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Jun 16 2018
3 months ago
11:24 AM MDT

Make a Perfect Grilled Cheese Using the Air Fryer

Jun 16, 2018 @ 11:24 AM MDT
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Fan of grilled cheese sandwiches?

I don’t think there’s anything more comforting than a decent grilled cheese sandwich dipped in tomato soup! My kids seem to agree because it’s their “go to” quick meal when we don’t have anything planned, and it’s one they can even make themselves. Easy, convenient ideas that require just a few ingredients are the BEST!

air fryer grilled cheese - pulled apart on a plate

We recently tried making grilled cheese in the air fryer and it was LIFE CHANGING!

The result is a perfect buttery and crispy texture on the bread, combined with a gooey cheesy middle. In my opinion, it’s actually pleasantly more perfect and different than when cooked in a skillet. Plus, it’s super easy and convenient to just place in the air fryer for a few minutes on each side, instead of standing by the stove.

air fryer grilled cheese - ingredients on the counter

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

Try making a grilled cheese using the air fryer for an incredibly delicious crust with a satisfying gooey cheesy middle.

Serves: 1

Prep Time: 2 minutes


Cook Time: 8 minutes



  • 2 pieces bread
  • 2 slices cheese (I used Colby-Jack)
  • 1 teaspoon melted butter


  • Step 1:

    Butter both sides of bread using a kitchen brush.

  • Step 2:

    Place cheese in the middle and set inside the air fryer.

  • Step 3:

    Set timer for 4 minutes at 390 degrees. Flip sandwich and set cook time for an additional 4 minutes, or until desired.

air fryer grilled cheese - closeup of the sandwiches

If you’re new to air fryer cooking and don’t know where to start, this would be a great beginner meal!

Although this is a very simple idea, I think it’s definitely worth trying! My family LOVED it and it’s a perfect way to take your grilled cheese to the next level. This is how we’ll be melting ours from now on. 🙂

Want more air fryer inspiration?

bloomin' onion onion prior to breading

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Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! Check out all of Lina’s DIY/CRAFTS and RECIPES created just for Hip2Save.

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