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Air Fryer Homemade Pizza. Part of our air fryer pizza theme, these air fryer deep dish individual pizzas are cooked from scratch and perfect for the air fryer oven or air fryer basket.

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Homemade Pizza In Air Fryer

Did I ever mention to you that I love home cooking? Frozen food is nice as an occasional treat, but my true heart lies with things that are cooked from scratch and taste truly delicious.

Though cooked from scratch doesn’t necessarily mean spending all day in the kitchen, thanks to the wonderful world of kitchen gadgets.

Todays recipe for air fryer homemade pizza includes the use of our air fryer oven, blender and bread maker.

Jorge my 2 year old and myself are in the kitchen today cooking air fryer homemade pizza for you.

Jorge loves playing with the homemade pizza dough and I love the fact that I have technically cheated thanks to it being made with Dominic’s bread maker pizza dough.

Once the pizza dough is out of the bread maker, I will play about with it with Jorge as he loves home cooking and he would be upset if we didn’t.

Once he has poked it a bit, we will roll it out and make homemade air fryer pizzas.

Air Fryer Homemade Pizza with jorge

Though as you can see from the pizza dough snap below, our air fryer pizza dough will make EXACTLY 3 8 inch pan pizzas. Or you could make two and then use the rest for air fryer pizza dough balls.

Air Fryer Homemade Pizza with 3 lots of dough

Then we will have the adventure of adding toppings to the pizzas and then we will load them into the air fryer, ready for them to cook.

Its so much fun and one of my all time favourite ways to cook in the kitchen with Jorge and Sofia too if she is interested. (I say that because Jorge is like a little chef that wants to cook all day every day).

Can You Put Pizza In An Air Fryer?

Yes you can. You just have to make sure the pizza pan will fit in your air fryer. Or for more space to use, go with the air fryer oven.

For example, the air fryer pizza pans we are using, two will fit in an air fryer oven. But in an air fryer basket I could only fit one.

Though, the cook time is quick and you could easily do your air fryer pizza in batches.

Can You Air Fry Pizza?

Yes you can. The air fryer is fantastic for cooking a pizza and it has a similar finished taste as that of a pizza oven. I like to mix and match pizza toppings and also air fryer garlic bread is delicious in the air fryer too.

You can also air fry different types of pizza such as a naan pizza, air fryer pitta pizza or use our bread machine flatbread recipe to make a homemade flatbread with.

Air Fryer Homemade Pizza + Toppings

You can have any toppings that you want on your air fryer homemade pizza. In our air fryer homemade pizza recipe, it is all about the cheese and the tomato.

That is my ideal pizza. I love a couple of types of cheese and some cherry tomatoes and then I am in pizza heaven.

It always reminds me of the movie Home Alone when he is happy at home because he can have a homemade cheese pizza all to himself.

Well you can have that right now.

Because each of these air fryer homemade pizzas are 8 inch each and make the perfect individual pizzas.

You could make 2 of them and you have your favourite pizza toppings on one and then another pizza topping on a second.

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Easy Air Fryer Pizza

It is so easy to make air fryer pizza and the amount of time taken to make the pizza is very little.

  • 2 Minutes = Time to dump the pizza dough ingredients into your bread maker. It will then do the hard work and beep in less than 30 minutes with PERFECT pizza dough.
  • 5 Minutes = Time to roll out your pizza dough, get it the correct shape and press it down into your Air Fryer Pizza Pans.
  • 5 Minutes = Time to load your pizza pan toppings and place your pizza pans into your air fryer. Then all you do is plan your pizza sides while you wait for the air fryer.
  • 0 Minutes = Time to do the washing up. That is because the deep pan pizzas come out of the pizza pan so naturally and don’t need a deep clean.

Though like me you might be a mum, or an aunt, cousin or grandma and have a little one in the kitchen doing the pizza and them poking of the pizza dough and playing about with the rolling pin might add 20 minutes on!

But isn’t that part of the fun with your little ones in the kitchen?

Air Fryer Pizza Pan

Air Fryer Homemade Pizza cutting out the pizza dough shapes

I recommend having a good pizza pan (or two or four) for placing your pizza dough into.

You want air fryer pizza pans that are non stick so that the pizza can come out so effortlessly, like you can see in the picture below once we have removed one of the slices of our air fryer homemade pizza:

Air Fryer Homemade Pizza slice gone pic

You need to get an 8 inch pizza pan for making air fryer homemade pizza as too big and it wont fit in the regular air fryer, or if making in an air fryer oven you want to fit 2 on the shelves.

The air fryer pizza pans we recommend are these ones.

Air Fryer Deep Dish Pizza

My husband used to be a chef and like me is a HUGE pizza addict. His first words after trying our air fryer deep dish pizza, is that it tasted BETTER than Pizza Hut.

Well he was right, and it tasted so good.

I couldn’t believe how good our air fryer deep dish pizza tasted and then next day we went with round #2.

Clearly, we needed to test it out some more for you and get it just perfect, while claiming our job was amazing as it involved making a lot of pizza!

Cooking Pizza In Air Fryer

Air Fryer Homemade Pizza step by step

Making air fryer deep dish pizza is mainly about prepping the bread maker pizza dough and then measuring the pizza dough to size in your air fryer pizza dishes.

What I did was roll out my pizza dough first once it had finished in the bread maker. I then rolled it out enough so that my two air fryer pizza pans would fit side by side like you can see below.

Air Fryer Homemade Pizza with pizza pan rounds

Then once I have done this, I would use a knife around them while they are upside down for the perfect pizza pan shapes.

Then once they are cut to size you can place them inside of your pizza pans, press them down and make sure they cover the surface and what you have left is then perfect for pizza dough balls in the air fryer.

I then used my blender to make a quick pizza sauce. Or you can use your own shop bought. Jorge will squirt some tomato ketchup into the blender, add tinned tomatoes, oregano and a little garlic.

Once it has been blitzed, layer it with a spoon over the base of the deep pan pizzas and add your regular toppings.

As I mentioned above the pizza toppings we had was plenty of cheese as well as cherry tomatoes.

Then in the air fryer it goes, and you have delicious air fryer homemade pizza.

How Long To Cook Pizza In Air Fryer?

You’ll be pleased to know that the air fryer pizza cook time is JUST 10 minutes. Though it will vary if your air fryer is not already preheated. Or if you are using a less powerful air fryer than us.

I recommend that you check on your pizza after 10 minutes and if it needs a little longer that you adjust the cook time.

Air Fryer Oven Pizza Shelves

Air Fryer Homemade Pizza air fryer oven shelves matter

When it comes to cooking pizza in your air fryer oven shelves matter. That is because the top shelf will cook your pizza really fast and the lower bottom shelves will be much slower.

That is why you read from different air fryer oven owners that their pizza took longer than someone else’s.

If you look at the picture above the pizza to the left is barely cooked and needs longer, whilst the pizza on the right is perfectly cooked.

To solve this problem, cook the pizzas with one on the top shelf and one at the bottom for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes the pizzas will look like the picture above.

Now swap them around for a further 5 minutes and both air fryer homemade pizzas will be cooked PERFECTLY.

Air Fryer Homemade Pizza
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Air Fryer Homemade Pizza

Air Fryer Homemade Pizza. Part of our air fryer pizza theme, these air fryer deep dish individual pizzas are cooked from scratch and perfect for the air fryer oven or air fryer basket.
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 3
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Kitchen Gadgets:

Recipe Ingredients:


  • Roll out your just prepped pizza dough until it is big enough for your 2 pizza pan rounds.
    Can You Put Pizza In An Air Fryer?
  • Using a knife cut out your pizza pan shape and add your pizza dough to each of the pans.
    Can You Put Pizza In An Air Fryer?
  • Start by loading your pizza dough with pizza sauce, followed by your favourite pizza toppings. We added grated gouda, quartered cherry tomatoes and small spoons of soft cheese. Place the pizza pans inside of your air fryer oven or in your air fryer basket.
    Can You Put Pizza In An Air Fryer?
  • Cook for 10 minutes at 180c/360f. Swap the shelves around and cook for a further 5 minutes in your air fryer oven.
    Can You Put Pizza In An Air Fryer?


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We used grated gouda for our melted cheese. But you could use any cheese that melts well. Even the cheap supermarket pizza cheese does the trick.
We cooked our air fryer homemade pizzas on the top and bottom shelves of our air fryer oven and swapped them around after 10 minutes so that both pizzas were cooked. If using an air fryer basket, you don’t need to do this and instead can cook for 15 minutes without a break.
If cooking your air fryer homemade pizzas in your air fryer basket, note that you can only cook one at once.
I have set the servings to 3 for this recipe, that way you can adjust the servings to one if you just want to make 1 individual pan pizza.


Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 1105mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1300IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 596mg | Iron: 2mg
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Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes.

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    1. Hi Carole,

      The pizza is more of a deep pan pizza base rather than a crispy base, if you want to still do the recipe then roll out the dough really thin and then cook it like that and it should turn out crispy 🙂

  1. What temperature do you cook the pizza at?
    Also where in the UK can I purchase a shelf for my air fryer that sits a few inches higher than the base?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Valerie,

      Make sure you have the air fryer oven type of air fryer and not a basket one. These were cooked in an air fryer oven and the trays you see in the images come with the air fryer ovens, these trays do not fit in a basket type air fryer 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Your dough was good but this pizza was excellent. I loved it and a great idea when i am on my own and the hubby is out fishing, just enough for 2 but maybe i put another one on for him and i ate all of it.

  3. 5 stars
    I thought i would try this as my first actual baking in the air fryer rather than just cooking frozen foods. Your instructions were great and really helped me out and my pizza tasted great.

  4. 5 stars
    Homemade pizza in the air fryer is totally worth the effort and tastes so good and much better than the frozen rubbish, thanks i added some chorizo to mine.