Air Fryer Garlic Bread Pizza Recipe (With Texas Toast!)

Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make garlic bread pizza recipe that you can cook in your air fryer? Look no further! This air fryer garlic bread pizza recipe is the perfect combination of crispy garlic bread, gooey cheese, and flavorful toppings. I think you’ll love how quick and easy it is to make!

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Why Make Texas Toast Pizzas?

Look, sometimes you just need a lunch or dinner that is ultra quick. I usually try to make sure my recipes are from scratch, with no processed ingredients. But if we’re honest, that isn’t possible 100% of the time.

So this recipe is for one of “those days” when you don’t have the time or the energy to make a more complicated meal. It just calls for 4 main ingredients with minimal prep work.

If you don’t have texas toast (or just prefer not to use it) I have some options for that too, so make sure to keep reading!

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Here’s what you’ll need to make these easy garlic toast pizzas in the air fryer:

Texas Toast – You’ll need one box of texas toast that comes with 8 slices in it. Or, use a bigger box and only take the 8 out that you need.

Mozzarella cheese – You can’t make pizza without this! I recommend buying a block of mozzarella and grating it yourself as it will be fresher, but you can also use pre-bagged if that’s all you have on hand.

Pizza Sauce – I love using this recipe for homemade pizza sauce. However, it is on the thinner side. You can also use a jarred sauce if you’d rather.

Pepperoni or desired toppings – Two pepperoni per piece of toast works great if everyone in the family likes it! Or, you can use your favorite toppings, like veggies, sausage, etc.

Optional: parmesan cheese – This is optional, but I love adding a little freshly grated parmesan on top the mozzarella before air frying. It just adds a little extra flavor!

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Recipe Substitutions

There are a few ways you can adjust and customize this recipe to make it your own based on your preferences/what ingredients you have on hand.

  • No mozzarella cheese? You can also use other melting cheeses like provolone, monterey jack, or gouda. These may require more sophisticated of a palette, though. 😉
  • No jarred pizza sauce? In a pinch, you can make your own from a can of tomato sauce with italian spices.
  • No texas toast? These pizzas can easily be made with french bread, or rolls/buns. You can either make them with the cheese, sauce, and toppings as is, or you can add a garlic butter so they’re still “garlic bread pizzas.” If you want to do this, just mix up some softened butter, a little garlic powder, and some italian seasoning and spread it on the bread before adding everything else.
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How to Make Air Fryer Garlic Bread Pizza

When you’re ready to start your pizzas, here are the steps to take. Hopefully the photos and video are helpful!

Step 1: Spread on sauce and cheese

Spread out your pieces of texas toast and start topping them. Start with a spoonful of sauce, then add grated mozzarella on top.

Note: if using french bread, you would spread a little butter mixed with garlic & italian seasonings on before the sauce.

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Step 2: Add toppings

Add 2 slices of pepperoni, or whichever toppings you would like! If you’re using veggies that you want to be cooked through, you can par cook them in the microwave for a minute before adding to the pizza.

Step 3: Air Fry

Finally, place a few slices into your air fryer basket (as many as will fit, but don’t overcrowd). Cook them for 5-6 minutes or until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.

putting garlic toast pizza in air fryer

How to Serve Air Fryer Pizza Toast

There are lots of ways you can serve these air fryer pizzas! The first thing is to serve them as a quick lunch, with veggies or something simple on the side.

If you’re making these for dinner, you could serve it with sides like french fries, salad, or roasted veggies.

And finally, another way to serve this pizza is as an appetizer at a party! These are easy enough to make that they would make a great appetizer.

air fryer garlic bread pizza
air fryer garlic bread pizza

Air Fryer Garlic Bread Pizza Recipe (With Texas Toast!)

Enjoy a super easy lunch or dinner when you make this air fryer garlic bread pizza recipe! Quick, easy, and packed with flavor, this crispy and cheesy pizza toast is sure to impress. Try it now and indulge in a slice of heaven!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 box (8 slices) Texas Toast
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1.5 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 16 slices pepperoni
  • Optional: grated parmesan cheese
  • Optional: mushrooms, peppers, sausage, or any other desired pizza toppings


  • Set the air fryer to 385 degrees.
  • Add a spoonful of sauce to each slice of toast, then spread to the edges.
  • Top the pieces of toast with mozzarella cheese, and a sprinkle of parmesan if desired. Then add slices of pepperoni (and any other desired toppings).
  • Place in the preheated air fryer (however many will fit at once), and cook for 5-6 minutes, until the cheese gets a little golden and bubbly.
  • Serve and enjoy as a quick meal or a fun appetizer!



Use any pizza toppings you’d like—peppers, onions, mushrooms, sausage—you name it! If you want veggies to be cooked well, you can par-cook them by microwaving them in a bowl for about a minute before putting them on the pizza as toppings.
If you don’t have texas toast, you can use french bread or any bread you have on hand! You’ll just want to spread the bread with a little bit of butter/olive oil and then add either fresh garlic or garlic powder before adding cheese and toppings.
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This recipe quick and simple to make for lunch or dinner, and it is cooked in an air fryer with no added oil! I hope your family and friends enjoy this air fryer garlic bread pizza. Follow the step-by-step instructions and enjoy a slice of heaven in no time!

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