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Easy Air Fryer Twisted Pepperoni Bread

dana vento
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. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Course Recipes
Cuisine air fryer
Servings 8 pieces


  • 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


  • 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.



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.