If you’re craving a fresh baked pizza but don’t want the hassle? Try the air fryer! This Air Fryer Margherita Pizza rivals my favorite pizza place and is so easy and cooks in minutes!
How do you air fry pizza?
I’m sure there are different methods, but I found it pretty simple to roll out my dough like normal and put it right into the air fryer with the toppings. This requires dough that’s not too super thin, maybe about 1/4 inch thick at least.
You also need to consider your toppings to ensure they will either cook quickly or are pre-cooked as to not overcook the crust or let anything get soggy.
8 oz prepared pizza dough if frozen thawed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup crushed tomatoes
2 oz fresh mozzarella pearls or cut into small pieces
1 oz shredded Italian cheese blend
fresh basil for topping
Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees
Roll out pizza dough on lightly floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick
Drizzle dough with oil then spread with tomatoes and top with cheeses
Place in air fryer for 6-8 minutes or until crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted and has just a few crispy spots
Cut 2-3 leaves of basil into tiny strips and add to top of pizza
Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing