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Black Friday 2018

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Make a Perfect Grilled Cheese Using the Air Fryer

2 min Serves 1

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

Ingredients

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

Directions

1

Butter both sides of bread using a kitchen brush.

2

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

3

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

30 Comments

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.

Ingredients

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

Directions

1

Butter both sides of bread using a kitchen brush.

2

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

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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Comments 30

  1. Lana

    Pop them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes and you will have the best grilled cheese ever and you can make a whole baking sheet full at once.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks for the tip!

  2. Maggie

    I Love my Air Fryer! And grilled cheese is the bomb!
    in fact anything with pastry or bread comes out so much better in the Air Fryer. It’s so much flakier like you can taste every layer of it. YUM!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes! So agree. We love it 😍

  3. Lory

    I was wondering, my husband & I bought an air fryer not too long ago however ours is different than the one you always show. Ours has I think 3-4 metal racks, a rotisserie for chicken or whatever, metal skewers for kabobs, all kinds of neat stuff. Anyway I’m wondering if all these recipes have ever been done in my type of Air-Fryer & if so, have they come out just as good?
    I don’t know what the difference is between the 2, from what I’d heard, the type you show was the older model. Can anyone help please?
    Thank-you in advance 😎

    • Just passing through

      Sounds like you have the air fryer oven. I don’t have either but I’m guessing yours is just a deluxe model with more options. I think you should try at least this recipe and see for yourself how it turns out.

  4. ToriSC

    What size air fryer though? I imagine to do sandwiches you would need the larger sizes.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Pictured is a 6quart sized Nuwave. I can make 2-3 sandwiches at a time depending on size of bread.

  5. Tolu

    How do you keep food from sticking to the basket in your nuwave? And how do you wash the stick food off. I don’t use mine because everything sticks

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I use an oil sprayer with olive oil.

    • Pat

      Everything you cook in an air fryer needs oil, either sprayed or tossed in oil. Read the instructions that came with your oven.

  6. sara

    I’m in the market to buy an air fryer. Anyone have an opinion or the best or worst?

    • Faye Mapley

      Go LARGE

  7. Shoppingfan

    My 12 yr old discovered this & is now obsessed with making them. Oh boy, this could be trouble. ; )

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I know my kids do also! Ha

  8. Frecklelily

    I use mayonnaise instead of butter on the outside of the bread. It doesn’t take like mayonnaise when cooked, but it is DELICIOUS! I also put mine in my NuWave oven for 7 minutes each side. Also…I use shredded Mexican cheese. Mmmmmmm.

    • Clippy

      I love using Mayo for grilled cheese sandwiches!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Awesome tips thanks!

  9. Traci

    Does anyone one know how to cook a grilled cheese and it be crispy & crunchy like at a lot of restaurants??

    • Lana

      In the oven. See my comment above.

    • 50ShadesofLipstick

      Use a cast iron skillet and get it hot (not smoking). Brush both sides of the sandwich bread with Kerrygold salted butter (not melted) and cook until crispy. Beats the oven by a long shot because that needs time to preheat, you’re wasting energy using a large appliance to make a single sandwich and it still takes longer to cook vs. stovetop.

      • Pat

        I agree that you can’t beat using a cast iron skillet, I use mine for everything. Pancakes are the best on cooked them.

  10. LC

    Great idea!

  11. Mamamia

    Does anyone know if we can use the Pillsbury refrigerated croissants dough in place of the biscuits for the doughnut recipe?

  12. Judy E Trac

    This looks good, got go to an air fryer lol

  13. Nina

    I’ve been doing this for a while. Use olive oil spray and cheddar and it’s definitely tastier and more convenient then using a skillet or oven IMO. Everything’s better in an air fryer! Lol

  14. Pat

    Why do you have to use melted butter for the grilled cheese?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You don’t have to – I like to brush it on so it’s evenly distributed and crisp.

      • Pat

        Oh, seems like an extra step, I have no problem spreading it on bread when I make grilled cheese. Thanks

  15. Amie

    Yum

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