Air fryer Sandwich Melt- Tomato and cheese!

If you have never tried this air fryer sandwich melt with tomato and cheese, you are missing out! This is the easiest sandwich melt recipe, and I insist you make it at least once in your air fryer.

The famous combination of juicy tomatoes with the creamy goodness of melted cheese creates the best grilled air fryer tomato and cheese sandwich.

The crispiness of the bread when cooked in the air fryer takes this sandwich to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Not only is this recipe good, but it’s also super easy to make.

You can make this as an evening snack or appetizer. Serve these sandwich melts, cut in half at your next gathering. Whether you’re hosting a casual get-together with friends or want a snack after a long day, these sandwiches will steal the show.

But here’s the best part: it’s not just a favorite for adults.

This sandwich is a hit with the kids as well! Packed with wholesome ingredients like juicy tomatoes and gooey cheese, it’s a lunchbox favorite and a great way to sneak in some veggies without any fuss.

What you will like about this recipe

1. Classic Flavor Combination: The classic, timeless pairing of fresh tomatoes and creamy cheese in every bite, is a match made in food heaven.

2. Simple Ingredients: With just bread, cheese, and fresh tomatoes, this recipe is simple yet so delicious.

3. Customization: You can customize your sandwich with additional ingredients like herbs, spices, or protein to suit your mood and cravings.

4. Quick and Easy: You can make this sandwich in minutes with minimal prep time and few steps required.

5. Comfort Food Appeal: Indulge in a grilled cheese sandwich’s warm, melty goodness, providing cozy comfort with every bite.

6. Kid-Friendly: This sandwich is loved by kids of all ages, offering familiar flavors and melty cheese goodness. You can also sneak in a few more veggies in this if you want your kids to eat healthier.

7. Perfect for Any Time of Day: You can eat this sandwich for breakfast, in the noon, or at night, as an appetizer or meal, served hot or chilled and it’s always a delicious.


  • 2 slices of bread
  • Mayonnaise
  • Cheese slices
  • Fresh tomato slices

How to make an Air Fryer Sandwich Melt with Tomato and Cheese

1. Apply Mayo and Toast One Side: Spread some mayo on one side of 2 slices of bread so that they dont get dry and have a crispy exterior.Place the bread slices with the mayo side facing up in the air fryer basket.

2. Toast the Bread: Toast the bread slices for 2-3 minutes(dont toast for longer than this time as we will ccook further and we dont want the bread to go dry) at 200°C (390°F) until they develop a light golden crust.

3. Flip the Bread: Carefully flip the toasted bread slices using tongs or a spatula to expose the untoasted side.

4. Layer Cheese and Tomato: Place cheese slices and fresh tomato slices on top of one of the toasted bread slices, ensuring even coverage.

5. Assemble the Sandwich: Place the other slice of bread on top of the cheese and tomato slices to form a sandwich.

6. Adjust Air Fryer Temperature: Reduce the air fryer temperature to 170°C (340°F) for the final toasting.

7. Toast the Sandwich: Toast the assembled sandwich at 170°C (340°F) for 7-8 minutes until the cheese is well melted and the sandwich is golden brown.

8. Flip Halfway Through: Halfway through the cooking time, carefully flip the sandwich to ensure both sides are evenly toasted.

9. Check for Doneness: Once both sides get golden brown and the cheese is melts, remove the sandwich from the air fryer.

10. Serve and Enjoy: Allow the sandwich to cool slightly before serving. Slice if desired and enjoy your delicious tomato air fryer sandwich melt!

How to serve

1. Chicken Pesto Melt: Spread a generous layer of basil pesto on one side of sliced sourdough bread, then top it with slices of grilled or roasted chicken breast, sun-dried tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. Place another slice of bread on top to form a sandwich, then air fry it till the cheese is melts and the bread is golden brown and crispy.

2. Air fryer Turkey Melt with CranberryOn one side of sliced whole wheat bread, spread a dollop of cranberry sauce, followed by layers of sliced turkey breast, stuffing, and Swiss cheese. Create a sandwich with another slice of bread and air fry it until the cheese is gooey and the bread is toasted to perfection.

3. Tuna Melt with AvocadoMix canned tuna with mayonnaise, diced celery, and red onion, then spread it onto one side of sliced multigrain bread. Top it with slices of ripe avocado and cheddar cheese, then assemble the sandwich and air fry until the cheese is melted and the bread is crunchy.

4. Spinach and Artichoke Melt: Sauté sliced mushrooms with garlic and thyme until golden brown, then spread garlic aioli on one side of sliced Italian bread. Layer the cooked spinach, marinated artichoke hearts, and provolone cheese on top, then air fry until the bread is crispy.

5. Mushroom Swiss Melt: On one side of sliced rye bread, spread a layer of Dijon mustard, then top it with sautéed mushrooms and Swiss cheese. Air fry the sandwich until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted and deliciously crisp.

6. Buffalo Chicken Melt: Toss shredded cooked chicken in buffalo sauce, then spread ranch dressing on one side of sliced ciabatta bread. Layer the buffalo chicken, sliced celery, and blue cheese, then air fry until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown and crunchy.

7. Tomato Basil Pesto Melt: Spread basil pesto on one side of sliced Italian bread, then layer on slices of juicy tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and mozzarella cheese. Assemble the sandwich and air fry.

8. BBQ Pulled Pork Melt: Mix shredded cooked pork with barbecue sauce, then spread it onto one side of sliced brioche bread. Top it with caramelized onions and cheddar cheese, then create a sandwich and air fry until the bread is toasted to perfection.

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Air fryer Sandwich Melt- Tomato and cheese

If you love a nice air fryer sandwich melt, then you have to try this air fryer grilled tomato and cheese sandwich; it is probably one of the easiest and most delicious things that I have ever tried. The juicy tomatoes, creamy cheese, and crispy toasted bread give the perfect flavor and texture balance that hits the spot every time. Make these as an appetizer/snack or a side dish to your soup, and enjoy this quick, easy meal.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 person


  • 1 Philips Air fryer


  • 2 Slices Bread
  • 1 tbsp Mayo
  • 3-4 Slices Fresh Tomatoes
  • 1 Slice Cheese


  • Spread mayo on one side of 2 bread slices and place mayo side up in air fryer basket.
  • Toast bread for 2-3 minutes at 200°C (390°F) until lightly golden.
  • Flip bread slices to expose untoasted side.
  • Layer cheese and tomato on one slice. Assemble sandwich with other bread slice on top.
  • Reduce air fryer temperature to 170°C (340°F). Toast sandwich for 7-8 minutes until cheese melts and sandwich is golden brown.
  • Flip halfway through to ensure even toasting. Check for golden brown color and melted cheese.
    Air Fryer Sandwich Melt- Tomato and Cheese
  • Allow to cool slightly, slice if desired, and enjoy your tomato air fryer sandwich melt!
Keyword Air fryer grilled Tomato and Cheese Sandwich, Air Fryer Sandwich Melt

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