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Air Fryer Caprese Grilled Cheese

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich Air Fried

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One of my favorite appetizers is the indulgent Caprese Salad. Loaded with fresh mozzarella rounds, juicy tomatoes, sweet basil, and drizzled balsamic, it’s not difficult to tell why it’s such a popular choice at restaurants all over the world. But what if you could take the ingredients to this popular salad and sandwich it between two slices of buttered bread? We, here at air frying, did just that. If you love gourmet grilled cheese, then our air fryer Caprese Grilled Cheese sandwich is a must.

Like our other gourmet sandwiches, always choose your ingredients with care. For this savory culinary creation, we recommend all fresh ingredients. When whole milk Mozzarella combines with fresh basil, vine-ripe tomatoes, and a drizzle of your favorite variety of balsamic vinegar, you get a garden-fresh sandwich that will please most any crowd.

For the bread, there are several options that will be delicious. Focaccia and ciabatta are my two favorites, but I have found that a good Italian Herb loaf works best for grilling in the air fryer.

Whatever bread you choose, this delicious sandwich is the perfect mate for a steaming bowl of tomato-basil soup.

Other wonderful grilled cheese sandwiches:

Caprese Grilled Cheese Air Fried
Prep Time
4 mins
Cook Time
4 mins
Total Time
8 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air fried caprese grilled cheese
Servings: 1 person
  • 2 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 1 or 2 slices tomato
  • 2 leaves basil
  • 2 slices bread
  • drizzle high-quality balsamic vinegar (optional)
  • 2 tsp no-salt butter
  1. Butter one side of each slice of bread.

  2. Add cheese, tomato slices and basil on the unbuttered side of one slice of bread. Drizzle lightly with balsamic vinegar.

  3. Place second slice on top with buttered side out.

  4. Place in air fryer and cook at 400º F for 2 minutes

  5. Flip sandwich and cook at 400º F for another 2 minutes

  6. Plate and enjoy!

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  1. 1

    How do you keep the bread from blowing all around in the basket, I tried to make this and the top piece of bread came off and sailed around in the basket.

  2. 5

    We could butter the side facing up first and when done, flip and butter the other side. This could possibly prevent the melted butter from dripping onto the tray

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