Gluten-Free Air Fryer Pan Pizzas

August 23, 2020Kristy
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Get ready to make a delicious Air Fryer Pan Pizza that is easy to make gluten-free too!

It’s not hard to see that we love air fryer pizza.  One of our favorites is this Air Fryer Garlic Bread Pizza Toast.  It’s AMAZING.

The not so amazing part?

Gluten Free Air Fryer Pan Pizza

My son and I are gluten-free so we have to make an alternative to that delicious pizza.  The next best thing? A personal pan pizza.

When I was a kid, we used to get all those little free pan pizza coupons if we read enough books.  Do your kids get those?  My son does, but unfortunately, he rarely gets to use them since he is gluten-free.  I know my daughter is going to enjoy them as she starts to get them too. 

My son doesn’t really mind, but I know he also doesn’t know what he’s missing either.  Those things are GOOD!

I’m here to tell you though that making personal pan pizzas in the air fryer is just as good, plus it’s fun.  This can be done a variety of ways too.

How do you make Air Fryer Pan Pizza Crust?

The crust will be the key here, you can make it completely from scratch and use your favorite pizza dough recipe.  If you are gluten-free, I suggest this Delivery Style Pizza dough from Better Batter, it’s my favorite.  It makes enough for 4 pan pizzas. 

making an air fryer pizza

Most dough recipes will make enough for 4 pan pizzas.  These do have to be cooked one at a time so remember this when using an air fryer.

If I’m only needing 1 or 2, I cook those and save the remaining dough for more pizzas later.

Another tip is that you can actually use either a piece of foil and shape your pizza or you can use a springform pan and shape your pizza crust in it.  Once it’s shaped, simply place the entire pan with your topped pizza dough right into the air fryer.  This is a great way to make a deep dish style too.

Air Fryer Pan Pizza

Now, if you do not want to make your own crust, you can make one that’s already made.  If you do, just watch the cooking time closely, because using dough took about 8 minutes.  I would suggest about 4 minutes to start if the dough is already made. 

What do you need for Air Fryer Pizzas?

Air Fryer Pan Pizzas

  • Pizza Dough or Crust
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Pizza Toppings of Choice

That’s all you need, this is perfect served up with some Air Fryer Chicken Wings.  I say to make these, wings and enjoy a movie night at home!

air fryer pan pizzas

Let’s enjoy an Air Fryer Pan Pizza!

air fryer pan pizzas

Air Fryer Pan Pizzas

Air Fryer Pan Pizzas

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Make a delicious pan pizza right in your air fryer and easy to make gluten-free too!


  • Gluten-Free Pizza Dough or Crust
  • 2 Cups Pizza Sauce
  • 2 Cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • Additional Pizza Toppings


  1. Prepare the pizza dough as instructed on the recipe that you are using if needed.
  2. Spray a 7-inch springform pan or a sheet of foil with olive oil cooking spray.
  3. Place the pizza dough or crust on the foil or pan and shape to fit the size you prefer.
  4. Top with pizza sauce, pizza toppings, and cheese.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes in the air fryer.
  6. Serve.


Remember that all air fryers heat differently. If you are using a crust that is already cooked, check on the pizza after 3 minutes to be sure you do not over cook it.

If you are using a pizza dough, a cook time of 8 minutes worked perfect for our pizzas. Be sure to check it though after 5 minutes to be sure it's cooking nicely.

A nice coat of olive oil spray on top will get the crust nice and golden brown.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 640Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 1388mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 23g

These numbers will not be fully accurate, it will be based on what specific amounts you use for this recipe since toppings can be adjusted.


  • Kathy Dubree

    April 23, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    I have heard people say their toppings fly off their pizza How do I keep this from happening?

    1. Kristy

      April 23, 2019 at 5:28 pm

      If you wrap it in foil that helps it all stay in place. I wrap mine and curl it up on the sides so it’s not totally covered but it comes up on the side and keeps all the toppings in. Then about 1/2 way through the cooking time, I check on it and fix them if needed. So far though they stay pretty well.

  • Dave

    May 6, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    I cooked a pizza in my power air fryer XL in the pizza pan that came with it. The top of the pizza cooked ok, but the bottom of the pizza was rather doughy, how do you make the bottom more crisp?

    1. Kristy

      May 6, 2019 at 3:51 pm

      I usually spray the bottom of the pan with a little bit of cooking oil, did you do that? If not try that next time that seems to help make it crisp.

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