Get ready to elevate your snacking game with our irresistible air fryer cheesy garlic toast recipe! Whether you’re craving a quick snack or need an easy side dish to accompany your meal, this recipe is perfect.

Air fryer cheesy garlic toast on a platter.

Picture this: slices of crunchy bread, generously slathered with punchy garlic butter and topped with gooey melted cheese. The combination of flavors and textures in this air fryer garlic bread is out of this world!

With just a few simple ingredients and the magic of your air fryer, you’ll have a batch of cheesy garlic toast that’s ready to devour in no time. It’s the ultimate comfort food that’s sure to satisfy your cravings.

Why You’ll Love This Air Fryer Cheesy Garlic Toast

If you’ve never tried to air fry garlic bread, you’re seriously missing out!

  • The perfect side dish, it pairs fabulously with all your favorite recipes like tomato soup.
  • Quick and easy, it has a cook time of just a few minutes.
  • Everything cooks in the air fryer basket, making cleanup a breeze.

Ingredients You Need

  • Unsalted Butter – This creates a rich flavor and helps create golden toast in the air fryer.
  • Fresh Parsley – Adds a bright, peppery taste.
  • Garlic – Use whole cloves, and mince them yourself.
  • Seasonings – Salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes enhance the flavor and add just a touch of heat.
  • Thick Slices of Bread – Use your favorite bread.
  • Mozzarella Cheese – Feel free to substitute parmesan cheese if preferred.

What equipment do you need to make air fryer cheesy garlic toast?

To be honest, this recipe is super straightforward. You really only need two pieces of equipment to make it: an air fryer and a mortar and pestle. If you are missing one, or don’t have either, worry not! We will let you know how to adapt this recipe to what you have in your kitchen.

We love our air fryer. It uses convection air circulation to cook food quickly with a small amount of oil. Air fryer cooking is fast, easy, and low mess – it is such a great tool to have in the kitchen. If you don’t have an air fryer, you can totally still make this recipe. Pop the toasts on a baking sheet and throw them in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees. 

We use a mortar and pestle to mix up the garlic butter we use for this recipe. A solid marble or stone mortar and pestle is a fun kitchen tool to have, but it’s not necessary. If you don’t have one,  you’ll just need a bowl and spoon or masher to grind the ingredients together. 

How to make air fryer garlic toast

Preheat your air fryer before you begin!

  1. Add the butter, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes to the bowl of a mortar and pestle. Mash the ingredients until everything is well combined. NOTE: If you don’t have a mortar and pestle, mash everything in a medium-sized bowl instead.
  2. Spread the butter mixture evenly over each slice of bread. Then, sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top.
  3. Arrange the bread in the air fryer basket. Make sure the pieces are in a single layer, leaving a bit of space in between. Air fry until the cheese is golden brown and melted.

Tip: To save time, opt for Texas toast slices, and cook them in the air fryer until golden for easy air fryer Texas toast!

We earn a commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you.

What Should I Serve with Air Fryer Garlic Toast?

This air fryer cheesy toast pairs well with a variety of main courses. Some of our favorite options include:

Cheesy garlic toast being pulled apart.

More Easy Air Fryer Recipes

Air fryer cheesy garlic toast.

Air Fryer Cheesy Garlic Toast

5 from 1 vote
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 2 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
This simple and quick garlic toast is going to rock your world! It's buttery, cheesy, and so good!


  • 4 Tablespoons room temperature unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 cloves grated garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Crushed red pepper to taste
  • 2 sourdough sliced bread or your favorite bread
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • In a bowl add butter, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper and mix together until combined.
    4 Tablespoons room temperature unsalted butter, 2 cloves grated garlic, Salt to taste, Crushed red pepper to taste, Black pepper to taste, 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Spread compound butter on toast.
    2 sourdough sliced bread
  • Top with shredded mozzarella cheese.
    3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Air fry at 350 degrees F. for 6 minutes, until cheese is golden brown and melted. 



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 565mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1321IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Like this recipe?Please leave a comment!

You Might Also Like

Hummus el Sham

Learn how to prepare hummus el sham, a popular Middle Eastern drink that's warm, spicy in flavor, and filling!

Easy Fatayer

Easy fatayer feature a savory cheese and spinach filling wrapped in soft bread rolls and baked until golden.

Meet Alia & Radwa

Welcome to Food Dolls! We’re so glad you found us. We are Alia and Radwa, sisters who want to share simple and easy recipes with you. We hope you find recipes here that you enjoy making as much as we do! Learn more about us!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating