Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Pizza Sandwiches — Grilled cheese is classic comfort food that never goes out of style. But what if you could give it a fun and delicious makeover by turning it into a pizza? With an air fryer, you can easily create grilled cheese pizza sandwiches that are crispy and full of flavor. Keep reading to find out how!
Is there anything better than a pepperoni pizza? How about all of the same flavors inside a grilled cheese sandwich? Today, I kicked it up a notch and came up with this amazing play on a pepperoni pizza, I call it, Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Pizza Sandwiches.
If you love a pepperoni pizza and a grilled cheese sandwich, you will love these. Smothered cheese with pizza sauce and pepperoni slices all toasted up nicely with the help of the air fryer.
If you are looking for an easier and tastier way to make a grilled cheese sandwich, other than your skillet, this is my version. The bread gets amazingly toating and crisped to a golden brown.
If you are looking for some other Air Fryer Sandwich recipes, here are some of my favorites, AIR FRYER PATTY MELT, AIR FRYER TUNA MELT GRILLED CHEESE, and of course, the classical, AIR FRYER WEIGHT WATCHER GRILLED CHEESE.
How To Cook Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Pizza Sandwiches
The trick for this sandwich is that you use pizza sauce and spread it onto the bread, then you layer the mozzarella cheese and sliced pepperoni for the oh-so pepperoni pizza taste.
The ingredients you need to make this recipe:
There are only five ingredients needed for this sandwich, they are Bread, Butter, Mozzarella Cheese, Pizza Sauce, and Pepperoni.
How To Make Pizza Melts In The Air Fryer
Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F, air fryer setting. If your air fryer does not have a preheat button, just run it for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F, air fryer setting.
Spread the butter onto one side of each slice of bread.
Spread the pizza sauce over one slice of the bread, on the non-butter side.
Place the mozzarella cheese and pepperoni onto the other slice of bread. Place the slices of bread on top of each other to create a sandwich, butter side up.
Then, place the sandwiches in the air fryer for 6-8 minutes, at 350 degrees F, air fryer setting, flipping halfway.
CAN I ADD MEAT TO THE SANDWICH
Want to transform your grilled cheese into a grilled ham and cheese? Or you might want to use up some leftover turkey from the holidays. Go ahead and pile on any of your favorite meats for added flavor to your sandwich.
DOES GRILLED CHEESE STORE WELL
Unfortunately, no. You will find this sandwich is best served fresh and warm. Otherwise, your sandwich will lose the crispy texture you know and love from this sandwich.
I recommend making these when you want to eat them.
What Else Can I Put On Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Pizza Sandwiches
- Caramelized onions
- Ham, turkey, etc
- Sliced tomato
Feel free to add more layers of flavor to your grilled cheese sandwich. Get creative and enjoy a fun and delicious recipe for you to serve up to your family.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GRILLED CHEESE AND A MELT?
Grilled cheese and melts are very similar. The biggest difference is a melt tends to have other ingredients besides bread, mayo, and cheese. Melts tend to have items like tuna, other meats, etc.
What To Serve With Air Fryer Pizza Melts
- French Fries
- Fruit Salad
Do something simple or whip up your favorite side dish. Go ahead and make whatever sounds good. We tend to do simply like chips and a pickle, or soup.
TIPS FOR MAKING AN AIR FRIED GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH
- Make sure not to saturate bread with the mayo or toast up the way you want.
- If you are worried about the sandwich coming part, put a toothpick or two in the sandwich to secure it.
- You can use any bread you like, from Texas toast, whole wheat, honey oat, classic white, etc.
- Make sure not to overlap the bread, so you get an even cook.
- Also, use the cooking time as a guide. Depending on bread thickness, the time can cook fast or slower than in the recipe card.
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There is nothing better than a grilled cheese sandwich and a pepperoni pizza. What if you mix them up to come up with an Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Pizza Sandwiches. This will soon become one of your favorite meals in the air fryer.
- 4 slices bread
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 slices mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup pizza sauce
- 1/4 cup pepperoni sliced
Preheat the air fryer to 350 F.
Spread butter onto one side of each slice of bread.
Spread the pizza sauce onto one slice of bread on the non-butter side.
Place the mozzarella cheese and pepperoni onto the other slice of bread.
Place the slices of bread on top of each other to create a sandwich, butter side up.
Place the sandwich in the air fryer for 6-8 minutes or until bread has fully toasted.