How to Reheat Pizza in Air Fryer

Hi. My name is Michelle, and I am an air fryer addict. Oh, that’s not what we’re here for today? Oops! I’ll save that for another time, I guess.

No, today we’re here to talk about how to reheat pizza in the air fryer. Otherwise known as the single best way to reheat pizza on planet Earth. With just a few minutes in the air fryer at 350F, pizza comes out perfectly crisp, ooey-gooey, and ready to rock. It’s the best.

For air fryer fans out there (and those that are still on the fence), you’re going to want to read this post. I’m sharing the absolute best way to reheat pizza in an air fryer – and more importantly, why.

I don’t want to waste another second. Let’s dive into air-fried pizza!

How to Reheat Pizza in Air Fryer

Reheating pizza in the air fryer is so simple, everyone. No, seriously. It’s the easiest thing in the world, and it has the absolute best results. You will never use the microwave (soggy) or oven (takes too long) again. Here’s how to do it.

Line the Air Fryer

Start by lining the inside of the air fryer. Yes, it’s necessary. I have the NuWave Brio 6-Quart Air Fryer, and let’s just say, if you forget to line the basket, you’ll have cheese where cheese doesn’t belong. Line it with foil and pop a few holes to allow the bottom to get crispy.

Optional: Preheat the Air Fryer

Me? I never preheat my air fryer. I just toss my ingredients in and turn them on. But some people are firm believers in preheating their air fryers. Are you one of them? Then go ahead, pizza lover. Preheat your air fryer to 350F.

Place Slices of Pizza in a Single Layer

Now, if you have a basket-style air fryer like mine, you will need to limit yourself to one to two pieces at a time. If you have more of a toaster-oven style, you can fit more pieces. The goal is to make sure that the pieces are in a single layer for the best results.

Heat It Up!

Suppose your air fryer is already preheated; great! If not, great! I personally don’t think it matters. It’s not like a regular oven that needs to be preheated (for what seems to be hours and hours – am I right?)

Turn the heat to 350F. Thin pizza should be ready in as little as three minutes. Regular pizza should take around six minutes. The thick, deep-dish style might need a few extra minutes.

Keep in mind that with the extra time thick crust pizza needs, the toppings might get a little *too* crispy for your liking. If you’re worried about excessively crisp toppings, simply remove them before reheating and place them back on top halfway through the reheating process. Win!

The best thing to do is check your slices every three minutes. That way, you are well aware of how crispy your pizza is getting. Everyone has their own level of crispiness they enjoy. Myself, I love ultra-crispy pizza, so I might leave mine in longer than the average pizza stan.

Enjoy Reheated Pizza Like No Other

When your pizza has reached your desired level of doneness, take it out and let it cool down for a few minutes (if you can). You can always pull a Michelle (me) and eat the pizza while it’s cooling and completely burn your tongue and subsequently your belly. Worth it?

Why the Air Fryer?

If you’re on the verge of buying an air fryer but haven’t yet, I’m going to tell you right now: do it. Even if you only buy it to reheat your pizza, I totally recommend splurging. The holidays are coming up – why not tell a friend or family member you need one? Wink, wink!

But on a more serious note, here are three big reasons why you need an air fryer to reheat your pizza:

  • The microwave makes pizza soggy. Ew. I can’t stand microwaved pizza, especially after reheating it in my air fryer. It’s repulsive! There is nothing crispy and fresh about a soggy microwaved pizza. No, thanks.
  • The oven takes too long. Waiting for the oven to preheat is literal torture. I avoid my oven as best as I can (unless I’m baking, of course). For reheating purposes, spending upwards of a half-hour is just ridiculous for a single slice of pizza.
  • It tastes amazing. When you use the air fryer, reheated pizza gets a new lease on life. It really does taste like it’s fresh again, which is awesome. The flavor and texture are undeniable. Once you try it, you won’t go back to any other way of reheating!


Now you know how to successfully bring your reheated pizza back to life in the air fryer. But if you still have some pondering thoughts about the topic, no worries. I have found some frequently asked questions and answered them for you. 

What is the best way to heat up leftover pizza?

Hands down, air fryer. There simply is no other way. If you haven’t splurged and bought one yet, do so today. Not only is it reheated pizza’s best friend, but there are plenty of other delicious air fryer recipes you don’t want to miss out on.

How do you reheat in an air fryer?

Pizza isn’t the only thing you can reheat in an air fryer. Whatever you’re reheating, it’s going to take about three to five minutes, depending on what you’re placing in the air fryer. The temp should be anywhere from 350F to 400F. 

How do you reheat pizza without it getting soggy?

Honestly, the air fryer. But if you don’t have one (yet), you can always opt for placing a glass of water in the microwave with your pizza while reheating. Using the broil option on the oven can also render crispy pizza.

Can you put a frozen pizza in an air fryer?

Yes, you can! You will use the same process as mentioned above. However, you will want to add some extra cook time, of course. I would check at ten minutes and then every three minutes after that. (Frozen pizza in the air fryer is a HUGE hit!)

Can I put foil in an air fryer?

Yup, you sure can. You can also use parchment paper if you fancy that as your liner instead.

Final Words

Reheating pizza in an air fryer is a winner all around. It’s quick and easy and renders fabulously crispy and delicious results, making “old” pizza taste new again!

Do you reheat your pizza in the air fryer? Did I miss any important tips? Share below!

About Michelle
I have been a lover of sweets since day one. This led me on a self-taught baking journey starting at the age of 13. It's been over 10 years since the start of my baking adventures, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. Now, people rave about my delectable treats, whether it’s a chocolate cake or a strawberry crepe.

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