Do you want to try pizza in a new way? Then try making English muffin pizza in the air fryer. It is increasingly popular choice among food enthusiasts due to its quick preparation time and delightful taste. It offers a distinctive and delicious taste, a balanced texture, and a pleasing crispiness.
Using an air fryer to cook English muffin pizzas enhances the flavors of the toppings and the English muffin itself. The air fryer’s cooking method results in a light and airy texture for the English muffin. The heat crisps up the exterior while keeping the interior soft and slightly chewy, providing a contrast in textures that is both enjoyable and unique.
How To make Air Fryer English Muffin Pizzas
Quick time is one of the most appealing aspects of English muffin pizza. It only takes 10 minutes including prep time. The high heat and rapid air circulation ensure the edges of the muffin become delightfully crispy, while the toppings and cheese acquire a satisfying golden-brown color.
4 English Muffins
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
4 ounces pepperoni (slices)
Step-1: Cut the English muffins from the center into two equal halves.
Step-2: Add one teaspoon of pizza sauce to each muffin, then add cheese and pepperoni on top.
Step-3: Place the muffins in a single layer in the air fryer basket and cook at 390 F for 4-6 minutes.
Step-4: That’s it, your hot and creamy English muffin pizzas are ready. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy.
Recipe Tips & Notes
1- I am using 4 muffins because it will be enough to make 8 muffin pizzas when you cut them into halves.
2- In this recipe, I have used Italian seasoning, you can use the seasoning of your choice as well.
3- If you don’t have pepperoni slices, you can dice pepperoni sticks as well.
My Favorite Topping Combination For English Muffin Pizza
I like to add olives, green peppers, jalapenos, caramelized onions, and small bacon pieces to my English muffin pizzas. You can also add fresh basil leaves and bell peppers as well. Many people also like to try some fruits as well. Overall, toppings are just extras that you can add and customize according to your choice.
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How To Reheat English Muffin pizzas?
In Air Fryer: Place English muffin pizzas in the air fryer and cook for 2-3 minutes at 360 F.
In oven: Before reheating, line them up on parchment paper or a baking sheet and put them in the oven for 2-4 minutes at 400 F.
In Microwave: You can also reheat them in the microwave. Just reheat them for 30-45 seconds.
How Do You Ensure The Perfect Crispiness For Your English Muffin Pizza In The Air Fryer?
For extra crispiness, cook English muffin pizzas in an alternative way. First cut the muffins in two halves and put them in the air fryer for 2 minutes at 400 F. After that take them out and top them with pizza sauce, cheese, and pepperoni and cook for another 2-3 minutes at 400 F.
What’s Your Go-To Cheese Selection For Your Air-Fried English Muffin Pizzas?
I like to use shredded mozzarella cheese with my English muffin pizzas. For the best results look for low-moisture mozzarella.
The stretching and melting characteristics of mozzarella are exceptional. The moisture content is exactly right for the crust to brown and bubble while baking without burning. You can also try cheddar cheese and provolone cheese as well. They both also melt well and are well suited for English muffin pizzas.
How Do You Add A Burst Of Flavor To Your English Muffin Pizzas With Seasonings Or Herbs?
I like to use Italian seasoning for added flavor. If you don’t want to use Italian seasoning, you can use a mix of herbs and spices as well. For homemade pizza seasoning, I would suggest trying a combination of dried oregano, dried basil, paprika, onion flakes, dried thyme, and garlic powder. You can adjust the quantity as per your taste.
- 4 English muffins
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 4 ounces pepperoni (slices)
- Italian Seasoning
- Cut the English muffins from the center into two equal halves.
- Add one teaspoon of pizza sauce to each muffin, then add cheese and pepperoni on top.
- Place the muffins in a single layer in an air fryer basket and cook at 390 F for 4-6 minutes.