This is the easiest air fryer pizza recipe for your family. Within minutes our air fried pizza using pre-made store bought pizza crusts is ready to devour. Seriously, the results from air frying pizza is so fantastic and budget friendly, it’s hard to not make this air fried pizza recipe at least twice a week.

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Easy Air Fryer Pizza Recipe

Using pre-made pizza crust is what makes this so easy. There’s several different brands out there and the one we used was the 8-inch Boboli pizza crusts. The 8-inch crust fit our air fryer basket. It’s a quality crust so you’re already halfway there. There’s also different flavors of these pre-made crusts to the options and possibilities are pretty endless. Just add your toppings and it’s a delicious dinner or appetizer! premade pizza crust

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Video: Air Fryer Pizza Recipe with Pre-made crust

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How to Make Air Fryer Pizza with Premade Pizza Crust

  • Find the crust that fits your air fryer. Our basket was able to fit an 8-inch crust or our timing is roughly based on that size of crust. If you’re using a smaller 4-6″ crust reduce cooking time. If you’re using a 12″ crust, you will have to increase cooking time.
  • Different brands of pre-made crusts will also have different thicknesses of crust. Reduce time for a thinner crust, and increase for thick crusts.
  • We like to warm both sides of the crust before the sauce and toppings go on. This makes the crust a little crispier. If you just add the sauce and toppings on a cold crust, the toppings might be warm, but the center of the crust will be cold.
  • Every air fryer model cooks a little different. You might need add a few more minutes to get the pizza to your preferred texture if you’re cooking in a large oven style or toaster style air fryer.
  • After you make your first pizza, you’ll know the best timing for your future batches. 
  • Have fun with your pizza: Add your favorite sauce, toppings and cheese. The possibilities are endless. 
  • All air fried pizza recipe details are in the recipe box below. 
  • Pro Tip: Use an air fryer rack that fits your air fryer to keep the toppings from flying around. The hot circulating air can blow your cheese and toppings off the pizza. These racks are great to hold the toppings down as they finish cooking

Ready for A PIZZA PARTY?

It’s so much fun to have a pizza bar and let everyone customize their own pizzas. Lay out your toppings, different sauces and cheeses. Everyone can make their own and you can manage the air fryer and cook the pizzas for them. Or have one person in charge of air frying so that all the pizzas cook the same and won’t burn. 

  • If you’re having alot of people over, we suggest using smaller size crusts so everyone can customize their own pizza.
  • Or you can air fry a larger one and cut it in slices so everyone can share. Then all you do is to decide what toppings you want and rotate so each hot pizza has a different topping.
  • Pizza Sauce Options: Red pizza sauce, white Alfredo sauce, bbq sauce, pesto, or any sauce that you like. 
  • Wanting a low carb sauce option? Here’s a low carb keto pizza sauce recipe homemade.
  • Shredded cheese options: Mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan, Mexican blend, pepper jack 
  • Meat Toppingspepperoni, cooked sausage, cooked bacon, cooked diced ham, cooked leftover or roast chicken 
  • Vegetarian or Vegan Pizza: sliced mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, jalapeños, pineapple chopped sun dried tomatoes in oil, fresh basil 
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Air Fryer Pizzas {w/ Pre-made Crusts}

Air frying time will vary depending on the thickness, type of dough, if there are any sugars added to the dough, and by different air fryer models. Adjust as needed.
Toppings may fly off the pizzas, depending on how light they are and how strong your air fryer fan is. Use an air fryer rack to keep the toppings from flying off while air frying the pizzas (see photo in recipe steps).
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  • 1 8" pre-cooked Pizza Crust
  • 1/4 cup (30 ml) Pizza Sauce or tomato sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons (25 g) shredded Cheese
  • salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste

Optional Toppings

  • Pepperoni, cooked Sausage, Bacon pieces, diced Ham, sliced or diced Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Pineapple, etc.

Other Sauce Options

  • BBQ Sauce, Salsa, White (Alfredo) Sauce, Pesto, etc.



  • Place the pizza crust in air fryer bottom side up (make sure it is in just a single layer – cook in batches if needed for multiple pizzas).
    Pizza crust in air fryer, bottom side up
  • Air Fry at 380°F/193°C about 3-5 minutes. Flip the crust over. Continue to Air fry at 380°F/193°C for another 3-5 minutes (if you want the crust extra crispy – air fry each side a couple minutes more).
    Flipping the crust over in the air fryer
  • Spread the sauce over the pizza crust. Top with cheese and add additional salt, pepper and other preferred toppings.
    premade crust
  • To keep your topping from flying around, place an air fryer rack over the pizza.
    Wire rack over the pizza to keep topping from flying off
  • Air Fry the pizzas at 380°F/193°C for 2-4 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.
    premade crust
  • Remove from the air fryer and allow to cool for a minute or two before eating.
    Lifting the pizza out of the air fryer

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).


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 236kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 605mg, Potassium: 101mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 219IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 69mg, Iron: 1mg