Certainly! Making pizza in the air fryer is a quick and convenient way to enjoy a crispy crust with your favorite toppings. Here’s a simple recipe for Air Fryer Pizza:
- 1 pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Your favorite pizza toppings (e.g., pepperoni, olives, bell peppers, mushrooms)
- Olive oil for brushing (optional)
- Cornmeal or flour for dusting
- Preheat the Air Fryer: Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for about 5 minutes.
- Prepare Pizza Dough: Roll out the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface to your desired thickness. You can use store-bought dough or make your own.
- Dust with Cornmeal or Flour: Sprinkle a bit of cornmeal or flour on the bottom of the air fryer basket to prevent sticking.
- Transfer Dough to Air Fryer Basket: Carefully transfer the rolled-out pizza dough to the air fryer basket. If the dough is larger than the basket, you may need to fold the edges to fit.
- Pre-Cook the Dough: Air fry the pizza dough for 3-4 minutes. This pre-cooking step helps the crust to become crispy.
- Add Sauce, Cheese, and Toppings: Remove the partially cooked dough from the air fryer. Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the crust, leaving a border around the edges. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese and add your favorite toppings.
- Air Fry the Pizza: Return the pizza to the air fryer and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes or until the crust is golden brown, and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of the crust and the specific model of your air fryer.
- Check for Doneness: Keep an eye on the pizza to prevent burning. You can use a fork or knife to check the underside of the crust for crispiness.
- Brush with Olive Oil (Optional): For extra flavor, you can brush the crust edges with a bit of olive oil right after removing the pizza from the air fryer.
- Slice and Serve: Allow the pizza to cool for a few minutes before slicing. Serve hot and enjoy your air fryer pizza!
Feel free to customize the toppings and sauce according to your preferences. The air fryer provides a quick and efficient way to make a delicious homemade pizza with a crispy crust.