I had a wonderful childhood; I grew up in the North End of Boston, which if you have never been to the North End, is lined up with Italian restaurants, which serve both traditional Italian food and pizza. We always grabbed a pizza on Friday nights, on the way to friends, movies or just handing out.
Pizza night was and is always on Friday nights at our house, it provides a fast and easy clean-up meal, which makes a perfect meal for on-the-go
It’s one of the easiest and versatile meals for parties and crowds.
Now, that I own an air fryer, I can make a homemade pizza in less than 10 minutes. One of the main issues with making pizza in an air fryer is how do you stop the toppings from just flying around in the air fryer? After experimenting for a while, I found an easy solution for everyone, if you put the toppings underneath the cheese they fly around less, or just use a trivet which will keep all the toppings in place.
This would make an excellent idea for a pizza party, since you are making individual pizzas, what would be better than inviting your friends over, and having them create and cook their own creation in the air fryer?
One of the hardest things to do when making pizza is the pizza dough, I use a basic dough, and I tweaked it over the years, it was my Grandmother’s recipe, and I’m sure she got it from someone else, (that’s how most recipes used to be passed on, before the internet)
Because pizza dough only contains yeast, water, flour, salt, and olive oil, it’s a very economical meal. The best flour to use in pizza dough is a high protein, this will give the dough a nice bite to it, the flour you use will make or break your pizza.
This one of my favorite pizza flour, I can’t tell you how awesome it is, try it for yourself.
The only other thing I would recommend for anyone looking to make a ton of pizza’s in the air fryer, or make them every week, is to invest in a good quality pizza pan. I like this one, but it will depend on the size of your air fryer. My Air Fryer is a 5.8 quart (I own several of them), if you do not possess an air fryer pizza pan, you can put the unbaked pizza into the air fryer basket.
Today, I used the Omni by Instant Pot, which is a huge air fryer, which allowed me to make 1/2 a pizza at a time.
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These are a great and healthier alternative to pizza bites, my kids love these mini calzones or stromboli, but everyone loves pizza rolls in the air fryer!
- 1 package pizza dough
- 1 cup pizza sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
Start by rolling out the dough, to about 1/2 inch thick.
Use your biscuit cutter or glass to cut out the shape (I used a circle because I was thinking mini pizzas)
This is my circle.
Then spoon about 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce and sprinkle some mozzarella cheese, seal with the fork ends. (Just press the fork all-round the edges, so it's sealed)
Brush on some olive oil and sprinkle some Italian seasoning on top.
Set in the air fryer basket or tray and set the temperature to 340 degrees F, for 5 minutes, check after 5 minutes, and then flip for another 4 minutes.
Plate, serve and enjoy!