How To Reheat Pizza In An Air Fryer

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Key Takeaways

  • An air fryer is fast and produces near-perfect pizza, but you can’t warm anywhere near the top-end temperature, or you’ll end up with a crispy puck. With a little patience and a low heat of around 350°F, leftover pizza will be steaming hot all the way through and almost as good as new in no time.
  • One or two slices with their base oiled in the coated basket of a preheated air fryer are ready in between 3 and 6 minutes flat, even when reheating deep dish pizza. 

Have you ever ended up asking yourself how do you reheat pizza in an air fryer while guaranteeing a springy crust without hard spots? If so, follow these instructions to learn a basic technique for warming leftover pizza pie that’ll wow you with its results. 

Pizza Reheating Times (2 Slices Simultaneously)

As one can see from the table below, air frying is exceedingly efficient at reheating pizza, with the only caveat being that one can typically only accommodate two slices in the air fryer basket without them touching.

Air Fryer3-4 Minutes
Toaster Oven8-12 Minutes
Oven8-10 Minutes
Pan12-15 Minutes
Microwave4-6 Minutes

How To Reheat Thin Crust Pizza In Air Fryer

The thinner the crust, the faster it reheats. Here are the basic instructions for warming thin crust pizza in an air fryer. 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 350°F.
  • Rub the base of the pizza with a little oil and/or coat the air fryer basket with non-stick spray. 
  • Insert the pizza into the air fryer basket and allow it to air for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Check for readiness, and continue heating for 1 to 2-minute intervals if necessary. 

How Long To Reheat Deep Dish Pizza In Air Fryer

We advise using the same instructions for reheated saucy, moisture-rich pizza like our tasty pizza Cubano with its delicious mojo sauce as we’ve got listed below as are listed below for warming up deep dish pizza. 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 350°F.
  • Rub the base of the pizza with a little oil and/or coat the air fryer basket with non-stick spray. 
  • Insert the pizza into the air fryer basket and allow it to fry for 3 to 4 minutes, depending on the thickness.
  • Remove from the air fryer and allow the pizza to settle for just under a minute before returning the basket and air frying for another 1 to 2 minutes. 
  • Check for doneness and allow to air fry for a minute or two extra at a time until the consistency desired is reached. 

How Long To Reheat Frozen Pizza In Air Fryer

Frozen pizza just takes a little longer to reheat than a refrigerated pizza in an air fryer. Watch it closely to ensure that it doesn’t dry out too much and become hard. 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 325°F.
  • Rub the base of the pizza with a little oil and/or coat the air fryer basket with non-stick spray. 
  • Insert the pizza into the air fryer basket and allow it to air fry for 8 to 12 minutes, depending on the thickness.
  • Check whether pizza is fully reheated and air fry for an extra two minutes at time until ready. 

Reheating Pizza In An Air Fryer Tips

Use the instructions listed above combined with these tips, and there’s a big chance that you may have found your new favorite way to heat two slices of pizza at a time. 

Never Allow Pizza Slices To Touch Or Overlap

Overlapping slices means that your pizza is going to heat unevenly. Furthermore, any slice placed on top of another slice is going to fuse into a massive mess that you have no choice but to pick up together and messily scarf down. For pizza that looks and tastes like pizza, heat one or two slices at a time at the most, and don’t let them touch. 

Reheat Pizza In Air Fryer Setting / Optimal Heat

Although we recommend air frying pizza at 350°F, various people have had success using anything from 350°F to 425°F. The ideal temperature hinges upon the thickness of your pizza and the baking conditions of your oven. With this being said, it is generally far better to heat pizza to the desired level of warmth from a moderate heat instead of a high one, as this eliminates the risk of burning or crisping up the base to too high of a degree. 

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve been left wondering anything about warming pizza in an air fryer, this FAQ has all the answers you need. 

Can I Heat Up Pizza In An Air Fryer?

Heating up pizza in an air fryer is a highly effective means of warming leftovers. Just make sure that your pizza slices don’t overlap and keep the heat low enough to allow the pizza to cook through instead of prematurely crisping up the edges, and your leftovers will come out tasting almost as good as freshly baked. 

How Long To Reheat Pizza In An Air Fryer?

The vast majority of pizzas reheat in 6 minutes flat in the average air fryer. Some units will take a few minutes longer while others heat a little faster. We suggest starting with 3 minutes in the air fryer and then heating in 2 to 3-minute bouts until it’s done. 

Do I Need Parchment Paper To Reheat Pizza In An Air Fryer?

Parchment paper beneath the pizza between it and the air fryer basket is only helpful when the pizza is either very moist, cheesy, or saucy. The parchment paper will soak up some of the moisture. Less moisture is the last thing needed by most already cooked pizzas that are on the very verge of over dry.

Do I Need Foil To Reheat Pizza In An Air Fryer?

Placing foil within the basket of an air fryer collects excess fat and sauce, which makes clean-up easier while softening the texture of many deep base pizzas. Unfortunately, the foil also deters even heat circulation, which most often results in a pizza with scattered rock-hard spots and/or places that are soggy. Uneven cooking could also result in regions that aren’t hot enough. All in all, foil as a cooking surface within an air fryer is a bad idea. 

How Long To Reheat Pizza In Ninja Air Fryer?

A couple of slices of pizzas in the basket of a Ninja Foodi Air Fryer typically take 5 minute to cook through to perfection. One or two pieces only need 3 to 4 minutes max. 

How To Heat Pizza Rolls In Air Fryer?

Pizza rolls, pizza pockets, calzones, and any other small, irregularly sized pizza-based creations generally air fry well at 380°F. The smaller the pizza roll, the higher the frying temperature with a maximum adjustment of up to 400°F. Simply place them in the basket and air fry in your preheated air fryer at 380°F for the first batch, and crank up the temperature if they come out too light or are not hot enough within. 

What Is The Best Way To Reheat Pizza In An Air Fryer?

The best way to reheat pizza in an air fryer is one or two slices at a time, never more, at a low heat without any overlapping pieces. Your oven must always be preheated, and we strongly advise warming pizza using a low temperature only. It’s only the thinnest of slices that can get away with anything above 400°F.

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