Why make pizza in the air fryer? There are a few good reasons. First of all, the air fryer is considered healthier than deep frying. There is a lot less oil involved, so you get fewer calories and less artery-clogging fat. It’s simply better for you.
The other reason I want to share with you is that you get a deliciously crispy crust. You can crisp the outer edge of the pizza with the air fryer, and it is so easy to do. So, if you like your pizza crust to be crispy and crunchy, then definitely give the air fryer a try.
I like to prepare my frozen pizza in air fryer when I want pizza quickly, without the extensive time that an oven takes, and when I want it to be healthy and delicious. I just love the way frozen pizza in an air fryer turns out.
How to Cook Frozen Pizza in Air Fryer Oven
The size of your pizza determines what kind of air fryer oven you need to use. Not all air fryers will be large enough for every kind of frozen pizza, so if you have your heart set on cooking frozen pizza in air fryer, make sure you choose a pizza that is the right size for your air fryer.
So, how to cook frozen pizza in air fryer? You need to preheat it first. Warm the air fryer up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. You will be cooking it at a high heat for a short amount of time, which is what results in a crispy crust. Low heat isn’t necessary for this food since it is already cooked. You are essentially thawing it out and warming it up.
You can use this method for Digiorno’s, Red Baron and Totino’s frozen pizza in air fryer. The same temperature and cooking time works for most standard size frozen pizzas.
How Long Do You Cook a Frozen Pizza in an Air Fryer?
The size of the pizza is important to consider when you are trying to figure out how long to cook the pizza for and at what temperature. You can cook frozen pizza in air fryer quickly, and it only takes about 6-8 minutes, and that’s all.
That is long enough for the cheese to start melting. If you are not sure if your pizza has cooked thoroughly and if you gave it enough time to cook, then the cheese is a simple indicator that you can use.
Different sized pizzas will take more or less time to cook, and you should look up individual cooking instructions for pizzas that are not standard size.
Watch out when you are taking the pizza out of the air fryer that you don’t burn yourself. It will be very hot, so use caution and then let it cool for a few minutes before you try to cut it and eat it.
How to Cook Frozen Mini Pizza in Air Fryer
Not all frozen pizzas are the same size. You can cook frozen pizza logs in air fryer, and mini pizzas, and even cook up frozen pizza bits in air fryer. All of these have different cooking times you need to be aware of.
How long to cook frozen pizza in air fryer if it isn’t regular size? For mini pizzas, you can add as many of them as you like to your air fryer before you have to start stacking them. Preheat the fryer to 320 degrees Fahrenheit first, though, and then cook them for six minutes. That is all there is to it.
Cooking Other Pizza Items
Pizza logs or pizza egg rolls are easy to cook as well. You can place as many of them as will fit flat in the air fryer and then cook at 325 degrees for six minutes. Use that same formula for frozen French bread pizza in air fryer.
What about frozen pizza bites? How long do you cook them for in the air fryer? You can cook them for 7 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. But how many do you put in at once? The whole bag? Half a bag?
If your air fryer is big enough, you can place the entire contents of a bag of pizza bites in at once. If they seem overly crowded to you, though, then split them up into a couple batches, just to be sure they cook thoroughly.
These bites are already cooked all the way through and safe to eat, but you want them to be completely warm. That’s the important part. No one wants to bite into a pizza bite to find that it is frozen or even cold in the centre.
How to Reheat Frozen Pizza in Air Fryer
Let’s finish off with some tips about reheating your frozen pizza using the air fryer. If you cooked it already in the air fryer before and loved how it turned out, what do you do when it isn’t all eaten in one sitting?
You can store the uneaten pizza in the fridge for a day or two at most. Don’t try to store it for longer than that, or it is likely to go bad. Also, don’t store your already warmed pizza into the freezer. It isn’t meant for long term storage at that point and should be placed into the fridge and used with a couple of days.
Then, you can reheat the pizza in the same air fryer it was cooked in. How long to reheat it for? It definitely doesn’t need to heat up for as long as it took it to heat before, since it will simply be refrigerated and not frozen.
To reheat your pizza after it has already been thawed and heated once before, you first need to preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees. Remember, we are not trying cook it or thaw it out but simply rewarm it. Then, cook your pizza in the air fryer for 3-4 minutes.
The air fryer is such a great way to cook your frozen pizza. I love how much quicker it is than baking the pizza in the oven. Plus, you get a crisp crust, unlike if you were to warm the pizza in the microwave.
Yes, the microwave can be a bit faster or about the same time, but it can make the pizza a little soft and even soggy. I much prefer the air fryer, as it help to retain the nutritional value better than microwaving and ensures a crispy crust.
That crispy crust is very important to me on my pizza, and if it is for you too, then I suggest trying the air fryer next time you buy frozen pizza. I think you will be delightfully surprised at the results.