Easy Air Fryer Twisted Pepperoni Bread

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Air fryers are definitely a blessing in the kitchen. I personally think I would totally be lost without mine.

My boys are growing and in the EAT phase, and running the oven is just not the best thing in the world.

Since they are both athletes, they do eat carbs and some other fun foods.

I make Air Fryer Twisted Parmesan Bread quite often.

The ingredients are constantly changing based on their requests!

Here’s a plus with an air fryer: Teens can easily cook with an air fryer.

There’s no oil in an air fryer so it’s the perfect way to cook and still get crispy, well-cooked food.

One of my Casa Vento go-to recipes is easy air fryer twisted pepperoni bread. I am about to show you why it is in such high demand.

The ingredients are simple, and it’s fast to make. No oven is necessary. Just use your air fryer. Let’s cook.

Easy Air Fryer Twisted Pepperoni Bread

The air fryer is one of the best kitchen appliances you can own, next to the Instant Pot!

Braided garlic bread on wood board

First things first, you need an air fryer. You can choose any brand you want.

I have worked with a bunch of different brands and I always go back to the ones not with tiered traying, rather those that are a basket.

This is all personal choice.

Next, this recipe can be amped up all you want.

My boys are simple, meat, cheese, dough, so why make it harder than it has to be?

You know I am all about delicious and easy, so that is what I will share with you.

Make these as big or small, there is no right and no wrong way.

Just play with the recipe to adjust to your personal preferences.

Use my recipe as a springboard to create more fascinating versions of my recipe!

Don’t forget to add in veggies like onions, mushrooms and green peppers, they really kick this up a notch!

Twisted Pepperoni Bread

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Braided bread

Process for Twisted Pepperoni Bread

Since this is such an easy recipe to make, and the ingredients are readily available, it is a go-to in our home.

As far as spices go, choose what spices you like, basil, oregano, parsley, etc.

If you opt not to use Olive Oil, you may yield different results.

We always salt it with Garlic Salt, and you can skip this if you don’t like more salt.

I feel that if we skipped the salt, the bread would never be the same.

TIP for Twisting

Inside the twist, I keep the cheese minimal, so there is less spillover.

METHOD For Twisted Pepperoni Bread in the Air Fryer

Collage with raw braided bread at top and cooked braided bread at bottom

You will be working with the dough on a flat surface.

If you are worried about sticking dip your fingers in a bit of flour.

Do not take the dough out of the refrigerator until you are ready to work with it.

Make certain you have pre-heated the Air Fryer.

Don’t use too much flour on your work surface or you will dry out the dough.

Tucking and Rolling the Twisted Pepperoni Bread

One side of the dough you work with will have pepperoni, the other will not.

Conversely cheese in the other.

The key is to fill each dough strip with enough that it does not overload it, but not too little.

Tucking and rolling will be hard at first but as soon as you find your way, it’s a snap to do!

Make sure to crimp along the way and watch my video to see what I am talking about.

Bring the dough side by side and then form an ‘x’ that is your starting point.

Basically you are braiding the dough strips together.

Inside the Air Fryer Basket, I highly suggest using a pastry brush to apply olive oil.

Braided bread on wood board

Good luck and enjoy it! ~ Dana XO

Recipe for Air Fryer Twiste Parmesan Bread Here ⇓

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Easy Air Fryer Twisted Pepperoni Bread

Air fryers are definitely a blessing in the kitchen. I personally think I would totally be lost without mine.
My boys are growing and in the EAT phase, and running the oven is just not the best thing in the world. 
Teens can easily cook with an air fryer which gives me a new option and extra hands in the kitchen when cooking.
There's no oil in an air fryer so it's the perfect way to cook and still get crispy, well-cooked food. 
One of my Casa Vento go-to recipes is easy air fryer twisted pepperoni bread. I am about to show you why it is in such high demand.
The ingredients are simple, and it's fast to make. No oven is necessary. Just use your air fryer. Let's cook. 
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Course: Recipes
Cuisine: air fryer
Prep Time: 15minutes
Cook Time: 4minutes
Total Time: 19minutes
Servings: 8pieces
Author: dana vento

Ingredients

  • 13.8 Oz Can Refrigerated Pizza Dough
  • 20 Pieces of Pepperoni Sliced in Half
  • 3 Tsp Pizza Spice Basil, Oregano, Parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • Garlic Salt
  • 3 Tbsp. Mozzarella Cheese Shred

Instructions

  • On a flat surface unroll pizza dough.
  • Cut this in half, and then into 8 equal strips.  (each strip will be a braid)
  • On another flat surface, sprinkle flour and use a bit on your fingertips.
  • Transfer one strip of dough to your sprinkled surface.
  • Stretch width of dough, and then to one side add pepperoni halves and a light spice sprinkle.

Tucking and Rolling the Twisted Pepperoni Bread 

  • Now tuck and roll the width of the dough, pinching and crimping as you go.
  • When you are done, you will have one long strand of filled dough.
  • Repeat but this side will be cheese filled. No pepperoni on this side.
  • Take another strip of dough, transfer it to a lightly floured board and same to your fingertips.
  • Stretch the width of dough and then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
  • Tuck and roll the width of the dough, pinching and crimping as you go.
  • When you are done, you will have one long strand of filled dough.
  • Bring both pieces of filled dough side by side.
  • At one end begin to ‘x’ the dough and PINCH the ends together.
  • You will now braid the dough strips together.
  • Place into Air Fryer Basket and use a pastry brush to apply olive oil on the fry basket. (even if it is nonstick I suggest this.
  • Take the same pastry brush and olive oil and brush the braided dough.
  • Dust with Garlic Salt.
  • Program Air Fryer to 480° for 4 minutes.

Video

Notes

Once the twist comes out I always dust it with parmesan cheese. 
Some of the dusting melts into the warm bread and then I hit it again. 
Again, another option and it is however you like to have your taste.