Easy Crispy Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches!

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How to make grilled cheese sandwiches in the air fryer!

Grilled cheese sandwiches are already pretty simple and easy, right? Well, they just got easier and better. Grilled cheese in the air fryer is quick, hands-off, and oh so crispy. It’s pretty much set it and forget it (for a few minutes) for perfect results.

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All of my kids eat these air fryer grilled cheese sandwiches right up and ask for more. Crispy, toasted bread on the outside with gooey, melted cheese on the inside. Best grilled cheese sandwiches ever! 

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Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich Tips

I recommend using a sandwich bread that is on the thick side. And you want it to be a soft, moist bread too. If the bread is too thin or already dry, it will become even more dry after cooking in the air fryer. Grandma Sycamore’s bread is a great option.

grilled cheese in the air fryer

Once you’ve buttered the outside sides of each piece of bread, place two slices of bread in the air fryer, buttered side down.

Then get the cheese on there! I am a full coverage type of gal, so I filled in blank spaces with more cheese. I usually have colby jack on hand, so that’s what I use, but any of your favorite grilled cheese selections will work!

how to make grilled cheese in the air fryer

Once adequate cheese is in place, it’s time to top things off with those last two slices of bread, buttered side up. No need to spray the air fryer basket because the bread is buttered.

The size of your air fryer will determine if you can fit one or two sandwiches at a time. I have a Philips XXL air fryer. Love it!

grilled cheese sandwiches in the air fryer

Look at these nice and toasty grilled cheese sandwiches! Just 5 minutes in the air fryer at 325°F. Stick ’em in there, set a timer, and come back when the timer goes off. Take a peak to make sure the cheese is melted and the bread is crispy.

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For toasty, crispy air fryer grilled cheese sandwiches…

If you want a little more toasting, set the air fryer to 400°F for an additional 1-2 minutes. You may want to flip the sandwiches as this point as well to promote even browning. The evenness of the cooking will depend on your air fryer, but something to consider and check on.

Take your grilled cheese up a notch…

Because air fryer grilled cheese sandwiches are so crispy on the outside, they are absolutely perfect for dipping in soup or whatever you desire! Check out our favorite soup recipes.

  • Try a combo of your favorite cheeses to really take it up a notch – sharp cheddar, provolone, American cheese, Monterey jack, gruyere, brie, white cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan, etc.
  • Add a thin layer of Dijon mustard on one piece of the sandwich bread before adding the cheese and cooking.
  • Make a garlic butter spread for the bread. Yum!
  • Add a slice of ham or cooked bacon.

Do you have a favorite way to add even more flavor to your grilled cheese sandwich?

how to make air fryer grilled cheese sandwiches

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Easy Crispy Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches!

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Prep Time: 1 minute | Cook Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 2 sandwiches | Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces thick, moist bread
  • butter
  • 2 slices cheese

Instructions

  1. Butter the outside side of each slice of bread. Place two of the bread slices in the air fryer, buttered side down. Place cheese on each of the bread slices in the air fryer, then top with the second slice of bread, buttered side up.
  2. Cook at 325°F for 5 minutes. Check sandwiches, they should be crispy and cheese melted. If you want a little more toasting, turn the air fryer up to 400°F for an additional 1-2 minutes. Check for even cooking and flip, if needed.
  3. Serve warm. Perfect for dipping in soup!

Notes

For best results, use a thicker, more moist bread, like Grandma Sycamore's brand.

Ingredients: Bread, Butter, Cheese
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Appetizers and Snacks, Main Dish, Side Dish, Back to School, Fall, Summer, Winter, Egg Free, Meatless
Categories: Finger Food and Dips, Sandwiches and Burgers, Air Fryer

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