Homemade Air Fryer French Bread Pizza

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Air Fryer French Bread Pizza is a convenient, easy, and (most importantly) delicious lunch, dinner, or snack! Ready in minutes, you’ll have to fry it to believe it! 🤩

Portioned air fryer French bread pizza recipe bite shot, 4 slices on a chopping board.
Portioned air fryer French bread pizza recipe bite shot, 4 slices on a chopping board.

French bread pizza is already a work of art: you’ve got crispy, crunchy bread, gooey cheese, tangy sauce- all in a super easy-to-eat package!

We love pizza in ALL the forms, but air fryer French bread pizza is definitely in the top 5 best pizza types.

The crust of the bread really adds a crunchy texture unique from some of the other pizzas we love, like tortilla pizza or bagel bite pizzas

While you can really use any type of loaf of bread, we love French bread, and the ratio of soft tender bread to crisp outer crust.

It’s also great that French bread pizza gets cut into long, thin slices, so it’s easy to share with friends, family, or no one at all! 😉

The air fryer makes this recipe even better. It perfectly browns the cheese and toppings, while cooking the pizza so quickly that the crust doesn’t dry out at all!

Get your favorite toppings together and head into the kitchen for this family-friendly pizza party!

Air Fryer French Bread Pizza Ingredients

Ingredients for French bread pizza air fryer recipe

The ingredients you’ll need for your pizza will depend on your preferences, with some ingredients that are must-haves:

  • French bread
  • Pizza sauce
  • Pepperoni
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Other type of cheese, like cheddar (optional)

📣 You can find the exact measurements and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card down below.

There are soooo many options for toppings on French bread pizza. Like regular pizza, you can basically use anything you want as a topping and it’ll be delicious!

For this recipe, we like the combo of two cheeses, in this case, mozzarella and cheddar, to add some extra depth of flavor. You can also use cheeses like asiago or fontina as the secondary cheese (mozzarella is a given). 

Looking for more options and inspiration for types of pizzas? See the full list at the bottom of the page for all our favorite pizza sauce and topping combos!

French Bread Pizza Air Fryer Recipe Video

Don’t have time to read? We made this short recipe video just for you. 😉

*You can find the exact amount of ingredients and adjust the number of servings in the recipe card below.

How to Cook French Bread Pizza in the Air Fryer?

French bread pizza in the air fryer couldn’t be easier or QUICKER! In just about 10 minutes, you’ll have a French bread pizza that’s perfect for a shareable snack, lunch or dinner!

1. Preheat your air fryer to 400ºF (204ºC).

Preating Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer to 400°F (204°C).

If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 400ºF (204ºC) and then let it cook for 5 minutes without food.

You can also skip this step by adding 1-2 minutes or until you achieve your desired browning and crispiness.

2. Slice the French bread in half and flatten it.

Sliced and flattened large French bread

Carefully use a serrated knife to cut the loaf in half lengthwise and then crosswise, creating 4 pieces. Take one of those pieces and press gently to flatten it. 

Note: You can easily make all 4 pieces of the loaf into French bread pizza, you may just have to make it in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

If not, wrap the leftover bread in plastic wrap and then foil and freeze for up to 6 months.

Alternatively, you can also use a baguette instead of this loaf-style French bread. With a more slender bread, you can definitely fit more slices.

3. Prepare the pizza toppings.

Pizza toppings: pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni slices, cheddar cheese.

Prepare the pizza toppings!

Have the pizza sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella and secondary cheese (if using) ready.

4. Assemble the French bread pizza.

Adding toppings to French bread pizza

Prepare each French bread pizza by first spreading the cut-side of the bread with sauce, then adding both cheeses and pepperoni slices.

5. Air fry French bread pizza for 4-6 minutes.

Cooking French bread pizza in air fryer

When the air fryer is preheated, add the French bread pizza (or pizzas if your air fryer can fit more than one) and air fry until crisp and golden, about 4-6 minutes.

I used a 6-quart (Instant Vortex Plus) air fryer to test this recipe. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer.

Compact air fryer like our Ninja Foodi 4-Quart Basket Air Fryer may cook faster because the heating element is closer to the food.

For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.

6. Serve and enjoy your air fried French bread pizza

Air fried French bread pizza on a chopping board, 4 slices.

When the cheese is bubbling and brown and the pepperoni is crisp, carefully transfer the pizza to a cutting board and let it cool for 1-2 minutes before slicing and serving. 

Don’t forget those favorite pizza condiments, like crushed red pepper flakes, dried oregano and grated cheese! They turn an already really good pizza into an irresistible pizza! 

More Pizza Flavor Options

Here is a list of really delicious pizza combinations that you’re bound to love as French bread pizza: 

Margherita: Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and sliced tomatoes.

Hawaiian: Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, ham, pineapple chunks, and bacon.

BBQ Chicken: BBQ sauce, cooked chicken breast, red onions, cilantro, and mozzarella cheese.

Veggie: Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, bell peppers, red onions, black olives, and mushrooms.

Meat Lovers: Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, sausage, bacon, and ground beef.

Mediterranean: Pesto sauce, feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, artichoke hearts, and spinach.

Buffalo Chicken: Buffalo sauce, cooked chicken breast, red onions, blue cheese crumbles, and mozzarella cheese.

White Pizza: Olive oil, minced garlic, ricotta cheese, spinach, and Parmesan cheese.

Four Cheese: Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, provolone cheese, and gorgonzola cheese.

Freezing & Storage

Freezing: Allow the air fryer French bread pizza to cool completely before transferring to an airtight container between layers of wax paper. Freeze for up to 4 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

Fridge: Allow the French bread pizza to cool completely before transferring to an airtight container between layers of wax paper. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Reheating: To reheat, preheat the air fryer to 380°F. Once it’s preheated, add the pizzas and air fry until the pizza is warmed-through and the cheese is gooey, about 3-4 minutes.

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French Bread Pizza in Air Fryer FAQs

Can you air fry French bread pizza?

Yes, you can air fry French bread pizza. It will only take 4-6 minutes to cook, whether it’s from scratch or frozen.

How long does it take to cook French bread pizza in the air fryer?

It will take approximately 4-6 minutes to cook a homemade French bread pizza at 400°F (204°C). For frozen ones like Red Baron’s, Stouffer’s, Digiorno, Lean Cuisine, Sabatasso’s and other brands, the ideal cooking time is 6-8 minutes.

How to air fry French bread pizza?

To air fry a homemade French bread pizza, first preheat the air fryer to 400°F (204°C). Then, slice your French bread in half and flatten it. Next, add the toppings: pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni or ham slices. Then, air fry your French bread pizza for 4-6 minutes until the cheese bubbles and turns slightly golden.

Four slices Air fryer French bread pizza on a chopping board.

Homemade Air Fryer French Bread Pizza

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Air Fryer French Bread Pizza is a convenient, easy, and (most importantly) delicious lunch, dinner, or snack! Ready in minutes, you'll have to fry it to believe it! 🤩
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2
Calories 496 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • ½ French bread loaf style or traditional baguette
  • ¼ cup pizza sauce
  • ¼ cup pepperoni
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (204°C).
    Preating Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer to 400°F (204°C).
  • Slice the French bread in half and flatten it.
    Sliced and flattened large French bread
  • Prepare the pizza toppings. Get the pizza sauce, pepperoni slices, and shredded mozzarella cheese ready.
    Pizza toppings: pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni slices, cheddar cheese.
  • Put together the French bread pizza. Spread the pizza sauce using a spoon or a brush, sprinkle mozzarella cheese, and add pepperoni slices.
    Adding toppings to French bread pizza
  • Air fry French bread pizza for 4-5 minutes until golden and crispy.
    Cooking French bread pizza in air fryer
  • Serve and enjoy your air fryer French bread pizza!
    Air fried French bread pizza on a chopping board, 4 slices.

Video

Notes

  • If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheating option, you can set the temperature to 380°F (193°C) and then let it cook for 4-5 minutes without food.
  • You can also skip preheating by adding 2-4 minutes to your cooking time. Increment gradually, to prevent burning the pizza.
  • Any type of French bread will do. We used a French bread loaf, but  baguette will also work. In fact, you can fit more slices in the air fryer if you opt for the latter
  • I used a 6-quart Instant Pot Vortex Plus to test the French bread pizza air fryer recipe. Cooking time and temperature may vary depending on your air fryer and the number of servings you are making. For optimal results, begin with the lower end of the suggested cooking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 1244mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 472IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 306mg | Iron: 5mg
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