Air fryer cheese toastie

Air fryer cheese toastie

A cheese toastie is the ultimate go-to when you’re hungry but in a rush. An air fryer toastie is perfectly cooked throughout, and our tips ensure it’ll be one of the best you’ve ever had. Air fryers don’t just replicate deep-frying – they can also roast, bake and, in the case of this recipe, replace the good old frying pan.

Air fryer cheese toastie

If you want another quick-fix air fryer classic, try our air fryer bacon for your next sarnie.

  • Serves icon Serves 1
  • Time icon Hands-on time 5 min, air frying time 7-10 min

A cheese toastie is the ultimate go-to when you’re hungry but in a rush. An air fryer toastie is perfectly cooked throughout, and our tips ensure it’ll be one of the best you’ve ever had. Air fryers don’t just replicate deep-frying – they can also roast, bake and, in the case of this recipe, replace the good old frying pan.

If you want another quick-fix air fryer classic, try our air fryer bacon for your next sarnie.

Nutrition: Per toastie

Calories
723kcals
Fat
58g (18g saturated)
Protein
16g
Carbohydrates
34g (3.8g sugars)
Fibre
2.1g
Salt
1.4g

Before you start

Preheat your air fryer to make sure it’s hot before you add anything.

Before you start

Preheat your air fryer to make sure it’s hot before you add anything.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 thick slices white bread
  • 40-60g cheddar and/or mozzarella, coarsely grated
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
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Method

  1. Heat the air fryer to 190°C. Spread the butter over both slices of bread, then top one slice with the grated cheese. Put the other piece of bread on top, butter-side down, then press it down with your hand to seal it together.
  2. Spread half the mayonnaise on the top of the sandwich. Put it in the hot air fryer, mayonnaise-side down, then quickly spread the remaining mayonnaise on the other piece of bread. Cook for 7-10 minutes (depending on how big your toastie is), turning halfway.

Nutrition

Calories
723kcals
Fat
58g (18g saturated)
Protein
16g
Carbohydrates
34g (3.8g sugars)
Fibre
2.1g
Salt
1.4g

delicious. tips

  1. Our top tips for the perfect air fryer cheese toastie:
    1. Butter on the inside adds richness, but mayonnaise is the ultimate toastie hack. It’s mostly oil, which helps with crisping up the bread, and the vinegar adds a little tang to cut through the richness. The egg, meanwhile, promotes a golden colour.
    2. Take the time to ensure the bread is properly spread with butter and mayonnaise – any parts untouched by either will dry out rather than turning golden and glistening.
    3. The amount of cheese you’ll need depends on the size of your bread. Always be generous rather than stingy with the amount – there’s nothing more disappointing than a bread-heavy toastie!
    4. We find a mix of cheddar and firm mozzarella to be the best toastie filler, but use whatever you like (just cheddar is fine).
    5. If you’re making more than one toastie, make sure your air fryer is big enough – you don’t want the toasties to be touching as they cook, otherwise the unexposed parts won’t crisp up.

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