air fryer yum made sandwiche

Air fryers are excellent for making delicious sandwiches that are crispy on the outside with perfectly melted insides. Here’s a simple recipe for a gourmet-style sandwich made in an air fryer, which combines several flavorful ingredients for a “yum” experience!


For the Sandwich:

  • 2 slices of artisan bread (like ciabatta or sourdough)
  • 2 slices of cheese (such as Swiss, provolone, or cheddar)
  • 4 slices of deli turkey or ham
  • 2 tablespoons pesto (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • A few spinach leaves or arugula for a fresh element
  • Butter or olive oil, for brushing


  • Air fryer


1. Prepare the Sandwich:

  • Spread pesto on one slice of bread. On the other slice, spread the mayonnaise.
  • Layer the cheese, deli meat, avocado slices, and spinach or arugula on one side.
  • Close the sandwich with the other slice of bread, keeping the pesto and mayonnaise on the inside.

2. Prepare for Air Frying:

  • Lightly brush the outside of the sandwich with butter or olive oil. This will help achieve a golden and crispy exterior.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 360°F (180°C) if your model requires preheating.

3. Air Fry the Sandwich:

  • Place the sandwich in the air fryer basket. You might need to press it down a bit to ensure it fits without touching the top element.
  • Cook for about 5-7 minutes, then carefully flip the sandwich using a spatula, and cook for another 3-5 minutes or until the bread is crispy and golden brown and the cheese has melted.

4. Serve:

  • Remove the sandwich from the air fryer and let it sit for about a minute before cutting. This allows the cheese to set slightly and makes it easier to slice.
  • Cut the sandwich in half and serve hot.

Tips for Perfect Air Fryer Sandwiches:

  • Ingredient Variations: Feel free to swap out ingredients based on your preferences. For instance, you can use different types of meats, cheeses, or even add pickles or sliced tomatoes.
  • Sandwich Press Hack: If you want to make sure the sandwich doesn’t open up or if you like a pressed sandwich, you can use a toothpick to secure it or place a small heat-safe object on top of the sandwich in the air fryer.
  • Monitoring: Keep an eye on the sandwich as cooking times can vary depending on the air fryer model and the thickness of your bread and fillings.

Using an air fryer to make sandwiches is a quick, easy, and delicious way to enjoy a hot, gourmet-style meal at home. Enjoy your crispy, melty creation!

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