Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

air fryer grilled cheese
Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

The air fryer grilled cheese sandwich takes a classic comfort food and makes it not only quicker, but easier too. Who doesn’t love a grilled cheese sandwich? This might be the easiest, cheapest, and quickest recipe that ever gets posted to this blog. Not only that, it’s a wonderful tasty meal for one, and cooking it in air fryer or oven makes for fewer dirty dishes and a faster prep time. I won’t tell you the number of sandwiches that had to be sacrificed to find the perfect time, temperature, and cooking method.

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That beautiful air fryer grilled cheese up there is also going to allow me to test out the first of the upgrades that are coming to the site in the next few days. Today, you will notice a new recipe section, and it only made sense to try it out with something simple. Keep your fingers crossed. Unlike my past recipes, you will not see the words keto, gluten free, or healthy anywhere around. But, if you are in a hurry, trying to save money, or are just in the mood for some comfort food…this air fryer grilled cheese recipe is for you.

air fryer grilled cheese

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

Instructions on how to make this classic sandwich with an updated method in an air fryer.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Resting Time 2 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 71 kcal


  • Air fryer or oven


  • 1 piece American cheese
  • 2 pieces bread
  • 1 can olive oil cooking spray


  • Preheat air fryer or oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray one side of each piece of bread with the olive oil cooking spray.
  • Place the American cheese between the bread, olive oil sprayed side facing out.
  • Cook in the air fryer or oven for 4 minutes on the lowest shelf, flipping exactly halfway through.
  • After the cook time is over, allow the sandwich to rest in the warm air fryer or oven for 2 or 3 minutes to allow for the cheese to melt.


All air fryers cook at different speeds.  These recipes are meant to be a general guide.  Cooking times depend on various factors including thickness, cut, and type of meat used.  I use an Instant Pot Vortex Plus shelf air fryer.  If you’re using something different, especially a bucket type air fryer, I advise keeping an eye on food so it doesn’t under, or overcook. 


Calories: 71kcal
Keyword Air, Air Fried Grilled Cheese, Air Fryer, Ary Fryer Grilled Cheese, Cheese, Fried, Fryer, Grilled, Grilled Cheese
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  1. Love this site. Only thing is can you darken the type? Hard for these old eyes to read the light grey.

    1. Helen, I’ve made some adjustments and darkened the font. Please let me know if it looks any better now.

  2. M E Curtis says:

    The upgrades are great!! Great info, easy to read and follow. You go!!!!!

    1. Thanks!

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