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air fryer grilled cheese
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5 from 3 votes

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

The easy way to make a deliciously crispy, melty grilled cheese sandwich!
Recipe originally from https://basilandbubbly.com
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer
Servings: 1 person
Author: Marianne



  • 2 slices Italian bread or whatever bread you love
  • 1 slice cheddar cheese
  • 1 slice mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise


  • Spread the mayonnaise on one side of each slice of bread. Layer the cheeses on the side of the bread that does NOT have mayonnaise on it, and top with the other piece of bread.
    You should have a cheese sandwich with mayonnaise on the outside and NOT on the inside.
  • Place the sandwich into the Air Fryer and secure the bread and cheese by placing two toothpicks into the sandwich - one on each side of the sandwich.
    You can also use an air fryer safe trivet placed on top of the sandwich to secure it, if your air fryer came with one.
  • Set the Air Fryer to 380°F. Cook for 4 minutes. Open the Air Fryer. If the top of the sandwich has started to brown, carefully remove the toothpicks, if using, flip the sandwich, and cook for another 4 minutes. If the sandwich has not started to brown, cook for another 1 minute, before removing the toothpicks, flipping and then cooking for another 5 minutes.


This recipe was tested with both a 3L Power XL Air Fryer and a 1.7L Dash Air Fryer. Both are basket-style air fryers.
Don't let the cheese hang off of the sides of the sandwich before cooking! It may leave the sandwich and fly around your air fryer!