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Homemade French Bread Pizza in the Air Fryer

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Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it also tastes delicious and is a great way to satisfy your pizza cravings without having to order takeout or spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

Homemade French bread pizza is a simple recipe that the whole family will love. Plus, the air fryer cooks your pizza quickly and evenly, making each piece crispy and delicious.

Close up view of air fryer homemade french bread pizza on a black plate with fresh basil

The best part of this easy air fryer French bread pizza recipe is that it can be customized with your favorite toppings making it a fun way to celebrate family pizza night and everyone gets exactly what they want!

Make it an easy meal by serving it with my layered pea salad (7 Layer Salad), a simple green salad, Amish Broccoli Salad, or some fresh fruit.

Looking for tips on how to make perfect frozen pizza using DiGiorno's, Red Baron, or Stouffer's French Bread Pizza? Check out this post for all the details.

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📋Ingredients

This is an overview of the ingredients. You'll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.

overhead view of a loaf of French bread, pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese and fresh basil all used for air fryer homemade French bread pzza
  • loaf of French bread
  • tomato sauce, marinara sauce, or homemade pizza sauce
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • parmesan cheese *optional
  • toppings such as pepperoni slices, chopped bell peppers, and red pepper flakes *optional

See recipe card for quantities.

🔪 Instructions

This is an overview of the instructions. Full instructions, including cooking time and temperature, are in the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

loaf of french bread sliced in half and cut into thirds with a white container of pizza sauce and another white container filled with shredded mozzarella cheese

First thing, slice the French bread in half lengthwise and then again in half widthwise so that you have 4 pieces all approximately the same size.

Preheat air fryer if necessary.

two small slices of french bread in an air fryer basket

Place two pieces of the French loaf in the air fryer in a single layer soft cut side facing up.

Spray lightly with olive oil if desired. This is my favorite oil sprayer to use for cooking in the air fryer. If I'm looking to save calories, I skip this step.

slice of French bread covered with pizza sauce in an air fryer basket

Set air fryer temperature to 350 degrees f and cook bread for 2 minutes.

Remove air fryer basket and place a thin layer of the sauce of your choice over the top of the pizza bread stopping just short of the edges.

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Add cheese and any toppings you would like.

Place the air fryer basket back in to the air fryer and cook at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.

overhead view of an air fryer basket with a slice of homemade French bread pizza in it

If you're looking for a lighter, healthier version this Lavash Bread Pizza is so tasty!

📖 Variations

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Below are some fun ideas.

  • Sprinkle pizza with Italian seasoning, parmesan cheese, extra mozzarella cheese and pepperoni slices, fresh basil, bell peppers, and red pepper flakes.
  • Make a mini pizza bar with the above toppings and allow your family or guests to make their own type of pizza.
  • Cut each piece in half quarters for mini pizzas.

🍽 Equipment

Equipment can have a big impact on how a recipe turns out. It can take a little bit of tweaking depending on your particular air fryer.

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🍱Storage

Once cooled, store any leftovers in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

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💭Top tip

Decrease the cooking time by one minute for softer crust and gooey cheese.

I like to look for day old bread at the grocery store or my local bakery that I can get for a discount. It's an easy way to save money on this family favorite.

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If you click on the number of servings in the recipe card you can adjust the measurements up or down for the exact number of servings you need.

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📖 Recipe

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Homemade Air Fryer French Bread Pizza

Not only is this recipe easy to make, but it also tastes delicious and is a great way to satisfy your pizza cravings without having to order takeout or spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 326 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 French bread loaf
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil optional

Optional toppings

  • pepperoni slices, bell peppers, cooked bacon slices crumbled, mushrooms, onions, cooked sausage, basil, parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Slice the French bread in half lengthwise and then again in half widthwise so that you have 4 pieces all approximately the same size or into thirds for a total of 6 pieces.
  • Preheat air fryer if necessary for 2 minutes at 350°.
  • Place two pieces of the French loaf in the air fryer in a single layer soft cut side facing up.
  • Spray lightly with olive oil if desired. This is my favorite oil sprayer to use for cooking in the air fryer. If I'm looking to save calories, I skip this step.
  • Set air fryer temperature to 350 degrees f and cook bread for 2 minutes.
  • Remove air fryer basket and place a thin layer of the sauce of your choice over the top of the pizza bread stopping just short of the edges.
  • Add cheese and any toppings you would like. Place the air fryer basket back in to the air fryer and cook at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.
  • The cheese should be a nice golden brown. If you need to cook it longer, do so in 1 minute increments.

Notes

  • Decrease the cooking time by one minute for softer crust and gooey cheese.
  • I like to look for day old bread at the grocery store or my local bakery that I can get for a discount. It's an easy way to save money on this family favorite.

Variations

  • Sprinkle pizza with Italian seasoning, parmesan cheese, extra mozzarella cheese and pepperoni slices, fresh basil, bell peppers, and red pepper flakes.
  • Make a mini pizza bar with the above toppings and allow your family or guests to make their own type of pizza.
  • Cut each piece in half quarters for mini pizzas.

Storage

Once cooled, store any leftovers in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Top tips

  • Decrease the cooking time by one minute for softer crust and gooey cheese.
  • I like to look for day old bread at the grocery store or my local bakery that I can get for a discount. It's an easy way to save money on this family favorite.
*Please note that the nutritional information given is just an average generalization and yours will depend on the specific ingredients used. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 326kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 14gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 835mgPotassium: 219mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 227IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 127mgIron: 4mg
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👩🏻‍🍳 Food safety

  • 🍴Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
  • 🧼 Wash hands after touching raw meat
  • 🧊Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
  • 🍲Never leave cooking food unattended

See more guidelines at USDA.gov.

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