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grilled cheese stacked on cutting board revealing melted cheese
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Air Fryer Grilled Cheese (SO crispy!)

Crisp, buttery, and oozing with cheese, this air fryer grilled cheese is a real crowd pleaser! You seriously can't beat the crunch.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 1
Calories: 661kcal


  • 2 slices sourdough bread good quality; see note 1
  • 2 slices havarti or cheddar; see note 2
  • 1 tablespoons butter or margarine


  • Prepare sandwich- Spread butter or margarine onto two bread pieces. Turn one of the slices over and arrange the cheese on the non-buttered side. Add the second slice (butter side up) on top of the cheese.
    cheese arranged on sourdough bread on cutting board
  • Preheat air fryer- Set your air fryer to 350°F and allow it to pre-heat for 5 minutes.
    air fryer set to 350F with 10 minutes on the timer
  • Cook the sandwich- Add the sandwich into the basket using a spatula. Cook for 5-6 minutes on the first side, then flip and cook for another 4-5 minutes on the second side*. You want the bread to be golden and toasted.
    *this cook time is for large slices of sourdough; depending on the bread you use, your cook time could be substantially less
    flipping the grilled cheese over in air fryer basket



1- I recommend a good quality bread like sourdough, as pre-sliced grocery store bread can dry out a bit in the air fryer, note that changing the bread can alter the cook time
2- get creative with the cheese; Monterey Jack, classic cheddar, aged cheddar, Swiss, gruyère, mozzarella or havarti are all delicious choices you could play around with


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 661kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 1179mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 794IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 400mg | Iron: 5mg