April 24, 2024


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Air Fryer Pizza Pockets – Just a Taste

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Pop open a can of store-bought biscuit dough for a 20-minute recipe for Air Fryer Pizza Pockets loaded with marinara sauce, cheese and all your favorite toppings.

A top down view of a white plate containing air fryer pizza pockets surrounded by bowls of Parmesan and marinara sauce

Pizza appears in many ways, shapes and forms around here, from pastas and soft pretzels to pull-apart breads and even cinnamon rolls (you need to see those to believe them!). But all it took was a recent recipe that instantly went viral to clue me in to the fact that biscuit dough + pizza toppings + an air fryer is a winning equation!

A wood cutting board containing biscuit dough rounds filled with marinara and pizza toppings

How Long to Cook Pizza Pockets In an Air Fryer

Once you’ve assembled your pizza pockets with your go-to fillings, it’s time for a quick egg wash and then a hearty sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese. This last step makes these extra, well… extra, but that crispy cheese on top is essential!

The cooking technique here comes down to not preheating the air fryer, as you want the gently rise in temperature to essentially bake the biscuits rather than fry them. So pop your pockets into the basket, crank your air fryer to 300°F and let the 10-minute countdown begin!

Four pizza pockets in an air fryer basket

More Canned Biscuit Dough Recipes

There’s not much canned biscuit dough can-not do (see what I did there?). If you’re looking to keep the savory train rolling, don’t miss my recipe for Everything Bagel Pull-Apart Bread, which features biscuit balls stuffed with cream cheese. I repeat: stuffed with cream cheese!

A plate containing pizza pockets surrounded by glasses of wine and small bowls of marinara and Parmesan cheese

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Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 10 mins

  • Separate the biscuits into 8 rounds on your work surface and then carefully divide each biscuit in half to form 16 rounds.

  • Arrange 8 rounds on your work surface. Add 2 teaspoons marinara sauce, 1 tablespoon shredded mozzarella cheese and any additional pizza toppings into the center of each round. 

  • Place a second round on top of your fillings, pressing around the edges. Using a fork, firmly crimp together the edges of the pizza pockets.

  • Brush the pizza pockets with the egg wash then sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

  • Arrange a portion of the pizza pockets in the air fryer basket. Set the temperature to 300°F and cook the pizza pockets until golden brown, about 10 minutes.

  • Remove the pizza pockets from the air fryer, let them cool slightly then serve. 


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