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French Bread Pizza In The Air Fryer

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Craving a quick and easy homemade pizza? Look no further than our delicious Air Fryer French bread pizza recipe! Quick to make and loaded with your favourite toppings!

Air fryer French bread pizza is one of those really quick and ridiculously easy air fryer recipe you can just throw together.

Great for those busy days where you either want to cook something really quick for the kids dinner, or you want a cheesy, carb’y snack, and you want it fast! This recipe makes pizza night easy! 

Making Our Easy French Bread Pizza In The Air Fryer Is A GOOD Thing, Here’s Why! 

They’re super fast! – You can have these ready to eat in less than 20 minutes. Air frying really cuts down on the cooking time and no pre-heating the oven! 

Everyone can choose their favorite pizza toppings – once you’ve got the loaf of French bread for your pizza crust, spread on the tomato sauce, you can add whatever toppings you like, it’s a fun way to get the kids to help out in the kitchen too!  The variations are endless! 

Love your leftovers – once these have cooled they can be stored in the fridge, just wrap them in aluminum foil or pop in an airtight container and eat cold next day from the fridge. Delicious! 

air fryer French toast pizzas served on plates with a cucumber and tomato salad in a bowl

Air Fryer French Bread Pizza Recipe 

Makes – 8 mini French baguette pizzas 

Prep Time – 5 minutes 

Cook Time – 7-10 minutes 

Total Time – Approx 15 minutes (although remember you make need to cook in batches) 

Our Most Popular Alternative – Pizza Bagels In The Air Fryer  

Equipment Needed 

  • Air Fryer we use a Ninja Foodi Max Dual Zone Air Fryer – the 9.5 litre two drawer cooking space is BRILLIANT when you’re cooking for a family. And it makes cooking meat, chicken or fish and potatoes at the same time super easy!
  • Chopping board 
  • Bread knife 
  • Tablespoon 
  • Cheese grater – if not buying ready shredded cheese.

Ingredients For French Bread Pizza In The Air Fryer 

ingredients for air fryer French bread pizza on a white table top with air fryer basket in background. Ingredients include French bread, chorizo slices, sliced red onion, grated cheddar cheese and some tomato pizza sauce
  • 2 mini French baguettes (around 125g) 
  • 1 cup pizza sauce – we use Mutti Pizza sauce, but you can use plain marinara, or homemade pizza sauce (and there’s more ideas for base sauces below) 
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese – shredded – you can swap this for mozzarella cheese or a mix of both
  • 40g chorizo or pepperoni 
  • 1/2 red onion – thinly sliced 

For calories and nutritional information – see recipe card below 

Optional Pizza Toppings 

You can add any of your favourite pizza toppings to these quick and easy Air Fryer French Bread Pizzas. However, because they cook quickly though, it would be a good idea to either use jars of antipasti style veggies, slice the toppings really thinly or pre-cook them. 

Tasty pizza topping ideas to try 

  • Bell peppers 
  • Olives 
  • Sweetcorn 
  • Cooked bacon bits 
  • Cooked sausage 
  • Mushrooms – sliced really thin
  • Italian seasoning 
  • Red pepper flakes 
  • Wilted spinach 

Optional Pizza Base Sauces

I totally get it, sometimes the kids (or grown-ups) hate marinara sauce and tomato based sauce and one of the great things about making homemade French Bread pizza is that you can put on them exactly what you want to eat. Try…

  • BBQ sauce 
  • Basil pesto 
  • White lasagne sauce 

How To Make Homemade French Bread Pizza In The Air Fryer 

You’ll love how quick and easy these yummy air fryer pizzas are to make – just follow our simple instructions and you’ll be tucking in, in no time! 

Step One – prepare the French bread pizzas 

French bread sliced and put into the air fryer basket, bowls of pizza toppings to the side which include chorizo, tomato sauce, red onions and grated cheddar
  • Cut the French bread into pieces that will fit in your air fryer basket. Then slice the pieces in half lengthways – these will be your pizza crusts. 
  • Arrange the pizza bases in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Spread them with a layer of tomato pizza sauce. 
  • Then add the pizza toppings, we chose to use chorizo and grated cheddar with some red onions. 

Step Two – cook the French bread pizzas in the air fryer 

  • Cook the air fryer pizzas on the air fry setting at 190C for around 7-8 minutes. Or until the bread is cooked through and the pizza toppings piping hot with the cheese melted and golden.
French bread pizza topped with chorizo and cheese and red onion cooking cooked in the air fryer basket

Cooks Note – all air fryers are different, some cook more quickly than others and depending on how strong the air fryer fan is, it may blow some of your pizza toppings off the pizza. Just check after 2 minutes of cooking, and if they’ve blown off, pop them back on carefully and continue cooking. 

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air fryer French toast pizzas served on plates with a cucumber and tomato salad in a bowl

What Sides Go With French Bread Pizza?

Keep things simple here and go for baked beans, coleslaw, air fryer corn on the cob or a big bowl of chopped salad. 

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air fryer French toast pizzas served on plates with a cucumber and tomato salad in a bowl

Air Fryer French Bread Pizzas

Yield: Makes 8 Mini Pizzas
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Make pizza night easy with these quick, delicious French Bread Pizzas cooked in the air fryer

Ingredients

  • 2 mini French baguettes
  • 1 cup tomato pizza sauce
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese - grated
  • 40g chorizo
  • 1/2 red onion - thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Cut the French bread into pieces that will fit in your air fryer basket. Then slice the pieces in half lengthways.
  2. Arrange the pizza bases in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  3. Spread them with a layer of tomato pizza sauce.
  4. Then add the pizza toppings, we chose to use chorizo and grated cheddar with some red onions.
  5. Cook the air fryer pizzas on the air fry setting at 190C for around 7-8 minutes. Or until the bread is cooked through and the pizza toppings piping hot with the cheese melted and golden.

Notes

Cooks Note – all air fryers are different, some cook more quickly than others and depending on how strong the air fryer fan is, it may blow some of your pizza toppings off the pizza. Just check after 2 minutes of cooking, and if they’ve blown off, pop them back on carefully and continue cooking.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 678mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 14g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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