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Air Fryer Tomato, Pesto & Fresh Mozzarella Grilled Cheese

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Air Fryer Tomato, Pesto & Fresh Mozzarella Grilled Cheese is an upscale twist on traditional grilled cheese as it combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, and sliced tomatoes for a grilled cheese sandwich that is bursting with so much flavor. 

Air Fryer Tomato, Pesto & Fresh Mozzarella Grilled Cheese

Air Fryer Grilled cheese is one of the best and easiest ways to make grilled cheese! You will love making this Air Fryer Tomato Pesto and fresh mozzarella grilled cheese right in your Air Fryer. This sandwich is fail-proof as it toasts your bread to perfection while leaving the cheese gooey in the middle. This sandwich is the perfect combination of flavors that are out of this world! 

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How to make Air Fryer Tomato, Pesto & Fresh Mozzarella Grilled Cheese 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 F.
  • Spread butter onto one side of each slice of bread. 
  • Spread one tablespoon of pesto across the top surface of the bread. 
  • Then top with fresh mozzarella cheese & tomatoes.
  • Place a slice of bread on top, butter side up.
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  • Place the sandwich in the air fryer for 6-8 minutes or until the cheese has fully melted. 
  • Serve & enjoy. 
Air Fryer Tomato, Pesto & Fresh Mozzarella Grilled Cheese

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Add a little more flavor by adding basil and drizzling balsamic vinegar. It will be like having Caprese salad in every bite. 
  • You want to make sure that you use fresh mozzarella. There is a huge difference in flavor. If you have never had fresh mozzarella you are in for a real treat with the sandwich. 
  • You can use store-bought pesto or make a small batch of  homemade Pesto. You will love the flavor of the fresh pesto you can make in minutes. 
  • With limited ingredients, you want to make sure you use the very best ingredients. For your tomatoes choose vine ripe tomatoes. These have the most amount of flavor. 
  • Swap out the cheese! Try using cheddar, pepper jack, or another flavor of cheese to change out the flavor. 
Air Fryer Tomato, Pesto & Fresh Mozzarella Grilled Cheese

Storage

I highly recommend making this sandwich fresh that way it stays crispy and the cheese is incredibly gooey. 

What kind of bread should I use?

With this sandwich, the sky’s the limit with your bread options. You can use traditional white or whole wheat. You can even try some delicious homemade bread.

What can I serve with this?

Pair this sandwich with a delicious bowl of tomato soup. You won’t regret this perfect combination. 

You can also pair with some potato chips or a side salad. 

Air Fryer Tomato, Pesto & Fresh Mozzarella Grilled Cheese

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Air Fryer Tomato, Pesto & Fresh Mozzarella Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Air Fryer Tomato, Pesto & Fresh Mozzarella Grilled Cheese is an upscale twist on traditional grilled cheese as it combines fresh mozzarella, pesto, and sliced tomatoes for a grilled cheese sandwich that is bursting with so much flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 Slices of Bread
  • Butter
  • Sliced Fresh Mozzarella
  • Pesto
  • Sliced Tomatoes

Instructions

    1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 F.
    2. Spread butter onto one side of each slice of bread. 
    3. Spread one tablespoon of pesto across the top surface of the bread. 
    4. Then top with fresh mozzarella cheese & tomatoes.
    5. Place a slice of bread on top, butter side up.
    6. Place the sandwich in the air fryer for 6-8 minutes or until the cheese has fully melted. 
    7. Serve & enjoy.

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