These air fryer mini pizzas are a tasty snack or easy lunch option that only takes about 5 minutes for prep and cook time per batch, making it a quicker option and one that tastes great too!
Making mini pizzas with biscuits is incredibly easy and delicious. It's a faster way to make lunch and one that's pretty affordable too since one can of biscuits can make 8 mini biscuit pizzas for yourself or the family.
This biscuit pizza recipe is as simple and easy as it comes and the results are always fabulous no matter what.
Why This Recipe Works
- You can customize your toppings. We love to keep it simple with cheese and pepperoni but feel free to add sausage, olives, or additional toppings too!
- Minimal effort. It really doesn't take too much effort to make these pizzas, and they come together so quickly that they make a fast snack for any occasion.
- The kids can help! Open the can of biscuits and set up an assembly line, or allow each kid to customize their own toppings. This recipe can easily become a fun activity and snack in one.
Grands Biscuits with flaky layers- while other biscuits may work, we found that the ones with the flaky layers work best.
Pizza sauce- Use your favorite pizza sauce recipe or store-bought sauce.
Pepperoni slices- This is an optional topping but if you want to eat pepperoni pizza, you'll need some sliced pepperoni.
Shredded cheese- Use your favorite pizza blend of cheeses or keep it simple with some shredded mozzarella.
For specific quantities, see the recipe card below.
🍽 Equipment Needed
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Check out how to make air fryer mini pizzas with these simple step-by-step instructions:
Open the canned biscuits and separate them from one another. Split each biscuit in half so that it is two layers.
Press each biscuit out into a circle almost 4 inches wide in size.
Top each pizza dough with about 2 teaspoons of sauce.
Add your pepperoni and toppings to the top of the sauce.
Top your pizzas with some shredded cheese.
Use a pastry brush to brush olive oil inside of your air fryer basket to grease it.
Place two to 4 of the pizzas into the basket. How many you fit will depend upon the size of your air fryer. You do not want them touching. If possible, give them an inch of space between each.
Cook at 400 degrees F for 4 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
Remove from basket and place onto a serving plate. Allow to cool for about 1-2 minutes before serving.
Repeat with the remaining pizzas.
Assemble, cook, cool, serve.
I often just grab a small bit of leftover spaghetti sauce and use it for these pizzas when I don't have pizza sauce on hand. No one can ever tell the difference.
The possibilities are endless as you can grab from the more common pepperoni and cheese to veggies and additional meats. Shredded chicken or pork, ground hamburger or taco meat, bacon bits, diced ham, onions, olives, mushrooms, spinach, pineapple, or tomatoes are all some examples of toppings you can try.
Different cheese blends like pizza blend, Italian blend, or Mexican blend all work lovely on pizzas but you can also stick with plain mozzarella, provolone or cheddar too.
🍴 Recipe Tips
The order matters!
With standard pizza recipes, it's usually cheese before toppings, but with this recipe, the cheese must go on last. This is because the cheese will hold down the toppings to prevent them from flying off of the pizza as it cooks and making a mess in your air fryer.
I cannot begin to tell you how many times I made mini air fryer pizza before realizing this trick. My pepperoni kept flying off of the biscuits as they cooked and I had to reapply them before every serving. Learn from my mistakes, cheese goes last!
Do not overdo it on the toppings. Less is more and it's less messy too.
When you chop up your toppings you want them all to be small pieces that are relatively the same size so that they can cook more evenly.
If you do not preheat your air fryer you may need to add an extra minute or two to the bake time. You do not want the center of these pizzas to be doughy because that means that they are undercooked.
Don't make the crust too thin
If you roll the pizza dough too thin you may have trouble placing it into the air fryer.
You can keep the cooled and uneaten pizzas stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat again before serving or eat them cold if you prefer. I think that they taste better when warmed.
Place the cold pizzas on your air fryer rack and cook at 350 degrees F for 2 minutes until heated through.
I recommend using the Grands flaky biscuits but even the off-brand versions of it (store-brand versions like Aldi) will work just fine. I've even used the ones with the bits of butter in the dough and it all tastes pretty great as a biscuit pizza.
More great air fryer recipes to check out soon
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Easy Air Fryer Mini Pizzas
- 1 can Grands Biscuits with flaky layers ($2.00)
- 1 cup Pizza sauce ($0.76)
- ½ package Pepperoni slices ($1.25)
- 4 ounces Mozzarella cheese, shredded ($0.91)
- 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
- Open the canned biscuits and separate them from one another. Split each biscuit in half so that it is two layers.
- Press each biscuit out into a circle almost 4 inches wide in size.
- Top each pizza dough with about 2 teaspoons of sauce.
- Add your pepperoni and toppings to the top of the sauce.
- Top your pizzas with some shredded cheese.
- Use a pastry brush to brush olive oil inside of your air fryer basket to grease it.
- Place two to 4 of the pizzas into the basket. How many you fit will depend upon the size of your air fryer. You do not want them touching. If possible give them an inch of space between each.
- Cook at 400 degrees F for 4 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
- Remove from basket and place onto a serving plate. Allow to cool for about 1-2 minutes before serving.
- Repeat with the remaining pizzas. Assemble, cook, cool, serve.