Cooking with Carson: Mini Air Fryer Pizza Bites

Easy recipe with some delicious results



So simple that microwavable pizza bites will be left in the dust

CARSON HOLLAND, Evergreen columnist

Another week, another few hours on TikTok procrastinating from work and homework. Of course, most of my feed is now filled with food and recipes which always make me famished after watching. Many of those recipes are complicated with expensive ingredients that on my college budget, might have to wait for a bit. But in the midst of those, there are a few easy recipes!

Today is one such recipe, as all you need are a few ingredients and an air fryer and you come out with some delicious mini-pizza bites. Move aside microwave pizza bites, this easy DIY variety is more delicious and more filling.  

Not only is this recipe incredibly simple, but you can do it almost anywhere so long as you have an air fryer. Whether in the dorms, your apartment or your morning lecture you can make this tasty treat that is sure to turn some heads with the smell alone. 

If the recipe only tasted good and was simple I would still recommend it but the ingredients are also quite cheap for what is a great product. With simple but customizable ingredients it is like you are making a personal pizza, but one that you could fit into your hands or on the go.

None of the ingredients will break the bank and it is incredibly easy to increase or decrease the number of pizza bites with this recipe. Personally, I would keep making this recipe if my roommate was not getting tired of the smell of fresh baked biscuits and pepperoni. 

In the meantime, you can enjoy this recipe and treat yourself and your roommate to a delicious meal after a long day of procrastinating homework. 

Hope you enjoy it!


1 can of Pillsbury biscuits 

1 bag of pepperoni 

Mozzarella Cheese or cheese blend mix

2 tbsp melted butter

1 tsp dry parsley

1 tsp Parmesan

1 tsp of Italian seasoning

1 tsp of red pepper flakes


Cut your pepperoni into fourths

Gather all of your ingredients 

Mix melted butter, parsley, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes together

Preheat air fryer to 375°

Biscuit Time

Pop open your can of biscuits, laying out each individual one on a tray

Roll your biscuits to the size of your fist

Add a small spoonful of pizza sauce to the bottom of each biscuit

Add pepperoni and cheese

Grab each corner of the biscuit, rolling it into a ball

Air Fryer Preparation 

Brush the tops of each biscuit with melted butter mixture

Put biscuits in the air fryer, careful not to overcrowd

Cook at 375 until golden brown for around 10 minutes


If you recreate this recipe or any other recipe, use the hashtag #cookingwithcarson