If you love thin crust pizza, this air fryer tortilla pizza might become one of your favorite things. This is such a quick snack or easy weeknight dinner idea with simple ingredients that the whole family will enjoy.
If you’re looking for a delicious and hassle-free way to satisfy your pizza craving, look no further than the air fryer. With this simple and versatile kitchen appliance, you can whip up a mouthwatering tortilla pizza in no time. Crispy, customizable, and packed with flavor, this air fryer tortilla pizza will become your go-to recipe for a quick and satisfying meal.
The best part about this recipe is you don’t need to make homemade pizza dough. In a few simple steps you have thin crust traditional pizza with very little net carbs.
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INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED FOR THE AIR FRYER TORTILLA PIZZA RECIPE
You will need the following ingredients listed below to make the easy tortilla pizza (the exact measurements, detailed step-by-step instructions and full recipe are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post):
- Flour tortilla – can also use corn tortillas, low-carb tortillas or gluten-free tortilla.
- Marinara sauce – tomato sauce or of choice.
- Shredded mozzarella cheese – or your favorite cheese
- Favorite pizza toppings (e.g., sliced tomatoes, green bell peppers, onions, black olives, mushrooms, spinach, pepperoni slices, etc.)
- Dried oregano and red pepper flakes – optional, for seasoning. Can also use garlic powder, italian seasoning, onion powder, etc.
- Fresh basil leaves (optional, for garnish)
HOW TO MAKE
Step 1: Preheat the Air Fryer:
Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees F for a few minutes while you prepare the pizza. Then air fry the tortilla crust for 5 minutes until it becomes crispy. You can spray the crust with olive oil spray if desired to get the crust extra crispy.
Step 2: Assemble the Tortilla Pizza:
Place the crispy flour tortilla on a clean surface or a cutting board. Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the tortilla, leaving a small border around the edges for the crust. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce, ensuring it covers the entire surface. Add your choice of favorite toppings, arranging them evenly on top of the cheese.
Step 3: Air Fry the Pizza:
Carefully transfer the assembled tortilla pizza to the preheated air fryer basket. Cook for another 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted, bubbly, and the tortilla edges turn crispy and golden brown. Keep an eye on the pizza to prevent burning.
Step 4: Season and Serve:
Once the pizza is done, remove it from the air fryer using tongs or a spatula. Sprinkle dried oregano and red pepper flakes (if desired) over the pizza for an extra burst of flavor. Garnish with fresh basil leaves for added freshness and aroma.
Step 5: Slice and Enjoy:
Transfer the air fryer tortilla pizza to a cutting board and let it cool for a minute. Slice it into wedges or squares using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife. Serve hot and savor the crispy tortilla crust, gooey cheese, and delightful combination of toppings.
TIPS AND VARIATIONS
- Tortilla Size: Adjust the tortilla size according to your air fryer basket capacity. If using a smaller air fryer, use a smaller tortilla or cut a larger tortilla into a size that fits comfortably in the basket.
- Custom Toppings: Get creative with your toppings! Add your favorite vegetables, herbs, or protein options to personalize your tortilla pizza. Just be mindful of the cooking time needed for specific ingredients to ensure they cook evenly.
- Sauce Variations: Experiment with different pizza sauces like marinara, pesto, or barbecue sauce for unique flavor profiles. You can also mix sauces together for a tasty twist.
- Cheese Options: Feel free to use your preferred cheese or vegan cheese alternatives if you follow a plant-based diet. Mozzarella, cheddar, feta, or a blend of cheeses work well for the toppings.
- Sides and Dips: Pair your air fryer tortilla pizza with a side salad, vegetable sticks, or a light dip like marinara sauce, ranch dressing, or garlic aioli for an enhanced dining experience.
- Preheat for Optimal Crispiness: Preheating the air fryer helps achieve a crispy crust. Make sure to follow the preheating instructions specific to your air fryer model.
HOW TO STORE THE 5-MINUTE AIR FRYER TORTILLA PIZZAS
Refrigeration: Once the pizza has cooled down, transfer any leftover slices or the entire pizza to an airtight container or wrap it tightly with plastic wrap. Place it in the refrigerator and consume within 2-3 days. Keep in mind that the texture of the tortilla crust may become slightly softer when refrigerated.
Note on Texture: It’s important to mention that the texture of the tortilla crust may not be as crispy after refrigeration or freezing as it was when freshly made. However, it will still be enjoyable and flavorful.
DIFFERENT FLAVOR VARIATIONS
1. Veggie Supreme Cheesy Pizza:
- Start with a base of tomato sauce or pesto sauce.
- Layer on a variety of colorful veggies such as bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes.
- Add a sprinkle of shredded cheese (mozzarella or a vegan alternative) to hold the toppings together.
- Season with your favorite herbs and spices like garlic powder, dried basil, and crushed red pepper flakes.
2. BBQ Chicken Pizza:
- Use bbq sauce as the base instead of traditional tomato sauce. Can also make a white pizza with alfredo sauce.
- Top with cooked shredded chicken (or a vegan alternative like shredded BBQ jackfruit).
- Add slices of red onion and diced bell peppers for a burst of flavor.
- Sprinkle with a blend of mozzarella and cheddar cheese (or a vegan cheese).
- Optional: Drizzle with additional barbecue sauce for extra tanginess.
3. Mediterranean Pizza:
- Spread a thin layer of hummus or tzatziki sauce on the tortilla.
- Top with chopped Kalamata olives, diced tomatoes, cucumber slices, and crumbled feta cheese (or a vegan alternative).
- Sprinkle with dried oregano, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a drizzle of olive oil.
- Optional: Add a handful of fresh spinach leaves or arugula for added freshness.
4. Spicy Pepperoni Pizza:
- Use a spicy pizza sauce or mix tomato sauce with a touch of hot sauce.
- Arrange mini pepperoni slices (or a vegan pepperoni alternative) evenly on the tortilla. Alternatively you can add ground beef if you’d prefer.
- Add sliced jalapeños or crushed red pepper flakes for an extra kick of heat.
More Air Fryer Recipes You May Like To Try
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- Easy Air Fryer Parmesan Truffle Fries
- Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Breast
- Easy Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Protein Bagels
- Easy Air Fryer Hamburgers (Quick And Juicy)
- 1 small flour tortilla
- 3 tbsp pizza sauce
- 1/4 cup shredded cheese
- 6 pepperoni slices
- salt + black pepper
- Preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees F for a few minutes while you prepare the pizza. Then air fry the tortilla crust for 5-7 minutes until it becomes crispy. You can spray the crust with olive oil spray if desired to get the crust extra crispy.
- Place the crispy flour tortilla on a clean surface or a cutting board. Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the tortilla, leaving a small border around the edges for the crust. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the sauce, ensuring it covers the entire surface. Add your choice of favorite toppings, arranging them evenly on top of the cheese.
- Carefully transfer the assembled tortilla pizza to the preheated air fryer basket. Cook for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted, bubbly, and the tortilla edges turn crispy and golden brown. Keep an eye on the pizza to prevent burning.
- Once the pizza is done, remove it from the air fryer using tongs or a spatula. Sprinkle italian seasoning and red pepper flakes (if desired) over the pizza for an extra burst of flavor.
- Transfer the air fryer tortilla pizza to a cutting board and let it cool for a minute. Slice it into wedges or squares using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife. Serve hot and savor the crispy tortilla crust, gooey cheese, and delightful combination of toppings.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 1355mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 14g
The nutrition information provided is calculated based on industry-standard software and should be used as a general guide only. The information may vary depending on ingredient substitutions, cooking techniques, and individual serving sizes. It is the responsibility of the reader to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of the nutritional information provided. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for personalized medical or nutritional advice.
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