How To Make Pizza Bread Air Fryer Easy

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Craving pizza but short on time or patience for delivery? Look no further than your trusty air fryer! This recipe for pizza bread is a fantastic way to whip up a satisfying and quick meal that the whole family will love. It’s perfect for busy weeknights, game nights, or a fun after-school snack.

Ingredients:

Air Fryer French Bread Pizza - Plain Chicken
Air Fryer French Bread Pizza – Plain Chicken

1 round loaf of bread (sourdough, Italian, or French bread all work well)

  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • Your favorite pizza toppings (pepperoni, sausage, vegetables, etc.)
  • Dried oregano (optional)
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for 5 minutes.

    2. Slice your chosen bread loaf in half horizontally, creating two large open-faced pieces.

    3. Spread a thin and even layer of pizza sauce over each bread half.

    4. Generously sprinkle your desired amount of mozzarella cheese over the pizza sauce.

    5. Now comes the fun part: customizing your pizza bread! Add your favorite toppings. Popular choices include pepperoni, sausage, sliced mushrooms, chopped bell peppers, onions, olives, or even pineapple (if you’re feeling adventurous).

    6. (Optional) For an extra cheesy experience, sprinkle a layer of shredded cheddar cheese over your chosen toppings.

    7. Carefully place the prepared bread halves in your preheated air fryer basket, leaving some space between them for proper air circulation.

    8. Air fry for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. The edges of the bread should be slightly golden brown and crisp.

    9. Remove the pizza bread from the air fryer using tongs and let it cool slightly before serving. Slice into triangles or squares for easy sharing.

    1Nutrition Facts (per serving, approximate):

    Calories: 400-500 (depending on chosen bread and toppings)

  • Fat: 20-30g
  • Carbohydrates: 40-50g
  • Protein: 15-20g

  • Tips:

    Experiment with different types of bread for a unique flavor profile. Sourdough adds a tangy touch, while Italian bread offers a classic pizza base.

  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket. This can prevent even cooking.
  • If your air fryer has a small basket, cook the bread halves in batches to ensure everything gets crispy.
  • For a vegetarian option, skip the meat toppings and load up on your favorite veggies. Roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, and spinach are all delicious choices.

  • Conclusion

    Pizza bread in the air fryer is a lifesaver for busy weeknights or when you’re craving a quick and satisfying pizza fix. It’s incredibly versatile, customizable, and cooks up in a fraction of the time it takes to heat up your oven.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. Can I use pre-shredded cheese? Absolutely! Pre-shredded cheese works perfectly fine in this recipe.

    2. What other air fryer temperatures and times can I try? You can experiment with slightly higher temperatures (up to 400°F or 200°C) for a crispier crust. However, keep an eye on the pizza bread to avoid burning. Cooking times may also vary depending on your air fryer model and the thickness of your bread.

    3. Do I have to preheat the air fryer? While preheating is recommended for optimal results, you can technically skip it. However, preheating ensures the air fryer is at the desired temperature when you add the bread, leading to a more consistent cook.

    4. Can I use leftover pizza toppings on my pizza bread? Absolutely! Leftover pizza toppings are a great way to reduce food waste and create a delicious new dish.

    5. What dipping sauces go well with pizza bread? Classic marinara sauce is always a good choice. You can also experiment with ranch dressing, garlic butter, or even a drizzle of balsamic glaze.