Skip the skillet in favor of an Air Fryer Grilled Cheese recipe that sandwiches your melted cheeses of choice in a hot and toasty bread pocket.

A top down view of two grilled cheese sandwiches next to a bowl of tomato soup

My favorite Uncrustables sandwich cutter has made the jump from toasted peanut butter and jelly perfection to gooey grilled cheese bliss!

You could keep the crusts on for this classic combination of bread, cheese, and your choice of butter or mayo (Team Mayo for the win!), but I love how sealing the sandwich shut around the edges ensures all that melted cheese can’t escape. Grab your own sandwich sealer over on Amazon and let the grilled cheese-ing begin!

A wood cutting board topped with white bread, cheddar cheese and a bowl of mayo

How to Make Grilled Cheese In an Air Fryer

The key to a successfully toasted and perfectly melted grilled cheese cooked in an air fryer comes down to temperature and time. The ideal setup is 360°F for 5 to 7 minutes. Curious which air fryer to buy? Check out my Ultimate Air Fryer Guide for recipes, tips and links to the best air fryer.

A wood cutting board topped with a grilled cheese Uncrustable sandwich

A variety of fat is needed to coat the bread to ensure it gets crispy and golden brown. Softened butter, mayonnaise and cooking spray all work well, but I’d make a strong push for mayo on the flavor front.

The Best Cheese for Grilled Cheese

A combination of flavor and melt-ability determine the best cheeses for making a cheese pull-worthy sandwich. I love classic sharp cheddar or Colby Jack, but mozzarella, gruyere and smoked gouda are also high on my list.

Love the idea of DIY Uncrustables? Don’t miss my Homemade Uncrustables Guide for the ultimate stuffed sandwich inspiration!

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Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

Skip the skillet and fire up the air fryer for an Air Fryer Grilled Cheese recipe that sandwiches your cheeses of choice in a hot and toasty bread pocket.
5 from 1 vote
A top down view of two grilled cheese sandwiches next to a bowl of tomato soup
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Servings 1 serving

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients 

  • 2 slices cheese of choice
  • 2 slices sandwich bread of choice
  • 2 teaspoons mayonnaise or unsalted butter, softened

Instructions 

  • Sandwich the cheese slices between the two pieces of bread.
  • Butter both sides of the sandwich then place it inside the air fryer basket.
  • Air-fry the sandwich at 360°F until golden brown and crispy, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove and let cool slightly then serve.

Kelly's Note:

  • Keep the crusts on or go my homemade Uncrustables route by stamping out the sandwich with a cookie cutter and sealing the edges shut. Check out the link to my favorite Uncrustables cookie cutter above!

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Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 302mg, Potassium: 62mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 26IU, Calcium: 120mg, Iron: 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Loving all of these different air fryer sandwich recipes that you’ve been posting! The pb&j and the pizza pockets were big hits in our house.

    1. I’m so happy to read this, Anna! I’m thrilled you’ve been enjoying the different recipes!