Air-Fried Bologna Sandwich

Origin and Region:
The bologna sandwich is a classic American dish that has been enjoyed for generations. While its exact origin is unclear, it became popular in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Bologna, a type of sausage made from beef, pork, or a combination of meats, was readily available and affordable, making it a popular choice for sandwiches. The air-fried version of the bologna sandwich adds a modern twist to this beloved comfort food.

The Air-Fried Bologna Sandwich is a nostalgic and satisfying dish that combines crispy bologna slices with creamy cheese, tangy mustard, and soft bread. Cooking the bologna slices in an air fryer gives them a deliciously crispy texture while keeping the inside tender and juicy. This recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner and is sure to become a new favorite in your household.


  • 4 slices bologna
  • 2 slices cheese (cheddar, American, or your favorite cheese)
  • 2 slices bread (white, wheat, or your preferred bread)
  • Mustard or mayonnaise, for spreading
  • Optional toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, avocado

Optional Toppings:

  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • Pickles
  • Avocado
  • Hot sauce


  • Use thick-cut bologna slices for best results, as they will hold up better in the air fryer.
  • Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese and bread to customize your sandwich to your taste preferences.
  • If you prefer a spicier sandwich, you can add hot sauce or jalapeno slices as optional toppings.


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Place the bologna slices in the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure they are not overlapping.
  3. Cook the bologna slices in the air fryer for 5-6 minutes, flipping halfway through, until they are crispy and golden brown.
  4. While the bologna is cooking, spread mustard or mayonnaise on one side of each slice of bread.
  5. Place a slice of cheese on two of the bread slices.
  6. Once the bologna slices are cooked, remove them from the air fryer and place them on top of the cheese slices.
  7. Add any optional toppings, such as lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, or avocado, on top of the bologna slices.
  8. Place the remaining slices of bread on top to form sandwiches.
  9. Return the sandwiches to the air fryer and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted.
  10. Remove the sandwiches from the air fryer, slice in half if desired, and serve hot.

The Air-Fried Bologna Sandwich is a delicious and nostalgic dish that combines crispy bologna slices with creamy cheese, tangy mustard, and soft bread. Cooking the bologna in an air fryer gives it a satisfying crunch while keeping the inside juicy and flavorful. With the option to customize with your favorite toppings, this sandwich is perfect for a quick and easy meal that will satisfy your cravings.

Nutritional Information:

  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 300
  • Total Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Sodium: 900mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 15g

(Nutritional information is approximate and may vary based on ingredients used and serving size.)

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