One of our favorite ways to cook frozen pizza is in the air fryer. Straight from the freezer to the air fryer, it’s so easy to make air fried small personal frozen pizza in the air fryer.

Air Fried Frozen Pizza Recipe in Air Fryer on a cutting board

How to Cook Air Fried Frozen Pizza

All you need to understand is how hot your air fryer cooks and the size or thickness of your frozen pizza. There’s so many differs sizes and styles of air fryers  thus all cook a little differently. And obviously, frozen pizzas from different brands have various thickness of crusts and types of toppings. You have to be flexible and adjust the cooking times to those factors.

Air Fried Frozen Pizza Recipe in Air Fryer in a basket

Video: Frozen Pizza in the Air Fryer

The video shows two three different brands with 3 different crusts: thin, traditional and thick. If  you have a very large air fryer and can fit or are cooking a pizza that’s larger than personal size, then you definitely must adjust your cooking time. Most likely a “small” pizza will take longer to cook than personal size.

What’s the Time and Temperature to Cook Frozen Pizza in the Air Fryer

As we discussed previously, the timing depends on the size/type of air fryer and the brand of personal pizza. Read the recipe box below for all the details and cooking time notes. We suggest starting at about 6-10 minutes first and then adding extra time if you need. Some pizzas will burn on the top before the crust is cooked. If your personal pizza has lots of toppings, you don’t want to burn the toppings. To avoid this, it helps by spraying a light layer of oil on top of the pizza. That way as the crust cooks, the toppings won’t burn. If you have a very large air fryer and are cooking something that is larger than personal size, then you definitely must adjust your cooking time.

step by step photos cooking different crust pizzas

Best Brand of Frozen Pizza?

These are the different brands we used for our test. They all turned out good and we were surprised how easy and simple it was to crisp up a personal size pizza that’s frozen.

3 different brands of personal frozen
Air Fried Frozen Pizza Recipe in Air Fryer |

Air Fryer Frozen Personal Pizza

Lots of factors influence outcome of how the pizza cooks. They all vary in size and thickness, so you’ll have to adjust timing. All air fryers are different sizes and some cook much hotter than others. Once you cook your first pizza, you’ll know more of what works for your model of air fryer and size of food. These recipes were tested on basket style air fryers. Read more recipe notes below the recipe.
Nutrition based on one 9.5 oz Frozen Personal Pepperoni Pizza
5 from 6 votes


  • 1 Frozen Individual Pizza
  • oil spray , (optional to lightly coat the pizza)



  • Remove pizza from plastic. Place the pizza in the air fryer basket. Lightly spray the top of pizza so that the toppings don't burn.
  • Air Fry at 380°F/195°C for about 6-10 minutes or until cooked to your desired crispness. Start cooking for about 6 minutes first. We like our pizza extra crispy, so we'll start with 8 minutes. Then check to see if it's to your liking. Cook additional minute or two if you want the pizza to be crispy. .
  • Deep dish crusts will take a little longer, while thin crust will be slightly quicker.
  • Let the pizza cool for a few minutes. Enjoy!


Air Frying Tips and Notes:
  1. Cook Frozen – Do not thaw first.
  2. Recipe timing is based on a non-preheated air fryer. If cooking in multiple pizzas back to back, the following pizzas may cook a little quicker. 
  3. Recipes were tested in 3.7 to 6 qt. air fryers. If using a larger air fryer, the pizza might cook quicker so adjust cooking time.

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).


Nutrition Information

Calories: 738kcal, Carbohydrates: 84g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 34g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 1224mg, Potassium: 400mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 12g, Iron: 5mg

This recipe was originally published in 2019. These are some delicious pizza recipe ideas!