Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Making grilled cheese sandwiches in the air fryer is quick, easy, and yields a crispy result. Here’s a simple recipe for an Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich:

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich:


  • 4 slices of bread
  • Butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or your choice)
  • Optional: Add-ins like ham, bacon, tomato slices, or avocado
  • Optional: Herbs or spices for extra flavor


  1. Preheat Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 360°F (180°C).
  2. Butter the Bread:
    • Lightly butter one side of each slice of bread. This will be the outer side of the sandwich that gets crispy.
  3. Add Cheese and Fillings:
    • Place the slices of bread, buttered side down, on a clean surface. Add shredded cheese evenly on the non-buttered side of two slices.
    • If desired, add any additional fillings like ham, bacon, tomato slices, avocado, or your choice of extras.
  4. Top with More Cheese:
    • Sprinkle more shredded cheese over the fillings. This helps to “glue” the sandwich together.
  5. Assemble the Sandwich:
    • Place the remaining slices of bread, buttered side up, on top of the cheese and fillings to form a sandwich.
  6. Air Fry:
    • Place the assembled sandwich in the preheated air fryer basket. Cook for about 5-8 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  7. Check for Crispiness:
    • If you desire extra crispiness, you can cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  8. Remove and Slice:
    • Carefully remove the grilled cheese sandwich from the air fryer. Let it cool for a minute before slicing.
  9. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Serve your air fryer grilled cheese sandwich hot and enjoy the gooey, cheesy goodness!

This method produces a grilled cheese sandwich with a crispy exterior and a melty, cheesy interior. Feel free to customize the fillings to your liking. Adjust the cooking time based on your air fryer model and personal preference for crispiness.

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