Making an air fryer grilled cheese sandwich has never been easier! The first time I made these sandwiches in my air fryer, I couldn't believe how crispy and buttery they were when they finished cooking.
Grilled Cheese Sandwhich in the Air Fryer
I have always loved grilled cheese sandwiches. When we were kids, my brothers and I made them for lunch almost every day. During the summers, we would swim, come inside for a quick grilled cheese, and then run back to the backyard or grab our bikes for whatever adventures we had planned for the day.
I remember one day, we had a cook off competition to see who could make the best grilled cheese sandwich. I am not going to brag, well, maybe I will a little, but it was me!
But that was a long time ago, and way before I started making them in the air fryer. I would have won hands down, without even trying, if I had an air fryer back then!
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Making grilled cheese sandwiches in the air fryer is incredibly easy and fast! I only make one or two at a time, but four could easily be made at once.
You will only need bread, cheese, and butter, to make this perfect and crispy sandwich in the air fryer.
How to make an Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich
This sandwich is SO incredibly easy to make. Which is probably why they were our go-to meals when we were kids.
You will just need two slices of your favorite bread per sandwich, a slice of your favorite cheese, and a little bit of softened butter.
There are so many cheese options from Kraft!
Spread a light layer of the butter on one side of each piece of bread. Place the buttered side down in the air fryer basket. Cover the slice of bread with a piece of cheese. Then top the cheese with another slice of bread, with the buttered side up. Cook for 5 minutes, flip, and cook for a few more minutes. That's it!
FAQ's About Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwhiches
Can you use butter in the air fryer?
Yes, you can! I didn't use a spray either. The butter made the bread turn golden and crispy, and the butter kept it from sticking. Even though it's called a "fryer" it's not a deep oil fryer.
Can I use any cheese, or do I have to use cheddar cheese?
You can use your favorite cheese to make this sandwich. I have made Swiss and Cheddar.
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Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- Air Fryer
- 4 slices white bread
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 slice cheddar cheese
- Lightly layer one side of each piece of bread with butter.
- Lay the buttered side down in the air fryer basket.
- Cover the slice of bread with a piece of cheese.
- Top the cheese with the remaining slice of bread, butter side up.
- Cook at 370 degrees Fahrenheit for about 5 minutes. Once the bread is golden, turn the sandwich over and cook for an addition 4 or 5 minutes, until the bottom side is golden.
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