4-Ingredient Easy Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sticks

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Appetizers, Customer Submitted, Main Courses, Snacks

Elevate your snack experience with our simple yet delightful 4-Ingredient Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sticks. This innovative recipe allows you to turn basic string cheese into a gourmet snack using your air fryer, transforming everyday ingredients into a healthier treat.

Ideal for anyone following a weight loss program or simply seeking a delicious snack, these grilled cheese sticks are a crowd-pleaser for all ages.  With just a single cheese stick, a slice of whole grain bread, garlic powder and a little bit of cooking spray, you’ll be enjoying the delicious flavors of a classic grilled cheese sandwich.

These Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sticks are sure to become a new favorite Flex snack on your weight loss menu. Even the kids will love them! Keep reading to learn how to make this delicious, savory snack.

Inventive and Flavorful: Nutrisystem-Approved Cheesy Delights

Submitted by Nutrisystem member Jennifer via our Recipe Submission page, this creation is more than just food; it’s a flavorful journey. “These are tasty and hit the spot,” Jennifer remarks, recommending salsa as a perfect dip to complement the cheesy delight. Utilizing mozzarella cheese sticks, this recipe doubles as a nutritious afternoon snack, categorized under PowerFuel and SmartCarb on the Nutrisystem plan.

Simple Steps to Culinary Delight: Quick Air Fryer Cheese Sticks Tutorial

To whip up these tasty treats, start by flattening a slice of whole grain bread—your base for that fiber boost. Place a mozzarella cheese stick in the center, sprinkle your choice of seasonings like garlic powder, and roll it up tightly. A quick spritz of olive oil spray before air frying at 390 degrees will ensure each stick is perfectly crispy, though they cook just as well without the oil.

Nutritional Information: Low-Calorie, High-Fiber Snack Option

Each serving of these delightful grilled cheese sticks clocks in at 159 calories, making it an excellent choice for a balanced diet. They count as one PowerFuel and one SmartCarb, fitting seamlessly into a Nutrisystem eating plan.

Versatile and Adaptable

Feel free to experiment with different types of low-fat cheese and bread such as rye or sourdough to keep your palate excited. Look for bread varieties rich in fiber (at least three grams per slice) to maximize health benefits. Serve these cheesy wonders with a side of sliced tomatoes or a comforting bowl of tomato soup for a fuller meal.

Beyond the Snack

If your cravings lean towards a full-sized sandwich, we’ve got you covered with our tutorial on how to make an Artisanal Grilled Cheese—check out our engaging video for step-by-step instructions.

Join Our Culinary Community: Share Your Healthy Air Fryer Recipes

Have you invented your own healthy recipe that you want to share with us? Submit your tasty creations on our Recipe Submission page! Your recipe could be featured right here next to Jennifer’s idea.

*Please note that all air fryers cook differently. Before trying any recipe, always refer to the manufacturer safety instructions provided with your specific air fryer.

Servings: 1

Calories per Serving: 159

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 1 SmartCarb


  • 1 mozzarella cheese stick (string cheese)
  • 1 slice whole grain bread
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder (or seasoning of choice)
  • Cooking spray (optional)


  1. Roll out the bread until it’s flat.
  2. Unwrap cheese stick and place it on flattened bread
  3. Season with garlic powder or seasoning of choice.
  4. Roll up the cheese stick in the bread.
  5. Place breaded cheese stick in air fryer and spray with a little olive oil spray to get crispy. Works without spraying as well.
  6. Cook at 390°F for 8-10 minutes, depending on air fryer.
  7. *Please note that all air fryers cook differently. Before trying any recipe, always refer to the manufacturer safety instructions provided with your specific air fryer.
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