Air Fryer Cheese Toast- Easy and delicious!

If you are hungry and want a quick appetizer or snack for the evening, then this Air Fryer Cheese toast is the perfect recipe that you can make under 5 minutes.

Yes, it is THAT easy!

Everyone loves a nice crispy, cheesy toast with soups, a dip, or just a delicious treat to munch on, and with the air fryer, it gets so easy to make one!

I made an air fryer cheese toast using my air fryer in under 4 minutes, and you can do the same, as this recipe is so easy and quick to make.

This air fryer cheese toast is very similar to frozen Texas toast or even garlic bread, as it has the crispiness of a grilled cheese but the cheesy and creamy texture of a grilled cheese.

Why you will Love this easy Air fryer Cheese toast recipe

1. It is simple, easy, and does not take more than 5 minutes to make. It uses the most basic ingredients you can easily find in your kitchen.

2. It is a kid-friendly recipe; your kids will love it!

3. Make this a snack or appetizer, or even include it as a side to your soups or salads. The fact that they are so easy to make gives you all the more reason to try it!

4. You can easily customize this and add some toppings or pizza sauce before adding the cheese and making it a pizza toast. You can join two cheese toasts and add meat in between; you would have a mini grilled sandwich.

Ingredients to make Air Fryer Cheese Toast

1. Texas Toast Bread- You can use any bread here, but I prefer thick bread used in Texas toast. You can try this with the usual bread, too, but it doesn’t cook as well as the thicker breads inside the air fryer. Also, if your bread is too thin, you might want to hold it down using toothpicks.

2. Mayonnaise/Butter- You must apply mayo on one side to not burn the toast while cooking it in the air fryer. Just make sure to spread a thin layer of mayo, and you are good. You can use butter instead of mayo, but I felt I got consistent results and even cooked with the mayo.

Also, you need very little mayo for two slices of bread. I used half a tablespoon(probably even less that that) of mayo for two slices of bread.

3. Mozzarella Cheese- I have used mozzarella cheese for this recipe because I love to get it all brown and have that crispy, cheesy taste from the mozzarella. But you can use any cheese mix of your liking.

4. Sweet Chilli Sauce- You would see me coating my bread with sweet garlic chili sauce, which gives the cheese some moisture to stick onto and makes the toast incredibly delicious. If you have never had it, I highly recommend doing so!

How to make this recipe?

1. This recipe is easy to make. Take two slices of bread and lightly spread mayonnaise on one side.

2. Cook this side up at 200°C for 4 minutes until it looks like this.

3. Now, flip the bread in the air fryer and spread sweet chili garlic sauce and cheese on the other side of the bread.

4. Cook the toast in the Air Fryer at about 200°C for 4 minutes. If you do not want the cheese to brown and want to melt it on the other side, then cook it for 2-3 minutes instead of four minutes.

Enjoy your cheese toast!

How to avoid the cheese from flying around in the air fryer?

One of the ways to prevent the cheese from flying off the top of your cheese toast is to apply some butter on that side of the bread so the cheese will stick to the toast.

The air fryer heats up and cooks food by circulating hot air. So, there is a good chance for the cheese to fly around the air fryer basket.

Adding butter or a sauce on top of the toast helps the cheese to stick because of moisture, and cook it without the cheese flying around in the air fryer and creating a mess.

Can you add toppings to this air fryer cheese toast?

Yep. You can add toppings to the toast if you want some more flavor. To give it extra flavor, you can use garlic butter instead of plain soft butter on both sides of the toast.

Using sweet garlic chili sauce is optional, but you can try different sauces of your choice and even use marinara sauce or leftover creamy white pasta sauce on the toast.

Depending on your sauce and cheese combo, this adds so much flavor and will make this recipe unique.

How to serve Air Fryer Cheese tost?

One of the best ways to serve this air fryer cheese toast is with Pasta and soups. I love eating this with my vodka sauce pasta, and it tastes so delicious that I want everyone to try it with Pasta.

You can skip adding sauce to it when you have something as flavourful as Pasta or soups, or even a dip to go with this cheese toast.

However, if you are eating the cheese toast on its own, adding the sauce will give it a lot of flavor as a standalone appetizer.

Tips on getting the perfect Air fryer Cheese toast

1. Apply mayonnaise for better results than butter on one side for the perfect toast.

2. Even if you don’t apply mayonnaise, it is fine; ensure not to cook it for long, as that can burn the toast on the other side.

Many people claim it can get soggy if you don’t apply butter/mayo on the other side, but that doesn’t happen.

Don’t use parchment paper or foil that hinders the airflow; your toast will cook fine.

3. You can use a mix of different cheese to get different flavors and use a bit more cheese because if you use a few pieces, there are chances that it will fly around in the air fryer.

4. You need not preheat the air fryer to make this recipe. You can if you want to, but I never did.

5. Use thick bread slices; if you use thin bread slices, there are good chances of the bread flying around in the air fryer, so make sure to use the thicker bread slices.

Air Fryer Cheese Toast

Air Fryer Cheese Toast

If you love cheese toast, then this easy and simple air fryer cheese toast recipe will be your favourite. The ooey melted cheese, along with the tangy sauce and the golden crispy toast, is one of the best appetizers or side to your meals.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 1 Philips Air fryer


  • 2 Slices Bread
  • 1/2 tbsp Mayo
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Chilli Garlic Sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese


  • Take the bread slice and apply mayo on one side and cook it at 200°C for 4 minutes.
  • Flip it and apply sauce of your liking. You can replace the sauce with some butter or mayo, it is completely up to you. If you use fresh mozzarella, then you do not need any sauce, as the moisture from the mozzarella is enough.
  • Now layer the toast with some cheese and cook it in the air fryer at 200°C for 2-4 minutes.
  • Your Air fryer Cheese toast is ready.
    Air Fryer Cheese Toast


1. You can skip butter if you want and you would still get a great tasting cheese toast that is crispy on both sides.
2. You can add toppings on top of the cheese toast and instead of sweet chili garlic sauce, you can use pizza sauce to make mini pizza toast.
3. You can use any cheese mix of your liking, in this recipe, I have used mozzarella cheese. Feel free to experiment with other cheeses.
Keyword Air Fryer Cheese Toast

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