Easy Cheesy Air Fryer Cheese Toast Recipe

Air fryer cheese toast is a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer that offers a perfect balance of textures and flavors. The sharp cheddar cheese, creamy mayonnaise and the subtle sweetness of onions are a perfect combination of flavors everyone will love.

cheese toast on a plate

This simple toast recipe will be perfect for your easy snack collection. These toasts are such a great snack. Thanks to the air fryer, they can be ready in just a few minutes and are perfect for a quick snack or tasty appetizer.

🤍Why you will love this recipe

  • Quick and easy! These tasty snacks can be ready in minutes with simple ingredients.
  • Versatile! This simple toast recipe allows for versatile flavor combinations; see the suggestions below.
the ingredients needed to make cheese toast

Here is what you will need

This is an overview of the ingredients and steps to make this easy cheese toast recipe; scroll down for a printable recipe card with exact measurements and detailed instructions.

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  • Baguette bread slices
  • Onion
  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Mayonnaise


  • Air Fryer
  • Small mixing bowl

How to make this air fryer cheese toast recipe

Prepare the ingredients: shred the cheese, and chop the onions. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees f.

cheese mayonnaise and onions in a bowl

STEP 1: Place the onions, shredded cheese, and mayonnaise in a small mixing bowl.

STEP 2: Use a wooden spoon to combine the ingredients.

cheese., mayonnaise and onions mixed together in a bowl

STEP 3: Spread about a tablespoon of the cheese mixture onto each slice of bread and place them in a single layer in an air fryer basket or tray.

Step 4: Place them into a preheated air fryer. Set the cook time to 5 minutes, but keep an eye on them. They will be done between 3-5 minutes. They will be done when the cheese melts, and the toast is golden brown and cripsy.

cheese toast cooked in air fryer basket

Cooking time can vary depending on the thickness of the bread and model of your air-fryer, check the user’s manual for your air fryer for best results.

Ingredient notes and substitutions

Bread – Baguette bread or French bread is the perfect size to make this cheese bread. You can also experiment with different types of bread, they even taste great on regular bread and cut it into bite-sized squares.

Cheese – Any type of good melting cheese will work, which is why cheddar cheese is my first choice. Other types of cheese that work are parmesan cheese, gruyere cheese, feta cheese, and pepper jack cheese.

I highly recommend using freshly grated cheese for optimal melting. Packaged cheese contains additives that can hinder its melting ability.

overhead view of cheese toast on a plate

Serving Suggestions

Serve these as a snack or you can even turn them into a light meal with a big bowl of romaine salad or a 3 ingredients salad.

Recipe variations

Try experimenting with other cheeses and toppings to change these cheese toasts to suit your taste.

Mozzarella and basil – Replace the cheddar cheese with mozzarella cheese and toss in chopped basil and a little garlic powder or Italian seasoning.

Pesto and parmesan cheese – Replace the cheddar cheese with freshly grated parmesan cheese and add a teaspoon or two to taste of pesto sauce.

Blue cheese toast and caramelized onion – Replace the onion with caramelized onions and the cheddar cheese with blue cheese.

Taco cheese toast – Use pepper jack and ad a 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning to the cheese mixture.

two pieces of cheese toast on a plate

How to store leftovers

Leftover cheese toasts can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat them in the air fryer, microwave or oven.


  • Leave enough space around each piece of bread to let the air circulate around the bread.
  • Let the toasts rest for a few minutes before serving.

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Air Fryer Cheese Toasts

Air Fryer Cheese Toast is a delicious and easy to make appetizer that offers a perfect balance of textures and flavors.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Air Fryer Cheese Toast
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Toasts
Calories 58 kcal



  • 10 slices French baguette bread
  • 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 3 ounces Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup Minced onion


  • Preheat the air fryer at 400 degrees f.
  • Mix the 3 ounces Shredded cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise, and 1/4 cup Minced onion together in a small bowl.
  • Top 10 slices French baguette bread with the cheese mixture
  • Air fry for 5 minutes.


Serving: 1gCalories: 58kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 79mgPotassium: 13mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.2gVitamin A: 87IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 0.03mg
Keyword Air Fryer Cheese Toast
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