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How to Make an Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

How to Make an Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

No one can resist a good grilled cheese sandwich. So, why not make it even better with an air fryer? Check out how easy this air fryer grilled cheese recipe is and watch your family fall in love!

I’ve always been a fan of cooking with an air fryer. I have tried all the different types of recipes out there and they are delicious! One of our favorite air fryer recipes is grilled cheese! 

It’s hard to believe that there are any foods that can taste better than a traditional grilled cheese sandwich. The air fryer just does it the best way.

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich

There really isn’t anything different with this classic sandwich, instead of making it in a frying pan like the classic way, you are using your air fryer.

The gooey melted cheese oozes out when you bite into this perfect sandwich, total comfort food!

Whether you use them for a quick snack for after school, lunches or even an easy dinner, this cheesy sandwich will be perfect. The melty cheese and the way the bread toasts makes the perfect grilled cheese.

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich

How to Make a Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe in Your Air Fryer

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Ingredient List for 1 sandwich

  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • 2 slices cheese, your choice
  • 2 slices of bread, use your favorite type of bread (white bread or sourdough bread are a great option)
Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  1. The first thing to do is to preheat the air fryer to 340 degrees. Prepare the basket of the air fryer with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Spread real butter on each slice of bread.
  3. Add 2-3 slices of American cheese to make a sandwich.
  4. Add your sandwich to the preheated air fryer basket, with the buttered side on the outside of the bread.
  5. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until the outside of the sandwich is golden brown and the cheese has turned into melty goodness.
Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich

*watch carefully, as the wattage of your trusty air fryer can change the amount of time needed for cooking, depending on the brand of air fryer.

What Kind of Cheese is Best for a Grilled Cheese Sandwich

There are many types of cheese for a grilled cheese sandwich, but which one is best? That’s up to you. It really depends on your taste and what ingredients you have in the kitchen at the moment. Use a slice of your favorite cheese.

The best grilled cheese sandwiches are made with a perfect blend of American and sharp cheddar cheese, but there are plenty more options to consider for the best flavor. Parmesan, Gouda or Swiss can be added in place of either one depending on your preference!

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The most common cheeses used with hot sandwiches include:

  • Swiss, 
  • Colby-Jack,
  • pepper jack,
  • monterey jack
  • mozzarella slices 

Here are a few easy suggestions on what you could serve with grilled cheese 

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich

How to Make an Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
No one can resist a good grilled cheese sandwich. So, why not make it even better with an air fryer? Check out how easy this air fryer grilled cheese recipe is and watch your family fall in love!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • 2 slices cheese, your choice
  • 2 slices bread, your choice

Instructions

    1. Preheat the air fryer to 340 degrees. Prepare the basket with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. Make a sandwich with the bread, placing the two pieces of cheese on the inside.
    3. Spread both sides of the outside of the sandwich with the butter.
    4. Place in the basket and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until golden, watching carefully as the wattage of your air fryer can change the cooking time.

Notes

What Kind of Cheese is Best for a Grilled Cheese Sandwich

There are many types of cheese for a grilled cheese sandwich, but which one is best? That's up to you. It really depends on your taste and what ingredients you have in the kitchen at the moment. Use a slice of your favorite cheese.

The best grilled cheese sandwiches are made with a perfect blend of American and sharp cheddar cheese, but there are plenty more options to consider for the best flavor. Parmesan, Gouda or Swiss can be added in place of either one depending on your preference!

The most common cheeses used with hot sandwiches include:

Swiss, 

Colby-Jack,

pepper jack,

monterey jack

mozzarella slices 

Here are a few easy suggestions on what you could serve with grilled cheese 

Pickles

a side salad

Deli ham (try it on the sandwich!)

BLTs 

Tomato soup

Apple slices

Air Fryer french fries

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Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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