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Air Fryer Pizza Hot Pockets

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Are you looking for a fun party appetizer? Well, these air fryer pizza hot pockets are just that! Packed full of pepperoni and sausage and served deliciously crisp right from the air fryer. You’ll love this fun appetizer!

Air Fryer Pizza Hot Pockets sliced on a cutting board.

Are you craving hot pockets?

Well, get ready because I’m giving you a delicious air fryer pizza hot pockets recipe!

They turn out crispy, crunchy, and full of pizza flavor.

I like to serve mine with a side of warmed pizza sauce to dip my hot pockets in.

I used a mix of sausage and pepperoni but you can play around with your favorite fillings to make these 100% perfect just for you.

Plus, because they are made in the air fryer they turn out perfectly crisp!

Air Fryer Pizza Hot Pockets in the air fryer.

What is an air fryer?

An air fryer is basically a tabletop convection oven.

It mimics the outcome of a deep fat fryer but without the use of oil. Hot hair is moved around via a fan that quickly and crisply cooks up the food.

The 2 most common air fryers you’ll see are basket style (that is what I have) or convection/toaster oven style.

There are pluses to both but I personally prefer my basket style.

What is the best air fryer to buy?

I prefer the basket-style air fryer as it’s a bit smaller and takes up less room than the toaster oven-style air fryer.

My biggest tip when it comes to air fryers is to make sure you pick a style that will work the most for your family and the amount of food you will be cooking.

My large basket-style air fryer can cook up to 12 wings, 2-4 servings of french fries, etc. which works well for my household.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Pizza Hot Pockets.

Can I add different fillings?

Yes, totally!

If you’re looking to add vegetables (mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, etc.) my recommendation is that you cook them first instead of adding them raw.

This is because they will give off a lot of moisture and can stop the hot pocket from crisping up.

More great filling ideas:

  • Ham and cheddar cheese
  • Leftover taco meat with shredded cheese
  • Bacon and ranch
  • Vegetable supreme with bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, and olives
  • Sausage and peppers
Sliced Air Fryer Pizza Hot Pockets on a serving board.

Where can I find puff pastry?

You can find puff pastry in most US grocery stores.

Typically it is found near the frozen desserts or frozen pie crust section of the grocery store.

It is usually sold in a box with 2 sheets of puff pastry.

The most common brand you see in my grocery store is Pepperidge Farm.

Air Fryer Pizza Hot Pockets on a board with dipping sauce.

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Air Fryer Pizza Hot Pockets

Air Fryer Pizza Hot Pockets

Yield: 6 hot pockets
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Are you looking for a fun party appetizer? Well, these air fryer pizza hot pockets are just that! Packed full of pepperoni and sausage and served deliciously crisp right from the air fryer. You’ll love this fun appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 1 box of two puff pastry sheets
  • 1 (8 ounce) jar pizza sauce
  • 1 (5 ounce) bag mini pepperoni slices
  • 1/2 cup cooked sausage crumbles
  • 1/4 cup fresh mozzarella pearls
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Set the puff pastry sheets laid out on a lightly floured cutting board and let thaw for about 10 minutes.
  2. Cut each puff pastry sheet lengthwise into 3 pieces, then cut horizontally down the middle to make 6 equal pieces per puff pastry sheet.
  3. Spread 2 tbsp of marinara sauce onto the center of 6 puff pastry sheets.
  4. Add a spoonful of mini pepperoni, mozzarella pearls, and sausage crumbles.
  5. Add the remaining pastry squares on top of the filling. Press the edges to seal with your finger, then use a fork and press down lightly around the edges.
  6. To the melted butter add minced garlic, basil, and sea salt. Whisk to combine.
  7. Brush the puff pastry with garlic butter. 
  8. Cook in the air fryer at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Flipping is optional, I found it to be unnecessary for these.
  9. Serve with remaining marinara sauce as a dip and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 376mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g

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Marsha

Sunday 13th of February 2022

Super fun and easy to make. We loved them!

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