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Air Fryer Pizza Dough Balls

Air Fryer Pizza Dough Balls. If you love deep fried Pizza Express Dough Balls then you will love my air fryer version. Learn exactly how to make pizza dough balls in the air fryer.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 153kcal


Recipe Ingredients:


  • Take your pizza dough out of the fridge and allow to go to room temperature so that it is easy to use. Add a little flour to the dough and knead it for a couple of minutes so that it goes soft and has that wonderful just made dough feeling. Put it to one side.
  • Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl (apart from the dough and olive oiand mix well until you have a lovely Italian paste. This is the secret dough filling.
  • Break your dough up into eight equal sized pieces. For each piece flatten it out like a pancake and put about 1/3 of a teaspoon over it and seal it up so that it becomes a secret compartment.
  • Do this for all eight and then make them into pizza dough balls.
  • Brush them with extra virgin olive oil.
  • Place them in the Air Fryer for 10 minutes at 180c/360f followed by 5 minutes at 160c/320f.


When I make my pizza dough, I find that I use 2/3 of it on the actual pizza and then I have a 3rd left over for this recipe.
For the cheese I used grated mozzarella, but you can use any grated pizza cheese in this recipe.
If you ate out at Pizza Express your pizza dough balls would be served with a harissa dipping sauce. To make this just add a ¼ teaspoon of harissa paste to some tomato ketchup and mix it in.


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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