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Air Fryer Pepperoni Basil Tomato Puffs

Air Fryer Pepperoni Basil Tomato Puffs

Air Fryer Pepperoni Basil Tomato Puffs -- When I was a kid, my mom used to make these little fried dough balls with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. They were always my favorite - they're crispy on the outside but soft and gooey in the center. We decided to try an air fryer version of this classic dish by adding pepperoni basil tomatoes for a nice Italian flavor twist! The best part is that you can have them any time of day: breakfast, lunch or dinner! You can even fry up some eggs and bacon while you wait for your puffs to cook. This recipe takes about 15 minutes total start-to-finish; we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Course Appetizer, Appetizers, Snacks
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword Air Fryer Easy Appetizer Recipe, Air Fryer Easy Appetizers, Air Fryer Easy Recipes, Air Fryer Pepperoni Basil Tomato Puffs, Air Fryer Snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 9 Servings
Calories 217 kcal


  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 large Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced pepperoni
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, diced
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Start by lining your air fryer basket with a reusable air fryer silicone liner. Both sprayed with cooking spray.

  2. Cut your sheet puff pastry dough into 9 equal size portions.

  3. Then on top of the pastry square add a sliced tomato, 2 slices of pepperoni, sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, salt, black pepper and a basil leaf on top.

  4. Bring one side edges together to meet.

  5. In a small bowl, mix the egg yolk and water toegeher. Then with a pastry brush, brsuh the egg mixture over the puff pastry.

  6. Preheat your air fryer to 380 degrees F, air fryer setting, for 5 minutes. Add your puff pastry to the air fryer, and cook for about 5 to 8 minutes, until the puff pastry is golden brown.

  7. Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Pepperoni Basil Tomato Puffs
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 529mg23%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 444IU9%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.