Keto Air Fryer Classic Pizza uses the popular “Fathead” pizza dough recipe to make a delicious personal pan pizza in your Air Fryer. Although there are a number of steps in this recipe, once you make a few you will become a master pizza maker! You will have the perfect snack meal for yourself or your whole family. The Air Fryer keeps the crust firm and delicious. The cooking time is minimal. You can also use the same ingredients listed in Joanie’s recipe and make one large pizza in your oven.
However, this recipe is all about our “Air Fryer.” Joanie loves the new addition to her kitchen. I suspect we will be posting a lot of new recipes using this tool with Joanie’s Tasty Low Carb touch! Our Air Fryer has been given counter space in our kitchen, so we know it is a keeper! This has surprised me. Joanie usually loves to cook traditional stove-top recipes featuring sauces and special ingredients. But the “Air Fryer” is so handy and creates such delicious keto dishes!
We have made pizzas before using a cauliflower based crust. In fact, one our more popular posts is our Cauliflower Crust Pepperoni Pizza. We have also used a variation of the “Fathead Dough” when making our Chicken Bacon Ranch Flatbread. One of Joanie’s other variations on the “Fathead Dough” is where she substitutes Ricotta Cheese for the Cream Cheese and makes a delicious bread-like crust. Check out the recipes on our site using this crust recipe:
- Low Carb Cheesy Garlic Bread
- Keto Shrimp and Guacamole Appetizer
- Keto Crab Crostini with Avocado Tartar Sauce
Even our Chaffle Recipes contain the same basic ingredients as “Fathead Dough” except Joanie substitutes Cheddar for Mozzarella Cheese. The proportions may vary and sometimes Coconut Flour is better to absorb moisture. However, you get the idea that the “Fathead Dough” is the key ingredient.
We use the dough recipe often to make “Air Fryer Pizzas.” Once you have it down, you can make double and triple batches of the pizza crust and freeze them for other days. Simply take the completed crusts, cool on a cooling rack, separate them with parchment paper and freeze in a zip-lock bag. We usually thaw ours before using, but 2-3 minutes in a preheated 300 degree “Air Fryer” will work also.
Our Air Fryer Choice – Cosori 5.8 Quart Size
We did a lot of research before deciding on our Cosori Air Fryer. It has become a major gift item for the Holidays and we can see why. Quicker meal prep, ease of use, uniform results with measured cook times, no greasy splatters, and a lot of fun. This was a major step for Joanie, since she is so used to creating in her kitchen, blending ingredients, chef-style techniques for sauces, and using her stove top and Dutch Ovens. But, she really enjoys her Cosori Air Fryer and looks forward to preparing more Keto recipes.
We do suggest a 5.8 quart if you have a spot for the larger size. The Cosori has a more square-like basket and it just holds more than the round basket models. We like the digital pre-sets and the 1700 watts of power. The Cosori model we chose can also be controlled with a phone app over WiFi – it even responds to Alexa. You can find the model we recommend by clicking any of the Cosori Air Fryer links or pictures in this post.
Aside from the Air Fryer noted above, we find that the best way to make the perfect pan pizza is to use an Air Fryer Pizza Pan. So, our first tip is to invest $ 10 and order one today. Some people simply line the bottom of their Air Fryer with parchment paper (to cover the holes) and make an odd shaped, but delicious pizza. However, our 7 inch pizza pan of choice makes it so much easier to flip the “Fathead Dough” and to top the pizza before baking. It is a real advantage to be able to remove the pan from the bottom of your Air Fryer.
You can review and order these handy little pans by clicking the picture above or any Air Fryer Link. We have two and likely will add another as they can be used for other Air Fryer recipes.
The main tip we can offer is to wet your hands before forming the dough into the crust shape on top of your 7 inch parchment circle. The dough is a bit sticky to work with. If it is too moist you can always dust with a little almond flour. We form our crusts by hand and try to keep the dough a bit thicker on the outside of the circle. This will aid in rising and in will also keep your ingredients in the center of your pizza. Again, keep your hands moist when forming the crust.
We really recommend flipping the crust after 6 minutes. Use heat proof gloves, as the pan will be hot. You can discard the parchment paper to cook the second side. Even if you make fork holes in the crust before cooking, you may also have to press the crust down with the back of a spoon before cooking the second side. The recipe will make three crusts. We place them on a cooling rack while we cook the extra crusts. Then we top them, all at once. We top them directly in a pizza pan and then complete the final Air Fryer bake!
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Keto Air Fryer Classic Pizza – “Fathead Dough” and Fast Air Fryer Cooking
Keto Air Fryer Classic Pizza uses the popular “Fathead” dough to make a delicious personal pan pizza in your Air Fryer! Top with your favorites and enjoy a quick and tasty snack meal whenever you like! These are definitely Tasty Low Carb!
Keto Air Fryer Classic Pizza
- 2 tablespoons Butter (melted)
- 1 ½ teaspoons Garlic powder
- ½ cup Tomato sauce
- 3 teaspoons Basil (dried)
- ¾ cup Mozzarella cheese (grated)
- ¼ cup Cheddar cheese
- 6 pieces Pepperoni (quartered)
- 1 Sausage (par-boiled, no casings, quartered)
- 2 tablespoons Green pepper (diced)
- 2 tablespoons Onion (diced)
- 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (grated)
- Cut parchment paper into three equal circles 7 inches in diameter. Use the bottom of your personal pan pizza pan as a guide.
- In a medium bowl, microwave the shredded mozzarella and softened cream cheese for 40 seconds. Combine with a wooden spoon or spatula until fully incorporated. Microwave again for 15-20 seconds if too stiff.
- In a small bowl stir the almond flour, Xanthan Gum, and baking powder until combined. Add the beaten eggs and the dry ingredients to the medium bowl with the cheese mixture. Stir to incorporate throughly and then use your hands to form into a ball. (may need to wet hands to form).
- Dust a cutting board with a little almond flour and divide your dough ball into three equal parts. Use your hands to press each dough ball into a round 7 inch crust on top of each parchment paper. Place each crust and parchment paper into a lightly greased pizza pan.
- Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees. Cook each crust in their pan for 6 minutes. Remove from the air fryer, discard the parchment paper, and cook the other side for 5 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack.
- Place each crust in a pizza pan. Brush each crust with butter garlic mixture using a pastry brush.
- Top each with 1/3 of each ingredient until ready for the air fryer.
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees and cook each pizza for 5 minutes. You can open your Air fryer and check it along the way – do not burn. Sprinkle with parmesan and serve hot.
- All air fryers vary in terms of temperature and wattage. Experiment and adjust recipe times accordingly to match your air fryer.
- The nutrition calculation showing 8 g of carbs is for the entire 7 inch pizza (4 small cuts). Using different toppings will change the carb count.
- You can freeze the partially cooked crusts for up to two months. We suggest separating them with parchment paper and seal well in a zip lock bag before freezing. You should bring to room temperature before using. You can also place them back in your Air Fryer and heat for 2-3 minutes at 250-300 degrees to thaw.
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