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Air Fryer French Bread Pizza

French bread pizza is a quick and easy dinner idea that’s perfect for families. But did you know you can speed up the cook time of this simple dinner even more with the help of your air fryer? With this air fryer French bread pizza recipe, you can whip up a delicious, kid-friendly dinner for your family in under 10 minutes!

French bread pizza is a quick and easy dinner idea that’s perfect for families. But did you know you can speed up the cook time of this simple dinner even more with the help of your air fryer? With this air fryer French bread pizza recipe, you can whip up a delicious, kid-friendly dinner for your family in under 10 minutes!

Air Fryer French Bread Pizza Pin

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What Do I Need to Make Air Fryer French Bread Pizza?

You’re going to love how easy it is to make this French bread pizza recipe. And the best part is that the ingredients are so easy to customize! You can use premade sauce or whip up your own homemade pizza sauce using these ingredients:

Air Fryer French Bread Pizza Ingredients

How Do I Make Air Fryer French Bread Pizza?

Making French bread pizza in the air fryer couldn’t be easier! Just follow these four quick steps to prepare a delicious pizza dinner with a quick homemade sauce for your family tonight.

Step One: Prepare the Sauce

Before making your air fryer pizza, take a few minutes to prepare a quick and easy pizza sauce from scratch. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste to your food processor, then add the garlic, onion, Italian seasoning, salt and oregano to the food processor bowl. Pulse the ingredients until the sauce is well mixed and the tomatoes are thoroughly chopped. The sauce will double in thickness when it’s ready to use.

Tomato paste and herbs in a food processor bowl.

Step Two: Sauce the Pizza

After preparing the sauce ingredients, slice the French bread loaf in half down the middle. Then, cut each half in half again lengthwise to form four long pieces. Spread the prepared sauce generously over the top of each slice of bread.

Step Three: Add the Toppings

Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the top of the sauce, then add the pepperoni slices to the top of the cheese.

Uncooked French Bread Pizza with Pepperoni and Cheese.

Step Four: Air Fry the Pizzas

Place the French bread pizzas in the air fryer basket and cook them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for six minutes, just until the bread is crispy and the toppings are cooked. When the pizzas are done, carefully remove them from the basket and top them with parmesan cheese or crushed red pepper before serving.Homemade Air Fryer French Bread Pizza.Note: Cooking times and temperatures will vary between makes & models of air fryers.

Air Fryer French Bread Pizza Tips & Tricks

This simple air fryer recipe is one of our favorite quick dinners because it’s so easy to customize. Since each slice of French bread makes one pizza, you can easily add different toppings to each piece to make unique meal for each family member. Try these recipe ideas as you’re making your own air fryer pizzas tonight:

  • Use premade sauce. Preparing your own sauce from scratch isn’t difficult. But if you’re short on time, you can spread your favorite premade pizza sauce over the top of each French bread slice to cut down on your prep work.
  • Add different toppings. Since each piece of bread creates a different pizza, you can customize the toppings on each piece to match each family member’s preferences. You can add veggies, like olives, bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions. Or top the pizza with more meat, like sausage, bacon, or ham.
  • Process the cheese before topping. To create an even melt on top of each pizza, try pulsing your shredded mozzarella in the food processor until it resembles a fine crumb. This will make sprinkling the cheese on top of the pizza easier and will allow the cheese to melt more evenly as it cooks.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket. Instead of attempting to speed up the prep time of these quick pizzas by cooking them all at once, it’s a good idea to cook your French bread pizzas in batches to avoid overcrowding the basket. Make sure the pizzas aren’t touching each other inside the basket of the air fryer to help the air flow properly through the air fryer as it cooks.
  • Allow the pizzas to cool before eating. The cheese and sauce will be extremely hot when these pizzas come out of the air fryer. That’s why it’s always a good idea to let your French bread pizza rest for two to three minutes before eating them.

Overhead view of French Bread Pepperoni Pizza.

How Do You Cook Frozen French Bread Pizza in the Air Fryer?

This recipe shows just how easy it is to make your own French bread pizza from scratch in the air fryer. But if you’re short on time and only have frozen French bread pizzas, like Stouffer’s or Red Baron pizza, you can easily cook those in the air fryer, too!

Since these pizzas are frozen, you will need to adjust the cooking temperature and time to ensure they cook all the way through. That means you’ll need to set your air fryer to cook at 400 degrees. After that, set the timer to cook for 7 minutes. You can place the frozen pizzas directly in the air fryer without preheating it. When they’re finished cooking, give the frozen pizzas two to three minutes to cool before eating them

Air Fryer French Bread Pizza

French bread pizza is a quick and easy dinner idea that’s perfect for families. But did you know you can speed up the cook time of this simple dinner even more with the help of your air fryer? With this air fryer French bread pizza recipe, you can whip up a delicious, kid-friendly dinner for your family in under 10 minutes!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Pizza
Keyword: Air Fryer French Bread Pizza
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 521kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

Pizza Sauce:

Pizza:

  • 36 slices pepperoni
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 French bread loaf
  • Parmesan cheese for topping, if desired
  • red pepper flakes for topping, if desired

Instructions

For the sauce:

  • Add the tomatoes and tomato paste to your food processor, then add the spices to the bowl. Pulse the ingredients until the sauce is well mixed and the tomatoes are thoroughly chopped. The sauce will double in thickness when it’s ready to use.

For the pizza:

  • Slice the French bread loaf in half down the middle. Then, cut each half in half again lengthwise to form four long pieces.
  • Spread the prepared sauce generously over the top of each slice of bread.
  • Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the top of the sauce, then add the pepperoni slices to the top of the cheese.
  • Place the French bread pizzas in the air fryer basket and cook them at 350 degrees for six minutes or until the bread is crispy and the toppings are cooked.
  • When the pizzas are done, carefully remove them from the basket and top them with parmesan cheese or crushed red pepper, if desired, before serving.

Notes

Note: Cooking times and temperatures will vary between makes & models of air fryers.

Nutrition

Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 1873mg | Potassium: 931mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1239IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 277mg | Iron: 8mg
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