Air fryer tortilla pizza is a quick 5-minute recipe from start to finish, offering a delightful and crispy twist on your favorite dish. Crafted using a flour tortilla as the base, this is a recipe you'll remember for its incredible taste and convenience.
This tortilla pizza air fryer recipe is incredibly simple and easy to follow, making it perfect for both grown-ups and kids. The best part is that it's highly customizable.
You can personalize your pizza by adding your favorite toppings, whether it's pepperoni, bell peppers, olives, or any other ingredient you love.
With air fryer pizza recipes like this one, as well as our Air Fryer English Muffin Pizzas and Air Fryer Pizza Rolls, you'll always have the option for quick and easy homemade pizzas that suit your unique taste.
🍯 Why This Recipe Works
- Making pizzas is as fun as eating them. Set up all of the toppings in little bowls and let everyone design their own pizza creations and masterpieces.
- The recipe is quick. With store-bought tortillas and sauce, this recipe comes together very quickly. Within minutes you can have a wonderful pizza lunch on your plate.
- It's cheap! Making an air fryer tortilla pizza is such a fun and frugal way to get a delicious taste out of plain tortillas. You and your family are sure to enjoy this recipe for years to come.
Flour tortilla- You will need standard sized flour tortillas (or at least ones that can fit inside the air fryer) to be the "crust" of your pizzas.
Shredded cheese- You can use mozzarella cheese, shredded pizza blend, or any other cheese you think would be great here.
You can use any of your favorite pizza toppings, but here are a few flavorful suggestions.
- Pepperoni slices
- Sliced black olives
- Sliced green onion
For specific ingredients and measurements, please see the recipe card below.
Pizza sauce. If you do not have any pizza sauce on hand you can use pasta marinara sauce, BBQ sauce, Alfredo sauce, or even pesto as the sauce on your tortilla pizza.
Cheese. I like to use shredded mozzarella cheese but you can use pizza blend, Italian blend, or make a blend of various cheeses based on what you have on hand.
Tortillas. Flour tortillas do work best for this recipe but you can swap them out low carb, spinach, or even gluten-free varieties. I do not recommend corn tortillas for this recipe as they will not hold up as well under the weight of the pizza toppings.
Stuffed Crust Tortilla Pizza
If you love all things cheesy, then you're going to love this variation! Simply lay 4 (unwrapped) mozzarella string cheese sticks in a square on top of your tortilla.
Roll and crimp the tortilla around the mozzarella cheese. This should create a deep square. Now add your sauce, toppings, and shredded cheese into the pocket you've created before carefully placing it into the air fryer and cooking as directed.
Step 1: Brush the basket of the air fryer with olive oil using a pastry brush. This will help to keep your pizza from sticking.
Step 2: Take one flour tortilla and spread the pizza sauce out and around the pizza, leaving a ½ inch space around the edges untouched.
Step 3: Add your pizza toppings as desired. Top with cheese last. This will help to hold them down because the toppings can fly off while cooking.
Step 4: Place the pizza into the basket of the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees F for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Step 5: Remove the pizza using a spatula and place it onto a serving platter or cutting board.
Step 6: Cut into triangle shaped slices before serving warm.
🍴 Recipe Tips
The order matters
Please make sure that any pizza toppings you choose to use are nicely nestled underneath the cheese. This will help to prevent them from flying off.
Check on your tortilla pizza in the air fryer about halfway through the cooking. Depending on the size or weight of your pizza it may be trying to stand up and curl. If it does this, simply place a metal trivet or small wire baking rack over the top of the pizza to hold it down.
Air fryers work by circulating air which means hot air from the heating coils reaches your food from the top, sides, and bottoms so if your pizza is lightweight, it will lift from the force of the air underneath.
You can assemble it in the basket
Depending on the number of toppings you want on your pizza you may find that it's actually easier to assemble the pizza while the tortilla is in the air fryer basket instead of preparing it on a cutting board and transferring it to the basket.
You can reheat leftover pizzas in the air fryer at 400 degrees F for about 1 minute until the cheese is warmed.
Tortilla pizzas make great meal prep recipes so you can make a large batch of these pizzas and freeze them for later. Simply assemble your pizzas and place them into an airtight container with a layer of parchment paper between them. You can cook them from frozen at 400 degrees F for about 4 to 5 minutes.
If the pizzas don't stack well due to toppings and thickness variations, you can assemble them and freeze them flat on a baking sheet for an hour before transferring them to the Ziploc bag or container.
If you use too many juicy toppings or too much sauce then you will end up with a soggy tortilla pizza. Due to the thickness of the tortillas being very thin, you will need a very thin amount of pizza sauce. A little goes a long way.
You can get your tortilla pizza even crispier by heating the tortilla with a light brushing of olive oil at 400 degrees F for 1 minute prior to adding the sauce and toppings. You will need a trivet to place over the top of the tortilla to prevent it from flying around in the basket or curling.
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Air Fryer Tortilla Pizza
- 1 Flour tortilla ($0.25)
- 2 Tablespoons Pizza sauce ($0.05)
- ¼ cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded ($0.23)
- 1 Tablespoon Olive oil ($0.13)
- Pepperoni slices
- Sliced black olives
- Sliced green onion
- Brush the basket of the air fryer with olive oil using a pastry brush. This will help to keep your pizza from sticking.
- Take one flour tortilla and spread the pizza sauce out and around the pizza, leaving a ½ inch space around the edges untouched.
- Add your pizza toppings as desired. Top with cheese last. This will help to hold them down because the toppings can fly off while cooking.
- Place the pizza into the basket of the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees F for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Remove the pizza using a spatula and place it onto a serving platter or cutting board.
- Cut into triangle shaped slices before serving warm.
- Choose your favorite pizza sauce and cheese blend.
- Use flour-based tortillas; corn tortillas are not recommended.
- Nestle pizza toppings under the cheese to prevent them from falling off.
- Check the pizza in the air fryer halfway through cooking, as lightweight pizzas might curl up. Use a trivet or wire baking rack to hold them down if needed.
- Assemble your pizza directly in the air fryer basket for convenience.
- Reheat leftover pizzas in the air fryer at 400°F for about 1 minute to warm the cheese.
- Use a thin amount of pizza sauce to prevent a soggy tortilla.
- Freeze assembled pizzas with parchment paper between them. Cook from frozen at 400°F for 4-5 minutes.
- For uneven pizzas, freeze them flat on a baking sheet for an hour before storing in an airtight container or bag.
- Brush the tortilla with olive oil and heat at 400°F for 1 minute before adding sauce and toppings. Use a trivet to prevent curling.