Bella’s Mozzarella in Carrozza

Mozzarella in Carrozza….the adult grilled cheese sandwich. I really love the texture the brioche bread gives to this sandwich. Serve this grilled cheese with your favorite soup, like the roasted tomato above. Or serve as an appetizer with some marinara for dipping. With air frying you can spray oil, brush oil or drizzle oil on your product. For this sandwich, I drizzle with olive oil, it makes the sandwich cripier.

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Bella’s Mozzarella in Carrozza

Bella’s adult air fried cheese sandwich that really is so soso delicious.




Slices of brioche sandwich bread, crusts trimmed

Bel Gioioso sliced mozzarella cheese

2 large eggs, beaten, or more as needed

Salt and pepper

1 cup flour (more as needed depending how many sandwiches)

1 cup plain bread crumbs

1 cup panko bread crumbs

Fresh grated parmesan cheese

Olive oil

Easy Marinara Sauce

28 ounce can crushed tomatoes

2 tablespoon olive oil 

2 garlic cloves minced

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper



Cut the crust off the bread and place a slice or slice and a half of mozzarella in between two pieces of bread.

Set up a breading station. 

In a bowl, whisk together the eggs. Have another bowl with flour, season with salt and pepper. In another bowl have the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. Start with your first sandwich and dip it in the flour, then dip into the egg, then dip into the bread crumbs. Pat the bread crumbs all around. Set on a cookie sheet and dip the rest of the sandwiches. Replenish any of the egg, flour or bread crumbs if you need to, depending on how many sandwiches you are making.

Pre heat air fryer to 400* let preheat for 5 minutes. Add sandwiches to the air fryer and drizzle with olive oil. Cook for 9 minutes, flipping half way thru the cooking time. When you flip the sandwich drizzle some more olive oil, it will help brown the sandwich.

Serve with your favorite soup or with a small bowl of marinara for dipping.


Heat a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the olive oil to the pan, allowing it to warm for 1 minute, then add the garlic and sauté it for 2 – 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until it’s golden and fragrant.

Add the crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper, sugar, oregano, basil and crushed red pepper flakes (optional), stirring to combine. Simmer the sauce for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, then season it with additional salt, pepper to taste.


  • Author: Chef Shelly