10 Minutes Air Fryer Pita Flat Bread Pizza [From Start to Finish]

Air Fryer Pita Flat Bread Pizza is a super delicious recipe to whip up a quick breakfast, lunch, or kid’s dinner. The great thing about this pizza is that it takes less than 10 minutes, including prep time.

Pita Pizza is our go-to recipe when we crave something delicious that does not need more time to cook. It makes an excellent snack for kids or even lunch for adults.

To cook Air Fryer pita pizza, you need pita bread, mozzarella cheese, and toppings of your choice. You can make personalized pita pizza according to your kid’s choice or guest’s choice.

It is also a healthy alternative to regular pizza. The crunchy thin crust of pita bread with the gooey goodness of cheese and pizza sauce will satisfy your craving for pizza without consuming all those pesky calories.

With just a few ingredients and a few minutes to cook, Air Fryer pita pizza will be your family’s go-to recipe too!

Whenever you crave pizza, make Air Fryer Pita Pizza to satisfy your craving in no time. Also, try this 10 minutes Air Fryer Frozen Pierogies for after-school snacks or for weekend lunch.

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What Is Pita Pizza?

Pita Flat bread on wooden chopping board

Pita pizza is a healthy alternative to classic pizza. Pita bread is flat, wheat flour bread that has a hollow pocket. The pita flatbread is a staple of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine.

Pita pizza is a great way to enjoy the flavor of pizza quickly. All you need to make Pita Pizza is pita bread, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, and your favorite toppings. It takes less than 10 minutes to make a personalized Pita Pizza in an Air Fryer when you are busy on weekdays nights. It makes a quick and easy weeknight dinner for kids or adults.

Why Cook Pita Pizza in Air Fryer?

assembled pizza in air fryer basket

Air Fryer makes it easy and quick to make pizza of any kind. If you are using regular homemade crust pizza or pita pizza, Air Fryer will cook it in less time than a conventional oven. This is because Air Fryer is compact and circulates heat all around the food, so your pita pizza will come to cook crispy on the bottom and gooey on the top.  

Cooking pita pizza in Air Fryer will save you time on weeknights when you want to whip a quick meal.  

Even kids can make pita pizza in Air Fryer. Let them assemble pita pizza the way they like, and then help them with Air Frying. Air Fryer is great for cooking personalized pizza when everyone in a household wants different toppings on their pizza.

Ingredients needed to make Air Fryer Pitta Pizza

Pita Flat Bread

Mozerella cheese

Pizza sauce

Toppings of your choice

Cooking spray

And you need an Air Fryer. You can use an Air Fryer Basket, Oven model, or Instant Pot Crisp Lid. The recipe works with any model of Air Fryer.

How to Make 10 Mins Air Fryer Pita Flat Bread Pizza?

cooked pizza in an Air Fryer bucket
  1. Preheat Air Fryer to 350 F
  2. Lay the parchment paper in Air Fryer Basket
  3. Apply olive evenly on pita bread. You can skip this step if you want to cook without oil.
  4. Assemble pita pizza by applying pizza sauce on pita bread, followed by mozzarella cheese. Then add toppings of your choice.
  5. You can assemble pita pizza directly in an Air Fryer basket.
  6. If you have assembled pita pizza outside the Air Fryer, then carefully transfer assembled pizza on parchment paper in Air Fryer.
  7. Cook for 5-7 minutes, depending upon how you like your pizza.

How long should you cook Pita Pizza in Air Fryer?

Depending upon the model of the Air fryer, cooking time varies. Cook time also depends on how you like your pizza. In my household, my son likes his Pita Pizza to be well cooked with golden cheese on top, while my husband doesn’t want his pita pizza to be golden brown on top.

So, depending on your family’s needs, you can adjust the cooking time from 5-8 minutes. For example, when you cook your pizza in Air Fryer, check it when 5 minutes is done, then adjust the timing depending on your needs.

Tips for Making Pita Pizza in Air Fryer

Whole wheat or regular Pita flatbread works fine for this recipe

You can choose to apply olive oil over pita bread before spreading pizza sauce over pita bread. Olive oil gives a nice flavor to pita pizza. But the oil-free version tastes as good.

If you like crunchy crust for your pita pizza, I highly suggest cooking your crust for 1 min at 350 F before you assemble your pita pizza.

What to Serve with Air Fryer Pita Bread Pizza?

You can serve Air Fryer Pita Pizza with green leafy salad as a side. Or serve it with crunchy potato chips, cassava chips, or sweet potato chips for kids.

You can also serve Air Fryer Pita Pizza along with dipping sauce of your choice and juice if you don’t have any sides to go with it.

Can You Air fry Pita Bread?

If you want to quickly assemble a pita bread sandwich or falafel for lunch, Pita bread can be Air Fried. You can put pita bread in Air Fryer and warm it at 360 F for 1-2 min depending upon your need.

You can also make crunchy Pita chips in the air fryer. To make crunchy pita chips, cut the pita bread into a triangle, apply olive oil to the triangles and arrange them in one layer in an Air Fryer. Then cook them for 10 -15 minutes at 320F, tossing at every 4-5 minutes until it reaches their desired crispiness.

How to Reheat Leftover Pizza in Air Fryer?

Place a perforated parchment paper on an air fryer basket or tray. Place the leftover Pita pizza on top. Spray it with oil, so the topping does not burn when reheating the pizza.

Air Fry leftover Pita Pizza at 350°F or 180°C for 3-5 minutes or until it reaches desired crispness.

Can you Freeze Air Fryer Pita Pizza?

Yes, You can. If you have leftover Air Fryer pita pizza, you can freeze it. Wrap them in plastic wrap and freeze them for your next quick meal.

When you are ready to eat your frozen pita pizza again, take it out of the freezer and put it in an Air Fryer. You do not need to defrost them before cooking them in an Air Fryer. Instead, reheat them at 360 F or 180 C for 2-3 minutes, depending upon desired crispness.

Air Fryer Pita Flat Bread Pizza

Recipe by PiaraCourse: Appetizer, Appetizers, Main Course, Main MealCuisine: Italian, AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes

Ingredients

  •  1 Pita Flat Bread

  • 1-3 tbsp pizza sauce

  • 3 tbsp shredded Mozzarella Cheese

  • Toppings of your choice

Directions

  • Preheat Air Fryer to 350 F
  • Lay the parchment paper in Air Fryer Basket
  • Apply olive evenly on pita bread. You can skip this step if you want to cook without oil.
  • If you have assembled pita pizza outside the Air Fryer, then carefully transfer assembled pizza on parchment paper in Air Fryer.
  • Assemble pita pizza by applying pizza sauce on top of pita bread, followed by mozzarella cheese. Then add toppings of your choice (You can assemble pita pizza directly in an Air Fryer basket).
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes, depending upon how you like your pizza.

Notes

  • Whole wheat or regular Pita flatbread works fine for this recipe
  • You can choose to apply olive oil over pita bread before spreading pizza sauce over pita bread. Olive oil gives a nice flavor to pita pizza. But the oil-free version tastes as good.
  • If you like crunchy crust for your pita pizza, I highly suggest cooking your crust for 1 min at 350 F before you assemble your pita pizza.

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