Forget Delivery! Air Fryer Pizza Garlic Bread is Faster, Easier, & Tastier!

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Pizza night is a whole lot easier with this air fryer twist on garlic bread. Forget greasy takeout or making homemade pizza dough, and enjoy cheesy air fryer pizza garlic bread in minutes.

It is the perfect combination of tangy pizza sauce, gooey mozzarella, and spicy pepperoni, all baked on top of a crispy slice of garlic bread. With this simple recipe, you’ll have a delicious and family-friendly meal on the table in no time.

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 This recipe is not just tasty but versatile, too. It can be your new go-to appetizer, a satisfying main course, or even a fun side dish. Plus, it’s completely customizable. Pile on your favorite pizza toppings and enjoy.

In this post, I’ll show you how to make this pizza garlic bread step-by-step. I’ll also include my best tips and some fun serving ideas

Are you looking for more easy air fryer dinner recipes? Try air fryer chicken shawarma, air fryer Kung Pao shrimp, or air fryer Buffalo chicken taquitos.

🥘Ingredient Notes

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

  • French bread
  • Unsalted butter
  • Garlic powder
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni
Ingredients for making pizza on french bread, including mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce, garlic powder, pepperoni, unsalted butter, and a loaf of french bread, all labeled on a kitchen counter.

🥣How to Make Pizza Garlic Bread in the Air Fryer

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F. While it’s warming up, slice the French bread into one-inch pieces. Not too thick, not too thin, just right for maximum topping support.
  2. Melt the butter and mix in the garlic powder. Brush the garlic butter mixture on each slice. 
  3. Put the slices in the air fryer and cook for 5 minutes, and you’ll have delicious garlicky bread slices.
  4. Now, it is time to add the toppings. Leave the bread in the air fryer and add the toppings while still in the basket. Start with some pizza sauce, then blanket each slice with mozzarella and pepperoni.
  5. Air fry them for another 3 to 5 minutes until the cheese is bubbly.
Sliced baguette pieces on a wooden board with a silicone brush applying butter, viewed from above.
Brush the butter mixture on the bread.
Four slices of toasted bread on a black baking tray, set on a striped cloth on a marble surface.
Air fry for 5 minutes.
A baking tray with four bread slices topped with tomato sauce and shredded cheese, ready to be baked.
Top with sauce and cheese.
A tray of freshly made pepperoni and cheese mini baguette pizzas on a black tray, set on a marble countertop beside a striped napkin.
Add the pepperoni.

🍴Serving Ideas

You can serve versatile pizza garlic bread as an appetizer, a side dish, or a main dish. It’s a rockstar side dish to a steamy bowl of spaghetti or a hearty lasagna. It makes a great savory swap for your usual garlic bread with soup or salad.

Have you got a crowd? Stack these cheesy bread slices on a platter, sprinkle some fresh basil on top, and watch them disappear. They’re perfect for game day, movie night, or an after-school snack.

💭How to Store

If you have leftovers, storing these garlic bread pizza slices is simple. Wait for the bread to cool down, then tuck it into an airtight container. They’ll stay fresh in the fridge for up to three days, ready for your next snacking emergency.

When you’re ready to reheat, skip the microwave. Instead, pop them back into the air fryer or under the broiler for a few minutes to bring back that just-made crispiness.

Slices of french bread pizza topped with melted cheese, tomato slices, and herbs on a cooling rack.

Expert Tips: Perfecting Air Fryer Pizza Garlic Bread

Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

  • Don’t skip the preheat. Giving your air fryer time to warm up means your bread gets an even, golden toast.
  • Try to slice the bread evenly. You want uniformity so that it all cooks at the same rate. Aim for that Goldilocks thickness: too thick and it’s doughy, too thin that it crisps up too quickly. About one inch is your sweet spot.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket. Air circulation is key to achieving that all-around crispiness. Cook in batches if necessary.

📝Reader Questions

Can I use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder?

Absolutely! Mince it fine and mix it with your melted butter for a zesty kick.

My air fryer is small. Can I still make this recipe? 

Of course! Just work in batches to avoid overcrowding. It might take a bit longer, but good things come to those who wait.

Can I add different toppings to my garlic toast pizza?

Go wild! Think of your bread as a blank canvas for your favorite toppings. Remember to chop any additional toppings finely so they cook quickly and evenly.

How do I know when my pizza garlic bread is done? 

It is done when the cheese is melted and slightly golden and the edges of your bread are toasty.

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Pizza Garlic Bread

Published By Anne
Air fryer pizza garlic bread is perfect when you are craving pizza but short on time. Easy, versatile, and ready in minutes! Customize it with your favorite toppings.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings: 10
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  • 1 loaf French bread
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 cups pizza sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 cup pepperoni slices


  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F.
  • Cut the French bread into one-inch slices.
    1 loaf French bread
  • Melt the butter and mix in the garlic powder.
    ¼ cup butter, 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Brush the butter mixture over the top of each slice.
  • Place the slices in the air fryer basket or tray and bake for 5 minutes, until toasted.
  • Remove the basket from the air fryer and top with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni slices.
    2 cups pizza sauce, 2 cups mozzarella cheese, 1 cup pepperoni slices
  • Return the basket to the air fryer to cook for 3 to 5 minutes until the cheese on top melts.


  • If you want to use fresh garlic, mince it finely and mix it with your melted butter.
  • Don’t skip the preheating step. 
  • Try to slice the bread evenly. You want uniformity so that it all cooks at the same rate. Aim for 1-inch slices.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket. Cook in batches if you need to.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and red pepper flakes

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 829mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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Bruschetta with melted cheese and pepperoni on a wooden board, accompanied by salt and pepper shakers.

Hi, I’m Anne!

I love to cook and I want to share my recipes with you. I believe cooking should be approachable and fun, not a chore. I want to make simple recipes using everyday ingredients that you can make again and again, whether it is for a busy weeknight, a summer cookout or a special dessert. Read more...

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