Ho ho ho! It’s time to get cooking in the kitchen and today we are making a delicious Christmas treat – Air Fryer Candy Cane Pizza! This festive twist on a classic pizza dish is sure to have your taste buds singing and your kitchen smelling like the North Pole!
Instead of pizza dough, we will use croissant dough, offering a lighter and flakier crust than traditional pizza.
Why you will love this recipe
You will love this Air Fryer Candy Cane Pizza because it makes a fun and easy way to bring a Christmas touch to pizza night.
Plus, this dish is super simple to make with just a few basic ingredients that you probably already have on hand.
Canned refrigerated croissant dough
Preheat your air fryer to 380°F.
Open the croissant dough and slice the triangles into two halves.
Line up all the triangles, on a parchment paper lined surface. Ensure that the triangle are overlapping one another and are about ½ inch apart.
Spoon the passata onto the center, followed by some mozzarella cheese and finally place a few slices of salami on top.
Close the dough by pressing the outer tip of the triangle together.
Brush the egg wash over each dough and lightly spray with some cooking oil.
Carefully place the candy cane pizza into your air fryer basket and cook for 6 minutes, turning carefully at 4 minutes.
Once done, remove from the air fryer and let cool for 3 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
– For an alternative option, you can use turkey or beef salami instead of the regular one.
– You can sprinkle some oregano or chili flakes for added flavor.
– If you don’t have an air fryer, you can also bake this candy cane pizza in preheated oven at 400°F for 10-12 minutes.
– Feel free to add some other toppings such as olives, mushrooms, bell peppers or whatever else you like!
– If you don’t have passata, tomato sauce or pizza sauce will work just as well.
– You can also use shredded cheddar cheese in place of mozzarella cheese.
– Sub out the salami with other meats like ham or pepperoni, if desired.
Q: What is the best way to store Air Fryer Candy Cane Pizza?
A: Once cooled, you can store Air Fryer Candy Cane Pizza in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. It can also be frozen for later use. Reheat it in your air fryer at 350°F for 3-4 minutes or until heated through.
Q: Can I make this pizza ahead of time?
A: Yes, you can assemble your pizzas up to a day ahead and keep them stored in the fridge before cooking them in your air fryer. Just brush with egg wash before adding to the basket and proceed with cooking instructions as normal.
Q: Can I make this pizza without an air fryer?
A: Absolutely! Just preheat your oven to 400°F, bake for 10-12 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.
Q: How can I make this pizza vegan?
A: To make this Air Fryer Candy Cane Pizza vegan, substitute the salami with vegan sausage or vegetables like mushrooms and peppers. Also be sure to use a dairy free cheese and egg wash alternative.
Q: What other toppings can I add to this pizza?
A: The possibilities are endless! Get creative by adding your favorite vegetables, herbs, nuts or even dried fruits for extra flavor. You can also switch up the meats with bacon, chicken or ground beef. Have fun creating your own unique treat!
Q: When should I serve this Air Fryer Candy Cane pizza?
A: Air Fryer Candy Cane Pizza makes a great Christmas appetizer or main dish. Serve it up at your next family gathering, or just as a festive weeknight meal! It’s sure to be a hit with all your guests and loved ones.
Q: Can I replace the croissant dough with a different type of dough?
A: Yes, you can use puff pastry or pizza dough instead of the croissant dough. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly depending on which type of dough you choose.
Q: Who should I serve this Air Fryer Candy Cane Pizza to?
A: This dish can be served to both adults and kids alike! Serve it up as an appetizer, snack or even dinner for a festive meal that everyone will enjoy!
Q: What sides go best with Air Fryer Candy Cane Pizza?
A: Fresh salads, roasted vegetables, garlic bread and mashed potatoes are all great side dishes that pair well with Air Fryer Candy Cane Pizza.
Q: What other variations can I try with this recipe?
A: You can switch up the toppings as desired, add some spices for extra flavor or even replace the croissant dough with puff pastry or pizza dough for a different texture. You could also try using different types of meats like bacon, chicken
Enjoy your delicious Air Fryer Candy Cane Pizza! It’s sure to become a tradition that everyone loves. Enjoy the sweet aroma of Christmas carols and the delightfully crispy crust with your family. Let us know how it turns out in the comments below! 🎄🍕❤️😋😃
Air Fryer Candy Cane Pizza
- 1 7.5 ounce Canned refrigerated croissant dough
- 6 tbsp Passata
- 6 tbsp Mozzarella
- 3 Salami
- 1 Egg (egg wash)
- Preheat your air fryer to 380°F.
- Open the croissant dough and slice the triangles into two halves.
- Line up all the triangles, on a parchment paper lined surface. Ensure that the triangle are overlapping one another and are about ½ inch apart.
- Spoon the passata onto the center, followed by some mozzarella cheese and finally place a few slices of salami on top.
- Close the dough by pressing the outer tip of the triangle together.
- Brush the egg wash over each dough and lightly spray with some cooking oil.
- Carefully place the candy cane pizza into your air fryer basket and cook for 6 minutes, turning carefully at 4 minutes.
- Once done, remove from the air fryer and let cool for 3 minutes before serving.
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