Red Baron Pizza Melt Air Fryer Recipe: Quick, Cheesy, and Tasty

If you’ve ever been torn between a sandwich and a personal pizza, then I have great news for you. The pizza melt is your answer!  It’s a sandwich that’s filled with your favorite pizza toppings. There’s no need to fire up the stove for this easy Red Baron Pizza Melt air fryer recipe.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Red Baron Pizza Melts are everything you love about a grilled cheese sandwich, with the addition of pizza toppings like pepperoni, supreme, or extra cheese.

Instead of letting it get all soggy and sad in the microwave (that crisping tray only helps so much), just pop your pizza melt in the air fryer instead! These pizza sandwiches cook directly from frozen with no defrosting required.

holding a red baron pizza melt sandwich up

Best of all, they’re ready to eat in under 10 minutes! This makes a Red Baron melt perfect for a snack or lunch, even when time is short.

What You’ll Need

red baron pizza melt next to packaging
  • Red Baron Pizza Melt, any flavor

Ingredient Tips and Notes

  • You can use any flavor of Red Baron Pizza Melt. I have pepperoni because that’s my favorite, but they make supreme, 4 cheese, and occasionally other flavors as well
  • The sandwiches contain sauce, cheese, and meat (unless you choose 4 cheese) so you don’t need anything additional. However, I do enjoy a nice side salad to round out my meal!

How to Cook a Red Baron Pizza Melt in an Air Fryer

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (or the closest setting your specific air fryer has)
  2. Remove the Pizza Melts from all packaging (discard the crisping tray as well)
remove red baron pizza melt from crisper tray
  1. Place the Pizza Melt halves into the preheated air fryer basket with the toppings facing up
red baron pizza melt in air fryer basket
  1. Cook on the air fry setting for 5 minutes at 375°F
  2. Pizza Melts are done when the internal temperature reaches 160°F. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes if needed, or for a deeper browning if preferred
  3. Remove both halves from the air fryer using a spatula
  4. Place one half on top of the other (toppings facing inward) to form a sandwich
  5. Slice in half if desired, and enjoy!
overhead view of red baron pepperoni pizza melt split open

What to Serve With Pizza Melt Sandwiches

  • Ranch dressing
  • Marinara sauce
  • Garlic sauce
  • Green salad
  • Celery sticks
  • Carrot sticks
  • Tomato soup
  • Garlic knots
  • Mozzarella sticks
  • French fries
  • Potato chips
  • Chicken wings

There are lots of great options for side dishes or dippers when it comes to what to serve with pizza melt sandwiches!

Try air fryer Red Baron Pizza Melts with crispy Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings, tasty Aldi Eggplant Fries in the Air Fryer, or these Ninja Air Fryer Potato Chips.

They’re also great with a dip in Air Fryer Roasted Tomato Soup, or my easy Microwave Garlic Butter Sauce.

Recipe FAQs

Can You Air Fry a Red Baron Pizza Melt?

Yes, you can air fry a Red Baron Pizza Melt. It will melt the cheese and toast the bread simultaneously.

It may be cooked directly from the freezer with no defrosting required.

How Long to Air Fry a Red Baron Pizza Melt?

A Red Baron Pizza melt should be air fried for about 6-8 minutes. The time will vary slightly based on your specific air fryer and desired level of browning.

Start with the lower end of the time range, then add additional time in 1-2 minute increments until desired level of browning is achieved.

What is a Pizza Melt?

A pizza melt is a frozen pizza sandwich, similar to a grilled cheese with pizza toppings. Two slices of bread form the exterior, while cheese, pizza sauce, and various toppings are packed inside.

The idea is to have toasted bread mimic your crust while the pizza toppings are inside. It’s a single serving handheld option that’s sized for a snack or lunch.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • Flipping is not required, as that would make you lose all your tasty toppings!
  • As pictured, my pepperoni Red Baron Pizza Melts were cooked for 5 minutes in a Ninja air fryer and verified by an instant read thermometer. Other flavors and other air fryers may vary slightly
  • It’s normal for some toppings to fly off during cooking due to the strong air in an air fryer. If this happens, just retrieve them from the basket at the end of cooking and put them back on!
red baron pizza melt sandwich cut in half and stacked on top of each other

Storage and Reheating

  • Pizza melts are best fresh, so I recommend only making as many servings as you’ll eat at a time. However, you can store leftovers in the refrigerator in a sandwich sized container, foil, plastic wrap, or bag for up to 4 days
  • Reheat refrigerated pizza melts in the air fryer at 350°F for 3-5 minutes until warmed through. Cut in half for best results

Other Air Fryer Pizza Recipes to Try

Final Thoughts

This Red Baron Pizza Melt air fryer recipe is the perfect way to prepare a lunch or snack that’s melty, crispy, and totally satisfying!

You’ll get perfectly crisped bread, melted cheese, and nicely browned toppings that are sure to satisfy in this hearty sandwich.

Best of all, they cook up in under 10 minutes so they’re quick and convenient. Since they’re frozen, it’s one of those great things to always have on hand for anytime you get a craving!

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Red Baron Pizza Melt Air Fryer Cooking Instructions

Red Baron Pizza Melts cook up crispy, melty, and delicious in under 10 minutes in your air fryer. These personal sized portions are perfect for a snack or lunch anytime.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 440 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Box Red Baron Pizza Melts, any flavor (5.34 – 5.98 oz depending on flavor)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (or the closest setting your specific air fryer has)
  • Remove the Pizza Melts from all packaging (discard the crisping tray as well)
    1 Box Red Baron Pizza Melts, any flavor
  • Place the Pizza Melt halves into the preheated air fryer basket with the toppings facing up
  • Cook on the air fry setting for 5 minutes at 375°F
  • Pizza Melts are done when the internal temperature reaches 160°F. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes if needed, or for a deeper browning if preferred
  • Remove both halves from the air fryer using a spatula or fork
  • Place one half on top of the other (toppings facing inward) to form a sandwich
  • Slice in half if desired, and enjoy!

Notes

  • You can use any flavor of Red Baron Pizza Melt. I have pepperoni because that’s my favorite, but they make supreme, 4 cheese, and occasionally other flavors as well
  • The sandwiches contain sauce, cheese, and meat (unless you choose 4 cheese) so you don’t need anything additional. However, I do enjoy a nice side salad to round out my meal!
  • Flipping is not required, as that would make you lose all your tasty toppings!
  • As pictured, my pepperoni Red Baron Pizza Melts were cooked for 5 minutes in a Ninja air fryer and verified by an instant read thermometer. Other flavors and other air fryers may vary slightly
  • It’s normal for some toppings to fly off during cooking due to the strong air in an air fryer. If this happens, just retrieve them from the basket at the end of cooking and put them back on before sandwiching!
  • Pizza melts are best fresh, so I recommend only making as many servings as you’ll eat at a time (one package is one serving). However, you can store leftovers in the refrigerator in a sandwich sized container, foil, plastic wrap, or bag for up to 4 days
  • Reheat refrigerated pizza melts in the air fryer at 350°F for 3-5 minutes until warmed through. Cut in half for best results
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on flavor of ingredients, any sauces or sides added, and quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 151gCalories: 440kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 18gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 920mgPotassium: 250mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gCalcium: 250mgIron: 3mg
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