done. But if the oven isn’t properly preheated, or if we misjudge the thickness, it may be underdone in the middle and burnt to a crisp on the edge.

Air fryers are a great way to cook a frozen pizza even faster and make them a little healthier. You can make one of the easiest meals even easier while making it taste better. Here is everything you need to know about making an air fryer frozen pizza.

What You Need

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You only need a frozen pizza and an air fryer. If you have those two things, you are well on your way to having a delicious pizza in less than 10 minutes. If you want to spice things up, this is a perfect time to add a few toppings or spices that could take your pizza up a notch.

What Kind of Frozen Pizza Is Best For Air Frying?

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Your air fryer will be able to cook any frozen pizza to perfection. However, most family-sized pizzas are not going to fit. Your air fryer is probably only 14 inches wide. A frozen pizza from the supermarket is usually 16 inches around. It would be much easier to buy a personal-size pizza.

Another option is to cut your pizza and cook it in sections. A decent kitchen knife should slice through a frozen pizza easily. If you have a front-loading air fryer with racks, you can put half of it on each level and cook them together. If yours has a basket, you might have to cook them separately.

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Should You Thaw Your Frozen Pizza?

Cooking a frozen pizza in an air fryer lets it cook on both sides quickly. The pizza will cook faster than it can thaw, preventing it from becoming soggy as it bakes. The convection of the air fryer will cook it evenly across the surface, making the middle done and the crust crispy.

Do You Need To Spray the Air Fryer?

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The pizza crust has a fair amount of oil in it. As it cooks, the oil will come out into the air fryer. There is no reason to add any spray or oil to prevent it from sticking to the rack or basket. Cooking a frozen pizza in an air fryer removes some of the oil, making your pizza a little healthier than cooking it by other methods.

How To Cook Air Fryer Frozen Pizza

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F or 200 degrees C.
  2. Take the pizza out of the box or package and place it in the air fryer.
  3. Now is your chance to doctor it up and give your pizza some extra flavor. Look in your refrigerator and see what you have.
  4. Add some peppers, slice up some leftover sausage, and throw it on there. Sprinkle on some Italian seasoning and some of your favorite spices.
  5. If you have some shredded cheese, add that as well. Most pizzas come with mozzarella. Adding some cheddar or Monterey jack can change the flavor a lot.
  6. Set the timer for 8 minutes. After that, it should have a golden crust, and the cheese should be evenly melted.
  7. If you like your crust a little crisper, put it back for another 2 minutes to perfect it.

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Don’t Overcook It

Frozen pizzas are delicate. They can burn very quickly. Be sure you check your pizza after 8 minutes before deciding to cook it more. Once it is burned, there is no going back.

Season and Sauce It Up

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Many people like to add Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes to their pizza once it comes out of the fryer. You might want to add some other things to it. Sriracha can add a kick to it. Sometimes a little spicy ranch dressing or nacho cheese can make a dipping sauce.

Conclusion

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Air fryer frozen pizza is quick and easy. It only requires putting the pizza in and turning the fryer on. You can make a meal that your kids will love, and you won’t make a mess of the kitchen.

Pick up a few frozen pizzas from the supermarket and experiment with cook times and topping. Figure out what your perfect pizza is. Have fun mixing it up and trying new things. You’ll find that the air fryer can make one of your favorites even easier, healthier, and more delicious.

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How To Cook Air Fryer Frozen Pizza

Air fryers are a great way to cook a frozen pizza even faster. Here is everything you need to know about making an air fryer frozen pizza.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Serves: 1
Adjust Servings: 1

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 box frozen pizza

Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 °F
  • .Take the pizza out of the box or package and place it in the air fryer.
  • Now is your chance to doctor it up and give your pizza some extra flavor. Look in your refrigerator and see what you have.
  • Add some peppers, slice up some leftover sausage, and throw it on there. Sprinkle on some Italian seasoning and some of your favorite spices.
  • If you have some shredded cheese, add that as well. Most pizzas come with mozzarella. Adding some cheddar or Monterey jack can change the flavor a lot.
  • Air fry for 8 minutes.
  • After that, it should have a golden crust, and the cheese should be evenly melted. If you like your crust a little crisper, put it back for another 2 minutes to perfect it.

Nutrition

Calories: 533kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 24g | Sodium: 890mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g

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Meal Type: Main Dish, Super Bowl Party
Categories: Cook Frozen, Pizza, Air Fryer

Comments & Reviews

  • Another excellent way to go, is to make your own homemade pizza dough, custom make your pizza sized to fit your particular air fryer, there is no law that a pizza has to be round! Make it square if your air fryer drawer is square like in a Cosori or many other makes. You can dress it up the way you want, use your favourite brand of pizza sauce or make your own. Make a batch of pizza dough and put together a bunch of pizzas topped the way you like them, wrap them up in plastic wrap and put them in the freezer. Experiment, have fun. When you feel like a pizza, they will be there waiting for you. I’d been making my own pizzas for years, and I had a buddy who asked me if I had ever tried freezing one. That gave me the incentive to try it out, and since then I have made an awful lot of them for friends who have asked me for one. If you find that a pizza does not cook all the way through, perhaps the dough does not cook completely, you can try par-baking the dough in the oven for 5 minutes before letting it cool and dressing it. I usually do that with regular sized pizzas of 12″ or more, which works great.

    Try it out, you may be pleasantly surprised at the results. Making your own is also considerably cheaper than buying the frozen ones.

  • I’ve experimented a little but this answers all the questions—except one! How do you keep the added toppings (esp pepperoni) from flying off in the convection wind? I covered last one with big-hole vented foil and that worked well. Don’t know if that best though.

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