Craving something cheesy and crispy? Whip up this easy French bread pizza in the air fryer.

Toasted garlic french bread is piled with pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings of your choice then air fried until crispy and golden brown for the perfect pizza.

Make it with pepperoni, or sausage, or give it a vegetarian touch with bell peppers, olives, and mushrooms. This is personal pizza at its best!

sliced air fryer french bread pizza

Easy French Bread Pizza!

  • A buttery garlic crust gives this pizza extra flavor.
  • Perfectly cooked every time. The air fryer ensures a crispy crust and golden brown topping.
  • Quick and easy lunches or snacks. Kids love air fryer pizza and can cook it themselves.
  • Perfect for individual serving!. The air fryer makes it easy to cook individual portions without heating up the oven.
ingredients assembled to make air fryer french bread pizza, including french bread, mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce, garlic butter, and toppings

Ingredients for French Bread Pizza

Bread – French bread from the bread aisle is perfect. Frozen French bread can be used, but should be thawed first.

Sauce – Use pizza sauce from a jar or leftover pasta sauce. Give your French bread pizza a kick of heat with a drizzle of Buffalo sauce, or drizzle it on top once cooked.

Cheese – Pre-shredded mozzarella or Italian blends make for easy prepping. You can mix and match cheeses to your taste. Other cheeses that go well on pizza include pepper jack, Monterey jack, Parmesan, and Asiago.

Pizza Topping Inspiration

Your favorite pizza toppings are perfect for French bread pizza! Try some sausage, pepperoni, roasted peppers, onions, mushrooms, and olives. Mix and match to create your favorite new combination.

How to Make French Bread Pizza in the Air Fryer

  1. Cut the French bread loaf lengthwise and cut each half in two (per the recipe below).
  2. Spread each piece with garlic butter and air fry until it starts to crisp.
  3. Remove from the air fryer basket and spread with pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings.
  4. Place back in the air fryer and cook until the cheese is browned, and toppings are sizzling.
air fryer french bread pizza in a cutting board and parchment paper

Leftovers?

  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Wrap tightly in plastic to prevent drying out.
  • From the fridge, reheat leftover pizza in the air fryer. Set the temperature to 375°F and cook for 2 minutes. Check for burning after one minute.
  • Store in the freezer by wrapping individual portions in foil, and then in zip freezer bags.
  • From the freezer, reheat by preheating the air fryer to 400°F. Cook for 4 minutes, checking frequently for burning.

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French Bread Pizza in Air Fryer

French bread pizza in the Air Fryer is a simple and easy way to enjoy cheesy delicious pizza.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 4

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 1 loaf french bread
  • ¼ cup garlic butter*
  • cups pizza sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • toppings as desired pepperoni, ham, sausage, onions, mushrooms, peppers etc.

Instructions 

  • Preheat air fryer to 400℉.
  • Slice the loaf of French bread lengthwise and then slice in half to make 4 pieces. Spread the garlic butter over the bread.
  • Place 2 of the slices (or however many will fit cut-side up in the air fryer basket. Air fry for 2 minutes until garlic butter is melted and bread is starting to crisp. Repeat with remaining slices.
  • Spread pizza sauce over the bread, followed by the mozzarella and pizza toppings.
  • Place back into the air fryer and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until cheese is browned and bubbly. Repeat with remaining slices.

Notes

If you don’t have garlic butter, you can make your own by combining a 1/4 cup of butter with 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning or dried oregano.
Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for 4 days. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 1480mg | Potassium: 436mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1131IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 351mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian

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