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Air Fryer Pizza

You can make tasty Air Fryer Pizza in less than ten minutes, and with the right crust and sauce choices you can even make low-carb pizza in the Air Fryer!

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Today I’m going to show you how to make quick and easy Air Fryer Pizza in less than ten minutes! And with the low-carb crust options and sauce I’m recommending, your Air Fryer Pizza can be pretty low in carbs too. And after we tested the variations for this easy pizza, we were happy to discover that the lowest-carb crust option was the one Kara and I liked best!

It was actually months ago that I stumbled on an old recipe for Flatbread Pizza in the archives of the blog and got inspired to create this Air Fryer version. In the old days I made flatbread pizza in my Oster toaster oven (affiliate link), so if you don’t have an Air Fryer you can use that link to make one of these easy pizzas in the oven.

After I got inspired by that old recipe, Kara and I experimented with Air Fryer Pizza for weeks, testing different crusts and looking for low-carb pizza sauce. When we finally finished testing, most people were staying home due to the pandemic and I worried about sharing a recipe that might encourage people to go to the store, especially since I’ve been trying to focus on recipes with low-carb ingredients people might have on hand.

But now it seems like we’re going to be staying home for quite a while. And I’ve been thinking about how often I’ve made one of these little pizzas for myself lately, and how much people need easy comfort food during this time. So I decided I’d share the Air Fryer Pizza instructions with lots of options and hope those who like the idea will be able to try it eventually; just pick up these ingredients when you finally have to go to the store!

Which Air Fryer Did I Use?

I’m a huge fan of the Cuisinart Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven which is the one I used for this recipe. This air fryer has a larger basket, which let me fit even the large pieces of flatbread, but even smaller air fryer models should be able to fit some of the crust options we tried. (Air fryer links are affiliate links. Use Air Fryer Recipes to see the other Air Fryer recipes on this site.)

Low-Carb Pizza Ingredients Collage

Tips for Making Low-Carb Air Fryer Pizza:

  1. If you’re making pizza, the sauce and the crust are usually the source of most of the carbs. We looked around and Rao’s Pizza Sauce (affiliate link) was the lowest carb sauce we found by far, with only 2 carbs in 1/4 cup of sauce.
  2. The lowest-carb crust option (and the one we liked best) was Mission Carb Balance Low-Carb Tortillas (affiliate link). We used the white soft taco size, which has 4 net carbs per tortilla. (They seem to be out of stock at Amazon right now, but I’m including the link in hopes people can find them later. I think most U.S. stores carry this brand.)
  3. The next crust option we tried was Flatout Multigrain Flatbread with Flax (affiliate link). These have 13 net carbs in one flatbread, but the flatbread is large enough to make two servings for most people.
  4. The final crust option we tested was Joseph’s Low-Carb Pita Bread (affiliate link), a product I buy regularly and love. Those made a slightly sturdier pizza crust and the pita bread has 7 net carbs.
  5. If you make a pizza with any of these crust options, you’ll need to test one pizza in your air fryer to get the timing exactly right. (Kara has the same Air Fryer model I have, but when she tried the recipe the pizza cooked a bit more quickly in her Air Fryer.)
  6. We thought that sprinkling a little Dried Oregano (affiliate link) over the sauce before you add cheese definitely gave a more authentic pizza flavor.
  7. Finally, ingredients like sausage, ground beef, mushrooms, or bell pepper will of course have to be precooked before they’re used as toppings on this pizza.
  8. I did enjoy the pizza you see in the top photo that had both mushrooms and olives, but truthfully plain pepperoni and cheese is the pizza variation I’ve made the most! And eliminating mushrooms and olives makes the pizza even lower in carbs.
  9. I’m going to give you some quick details for each pizza variation below, but scroll down for the recipe with nutritional information.

Air Fryer Tortilla Pizza collage

Air Fryer Pizza with Low-Carb Tortilla Crust:

  1. Preheat the Air Fryer to 450F/230C for 5 minutes if your air fryer needs that. (Preheating makes the pizza cook slightly quicker with any Air Fryer.)
  2. Put tortilla in the Air Fryer basket and cook 60 seconds, then flip the tortilla over and cook 60 seconds more. 
  3. Spread 2 T Rao’s Pizza Sauce (affiliate link) over the toasted tortilla, going as close to the edge as you can. Sprinkle Dried Oregano (affiliate link) over the sauce if desired.
  4. Sprinkle 1/3 cup Mozzarella cheese over the sauce and use your fingers to get it evenly distributed over the surface of the pizza.
  5. Put toppings like pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, mushrooms, olives, peppers, or other ingredients on top of the cheese.
  6. Put the pizza in the Air Fryer and cook about 2 minutes 30 seconds, or until the cheese is all melted and browned and toppings are sizzling hot. (I would start to check after about 2 minutes, especially if you have a different Air Fryer model.)

Air Fryer Flatbread Pizza collage

Air Fryer Pizza with Flatout Multigrain Flatbread with Flax Crust:

  1. Preheat the Air Fryer to 450F/230C for 5 minutes if your air fryer needs that. (Preheating makes the pizza cook slightly quicker with any Air Fryer.)
  2. Put flatbread in the Air Fryer basket and cook 90 seconds, then flip the flatbread over and cook 60 seconds more. 
  3. Spread 1/4 cup Rao’s Pizza Sauce (affiliate link) over the toasted flatbread, going as close to the edge as you can. Sprinkle Dried Oregano (affiliate link) over the sauce if desired.
  4. Sprinkle 2/3 cup Mozzarella cheese over the sauce and use your fingers to get it evenly distributed over the surface of the pizza.
  5. Put toppings like pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, mushrooms, olives, peppers, or other ingredients on top of the cheese.
  6. Put the pizza in the Air Fryer and cook about 3 minutes or until the cheese is all melted and browned and toppings are sizzling hot. (I would start to check after about 2 minutes, especially if you have a different Air Fryer model.)
  7. Cut in half to make two servings.

Air Fryer Pita Pizza collage

Air Fryer Pizza with Joseph’s Low-Carb Pita Bread Crust:

  1. Preheat the Air Fryer to 450F/230C for 5 minutes if your air fryer needs that. (Preheating makes the pizza cook slightly quicker with any Air Fryer.)
  2. Put whole wheat pita bread in the Air Fryer basket and cook 30 seconds, then flip the pita over and cook 30 seconds more. 
  3. Spread 2 T Rao’s Pizza Sauce (affiliate link) over the toasted pita bread, going as close to the edge as you can. Sprinkle Dried Oregano (affiliate link) over the sauce if desired.
  4. Sprinkle 1/3 cup Mozzarella cheese over the sauce and use your fingers to get it evenly distributed over the surface of the pizza.
  5. Put toppings like pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, mushrooms, olives, peppers, or other ingredients on top of the cheese.
  6. Put the pizza in the Air Fryer and cook about 3 minutes or until the cheese is all melted and browned and toppings are sizzling hot. (I would start to check after about 2 minutes, especially if you have a different Air Fryer model.

Air Fryer Pizza close-up shot

More Low-Carb and Keto Recipes with Pizza Flavors:

Sausage and Pepperoni Layered Pizza Bake (low-carb or Keto options)
Low-Carb Deconstructed Pizza Casserole
Pepperoni Pizza Crustless Quiche
Low-Carb Pepperoni Pizza Chicken Bake
The Best Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Recipes with Pizza Flavors

Air Fryer Pizza close-up shot

Air Fryer Pizza

Yield 1 serving
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes

You can make Air Fryer Pizza in less than 10 minutes, and this recipe will give you three crust options for a relatively low-carb pizza made in the Air Fryer! Recipe here is for the low-carb tortilla pizza; see notes for nutritional information for other variations.

Ingredients

  • 1 Mission Carb Balance Flour Tortilla, white soft taco size
  • 2 T Rao's pizza sauce
  • generous pinch of dried oregano
  • 1/3 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
  • 7 slices reduced-fat pepperoni (see notes)
  • 2 oz. mushrooms
  • 1 oz. sliced black olives

Instructions

  1. Preheat the Air Fryer to 450F/230C for 5 minutes if your air fryer needs that. (Preheating makes the pizza cook slightly quicker with any Air Fryer.)
  2. Put tortilla in the Air Fryer basket and cook 60 seconds, then flip the tortilla over and cook 60 seconds more.
  3. Spread 2 T Rao's Pizza Sauce (affiliate link) over the toasted tortilla, going as close to the edge as you can.
  4. Sprinkle Dried Oregano (affiliate link) over the sauce if desired.
  5. Sprinkle 1/3 cup Mozzarella cheese over the sauce and use your fingers to get it evenly distributed over the surface of the pizza.
  6. Put pepperoni slices on top of the cheese. Then arrange cooked mushrooms and sliced olives around the pepperoni slices.
  7. Put the pizza in the Air Fryer and cook about 2 minutes 30 seconds, or until the cheese is all melted and browned and toppings are sizzling hot.
  8. I would start to check after about 2 minutes, especially if you have a different Air Fryer model.)

Notes

We used Hormel 25% Less Fat Pepperoni for this pizza, but use any pepperoni you like.

Nutritional information is calculated using the net carbs for each crust option. Total carbs for a pizza serving with pepperoni, mushrooms and olives are 12.4 carbs for the low-carb tortilla crust, 14.9 carbs for the flatbread crust, and 15.4 carbs for the low-carb pita bread crust. (If you eliminate the mushrooms and olives and make a pizza with just sauce, cheese, and pepperoni, that will be 4.8 less carbs for each crust option.)

Recipe created and tested many times by Kalyn and Kara. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 305Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8.4gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 1090mgCarbohydrates: 12.4gFiber: 17.1gSugar: 2.3gProtein: 17.9g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
These Air Fryer Pizzas with the crust options I’m recommending will all be a great option for low-carb diet plans, and with approved ingredients they’ll work for phase two or three of the original South Beach Diet. The pizzas are not Keto or gluten-free, although I bet you could make a gluten-free version with gluten-free tortillas.

Find More Recipes Like This One:
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    8 Comments on “Air Fryer Pizza”

  1. I’ve been craving pizza for the last month or so on keto and I ran into this blog.

    We have a COSORI air fryer and I happened to have some of the mission low-carb tortillas, some low-carb marinara sauce, and shredded cheese.

    It came out delicious. This is going to be a staple of mine from now on. Thanks!

  2. This looks great. I use the Mission Low Carb all the time and love them. Do you think this recipe would work in the oven since I don’t have a large enough air fryer.

    Thank you so much. Love all your recipes.

    • Yes, there is a link in the post to a similar recipe made in the oven (years ago!) if you want to take a peek at the cooking times in that. Or just watch it closely if you use the same temperature in the oven; I’m thinking the oven will take a bit longer but not entirely sure how much. So glad you are enjoying the recipes!

  3. Made mine with Aldi low carb tortillas. It was quick, easy and delicious! But I did have to prick the tortilla a few times with a fork to prevent puffing up into a balloon. I also was surprised when my tortilla started spinning and flapping in the air fryer! I put the next one on the bottom rack instead of in the middle rack (I have an Instant Pot Vortex air fryer with 3 basket levels), and it did not flop around. Huge hit with the husband and kids, so we will make this again and again! The kids love to be able to pick and lay out their own toppings. Hubby likes that he can add extra pepperoni and extra cheese. I like that I can have mushrooms and onion, which no one else will eat! I may spray or brush with some olive oil next time prior to putting in the fryer for the first time, just to see if it optimizes crispness, and also to add a little keto fat. Thanks for the recipe; we miss crispy pizza!

    • I wish we had Aldo here; I’d love to try their low-carb tortillas. I haven’t had the problem with them puffing up or the tortilla flapping around, but I have had the pepperoni blow around a bit a few times! So happy to hear everyone enjoyed it so much!

  4. Do you think this would work with a cauliflower pizza crust?

    • Truthfully, I have no idea. I’ve only cooked cauliflower crust pizza on a pizza stone or on a baking sheet, so I wonder if it will fall through the air fryer basket. Also, these crusts are already cooked (I’m just crisping them) so the timing would be really different!

      If you try it, I’d love to hear how it goes!