Italian Air Fryer Pizza

Making brilliant homemade pizza can be hard, or so we thought. Turns out, we simply hadn’t tried making it in an air fryer yet! This outstanding simple recipe yields some of the nice pizza to ever come out of our kitchen. The Italian air fryer excels in cooking crust—ours was once airy in the center and crunchy on the outside, just like in an authentic pizza oven! We’re past hooked, and we suppose you will be too. Who knew amazing pizza should be this easy?!

Italian Air Fryer Pizza

Italian Air Fryer Pizza


(8-oz.) packages pizza dough
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
1/3 c. crushed tomatoes
clove garlic, minced

1/2 tsp. oregano

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1/2 (8-oz.) mozzarella ball, cut into ¼” slices

Basil leaves, for serving


  1. On a clean, floured surface, gently flatten ball of dough with your hands until about 8” in diameter (or roughly smaller than your air fryer basket). Repeat with second dough ball. Brush both with olive oil and transfer one, oil side up, into the basket of your air fryer.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir to combine crushed tomatoes, garlic, and oregano. Spoon half tomato mixture onto the center of rolled out pizza dough, then spread into an even layer, leaving ½” outer crust bare.
  3. Add half the mozzarella slices to pizza. Air fry on 400° for 10 to 12 minutes, or until crust is golden and cheese is melted.
  4. Remove first pizza from air fryer basket using 2 pairs of tongs, and garnish with basil leaves. Assemble and cook second pizza, garnish, and serve.

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