Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese has a perfectly crispy exterior and ooey gooey melty cheese on the inside. So crispy! So gooey! Sooo easy! 

green plate with grilled cheese with orange melty cheese; stack of white bread in background; plaid cloth and air fryer

If you’re looking for a delicious crispy and cheesy grilled cheese sandwich that’s perfectly cooked, you’ve found it. And it’s made right in your air fryer. (Everyone on TheCookful team loves this one.) 

If you don’t own an air fryer yet, be sure to check out how to make a Classic Grilled Cheese sandwich or learn how to make Grilled Cheese for a Crowd in the oven.

First, you need to choose your bread. I used white bread just like a classic grilled cheese sandwich, but you can use your favorite. Sourdough, whole wheat, and rye all make a great sandwich. In fact, some of my favorite grilled cheese sandwiches use rye bread.

Next, you need to pick the cheese. While there are many varieties you can use, I went with cheddar cheese. It gives the sandwich a tangier taste, so if you prefer you can switch it out for American cheese or another type.

To prepare your sandwich, put the cheese between two slices of bread then decide whether you want to use mayo or butter. Check out our article on Butter Vs. Mayo Grilled Cheese to see which makes the best grilled cheese. Both turn out a great grilled cheese – the mayo version will give you a little more tangier taste and is easy to spread.

Next you need to put sandwich in air fryer basket and set the temperature for 360F. Set the time for 5 minutes but flip the sandwich after 3 minutes so it gets crispy on both sides. 

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Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

green plate with grilled cheese with orange melty cheese; stack of white bread in background; plaid cloth and air fryer

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese has a perfectly crispy exterior and ooey gooey melty cheese on the inside.

  • Author: Ilona Orzechowska
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. softened butter

Instructions

  1. Place cheddar cheese slices on 1 slice of bread and cover with second slice of bread.
  2. Spread butter on both slices of bread.
  3. Place sandwich in air fryer basket, set the temperature for 360°F and cook for 5 minutes. After 3 minutes, flip the sandwich so it gets crispy on the other side.

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese
Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

Ilona Orzechowska

Ilona blogs at Ilona’s Passion where she focuses on sweet and savory party recipes. She believes in making recipes from scratch and not very sweet desserts. She likes to experiment with flavors while cooking in her Canadian kitchen. She has lived in three countries and loves to explore the world with her two boys and a husband. While not cooking or traveling she designs printable invitations and party decorations.