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air fryer toasted sandwich with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese
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5 from 31 votes

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese: Tomato Basil Mozzarella

Enjoy an air fryer grilled cheese sandwich that's stuffed with juicy tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella, then drizzled with balsamic sauce. An easy lunch or dinner toasted sandwich that comes out perfectly golden brown, crispy and delicious in just 7 minutes in the air fryer.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: easy recipes, flatbread, lunch, sandwich, tbm
Servings: 2
Calories: 601kcal
Author: Kristina Tipps



  • 2 naan slices
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 sliced tomatoes
  • 12 fresh basil leaves
  • oil, for spraying
  • 2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar or glaze (optional)


  • Cut the flatbread in half. Spray the outer sides lightly with oil spray or brush with olive oil.
  • Drizzle one or both sides the inner bread with balsamic if using. Layer with mozzarella cheese, tomato slices, basil leaves, and the remaining mozzarella cheese. Put the other slice on top.
  • Place in the air fryer basket. Set the air fryer to 400 degrees and the timer for 6 minutes. Flip at the halfway mark, carefully using a spatula and tongs. Flip with the spatula while holding together with the tongs.
  • When the time is up, check the sandwich and add an additional minute or two if you'd like it more golden brown.


Additional Cook Times
4 minutes: melted insides and a soft yet warm sandwich
6 minutes: slightly crisp sandwich just turning brown
8 minutes: crispy golden brown
Fridge: store for around 2 days wrapped in plastic or foil.
Freezer: wrap tightly in plastic and store in a freezer bag.
Reheating: defrost overnight in the fridge and then reheat in the air fryer or toaster for 4-5 minutes to regain crispiness.


Serving: 1oz | Calories: 601kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1375mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1051IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 752mg | Iron: 1mg