An air fryer hot turkey sandwich, cut in half.
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Hot Turkey Sandwich In An Air Fryer

Need a quick lunch? This hot turkey sandwich will be warm and ready to eat in mere minutes! Perfect when lunch has to be fast!

An air fryer Hot Turkey Sandwich, cut in half.

If you’re like us, lunch is usually rushed. Air fryers are the perfect way to get a hot lunch and still get back to work on time!

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AIR FRYERS FOR WORK?

If you have a small air fryer, you can easily keep it at work to plug in in your break room. These are wonderful for making a hot lunch at work and really open up your options instead of spending all that money on eating out…. again.

We love this tiny air fryer! It’s a 1.2 quart capacity that measures 10.2 x 8.1 x 11.4 inches and weighs in at a mere 5.7 lbs. That’s super easy to take to work or even stash in your desk! Just think of all the hot lunches you could make fresh in the break room!

Small air fryer sold on amazon, perfect for cooking hot sandwiches at work.

If you prefer a bigger air fryer for home use, check out our top suggestions here!

WHAT IS A HOT TURKEY SANDWICH?


A hot turkey sandwich is typically made with deli turkey meat and cheese. It’s cooked in the oven to melt the cheese and warm up the turkey

WHAT GOES WITH HOT TURKEY SANDWICHES

So many wonderful side dishes will go well with a hot turkey sandwich! Try homemade fries, roasted veggies, homemade potato salad or macaroni salad. You can also keep it simple with veggies and dip or a green salad. So many foods will go well with a turkey sandwich! And if you are really short on time, just try a bag of chips or grab some pre-cut veggies from the store. Easy!

HOW MANY CALORIES IN A HOT TURKEY SANDWICH?

The truth is, it will all depend on the ingredients you use to make such a sandwich. Everything from the cheese or turkey to the bread you use can change the calories. But in general, for a simple sandwich like the one below, it will be about 400 calories on average. Note that this is not accurate for a sandwich you purchase premade. This is for a homemade version like below. And if you add gravy, the calories will really add up.

Air Fryer Sandwiches

One big tip for making hot sandwiches in an air fryer is to butter the INSIDE of your sandwich. This will keep moisture in the bread and will give it a nice crispy texture instead of simply drying out the bread. Butter should be your first layer in building any hot sandwich you plan to cook in an air fryer. After that, you’ll want to spritz the OUTSIDE of the sandwich with an oil sprayer. A very light mist is all that is needed to give your bread that delicately crispy texture.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 2 slices sandwich bread
  • 4 slices butter
  • 1 tsp. minced, fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 slices mild cheddar cheese
  • 3 slices deli turkey
  • oil in an oil sprayer

HOW TO MAKE A HOT TURKEY SANDWICH IN AN AIR FRYER

See full recipe with step-by-step photos below.

  • Lay out your sandwich bread on your work surface.
  • Lay your butter slices over your bread. *Note: we used a cheese slicer and cut over the long side of the butter.
  • Sprinkle on the parsley and garlic powder equally over each slice of bread.
  • Lay down a slice of cheddar on each slice of bread.
  • Place the turkey on one slice.
  • Close the sandwich.
  • Spray the top of the bread with a light coat of oil using an oil sprayer. This will keep the bread from drying out.
  • Flip the sandwich and place it on your air fryer try or in the basket. Give the top side of the sandwich a quick spritz of oil as well.
  • Bake at 400 F. for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Remove from air fryer, cut the sandwich in half and serve.

CHEESE SLICER

If you need a good cheese slicer, this is also what we use to slice our butter for use in air fryer sandwiches. It slices very evenly and gives you thin, unbroken slices of butter to put inside your sandwich.

The cheese slicer we use for cutting butter for air fryer sandwiches.

AIR FRYER SANDWICH TIPS

Air fryer sandwiches are warm and delicious if made correctly. Here are some tips.

  • Never be afraid to add seasoning to your hot sandwiches. Garlic powder, salt, pepper, even onion powder or fresh herbs (depending on what you put in your sandwich) can be wonderful additions and will add tons of flavor.
  • You’ll want to flip this sandwich half way through the cooking time. Don’t skip this step or one side will be very toasty and the other won’t have any toast at all.
  • Remember, as we said above, butter the inside and spritz the outside with light oil. It adds a few calories, but you’ll be far happier with the outcome. This applies to almost any sandwich you make in an air fryer. Not just this recipe.
  • Note that on some older models of air fryers, the top slice of bread can be blown off the sandwich during cooking. If this is your issue, simply add some toothpicks to your sandwich to hold the top slice down. Newer models won’t do this.
  • For added flavor, instead of spritzing the bread with oil, you can spread a light coat of mayonnaise over the bread. However, if you choose this, we recommend only adding mayo to the bottom slice AFTER you have flipped the sandwich. Otherwise, it’ll all just drip off during cooking.
  • Remember that your cooking time may vary, depending on the air fryer you have. Each appliance is different, so adjust the cooking time as needed. Cook on each side, long enough to get each slice of bread toasty.
  • If you are using gravy, wait until after you have cooked your sandwich to add the gravy. You can cook this open faced if you prefer that for your gravy. Just put the cheese over the turkey in this case, so that it can melt well onto the turkey.

HOT TURKEY SANDWICH IN AN AIR FRYER

An air fryer hot turkey sandwich, cut in half.

Air Fryer Hot Turkey Sandwich

Air Fry Master
A deliciously simple sandwich that's hot out of the air fryer in minutes!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 526 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 slices sandwich bread
  • 4 slices butter (see notes below)
  • 1 tsp. minced, fresh parsley (optional, but delicious!)
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder (divided – 1/4 tsp. for each slice of bread)
  • 2 slices mild cheddar cheese
  • 3 slices deli turkey (or however much you want)
  • oil in an oil sprayer

Instructions
 

  • Lay out your sandwich bread on your work surface.
    Step one is to lay out your bread on a work surface.
  • Lay your butter slices over your bread
    *Note: we used a cheese slicer and cut over the long side of the butter.
    Add the butter to the inside of the bread slices.
  • Sprinkle on the parsley and garlic powder equally over each slice of bread.
    The two bread slices topped with butter, garlic powder and chopped parsley.
  • Lay down a slice of cheddar on each slice of bread.
    The next layer on the bread slices is the cheese on either side.
  • Place the turkey on one slice.
    The sliced turkey on one of the slices.
  • Close the sandwich.
    The closed sandwich.
  • Spray the top of the bread with a light coat of oil using an oil sprayer. This will keep the bread from drying out.
    Spritz both sides of the sandwich with and oil sprayer.
  • Flip the sandwich and place it on your air fryer try or in the basket. Give the top side of the sandwich a quick spritz of oil as well.
    Place the sandwich on the air fryer tray or in the basket.
  • Bake at 400 F. for 3 minutes, flipping at the halfway mark, or until the cheese is melted. Remove from air fryer, cut the sandwich in half and serve.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.
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