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Air Fryer Pizza Bombs – A Crowd Favorite Snack or Appetizer Recipe

When I made these Air Fryer Pizza Bombs, my husband asked me to never make them again. However, it wasn’t because that he disliked them.

In fact, it was just the opposite! He literally couldn’t resist them and ate, what I will call, ‘more than enough’ to let me know that he LOVED them!

They are very similar to my Air Fryer Breakfast Bombs, which is one of my most popular recipes. However, instead of being filled with classic breakfast ingredients, they are made with pizza toppings instead.

Little balls of biscuit dough filled with marinara sauce, pepperoni and cheese. Then they are topped with a garlic buttery spread and cooked in the air fryer for a delicious snack or appetizer that everyone will love!

pizza bombs
Delicious and easy to make pizza bombs that can be served as an appetizer or snack recipe.

Air Fryer Pizza Bombs Recipe

INGREDIENTS

Can of biscuit dough, 8 full size biscuits
Marinara sauce
Pepperoni
Mozzarella or Colby Jack cubes
Unsalted butter
Garlic cloves
Salt and pepper to taste
Dried Italian seasoning

INSTRUCTIONS

The first step in making Air Fryer Pizza Bombs is to preheat the air fryer. Then line the air fryer basket with parchment paper and spray it with non-stick cooking spray.

If you do not have air fryer parchment paper that have vent holes in the bottom of it, simply make your own. Take a sharp knife or a pair of kitchen scissors to make small slits in the bottom of the parchment paper.

Then cut the paper to the size of your air fryer basket and set it aside.

Now open the tube of your biscuits and separate them into individual sections. Then using kitchen scissors or a sharp knife, cut each biscuit in half.

biscuit cut in two
Use kitchen shears or a sharp knife to cut the biscuit dough in half. Then roll the dough and press in a flat circle for a total of 16 thin biscuit rounds.

Roll The Dough

Working one at a time, roll each cut biscuit piece into a ball. Then press each ball into a flat circle with the palm of your hand.

Lift the biscuit dough off of the cutting board, or working surface and flip over. Then place 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon of marinara sauce in the center of each dough circle.

Be sure that you leave at least a 1/2 inch edge around the perimeter of the biscuit dough so that the ingredients do not come out when baked.

Next, top the sauce with 1 piece of pepperoni and 1 cube of cheese.

Fold The Dough

Then carefully bring the edges of the dough up and over the center of the ingredients and pinch together. Continue to bring all ends up and seal them, being sure to leave no gaps for the filling to leak out.

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Be sure to leave an edge on the dough so that your ingredients do not spill out when baked.

When the pizza bombs are formed, place them, seam side down, in the prepared air fryer basket. Set them aside while you make the sauce.

Make The Sauce

Make the sauce by combining the melted butter, garlic, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning in a small bowl and mix until well combined.

Then use a silicone pastry brush to liberally apply the butter mixture on the top and down the sides of each ball.

Next, place the air fryer basket in the air fryer and cook the pizza bombs for 15-20 minutes. Remove them from the oven once the dough has turned golden brown and the biscuits have cooked through.

*The cooking time will vary on the brand and type of the air fryer that you have. Begin to closely monitor them beginning at the 13 minute mark.

Once cooked, carefully remove them from the air fryer and let them sit for a couple of minutes before serving.

Serve warm with marinara sauce for dipping.

pastry brush garlic butter
Once the balls are formed and placed on surface of the air fryer basket, brush with a seasoned, garlic butter mixture for extra flavor.

Other Delicious Air Fryer Appetizers or Snack Recipes

If you are looking for other delicious air fryer recipes, be sure to check out my Air Fryer Recipe Category under the Recipes tab at the top of the page.

However, in the mean time, here are some of my favorite, easy to make appetizer and snack recipes that I cook in my Air Fryer Power 360 or Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker/Air Crisper.

*Don’t forget to download my Air Fryer Cheat Sheet Guide to help you adapt some of your favorite recipes so that they can be cooked in an air fryer too!

Enjoy! Mary

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Yield: 16 pizza bombs

Air Fryer Pizza Bombs Recipe

air fryer pizza bombs

All your favorite pizza toppings stuffed inside buttermilk biscuit dough and topped with a buttery, Italian sauce and cooked until golden brown. Serve with marinara sauce for a delicious snack or appetizer recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can of biscuit dough, 8 full biscuits
  • 8 teaspoons Marinara sauce, plus more for dipping
  • 16 slices pepperoni
  • 16 cheese cubes, Mozzarella or Colby Jack
  • 3 TBSP. unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F (177°C). Line the air fryer basket with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cut each biscuit in half. Then roll each cut piece into a ball and then press each ball into a flat circle with the palm of your hand.
  3. Place 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon marinara sauce in the center of each dough circle. Then top with 1 pepperoni, and 1 cube of cheese.
  4. Bring the edges up and over and pinch together. Continue to bring all ends up and seal them, being sure to leave no gaps for the filling to leak out. Place the balls, seam side down in the prepared air fryer basket.
  5. Combine the melted butter, garlic, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning in a small bowl and mix until well combined.
  6. Brush the butter mixture onto the top of each pizza bomb.
  7. Place in the air fryer and cook for 15-20 minutes, until the bombs have turned golden brown and the biscuits have cooked through.
  8. Serve warm with marinara sauce for dipping.

Notes

Recipe provided by Make Your Meals

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 pizza bomb

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 336mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g

Nutritional Information is to be used as a general guideline only . Nutritional calculations will vary from the types and brands of the products used.

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