Air Fryer Pepperoni Pizza Buns

Mozzarella and pepperoni stuffed pizza balls cooked in the air fryer are a mouthwatering treat that combines the flavors of classic pizza in a convenient bite-sized form. These delectable morsels are perfect for snacking, appetizers, or even a fun twist on pizza night.

The recipe starts with soft, pillow-y balls of pizza dough. Each dough ball is filled with gooey mozzarella cheese and savory pepperoni slices from Chris Brothers. The combination of the melty cheese and the spicy pepperoni creates a burst of flavor with every bite.

Once assembled, the pizza balls are placed in the air fryer, which provides a quick and efficient cooking method. The air fryer’s hot circulating air ensures that the pizza balls become golden and crispy on the outside, while the cheese inside melts into a creamy and indulgent center.

Cooking these mozzarella and Chris Brothers pepperoni stuffed pizza balls in the air fryer offers several advantages. The air fryer requires little to no oil, making this a healthier alternative to traditional deep-fried snacks. Additionally, the air fryer’s compact size and quick cooking time make it a convenient option for busy households.

When these irresistible pizza balls are ready, they can be enjoyed as is or served with a side of warm marinara sauce for dipping. The combination of the cheesy, meaty filling and the crispy dough creates a delightful explosion of flavors and textures.

In conclusion, mozzarella and Chris Brothers pepperoni stuffed pizza balls cooked in the air fryer offer a convenient and delicious way to enjoy the flavors of pizza in bite-sized form. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply craving a tasty snack, these pizza balls are sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more.

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Air Fryer Pepperoni Pizza Buns recipe

Air Fryer Pepperoni Pizza Buns

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Makes


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  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon powdered Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 16 cubes mozzarella cheese
  • 18 slices of Chris Brothers pepperoni
  • 2 tablespoons melted garlic butter.
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce


  1. Place the flour into a bowl, add the yeast, olive oil, parmesan cheese, oregano, and basil. Add the warm water, (110°F is the ideal temperature) and mix with a fork until you have a shaggy dough. Roll out onto a floured surface and knead for 2 to 3 minutes. Place into a bowl that has been rubbed with olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 15 minutes.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 2-3 minutes, or until the dough is smooth.
  3. Divide the dough into six portions. Roll into 4-inch discs.
  4. Place three slices of pepperoni on each, topped with a cube of cheese. Form a ball around the filling, sealing well so that no cheese leaks out.
  5. Brush with melted garlic butter.
  6. Place into an air fryer that has been preheated to 400°F and air fry for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Heat the pizza sauce and serve on the side for dipping.

  • Category: Appetizers, entrees, what's for dinner recipes, recipes