Air-Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Make these sandwiches with your favorite type of apple. Give Granny Smith, Gala or Pink Lady a try. If you don't love arugula, try romaine or spinach.

a recipe photo of the Air-Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Photo: Photographer: Brie Passano, Food Stylist: Greg Luna
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 8 slices whole-grain bread

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup honey mustard

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 apple, cored and thinly sliced

  • 2 cups arugula

  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F.

  2. Arrange bread on a cutting board and brush one side of each slice with oil (about 1/2 tablespoon per slice). Flip the bread oiled-sides down and spread about 1/2 tablespoon honey mustard on each. Layer Monterey Jack, apple, arugula and mozzarella evenly on 4 slices. Top with the remaining 4 slices (oiled-sides up).

  3. Working in batches as necessary, arrange the sandwiches in a single layer in the air-fryer basket. Cook, flipping once, until the cheese is melted, 4 to 5 minutes.


Air fryer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

472 Calories
29g Fat
38g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 sandwich
Calories 472
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 14g
Added Sugars 5g 10%
Protein 18g 36%
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Vitamin A 642IU 13%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Vitamin D 8IU 2%
Vitamin E 2mg 13%
Folate 61mcg 15%
Vitamin K 16mcg 13%
Sodium 593mg 26%
Calcium 392mg 30%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 60mg 14%
Potassium 286mg 6%
Zinc 2mg 18%
Vitamin B12 1mcg 42%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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