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Veggie Air Fryer Pizza

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This healthy air fryer pizza recipe has ripe tomatoes, zucchini, fresh mozzarella, garlic, and it’s ready in about 10 minutes!

I was surprised to learn that you can make pizza in the air fryer in 10-minutes flat. I hate turning on my oven in the summer, but I love using seasonal veggies on top of a pizza.

After experimenting a bit, I learned that you can top a store-bought pizza dough with cheese, veggies, garlic and olive oil and pop it in the air fryer for a delicious vegetarian summer meal.

sliced veggie air fryer personal pizza

And the best part is that the air fryer creates a yummy golden brown pizza that has a crispy crust and bubbly cheese. Plus, you can switch up the toppings and make an air fryer pizza any way you like. 

Can you cook pizza in the air fryer?

You can definitely make a pizza in the air fryer, and this recipe show you how easy it is. Air fryers use circulating convection heat to create a crispy texture and cook food quickly. 

That’s what makes them the perfect tool for cooking pizza. The hot air circulates around the pizza, creating a crispy crust, cooking the vegetables and melting the cheese.

slices of air fryer pizza

Not to mention that you can heat up pizza in the air fryer in minutes. Pop leftover pizza into the air fryer for 5 minutes at about 300 degrees for a crispy hot slice. 

How long should you cook pizza in the air fryer?

This pizza recipe takes about 11 minutes total. It has two parts– (1) preheating the dough and (2) cooking the pizza toppings. 

First, you oil the pizza dough and place it in the air fryer with the oil side down. Then you cook the dough for 3 minutes. Take the pizza out of the air fryer and cover it with toppings. For this pizza, use fresh mozzarella, tomato slices, yellow and green zucchini slices and minced garlic. 

Put the pizza back in the air fryer for 4 minutes, then rotate the basket and cook for an additional 4 minutes. After 11 minutes, you have a pizza that is crispy on the top and soft on the bottom. 

Can I use store-bought dough?

You can absolutely use store-bought pizza dough to make this recipe. As a matter of fact, the recipe calls for it! 

I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, mixing and kneading dough, then letting it rise. Instead, I buy a store-bought pizza dough from the grocery store and it tastes just as food!

Can I make this vegan?

Absolutely. I made a vegan version of this air fryer pizza for my husband. Instead of the fresh mozzarella, I used cashew cheese. You can use any type of vegan cheese that you like! 

Or if you prefer not to use cheese, you’ll need something creamy to help the vegetables adhere to the dough. Try an olive tapenade or a roasted red pepper spread. 

Ingredients

This air fryer pizza calls for just a few simple ingredients, including:

  • Store-bought pizza dough
  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Tomato slices
  • Green and yellow zucchini slices
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil

That’s it! It’s so easy to make. 

uncooked veggie air fryer pizza

Swaps & Additions

Like most of the recipe on my site, you can switch this pizza up to be exactly as you like it! If you want to add another veggie or type of cheese, go for it! Want to garnish with fresh basil? Do it! 

Here are some of my suggestions for how you can make swaps:

  • Use shredded mozzarella instead of fresh
  • Use goat cheese instead of mozzarella
  • Add fresh corn to the summer veggies
  • Add bell pepper slices
  • Garnish with fresh basil
  • Sprinkle with oregano
  • Leave off the cheese and replace with olive tapenade or roasted red pepper spread
veggie air fryer pizza

What can I serve with Air Fryer Pizza? 

I like to serve this pizza with a nice fresh side salad. This Peach Panzanella Salad also utilizes fresh summer produce. It’s also good with roasted veggies, like roasted garlic or broccoli. 

Here are some other recipes that go well with this pizza:

Veggie Air Fryer Pizza

This healthy air fryer pizza recipe has ripe tomatoes, zucchini, fresh mozzarella, garlic, and it’s ready in about 10 minutes!

Course Main Course
Keyword air fryer pizza
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 559 kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella sliced
  • 4 medium tomatoes thinly slices
  • ½ zucchini thinly sliced
  • ½ yellow squash thinly slices
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Cut the pizza dough in half. Sprinkle one half of the dough with ½ tablespoon of flour and spread the dough until it’s about the size of the air fryer basket.
  3. Drizzle ½ tablespoon of olive oil on the spread dough and place it olive oil side down in the air fryer basket. Cook for 3 minutes.
    cooked pizza dough
  4. Remove the dough from the air fryer and layer on 4 ounces of fresh mozzarella, ½ the tomato slices, ½ the zucchini slices, ½ the summer squash slices and ½ the garlic. Drizzle with ½ tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt.
    uncooked veggie air fryer pizza
  5. Cook for 4 minutes in the air fryer. Rotate the basket and cook for an additional 4 minutes.
    veggie air fryer pizza
Nutrition Facts
Veggie Air Fryer Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 559 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 1185mg52%
Potassium 479mg14%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 1506IU30%
Vitamin C 26mg32%
Calcium 312mg31%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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I’m Natalie Rizzo, an NYC-based Registered Dietitian.

My mission is to help everyday athletes fuel their fitness with plants.

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