air fryer turkey and cheese roll-ups

This air fryer twist on the classic grilled cheese makes lunch time fun (and easy!) and will quickly become a kid favorite in your house.

Getting toddlers to eat their lunch is not for the faint of heart, but we’ve found that making food fun greatly increases your chance of success! This Air Fryer Turkey & Cheese Roll-Up does just that. 

Toddlers (and big kids too!) will love eating a traditional grilled cheese in a brand new way – all rolled up! Cut it up and call them ” cheesy pinwheels” or leave it whole as a “sandwich burrito”. Whatever you name it, these Turkey & Cheese Roll-Ups are bound to be your family’s new favorite lunchtime request.

PIN for when you want a quick & easy air fryer lunch for your kids:

Air Fryer Turkey & Cheese Roll-ups

We love that this air fryer lunch recipe is easily customizable – you can add anything your children like (or omit things they don’t!). It’s great for getting them to try a new protein (sub the turkey for ham, grilled chicken or steak) and a new crunchy texture. You could even add in some “hidden” veggies!

Air Fryer Turkey & Cheese Roll-Ups

This twist on the traditional grilled cheese makes for an easy, fun lunch for kids of all ages. You can cut the roll-ups into finger-sized pieces for toddlers, or leave them whole for big kids. Air frying makes them crunchy and delicious without the added butter, and super quick to make!
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course lunch, Snack
Servings 1 person


  • 2 slices whole grain bread (such as Dave's Killer Bread)
  • 1-2 slices melting cheese (we recommend: American, Gouda, Gruyere, Cheddar)
  • 1-2 slices Turkey or deli meat of your choice
  • Condiments or toppings as desired


  • Use a rolling pin to flatten bread slices
    flattening slice of bread with rolling pin
  • Layer deli meat, sliced cheese and any other desired toppings. Start at one end and roll up. Use a toothpick to keep sealed if necessary.
    cheese and turkey on slice of bread with rolling pin
  • Place seam side down into air fryer. Spray roll-up with olive oil or spread melted butter on top. Air fry at 360F for 3 minutes, flipping halfway.
    overhead shot of turkey and cheese roll-ups in air fryer
  • Flip again to seam side down and air fry for an additional 3 minutes at 380F to toast bread.
    air fryer turkey and cheese roll-ups
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The end result is a warm, cheesy sandwich that’s super fun for kids to eat – mission accomplished!

air fryer turkey and cheese roll-ups

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Lyndsey Piccolino

Lyndsey Piccolino

Lyndsey is a healthy lifestyle blogger and recipe creator at She covers healthy recipes, meal planning & prep, and healthy lifestyle tips and products. She is a life-longer Pittsburgh native where she lives with her husband and two daughters. You can find Lyndsey at Momma Fit Lyndsey, on Pinterest, and Instagram at @lyndsey.picc and @mommafitlyndsey.

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