Say hello to your new favorite breakfast idea with this Air Fryer Mexican Breakfast Pizza tart. It is so darn good, as in finger-licking and plate licking good! Seriously, words don’t do this edible masterpiece any justice!
On top of a rectangle of buttery puff pastry, there’s an assortment of toppings like Oaxaca cheese, chorizo, egg, green chiles, cilantro, avocado, sour cream, pickled jalapeno, and even more if you like.
You’ll enjoy this Mexican-inspired meal any time of the year, but perhaps you’ll remember this one when thinking about your next Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Are you ready to explore the ingredients needed for this air fryer Mexican Breakfast Pizza? There are just a few that you must have, like the puff pastry, egg, chorizo, and cheese. However, the toppings, on the other hand, are entirely customizable.
- Puff Pastry – Puff pastry forms the buttery, flaky, base for your breakfast pizza. You can find it in the freezer aisle of your grocery store. You will need to allow it to unthaw for about 40 minutes. Then roll it out and cut into quarters.
- Melty Cheese – We like Oaxaca cheese for it’s mild flavor and meltiness. But you can go for shredded Mexican cheese or even mozzarella if you have that on hand.
- Chorizo – Chorizo is a delicious, slightly spicy, crumbly Mexican sausage. You can find it in the breakfast meat section at most grocery store.
- Egg – We used large eggs for this recipe, but medium may work better here.
See the recipe card for quantities.
How to Make Air Fryer Breakfast Pizza
So, are you excited about waking up your taste buds with a fiesta of flavors. Now that we know what to include in this breakfast recipe, let’s talk about how to make it. The first step is to cook the the chorizo as per package instructions or the recipe card below. Then preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees.
First, sprinkle flour on your rolling pin and rolling surface. Then take the thawed puff pastry and roll it out to a 1/4 inch thickness using a rolling pin.
Next, cut the puff pastry into four equal pieces. Ours measured about 5″ x 5.5″ to 6″. Then create an edge by scoring a 1/2″ frame around inside the square as shown in the image above. Be careful not to a cut completely through the pastry dough.
Place the pastry rectangles in the air fryer for about 3 to 4 minutes. Then, using a fork, press down the center part of the rectangle. Then brush the edge with egg wash. Crack an egg into the center of the pastry, add cheese, and cooked chorizo.
Place the breakfast pizza in the air fryer for another three minutes.
Hint: Use a fork to press down the center part of the rectangle. Doing so will help prevent the toppings from falling off.
Friend, there are so many ways you can change up this recipe to fit your diet, budget, or other preferences.
- Meat – Change the meat. You don’t need to use chorizo if you don’t want to or don’t have it. Bacon, sausage links, sausage patties, or even leftover shredded beef will work.
- Spicy – Chorizo has a little bit of a kick, but you increase that heat level in several ways. Add pickled jalapenos, canned green chilies, or even hot sauce, for example.
- Sour Cream – Combat the heat with some cooling sour cream. How about some Mexican sour cream?
- Salsa – You can try homemade Pico de Gallo or your favorite jar of salsa.
- Cilantro – we love cilantro, but it’s less than appetizing for some people. If you love cilantro, chop it and sprinkle it liberally.
- Cheese Variations – Tasty pepper jack packs a kick, queso fresco (is crumbly like feta), queso blanco, and even Mexican shredded cheese.
The only piece of special equipment you’ll need for this recipe is an air fryer. We love our Instant Pot Vortex. It’s reliable, sleek (for an air fryer), and performs well over time.
These air fryer breakfast pizzas are so good you may want to make them for meal prep. You can make some in advance, then allow them to cool down, and finally place them in airtight containers. Use parchment paper to separate layers. Then store them in the fridge this way for up to four days.
To reheat, preheat the air fryer at 350 degrees. Place the leftovers in the air fryer basket for a few minutes until heated.
- Preheat the air fryer before adding your pizza.
- To prevent soggy crust, don’t overload the breakfast pizza with toppings.
- After the first round of placing the puff pastry in the air fryer, press the crust down some to prevent the toppings from spilling over the sides when you eat it.
To prevent the breakfast pizza from getting soggy, do the following: ensure the toppings are not too wet, cook at the right temp, and avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket.
For the best texture, you should air fry this recipe right before serving. But what you can do is prepare the components ahead of time, i.e., cook the chorizo, slice the cheese, and prep the toppings.
Sure! For the base, use low-carb tortilla or a low carb pizza crust using almond flour..
Other Quick Air Fryer Meals
Air Fryer Mexican Breakfast Pizza Recipe
- 1 Puff Pastry Sheet
- 4 Large Eggs
- 4 Oz Ground Chorizo
- 4 Oz Oaxaca Cheese Shredded
- Sliced Avocado
- Pickled Jalapenos
- Sour Cream
- Preheat a nonstick skillet for 2 minutes over medium heat. Cook the Chorizo for 6 to 8 minutes, crumbling with a spoon while cooking. Scoop the cooked chorizo on a plate lined with a paper towel to drain any excess oil.
- Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees.
- Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface lightly dusted with flour. Roll the pastry sheet into an 11×10-inch rectangle. Cut into 4 equal squares.
- Using a butter knife, score a border on each square.
- Spray the basket with cooking spray and cook 1 piece for 3 minutes.
- After the 3 minutes, lightly push down the center to help create a pocket. Add 1 egg, cheese, and chorizo. Cook for another 3 minutes.
- Continue until all pieces are cooked. Once done, top with the avocado, jalapeno, and sour cream. Enjoy!
- Since Oaxaca cheese is soft, you want to freeze it for about 20 minutes before shredding.
- Scoring the puff pastry will help create a pocket for the egg and toppings. But also prevents it from puffing up too high.
- You will have to cook this in batches.
- We don’t recommend storing these since it has an egg. You can make as much or as little as you need.