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The beauty of owning an air fryer is that you can cook just about anything in less time with better texture than baking or pan frying. But one of our favorite foods to cook here at AirFrying.net is the humble grilled cheese sandwich. And did you know that there is a an entire movement devoted to the creation and consumption of gourmet grilled cheese?
In fact, restaurants have been popping up all over the globe in the last five years that specialize in nothing but gourmet varieties of grilled cheese sandwiches and soups to accompany every flavor. But what we know (and perhaps they don’t) is that grilled cheese is better in the air fryer!
So we thought we’d create the Ultimate Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Guide. From spicy to savory and sweet to sharp, we have the perfect grilled cheese sandwich to cook for any occasion.
Lunch date with the girls? We recommend our grilled cheese sandwich with gouda and apples.
Play date with the neighborhood kids? Try our three-cheese grilled cheese.
Simple dinner date with your special someone? Try our Caprese grilled cheese.
The list goes on and on.Those who love a hint of spice and flavors inspired by Mexico will be fans of our grilled cheese with bacon and avocado. If you’re a lover of French Onion Soup, you’ll go bananas for our Guyere and Caramelized onion sandwich. If you love Italian inspired cuisine, be sure to try our spinach and ricotta or our tomato-basil grilled cheese sandwiches. If you are a lover of mushrooms, try our Mushroom and Swiss grilled cheese sandwich.
All of these sandwiches make for a decadent experience and can be served on a variety of buttered breads. Our favorites? Thick-sliced Brioche, Sourdough, or Italian, depending upon the flavor combination.
Go ahead. Be adventurous. Try out some of these mouth-watering recipes that totally reinvent the grilled cheese sandwich. You won’t be disappointed!
This grilled cheese sandwich began with a simple question: I wonder if ricotta would be good on a grilled cheese sandwich?
We already knew that ricotta cheese has a light, airy texture when cooked in our favorite dishes, like lasagna and stuffed shells. What we didn’t know is how that would translate to a grilled cheese sandwich. The result? Out of this world! We spread the ricotta on both sides of buttered brioche slices and added spinach in the middle. As the sandwich cooked and the cheese melted, it got that light, fluffy texture, which created a flavor sensation we were pleased with. This sandwich is light, so it will be the perfect option for those of you who aren’t fans of grilled cheese due to the heaviness and greasiness of the cheese. This lighter fare goes perfectly with a bowl of steaming tomato soup or minestrone. Dee-licious! Try this Air Fried Ricotta & Spinach Grilled Cheese now
The votes are in, and we, here at airfrying, have decided that this is the BEST grilled cheese sandwich we have ever tasted. Inspired by the flavors of our favorite Mexican dishes, this sandwich is packed full of yum. We used Monterrey Jack Cheese slices, applewood smoked bacon, vine ripe tomatoes, and Haas avocados (or spicy guacamole for the truly adventurous–my personal favorite). This sandwich, which has the potential to be very greasy, is light and crisp, thanks to the rapid-air technology of your air fryer. So the result is a crisp and delicious fusion of flavors that will tempt you to make another sandwich! We recommend brioche or sourdough for this particular sandwich, and it’s even more delicious when paired with a cup or bowl of black bean chili or chicken tortilla soup! You have to try this delicious bacon avocado grilled cheese
Have children? This one is our five-year-old’s favorite!
We used Colby Jack, Provolone, and Havarti cheese slices to stuff this sandwich full of cheesy goodness. The brioche bread adds a bit of sweetness to the savory cheeses, resulting in a hearty sandwich that will keep your little one fueled for a day outside running in the yard or spent indoors with toys. Perfect for cold winter days or crisp spring afternoons, this sandwich has become a staple in our kitchen. When prepared in the air fryer, this sandwich is light and crisp, rather than greasy, creating a perfect texture you and your children will love.
Seriously good. You won’t want to let a crumb go to waste! Air fry this three-cheese grilled cheese today
Apple and cheese, please!
Sound a little weird? We thought so, too, but, being generally adventurous when it comes to food, we thought, “Why not?” And we certainly weren’t disappointed.
The smoky flavor of the Gouda combines with the sweetness of the apple slices for a delightful flavor fusion that pleases even the most sophisticated palettes. This sandwich is perfect for a ladies’ luncheon and goes perfectly with butternut squash or pumpkin soup or any type of vegetable or seafood bisque.
This one is a winner! Gouda and Apple Grilled Cheese is a must try
This sandwich was created when I decided to turn my favorite salad into a sandwich. One of my favorite restaurant delights that I rarely make at home is the delicious Caprese salad. I love the flavors of mozzarella, tomatoes, and balsamic more than any other salad on the menu. So one day when it was particularly cold outside, I thought, I’d love to have a Caprese salad, but it’s so cold. I want something hot to eat.
Thus, the Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich was born. Simply baste both undersides of the bread with balsamic vinaigrette, add vine ripe or Roma tomatoes, and butter the outside of two layers of Italian or Brioche bread. The result is a delicious hot sandwich packed with flavor. In all honesty, it’s like a Caprese salad–only better! Why not air fry a Caprese salad on a sandwhich!
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