Using the air crisper to cook a frozen pizza in the Ninja Foodi is simple and fun
I did a search for a Ninja Foodi recipe air crisp deep dish pizza and it had zero results. There are many appliances suitable for cooking a deep dish pizza but I thought an air fryer pizza would be a fun thing to cook.
One of the things I love about my instant pot is that it’s simple to use for specific foods. It’s super easy to find an instant pot recipe for just about anything but with a pizza I am looking to both cook and crisp the pizza just like ordering my favorite pizza takeout.
I don’t always think of deep dish pizza as the easiest home cooking dish. But the times I have made it from scratch it’s been relatively simple to make.
Pizza dough is rolled out thicker than normal for deep dish pizza. I like to follow a focaccia recipe or use a focaccia bread mix for the crust.
I love the taste of olive oil with focaccia bread and the way it mixes with pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese and any thin slices of meat added to the dish.
Normally when I cook a pizza it’s good practice to use a sheet of parchment paper underneath so it releases easily from the pan. I have found that air fryer recipes don’t often use parchment paper because often the air fryer basket is already non stick.
In a normal oven, this frozen pizza called for 10 minutes in the oven. I set the Foodi to air fry at 375F and used the crisping lid instead of the pressure cooker lid.
Although it would be fun to pressure cook a pizza I will stick to the plan.
The pizza was done in seven minutes.
I always love pizza really well done so I allow it to cook for another ninety seconds. It was p[erfectly cooked for my linking.
So there is no disputing that pizza made from scratch should taste better than frozen pizza. However sometimes you just don’t have the ambition to gather all the ingredients to make a pizza. So frozen pizza it is!
One thing remains the same though.
If you take a bite into a pizza fresh out of the air fryer or oven chances are you will burn the roof of your mouth.
I learned this the hard way when I recently made an Englsh Muffin and Bacon Sandwich in the air fryer.
One of the benefits of cooking something like a pizza in the air fryer is that you’re not using the oven, therefore you don’t need to heat up the kitchen. I especially appreciate this in the summer months or on warm evenings.
If you make something unique in the air fryer that you are really proud of, no matter how basic it may seem, I would be interested to learn how it turns out.
Leave me a comment as to what your favorite thing is to cook in the air fryer.