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Air Fryer Texas Toast Pizza

This Air Fryer Texas Toast Pizza is an easy, budget recipe to get the flavor and fun of your favorite restaurant-style pizza! Check out our cooking tips and topping suggestions, too. 

With a box of frozen garlic bread Texas Toast, a jar of marinara, and shredded mozzarella, your air fryer does all the work for you in less than 10 minutes.

These are so easy and good you’ll be thrilled with how fast you can get an after-work “almost pizza” snack ready.

This is Texas toast pizza on a plate.

Tips for making Air Fryer Texas Toast Pizza

  • This kind of bread comes already buttered on both sides and seasoned with lots of garlic and herbs. This will really make the flavor pop and taste even more like restaurant-style pizza.
  • For a crispier “crust,” pop the frozen bread slices in the air fryer for three minutes before adding the sauce, cheese, and toppings.
  • At first, it will seem like it’s a lot of pizza sauce, and we tried less but the full ⅛ cup had a nice “this is pizza!” quality under the cheese and pepperoni. If your sauce is thin, I’d recommend just 2 tablespoons of sauce so it doesn’t make your bread soggy.
  • Since the surface area is somewhat small, keep in mind that too much cheese or pepperoni can soak through the bread and make it soggy.
  • You can also layer different types of cheese, such as cheddar, Parmesan, or goat cheese, so that the total amount of cheese per slice of toast is about ¼ cup max.
  • It doesn’t take long for slices of Texas Toast garlic bread to thaw, so don’t worry if it defrosts while you prepare your other ingredients. Just pre-toast your bread with nothing on it for three minutes before adding your sauce, cheese, and toppings.
This is Texas toast pizza on a plate.

Supplies to gather


  • Air Fryer
  • Spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoon
  • Spatula
  • Serving plate


  • Frozen Texas Toast Garlic Bread (cardboard boxes of these are found in the freezer bread/snacks section)
  • Pizza sauce (like Rao’s) or thick marinara (we used Kroger brand no-sugar basil marinara)
  • Shredded mozzarella (we love Tillamook and it melts really nicely)
  • Slices of pepperoni (for these photos, we used some leftover summer sausage from a box of Harry & David’s sent to us at Christmas because I forgot to buy pep. It was delish!)
This is Texas toast pizza on a plate.

Topping ideas for Air Fryer Texas Toast Pizza

The trick to keeping your flavorful garlic bread Texas Toast from getting overloaded and soggy is not to use too many greasy or wet toppings. We made this recipe again and swapped out the sausage for sliced meatballs and crumbled cooked bacon. What a hit!

Here are some toppings and measurements we recommend for one slice of Texas Toast garlic bread pizza.

  • 4 slices of summer sausage
  • 1 t cooked, crumbled bacon
  • 1 t cooked, crumbled breakfast sausage
  • 1 t grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 t sauteed onion and bell pepper, drained
  • Seasoning like any spice blend, shake of oregano, a few turns of pepper or garlic, or even a drizzle of hot honey

The bottom line

This recipe is for an original, gourmet version of air fryer Texas Toast Pizza that is perfect for appetizers, snacks, or lunch. The recipe is easy to follow, and the ingredients are simple to find. 

The recipe also includes tips for making the pizza toast even more delicious.

Air Fryer Texas Toast Pizza

Air Fryer Texas Toast Pizza

Yield: 1 Serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

With a box of frozen, seasoned Texas Toast, you can make this recipe for air fryer Texas Toast Pizza in less than 10 minutes!


  • 1 slice frozen Texas Toast garlic bread
  • 1/8 cup pizza sauce or thick marinara
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 slices pepperoni


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 350F.
  2. Spread the sauce evenly over the frozen slice of bread.
  3. Add the shredded mozzarella cheese evenly.
  4. Place four or five slices of pepperoni on top of the cheese.
  5. Additional toppings should be limited to about a tablespoon.
  6. Place the Texas toast slices in the air fryer basket.
  7. Air fry for 8 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Remove from the air fryer with a spatula and serve immediately.
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