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5 from 11 votes

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

This Air Fryer Grilled Cheese takes less than 10 minutes to cook, is crispy on the outside, and gooey on the inside. It does not get much better than bread and cheese. And the air fryer cooks this classic sandwich to perfection.
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Calories: 480kcal
Author: Brianna May


  • 2 slices good quality bread*
  • 1-2 Tablespoons salted or unsalted butter
  • 2 ounces cheese*
  • Optional: fresh parmesan for garnis


  • Review all recipe notes and instructions before beginning.
  • Spread butter generously on one side of both pieces of bread.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray. Place one piece of bread butter side down in the basket. Next, pile on all the cheese.
  • Place the other piece of bread butter side up on top of the cheese.
  • Cook the sandwich at 380° for 5 minutes.
  • Flip the sandwich and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Finish with fresh parmesan and serve.


Good quality bread - I like to use sourdough or any crusty white round loaf of bread. Traditional sandwich bread also works.
Cheese - There are so many different cheeses that are great for a good grilled cheese sandwich. I love to use a combo of a couple of the following, white/yellow american, cheddar, colby jack, fontina, gruyere, or swiss. Use whatever is in your fridge.


Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 743mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g