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Air Fryer English Muffin Pizzas

These air fryer English muffin pizzas are the perfect choice for a quick lunch or snack. This simple recipe turns simple pantry ingredients into delicious mini pizzas in minutes. Ideal for busy days or spontaneous cravings, these air-fried pizzas deliver crispy, cheesy goodness with minimal effort.

English muffin pizzas with pepperoni and red pepper.

English muffin pizzas are a great way to satisfy your pizza cravings without much work.  These mini pizzas are quick and easy to prepare and make an easy snack or meal. 

If you don’t have English muffins, you may enjoy a quick air fryer tortilla pizza or air-fried pizza bagels.

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Why we Love English Muffin Pizza

Air fryer English muffin pizza may become your favorite lunch, dinner, or quick snack.  These little personal pizzas only take a couple of minutes in the air fryer.  

Homemade pizza, while delicious, can be a lot of work. But when you use an English muffin as the crust, you can have tasty personal-sized pizzas in just a few minutes.

English muffins are a great pizza crust because the chewy texture of the muffin, along with the divots and holes in the bread, is perfect for holding all your favourite toppings. It has enough structure to not fall apart, and the bottom gets nice and toasty for a crispy crust . 

It’s a great way to use up English muffins that may have gone a little stale, as the pizza sauce will help soften them, and because you are toasting them, you won’t even notice if they are a bit past their prime.

You can add any of your favorite pizza toppings, and they make a great breakfast pizza when topped with egg, bacon or crumbled sausage. As a dinner, they are perfect for a busy weeknight because they are made with simple ingredients and you can use almost anything you have on hand to top them.

They are also fun to add to a pizza bar, along with tortillas, bagels, and a variety of sauces, toppings, and cheese so that everyone can make their own.

Pepperoni english muffin pizzas on a plate.

Ingredients & Substitutions

For a full list of ingredients and measurements, see the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

You only need a few simple ingredients to make homemade English muffin pizzas.

English Muffins – You can use any flavour variety you like. We used a plain white English muffins, but you can use whole wheat, sourdough, or any other variety you prefer.

Pizza sauce – We just used a store-bought jar of sauce. But you can make your own if you like, or use another variety of tomato sauce, such as store-bought marinara or other pasta sauce like pesto or alfredo.

Cheese – We kept things simple and used mozzarella cheese. But you can use cheddar cheese, marble, parmesan cheese, or a blend of cheese. While we recommend shredding your own for the best flavor and texture, you can use store-bought pre-shredded for this recipe if you like.

Toppings – Get as creative as you want. Keep it simple with pepperoni or ham, or load them up with all the veggies. It’s up to you. 

There really is no limit to how creative you can get with these tasty pizzas.  There are so many great options.

Some of our favorite toppings are: 

  • Cooked, crumbled bacon
  • Cooked, crumbled sausage
  • Ham
  • Diced bell peppers
  • Sliced olives
  • Diced onion
  • Sliced jalapeno
Six english muffin pizzas on a cutting board.

Step by Step Instructions

We love these English muffin pizzas because they are so simple, and there really is no right or wrong way to make them.

Begin by splitting the muffin, then spread each half with pizza sauce.

Add the cheese and toppings as desired.

Preheat the air fryer at 380°F for 5 minutes, then place the English muffin halves in a single layer in the air fryer basket. You should be able to fit 2-4 pizzas, depending on the size of your air fryer.

Four english muffins with red pepper, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese in an air fryer basket.

Place the basket in the air fryer, set it to 380°F and cook for 2-4 minutes until the bagels are hot and the cheese is melted, bubbly, and golden brown. The cooking time may vary depending on the size and type of air fryer you have.

Pro Tip – While we don’t always find preheating the air fryer necessary, for this recipe, we found that preheating the air fryer helped melt the cheese faster and prevent the air circulation from blowing the cheese or toppings off of the bagels. Therefore, we recommend not skipping this step. 

Cooked english muffin pizzas in an air fryer basket.

Storing Leftovers

You can store leftover pizzas in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 3 days.

You can also store these mini-pizzas in the freezer for several months.

Pepperoni english muffin pizzas on a plate.

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Pepperoni english muffin pizzas on a plate.

Easy Air Fried English Muffin Pizza

These air fryer english muffin pizzas are quick and easy. Top with your favorite sauce, cheese, and pizza topping for dinner in less than 10 mintues.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Deanna



  • 2 english muffins split
  • ¼ cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • toppings


  • Preheat the air fryer for 5 mintues at 380°F.
  • Begin by splitting the bagel, then spread each half with pizza sauce.
  • Add the cheese and toppings as desired.
  • Place the basket in the air fryer, set it to 380°F and cook for 2-4 minutes until the pizzas are hot and the cheese is melted and bubbly.


You can use any variety of sauce, cheese, and toppings you like. 


Estimated Nutrition Facts
Easy Air Fried English Muffin Pizza
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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