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Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

Here I'll give you some tips and tricks to making a perfect grilled cheese in the air fryer!
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Course: lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 1 grilled cheese
Calories per serving: 608kcal
Author: Chris
Cost per serving: £2.50 / $3


  • Air Fryer
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board


  • 2 medium / large slices of Bread
  • 3 - 4 square slices of Cheese (see notes)
  • Butter, as needed


  • Add cheese to a slice of bread then place another slice of bread on top. Gently press down, then butter both sides (around 1 modest tbsp per side).
  • Place in the air fryer at 190C/375F for 5mins, or until golden on the top. Check after 30 secs - 1 min to check the top slice hasn't flew off.
  • Carefully flip the grilled cheese, then fry for another 2-3mins, or until golden on the other side.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Quick Demo


a) Cheese - Use any cheese you fancy, grated or sliced! Here I've used a combo of mozzarella and cheddar. I recommend trying to keep as much of it inside the sandwich as possible, because it can sometimes burn/go chewy if it leaks too much out of the sandwich.
b) Top slice - Due to the nature of how the air fryer works, sometimes it can flip the top slice off of the sandwich. If it's going to happen it usually happens pretty quickly, so just check in the first 30 seconds or so and if it does fly off, just pop it back on and the cheese will begin to glue it shut.
c) Multiple Sandwiches - You can make more than one sandwich at a time if your air fryer fits it, just try and keep them separated so they don't glue together!
d) Timings - Different air fryers will work slightly differently, as will different sized sandwiches, so just be vigilant as you go for the first sandwich.
e) Serving - An air fryer grilled cheese comes out slightly drier than a regular grilled cheese, so I recommend serving it with a sauce/condiment or soup! (Tomato Soup or Roasted Red Pepper Soup work great).
f) Calories - per sandwich assuming 1.5 slices mozzarella, 1.5 slices cheddar and 2 tbsp butter:

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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Grilled Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 608 Calories from Fat 433
% Daily Value*
Fat 48.07g74%
Saturated Fat 28.592g179%
Trans Fat 1.437g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.432g
Monounsaturated Fat 12.543g
Cholesterol 137mg46%
Sodium 916mg40%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 21.27g7%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Sugar 2.84g3%
Protein 23.3g47%
Vitamin A 1415IU28%
Calcium 563mg56%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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