Air Fryer Mini Pizzas

Discover the simplicity and flavor-packed goodness of Air Fryer Mini Pizzas, perfect for any occasion from snacks to quick meals. Using Grands Biscuits as a base, these mini pizzas are topped with savory marinara sauce, sausage, pepperoni, and melty mozzarella cheese, all cooked to perfection in the air fryer for a crispy bite every time.


  • 1 can Grands Biscuits
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (for rolling)
  • 1-2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • ½ pound cooked sausage
  • 4 ounces pepperoni slices
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese


Preheat the Air Fryer:

  1. Preheat: Set your air fryer to 400°F and allow it to preheat for about 5 minutes.

Prepare the Dough:

  1. Separate and Roll: Separate each biscuit into 2 layers. Lightly flour a cutting board and roll each biscuit half into approximately a 3-inch circle using a rolling pin.

Assemble the Pizzas:

  1. Top with Sauce and Toppings: Spread 2 teaspoons of marinara sauce onto each dough circle. Layer with pepperoni slices, cooked sausage, and shredded mozzarella cheese.

Cook in the Air Fryer:

  1. Prepare Basket: Lightly spray the air fryer basket with olive oil or brush it on for easy removal.
  2. Cook Pizzas: Place 2-3 pizzas in the air fryer basket, ensuring space between each. Air fry at 400°F for 4 minutes or until the pizzas are golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Repeat and Serve:

  1. Repeat: Remove cooked pizzas and place them on a wire rack. Repeat the cooking process with the remaining ingredients until all mini pizzas are cooked.

Serve and Enjoy:

  1. Serve Immediately: Serve the mini pizzas hot and crispy straight from the air fryer. Alternatively, cool them on a wire rack before refrigerating for later enjoyment.

Serving and Storage Tips :

Serving Tips:

  1. Serve Hot: Air Fryer Mini Pizzas are best enjoyed immediately after cooking when they are hot and crispy. Serve them straight from the air fryer to retain their fresh-out-of-the-oven appeal.
  2. Garnish: Sprinkle freshly chopped herbs like basil or parsley over the pizzas just before serving for added color and a burst of fresh flavor.
  3. Pair with Dips: Serve with marinara sauce, ranch dressing, or garlic aioli on the side for dipping. This enhances the pizza experience and adds variety to each bite.
  4. Presentation: Arrange the mini pizzas on a platter or serving board for a visually appealing presentation, especially if serving at a party or gathering.
  5. Customize Toppings: Encourage guests to personalize their mini pizzas by setting out additional toppings like olives, mushrooms, or bell peppers.

Storage Tips:

  1. Refrigeration: If you have leftovers, allow the mini pizzas to cool completely on a wire rack. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  2. Reheating: Reheat leftover mini pizzas in the air fryer at 350°F for a few minutes until heated through and crisp again. This restores their original texture and flavor.
  3. Freezing: While it’s best to consume mini pizzas fresh, you can freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet until solid. Transfer to a freezer-safe container or bag, separating layers with parchment paper. Reheat from frozen in the air fryer for a quick snack.
  4. Individual Portions: For quick snacks, portion and freeze mini pizzas individually. Label them with the date for easy identification and use within 1-2 months for the best quality.
  5. Avoid Moisture: To prevent sogginess, avoid stacking the mini pizzas when storing or reheating. Maintain their crispiness by allowing air circulation during storage and reheating.

Additional Tips:

  • Batch Cooking: If making a large batch for a party, cook the mini pizzas in batches to ensure they cook evenly and maintain their texture.
  • Experiment with Flavors: Customize the marinara sauce with herbs or spices for a unique twist. Consider adding a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese or a drizzle of balsamic glaze for extra flavor.
  • Serve as Appetizers: Cut the mini pizzas into quarters or smaller pieces to serve as bite-sized appetizers for parties or gatherings.

Variations :

1. Veggie Lover’s Delight:

  • Ingredients: Replace meat toppings with sautéed vegetables such as bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, and onions. Top with a blend of mozzarella and feta cheese for added flavor.

2. Margherita Style:

  • Ingredients: Use fresh tomato slices, basil leaves, and buffalo mozzarella cheese. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper after cooking for a classic Italian-inspired flavor.

3. BBQ Chicken Mini Pizzas:

  • Ingredients: Substitute marinara sauce with BBQ sauce. Top with diced cooked chicken, red onions, cilantro, and a blend of cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. Garnish with a drizzle of ranch dressing after cooking.

4. Mediterranean Mini Pizzas:

  • Ingredients: Spread hummus on the biscuit base. Top with sliced olives, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, and crumbled feta cheese. Finish with a sprinkle of chopped fresh parsley.

5. Caprese Mini Pizzas:

  • Ingredients: Layer sliced fresh mozzarella, tomato slices, and basil leaves on the biscuit base. After cooking, drizzle with balsamic glaze and sprinkle with sea salt for a gourmet twist.

6. Hawaiian Mini Pizzas:

  • Ingredients: Use BBQ sauce or marinara sauce. Top with diced cooked ham or Canadian bacon, pineapple chunks, and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with chopped green onions after cooking.

7. Buffalo Chicken Mini Pizzas:

  • Ingredients: Mix cooked shredded chicken with buffalo sauce. Spread blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing on the biscuit base. Top with buffalo chicken, diced celery, and mozzarella cheese.

8. Breakfast Mini Pizzas:

  • Ingredients: Top with scrambled eggs, cooked crumbled bacon or sausage, and shredded cheddar cheese. Serve with a side of salsa or hot sauce for dipping.

9. Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomato Mini Pizzas:

  • Ingredients: Spread pesto sauce on the biscuit base. Top with sun-dried tomatoes, sliced black olives, and shredded mozzarella cheese. Garnish with fresh basil leaves after cooking.

10. Taco Mini Pizzas:

  • Ingredients: Substitute marinara sauce with salsa. Top with seasoned ground beef or turkey, black beans, diced tomatoes, and shredded Mexican blend cheese. Serve with sour cream and guacamole after cooking.

Tips for Customization:

  • Gluten-Free Option: Use gluten-free biscuits or crust alternatives for a gluten-free version of mini pizzas.
  • Spicy Kick: Add crushed red pepper flakes, diced jalapeños, or hot sauce to any variation for a spicy twist.
  • Personalized Toppings: Encourage customization by setting out a variety of toppings and sauces, allowing guests to create their own mini pizzas to suit their taste preferences.

FAQs :

1. Can I use other types of biscuits for this recipe?

  • Yes, you can use other types of refrigerated biscuits, such as buttermilk biscuits or flaky biscuits. Adjust the cooking time as needed based on the thickness and texture of the biscuits.

2. How do I prevent the biscuit dough from sticking to the cutting board?

  • Lightly flour the cutting board and rolling pin before rolling out the biscuit dough. This helps prevent sticking and allows for easy handling.

3. Can I use homemade pizza dough instead of refrigerated biscuits?

  • While this recipe is specifically designed for refrigerated biscuits for convenience and quick cooking in the air fryer, you can use homemade pizza dough. Roll out the dough to a similar thickness and adjust cooking times accordingly.

4. How do I prevent the mini pizzas from sticking to the air fryer basket?

  • Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray or brush it with olive oil before placing the mini pizzas. This helps prevent sticking and ensures easy removal after cooking.

5. Can I prepare the mini pizzas ahead of time and cook them later?

  • Yes, you can assemble the mini pizzas ahead of time and refrigerate them until ready to cook. Allow them to come to room temperature slightly before air frying for even cooking.

6. What should I do if my mini pizzas are not getting crispy enough in the air fryer?

  • Adjust the cooking time or temperature slightly. You can also lightly brush the tops of the mini pizzas with olive oil before cooking to help achieve a crispier crust.

7. How do I store leftover mini pizzas?

  • Allow leftover mini pizzas to cool completely on a wire rack before storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the air fryer for best results.

8. Can I freeze cooked mini pizzas?

  • Yes, you can freeze cooked mini pizzas. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet in the freezer until solid, then transfer to a freezer-safe container or bag. Reheat from frozen in the air fryer until heated through.

Air Fryer Mini Pizzas are a deliciously quick and satisfying treat that’s sure to please everyone. Whether you’re hosting a party, looking for a simple dinner idea, or craving a snack, these mini pizzas deliver on flavor and convenience. Enjoy the crunchy texture of the biscuit base paired with savory toppings, all cooked effortlessly in the air fryer. Elevate your snack game with this easy recipe and savor the homemade taste of mini pizzas anytime!