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Whether eaten with a side of your favorite chips or paired with a bowl of steamy tomato or vegetable soup, there’s nothing better than a crunchy, melty, buttery grilled cheese sandwich on a cold weekend afternoon. It’s a classic childhood favorite that most of us carry into adulthood, which means a properly prepared air fryer grilled cheese sandwich is a meal the entire family can enjoy.
I thought nothing could be better than a classic grilled cheese cooked in a cast-iron skillet, that is until I tried one in the air fryer. An air fryer grilled cheese sandwich provides a crispy, buttery outer layer with a cheesy, melty inner layer that creates the perfect sandwich without burning, over-drying, or overcooking.
As a side note, I don’t eat gluten, and the air fryer still perfectly toasts this delicious grilled cheese sandwich, creating a crispy outer layer on normally chewy gluten-free bread.
Other wonderful grilled cheese sandwiches.
- Grilled Cheese Guide:
- Caprese Grilled Cheese
- Three Cheese Grilled Cheese
- Gouda & Apple Grilled Cheese
- Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese
- Ricotta & Spinach Grilled Cheese
- Onion Gruyere Grilled Cheese
- Mushroom Swiss Grilled Cheese
Make delicious melty grilled cheese sandwiches in your air fryer.
- 2 slices bread
- 2 slices cheese (we used American cheese)
- 1-2 tbsp butter
Preheat air fryer for 1 minute at 400 degrees
Coat the bottom of the air fryer basket with butter
Place one bread slice and cheese slices in basket
Spread butter on your second slice of bread and place it butter side up on top of the cheese slices
Cook for 3 minutes at 390 degrees
Flip sandwich over, add butter to top bread slice
Cook for 2 more minutes
Plate and enjoy!
Watch this quick video on how to air fry a perfect grilled cheese sandwich
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