Air Fryer Copycat Panera Pepperoni Flatbread — Panera Bread is one of America’s most popular fast-food chains. Their menu is full of delicious options, and it can be hard to choose just one thing! Now, you don’t have to go out just for their flatbreads because this recipe will show you how to make an Air Fryer Copycat Panera Pepperoni Flatbread at home! The best part about this recipe? It tastes better than the original!
I had to make Panera’s new Flatbread Pepperoni Pizza. I am not typically a fan of pizza, but this one was so good! It has pepperoni and cheese, and you can even use Hot & Spicy Pepperoni for those who love their food with some spice. The best part is how light the flatbread comes out from the air fryer, and it’s so good, it will soon become one of your favorite Air Fryer Lunch or Dinner Recipes!
In the weeks to come, I hope to make all of their Flatbread Creations right in my air fryer because EVERYONE LOVES PIZZA, and nothing cooks up a great pizza, like your trusty air fryer!
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What’s on Panera’s Pepperoni Pizza?
Panera Bread’s Pepperoni Pizza is an excellent option for those who want to enjoy the taste of traditional Italian cuisine but don’t have time to make it themselves. This pizza is the perfect blend of flavors with fresh, perfectly cooked ingredients. The sauce has an outstanding balance and doesn’t overwhelm your taste buds like some other pizzas can do!
Today our Copycat Version starts by using thick-sliced pepperoni on top; we then add plenty more cheese—mozzarella or fontina (a mild white Swiss), all blended before being baked in the air fryer; until golden brown at the edges!
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Copycat Panera Pepperoni Flatbread
- Naan Bread
- Tomato Paste
- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- Shredded Fontina Cheese
- Sliced Pepperoni
- Black Pepper
How To Make Air Fryer Copycat Panera Pepperoni Flatbread
Spread base with tomato paste. In a small bowl, mix the shredded mozzarella and fontina cheese. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top of tomato paste. Place pieces of pepperoni on top of the cheese.
Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 5 minutes.
Put flatbread into an air fryer basket and cook for 4 minutes or until cheese has completely melted. Remove flatbread from the basket, season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.
Flatbread Or Naan: This is a quick and easy alternative to making your pizza crust. There are plenty of different brands that make pre-packaged flatbread, my favorite being Stonefire Bread!
You can usually find these by the regular bread or in the deli section near tortillas at grocery stores like Walmart or even Target. For a healthier option, try out Fathead Flatbread for a Keto or Low-Carb Option. For gluten-free folks, try out O’Dough Gluten Free Flatbreads.
Pizza sauce: You can either use a tomato paste o your favorite tomato sauce. I have found that you can use a low-carb or Keto-Friendly option, such as Keto Classic Pasta Sauce, Yo-Mama’s.
Cheese: The traditional version at Panera uses Shredded Fontina Cheese. Today I used a blend of shredded mozzarella and fontina cheese. You can either purchase the pre-shredded or shred it yourself.
How To Store:
Place the leftover Air Fryer Copycat Panera Pepperoni Flatbread into an airtight container, and place it in the refrigerator; it just lasts for 2 to 3 days.
How To Make Ahead
These make for great make-ahead meals, and they freeze beautifully. My kids love popping one of these frozen treats into the air fryer. You can freeze them unbaked for a quick dinner or lunch made in the air fryer.
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Panera Bread is one of America's most popular fast-food chains. Their menu has all sorts of yummy options, and it can be hard to choose just one thing! Now you don't have an excuse for not getting your favorite food because this recipe will show how make an Air Fryer Copycat Panera Pepperoni Flatbread at home so that when friends come over they won’t even realize its copy!
- 1 piece naan bread
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1/8 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/8 cup shredded Fontina cheese
- 4 pieces pepperoni slices
- salt and pepper to taste
Spread base with tomato paste
In a small bowl, mix tohetehr the shreddee mozzrella cheese nad fontina cheese.
Sprinkle grated cheeses on top of tomato paste. Place pieces of pepperoni on top of cheese.
Preheat airfryer to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting. Put flatbread into airfryer basket and cook for 4 minutes or until cheese has completely melted.
Remove flatbread from basket, season with salt and pepper to taste.
Plate, serve, and enjoy!