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Easy Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Looking for a super easy meal to make for the family in a hurry? Check out these easy Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches that are so good!

Being home all the time has caused us to get very creative with our meals. It’s been a bit of a test kitchen here with some lunch options that are working and some that absolutely don’t. 

Honestly sometimes we have the craving for so many things but never have the ingredients we need. So we started to look for basic things we can use on a daily basis that are easy to make. 

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe: A Crispy Delight

Welcome to the ultimate guide to whipping up the perfect grilled cheese sandwich using none other than your trusty air fryer! Forget the traditional frying pan and dive into the world of air frying for that golden brown, crispy texture that encases the gooey cheese like a warm hug.

This simple recipe transforms the classic sandwich into a gourmet delight with just a few ingredients and your air fryer basket. Whether you’re using white bread, sourdough, or even french bread, the results are always spectacularly delicious. Pair it with a bowl of tomato soup, and you’ve got the perfect comfort food for any day.


Q: Can I use different types of cheese?
A: Absolutely! While American cheese is a go-to for that melty cheese goodness, feel free to experiment with monterey jack, swiss cheese, or even a slice of cheddar cheese for a delicious cheese pull.

Q: What if I don’t have butter?
A: No worries! You can use a little butter substitute like olive oil or mayonnaise on the outside of the grilled cheese for a crispy golden bread without compromising on taste.

Q: Can I add other ingredients?
A: Yes, get creative! Add slices of tomato, crispy bacon, or even a sprinkle of garlic powder to make your sandwich extra special.

Q: What’s the best bread to use?
A: While you can use any type of bread, thicker bread like brioche or a hearty slice of sourdough will give you a better texture and can withstand the heat without getting too crunchy.


  • 2 Slices of Bread (your choice: white bread, wheat bread, sourdough bread, or brioche bread)
  • Butter (or olive oil/mayonnaise for a higher smoke point)
  • American Cheese (or try swiss cheese, monterey jack, or sharp cheddar for variety)

My air fryer lives on my kitchen counter, I honestly need a new place for it but we use it so often that I get tired of hoisting my ninja foodi into place for every meal. 

Since it’s there—why not use it? These grilled cheese sandwiches are so easy to make and done in no time! Serve with a side of chips and soup and your easy meal is done! 

What do you need for these Air Fryer Grilled Cheese sammies?

Simple Ingredients

2 Slices of Bread
American Cheese

You can obviously mix your cheeses, choose and alternate cheese or even add ingredients like bacon or even tomato. The best part is you can use whatever works in your fridge! 

Where to Serve

This air fryer grilled cheese sandwich is versatile and can be served at virtually any meal – from a quick and satisfying breakfast to a cozy dinner. It’s a hit at children’s parties, casual gatherings, or as a comforting solo meal. Pair it with a side salad, crispy air fryer bacon, or the classic bowl of tomato soup for a meal that’s both satisfying and nostalgic.


Leftover sandwiches can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the air fryer for a few minutes for best results, ensuring the bread gets crispy again and the cheese melts just right.

Tips for Making This Recipe with Kids

  • Let the kids butter the bread slices. It’s a simple task they can do with just a little supervision.
  • Have them choose their cheese. Offering a variety of cheese slices lets them customize their sandwich.
  • Encourage them to lay the cheese on the bread, teaching them about the importance of covering the sides of the bread for that perfect melty cheese experience.
  • Always supervise the air frying process, but let them watch the cheese melt through the air fryer’s window for a fun and safe cooking lesson.

How do I make these easy grilled cheese sandwiches? 

Start by preheating the air fryer to 350 then spread butter onto one side of each slice of bread. Top with cheese. Then place a slice of bread on top, butter side up.

Place the sandwich in the air fryer for 6-8 minutes or until cheese has fully melted & bread fully toasted. Serve & enjoy.

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Easy Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Yield: 2 sandwiches

Easy Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

These easy grilled cheese sandwiches are so easy to make in the air fryer!


  • 2 Slices of Bread
  • Butter
  • American Cheese


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 F.
  2. Spread butter onto one side of each slice of bread. 
  3. Then top with cheese.
  4. Place a slice of bread on top, butter side up.
  5. Place the sandwich in the air fryer for 6-8 minutes or until cheese has fully melted & bread fully toasted. 
  6. Serve & enjoy. 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 333Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 47mgSodium 671mgCarbohydrates 33gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 9g

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