Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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If you are a big lover of crispy bread and ooey gooey cheese, then this air fryer grilled cheese sandwich recipe is perfect for you! All it takes is three ingredients and less than 10 minutes of your time!

air fryer grilled cheese sandwich

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled cheese has always been one of my favorite snacks/meals ever since I was a kid. I just LOVE grilled cheese. I mean- what’s better than cheese and bread?

crispy grilled cheese sandwich

This method of cooking it in the air fryer is super convenient and such a quick and easy clean up too! Once you try making a grilled cheese sandwich in the air fryer, you’ll never make it any other way!

grilled cheese cut in half

What’s the best cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches?

When it comes to cheese, it DOES matter what type you get. You want to make sure the cheese is able to melt to really get that cheese pull. You don’t want to get a cheese that only melts at higher temperatures because it might cause your bread to burn before the cheese melts.

eating half of a grilled cheese

Here are the types of cheese I used to make a perfect grilled cheese sandwich:

  • Colby
  • Cheddar
  • American
  • Gruyere
  • Monterey Jack
  • Swiss

serving halved grilled cheese on a white plate

What the best bread to use when making grilled cheese?

When it comes to the bread, I personally think it comes down to preference. A lot of the time it just really depends on what I have on hand which, most of the time, is sandwich bread.

If I’m trying to make a fancy grilled cheese, I’ll usually go with sourdough or homemade challah bread for an added sweetness.

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich

How To Make Grilled Cheese Sandwiches In The Air Fryer

Depending on what kind of bread you are using, use a bread knife to slice a couple of pieces of bread, making sure to cut them evenly.

Spread a bit of butter on 1 side of the bread slices.

Make a cheese sandwich by putting a cheese slice (or two) between the bread slices with the buttered side of the bread facing out (buttered side doesn’t touch the cheese).

Place the sandwich into the air fryer basket. Set the air frying temperature to 400 degrees and cook for about 5 minutes.

After 2 minutes, open the air fryer and make sure the top bread of the grilled cheese didn’t get moved. If it did, put it back on top of the grilled cheese. Put the basket back in the air fryer to finish cooking.

cooking grilled cheese in the air fryer

Once it’s done cooking, flip the grilled cheese using the spatula. Set the air fryer temperature to 400 degrees once more and cook for an extra 2 minutes to finish browning the other side of grilled cheese.

Remove the grilled cheese sandwich from the air fryer and serve immediately.

using a spatula to remove grilled cheese from air fryer basket

Enjoy!

air fried grilled cheese

Cooking Tip

  • Don’t add too many cheese slices as the cheese won’t melt if it’s overstuffed.

eating half of a grilled cheese sandwich outside

Make Different Kinds Of Grilled Cheese Recipes

Take your grilled cheese to the next level and try adding some extra ingredients to make really make a delicious grilled cheese!

Try these:

removing grilled cheese sandwich from air fryer

More Air Fryer Recipes

If you loved this air ‘fried’ grilled cheese sandwich recipe, check out some of my other air fryer recipes!

Besides cheese sandwiches, I also love to make these other recipes in the air fryer:

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Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

This air fryer grilled cheese is amazing! Once you try making a grilled cheese sandwich in the air fryer, you'll never make it any other way! Air fried grilled cheese is perfectly browned and crispy and so easy to make!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer grilled cheese, grilled cheese, sandwich
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 1
Calories: 315kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread
  • 1/2 tbsp butter at room temperature
  • 1 slice cheese

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Instructions

  • Spread butter on 1 side of bread slices.
  • Make a cheese sandwich by putting a cheese slice between the bread slices with the buttered side of the bread facing out (buttered side doesn't touch the cheese).
  • Put the sandwich in the air fryer. Set the air frying temperature to 400F and time for 5 minutes.
  • After 2 minutes open the air fryer and make sure the top bread of the grilled cheese didn't get moved. If it did, put it back on top of the grilled cheese. Put the basket back in the air fryer to finish cooking.
  • Once it's done cooking, flip the grilled cheese using the spatula. Set the air fryer temperature to 400F and time to 2 minutes to finish browning the other side of grilled cheese.
  • Remove grilled cheese from the air fryer and serve immediately.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 515mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 458IU | Calcium: 279mg | Iron: 2mg
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2 replies
  1. Add Ham too
    Add Ham too says:

    5 stars
    Tip I use, I have the Air Fryer Rack which I place over the sandwich, or other light weight items and it keeps, in this case, the bread from flying up and over. It also comes in handy holding down the edges of parchment sheets when using to bake dough items…

    Reply
  2. victoria barcus
    victoria barcus says:

    5 stars
    My husband said this was the best toasted cheese sandwich he’d ever eaten and so much easier for me, “the Chef”.

    Reply

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