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Air Fryer French Bread Pizza

This incredible Air Fryer French Bread Pizza recipe comes together in just minutes with only a few ingredients. Perfect for fast dinners or snacks, they’re even easy enough for kids to make their own. 

french bread pizzas on a wooden tray with tomatoes and other toppings on a white board

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This Air Fryer French Bread Pizza is a wicked fast dinner that is ready in under 10 minutes and won’t heat up your house. What could be better? Nothing.

These mini pizzas are so awesome because everyone in the family gets to personalize their own with their favorite toppings. No fighting, no negotiating or bargaining. You get what you want, and so does everyone else!

If you have a favorite pizza topping, go for it! You can make it vegetarian, meat lovers, or start epic social media battles by covering it with pineapple. It’s YOUR PIZZA!

A few homemade suggestions: Homemade Sugar-Free Pizza SauceWhole30 PestoSugar-Free BBQ Sauce, crumbled bacon (related: how to bake bacon in the oven), homemade sausage, or even roasted garlic and chopped basil.

2 process photos showing how to make french bread pizzas in the air fryer

For make-ahead options as part of your meal prep, make the pizzas and freeze them unbaked on a plate lined with parchment for three hours. Once frozen, wrap in parchment or foil and then transfer to freezer storage (we love these reusable silicone bags).

You can cook them in the air fryer without thawing. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes depending on how large your slices are.

You can also make this a speedy meal by using frozen peppers and frozen onions.

Given that you love pizza, you’ll also want to check out our 100% Whole Wheat Pizza Dough, Air Fryer Pizza Rolls, Easy Tortilla Pizzas, Spinach and Feta Pizza, and Puff Pastry Pizza Pockets.

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • Lighter toppings like pepperoni, thinly sliced peppers, and mushrooms do tend to “fly” around the air fryer because of the powerful fan. I find putting them under the cheese works best to keep everything in place.
  • You can brush the bread with olive oil and a bit of garlic powder and cook for 2 minutes before adding the toppings if you prefer the base to be a bit crispier.
  • Cut bread into smaller pieces to turn these meal-size air fryer pizzas into a fast appetizer.
  • This is a recipe where I strongly recommend using air fryer parchment. It helps with the delicious gooey cheese that might fall onto the basket. Don’t have special parchment? No problem! Take a piece of your normal parchment and punch a bunch of holes in it with a chopstick or small knife.

a piece of air fryer french bread pizza topped with fresh tomatoes and basil

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Air Fryer French Bread Pizza

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
This Air Fryer French Bread Pizza recipe comes together in just minutes with only a few ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French bread
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese {grated}
  • toppings of choice

Instructions

  • Cut the loaf of French bread in half in the middle. Slice each section in half lengthwise. Cut bread to size of air fryer if needed.
  • Top each piece of bread with sauce, cheese, and toppings of choice.
  • Brush air fryer basket with olive oil or line with a piece of air fryer parchment.
  • Fit pizzas into the basket (you may need to cook in batches) and cook at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned and melty.

Notes

Lighter toppings like pepperoni, thinly sliced peppers, and mushrooms do tend to "fly" around the air fryer because of the powerful fan. I find putting them under the cheese works best to keep everything in place.
 
You can brush the bread with olive oil and a bit of garlic powder and cook for 2 minutes before adding the toppings if you prefer the base to be a bit crispier.
Oven baking instructions: Bake at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes, and broil on high for 2 minutes.

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2 comments on “Air Fryer French Bread Pizza”

  1. You come up with the most amazing recipes.  Who would have thought of putting them in the air fryer- brilliant!