Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

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Air Fryer Grilled Cheese. If you love grilled cheese, then you must try air fryer grilled cheese. Loaded with 2 types of cheese on fresh bread, it tastes amazing in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese
Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese is an update of my welsh rarebit in the air fryer, that was one of our very first posts in the November of 2015. It is one of those recipes that shouts out COMOFRT FOOD and is a true favourite in the Milner house.

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

I have been eating grilled cheese since I was in the womb. It was my mums’ pregnancy addiction and she would eat cheese whenever she could, and this addiction has clearly been passed on to me.

I would go for lunch at my aunts’ house and she would always be there with the grilled cheese. It was always so delicious. Then as I hit the teenage years, I would have grilled cheese around at my friends’ house and he used to always say that he had never met someone so addicted to grilled cheese!

Or as us Brits call it “Cheese On Toast”.

Then came the grilled cheese at university. I should have avoided this because it was very high calorie and I was there eating it at least once a day. Maybe this is how people get fat when they go to university????

But my all-time favourite grilled cheese experience was at Betty’s tearooms in the north of England. This place is famous for its luxury Welsh Rarebit, which is what my husband calls posh grilled cheese.

So, a few years ago after moving to Portugal and missing my grilled cheese obsession I decided to make my own at home in the air fryer.

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Biggest Mistake

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

You must understand that not everything goes perfect in the air fryer and before you make air fryer grilled cheese, you need to understand the big mistake.

That is that with the air fryer it is about air technology. The air is buzzing around the air fryer making it cook the food and anything light can be blown towards the air fryer.

So, you can’t just place a light slice of cheese in the air fryer on top of your bread to make grilled cheese.

This will result in the cheese being blown off the bread as it cooks.

Instead you need to be clever and find a sticking ingredient that will keep the cheese firmly in place.

You could butter the bread and make sure the sliced cheese sticks to it. Or my favourite which I did in this air fryer grilled cheese recipe, was to add a layer of soft cheese and then stick the cheese to this.

Plus, this is an excuse to have 2 types of cheese on your air fryer grilled cheese.

Grilled Cheese Made In The Air Fryer

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Step By Step

Grilled cheese is so EASY to cook in the air fryer. All you need to do is layer your bread with a sticking agent (I,e, your soft cheese or butter) and then add a cheese layer.

Place the cheese loaded bread into the air fryer and let it cook your grilled cheese.

As well as this you could also add your favourite toppings and seasonings too if you wanted.

My mum always served my grilled cheese as a kid with sliced tomato on top and it was delicious.

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Temperature?

The ideal temperature for cooking air fryer grilled cheese is 180c which is 360f. This is because you cook the grilled cheese on high and it will end up burnt and you cook it on low and the bread will not be the texture of toast.

Can You Air Fry Grilled Cheese?

Absolutely! I have been cooking grilled cheese in the air fryer for a long, long time. As long as you follow my rules above to make sure the cheese is stuck to the bread, then it will be PERFECT.

Reheat Grilled Cheese In The Air Fryer

I have this fussy 4-year-old girl problem. She likes lots of different foods and trying new things is not a problem. BUT she wakes up some days and decides that she is not in the mood for food that day.

She will play with her food and not eat it.

Jorge her younger brother will notice and then play with his food too.

The end result = lots of leftovers.

If this happens when we are eating air fryer grilled cheese, we will reheat grilled cheese in the air fryer later.

As its already been cooked, I recommend 2 minutes on 160c/320f as then it wont cook again, it will just reheat.

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MORE Air Fryer Cheese Recipes

I have made not secret of the fact that I LOVE cheese. I blame my mum for getting me addicted to it. As long as it is not blue and mouldy, I am there!

Here are a few Air Fryer Cheese Recipes:

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese
Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese. If you love grilled cheese, then you must try air fryer grilled cheese. Loaded with 2 types of cheese on fresh bread, it tastes amazing in the air fryer.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 930kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Recipe Ingredients:


  • Preheat your air fryer to 180c/360f.
  • Place a layer of soft cheese or butter onto your bread like you’re spreading it to make a sandwich.
  • Push down the slices of cheese on top of the soft cheese.
  • Place your grilled cheese in the air fryer and cook for 3 minutes at 180c/360f.
  • Serve warm with mayonnaise.


We used fresh bread that had just been cooked in the bread maker. If you’re using cold bread from the pantry add an extra minute onto your cooking time.
Our bread slices were rather big. If your slices are smaller then you can easily cook 2-4 slices at once.
The general rule is 1.5 slices of cheese per slice, so make as much or as little grilled cheese depending on how many people you’re feeding.
Add any of your other favourite toppings. We love to make air fryer grilled cheese with some sliced tomato on top too or a sprinkling of dried oregano.


Calories: 930kcal | Carbohydrates: 125g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1639mg | Potassium: 531mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 672mg | Iron: 9.2mg
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