Enjoy a fun pizza night any night of the week with this easy homemade air fryer bagel pizza recipe. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a simple snack, these mini pizzas are sure to delight the whole family.

Homemade pizza bagels has become one of my kids favorites, and also an easy meal with very short cooking time and few simple steps the kids love to help with.

Why Air Fryer Bagel Pizza Recipe?

Air fryer pizza bagels are a great way to whip up delicious pizzas with perfect texture and cheesy goodness in just minutes. Using an air fryer ensures a crispy crust and evenly melted cheese, all while using less energy than an oven.

PRO TIPS for the Best Air Fryer Bagel Pizza Recipe

  • Preheat your air fryer to ensure a crispy base on the bagel halves.
  • Arrange bagel halves in a single layer in the air fryer basket to promote even cooking.
  • Use mini bagels for bite-sized fun or standard bagels for a heartier meal.
  • Parchment paper can prevent the cheese from sticking to the air fryer basket.


  • Mini Bagels: Serve as the perfect crispy base for these easy pizzas. I love using plain bagels.
  • Pizza Sauce: Adds rich tomato flavor; marinara sauce or tomato sauce can be used for a zesty twist.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: Melts beautifully, creating that stretchy, cheesy layer we all love.
  • Mini Pepperoni: Adds a spicy, meaty bite to each mini pizza.
  • Italian Seasoning: Enhances the overall flavor with herbaceous notes.
  • Garlic Powder: Brings a subtle warmth and depth to the pizza.
  • Olive Oil: Helps crisp the bagel edges while adding a slight richness.
  • Fresh Basil: Provides a fresh, aromatic finish to the pizzas.
  • Add any other pizza seasoning of your choice.

How to make Homemade Air Fryer Bagel Pizza 

Prepare Ingredients:

  • Cut mini bagels in half and brush the cut sides with olive oil.
  • Spread a tablespoon of pizza sauce on each half of the bagel.
  • Sprinkle each with garlic powder and Italian seasoning to taste.

Assemble the Bagel Pizzas:

  • Top each bagel half with a generous amount of mozzarella cheese.
  • Add mini pepperoni and any other favorite toppings.
  • Garnish with a few basil leaves for freshness.

Air Frying:

  • Preheat the air fryer to 360°F.
  • Place bagel pizzas in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the edges are golden brown.


These bagel pizzas are a delicious snack that can be adjusted to fit dietary needs. Using simple ingredients allows for control over calories and nutrients.

Storing Leftovers Air Fryer Bagel Pizza

Store leftover pizza bagels in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes for best results. The best thing is that there usually aren’t many leftovers from the easy pizza bagels.

Alternative Cooking Methods

While you can bake these in a conventional oven, the air fryer offers a quicker, energy-efficient method that doesn’t heat up your kitchen.

Easy Homemade Air Fryer Bagel Pizza Recipe

Homemade Air Fryer Bagel Pizza Recipe

Discover how to make delicious and easy homemade air fryer bagel pizzas with this quick recipe. Perfect for a fun pizza night or a quick snack, these mini pizzas cook up crispy and cheesy in minutes!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2


  • Air fryer
  • Sharp knife


  • 4 Mini Bagels
  • 8 Tsp Pizza Sauce
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 cup Mini Pepperoni
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Olive Oil


  • Cut mini bagels in half and brush the cut sides with olive oil.
  • Spread a tablespoon of pizza sauce on each bagel half.
  • Sprinkle each with garlic powder and Italian seasoning to taste.
  • Top each bagel half with a generous amount of mozzarella cheese.
  • Add mini pepperoni and any other favorite toppings.
  • Garnish with a few basil leaves for freshness.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 360°F.
  • Place bagel pizzas in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the edges are golden brown.
Keyword Homemade Pizza


  • Can I make these ahead of time? Yes, assemble ahead and store in the refrigerator before cooking.
  • Can I use any bagel? Yes, though plain or savory flavors work best.

Serving SuggestionsServe these air fryer bagel pizzas with a side salad for a complete meal or alone for a satisfying snack. They’re versatile and perfect for gatherings or a quick family dinner.

This easy recipe is not only a fun way to enjoy pizza but also a great meal (school snack, side dish, easy snack) solution for any day of the week. Enjoy making your homemade bagel pizza in the air fryer and experiment with different toppings to keep things exciting!

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I am Seun, and I love to share my first-hand experience using multiple air fryers. Stick around for yummy delicacies made from the air fryer and many amazing tips on using your newfound Kitchen appliance – the air fryer!

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