grilled cheese on air fryer

Air Fryer Pizza Grilled Cheese

We’re taking dinner up a notch with Air Fryer Pizza Grilled Cheese! This isn’t your average grilled cheese, it’s infused with all your favorite pizza ingredients!

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutes
Fat 45 Carbs 34 Protein 28
Yield 1 1x


  • 2 slices Italian or sourdough bread
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter, divided
  • 3 slices deli-sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 23 teaspoons pasta or pizza sauce
  • 9 slices pepperoni
  • ⅛ teaspoon Italian seasoning


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 280ºF. 
  2. Place bread on a plate or parchment paper for easy cleanup.  Butter one side of the bread and turn it over so the buttered side is down.  
  3. Place 2 slices of mozzarella cheese on top, then evenly spread 2-3 teaspoons sauce over cheese.  Add sliced pepperoni, then sprinkle with Italian seasoning.  Top with the remaining slice of cheese and slice of bread.  
  4. Butter the top of the sandwich and place it in the preheated air fryer.
  5. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully turn the sandwich over and cook another 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Remove and slice with a pizza cutter. Enjoy!

Tips & Notes

  • Make sure to place the sauce on top of the layer of cheese, not bread. This prevents the bread from getting soggy.
  • Sandwich is best served immediately but can be reheated in the air fryer at a low temperature (250) degrees or in the toaster oven on a reheat setting.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Calories: 558 Sugar: 3 Fat: 45 Carbohydrates: 34 Fiber: 2 Protein: 28
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: Main MealMethod: Air FryerCuisine: American

Keywords: air fryer grilled cheese, pizza grilled cheese