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Grilled Cheese Sandwich In An Air Fryer (Recipe)

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich In An Air Fryer (Recipe)

Grilled cheese sandwiches are a classic comfort food that has been enjoyed by people of all ages for generations. And what’s not to love about them? They are quick and easy to make, and they are entirely customizable to individual tastes. Most importantly, they are downright delicious.

And the melting cheese makes it even tastier. While traditionally made in a pan on a stovetop or a sandwich griller, there is a new way to make grilled cheese sandwiches that have been gaining popularity in recent years, and that is none other than An Air Fryer.

Air fryer grilled cheese sandwiches are totally life-changing. I was a little dicey about making a grilled sandwich in an air fryer, but the result it gave was just out of the world.

Whether you are looking for a quick snack or a satisfying meal, a grilled cheese sandwich made in an air fryer is always a great option. An air fryer is perfect for cooking everything from reheating pizza, frozen French fries, or frozen onion rings and now the grilled cheese sandwich.

In this blog post, we will go through the advantages of cooking grilled cheese sandwiches in an air fryer, as well as step by step process on how to make a perfect grilled cheese sandwich in an air fryer.

How Does An Air Fryer Work?

An air fryer is basically a mini convection oven that sits on your countertop. An air fryer cooks with oil rather than oil.

An Air fryer has a heating element on top that circulates hot air through a fan around your food. This makes your food crispy from the outside, keeping the juiciness and moistness on the inside.

Why Is Air Frying The Best Way To Construct Grilled Cheese Sandwiches?

There are numerous reasons to cook food in an air fryer, but the reasons listed below are the most important ones.

  • Healthy: Cooking grilled cheese sandwiches in an air fryer makes them healthier as it needs a very little amount of butter or no butter at all.
  • Fast: It’s way too quick to make a grilled cheese sandwich in an air fryer rather than in a pan or a sandwich maker.
  • Mess-free kitchen countertop: What more do we need than a squeaky clean kitchen counter even when you are cooking? Just place the sandwich in the basket and cook until it’s done. Also, it doesn’t take up much space in your kitchen.

Important Ingredients Used In The Recipe

  • White bread: Any bread of your choice will do.
  • Butter: Using butter or oil in the recipe is unnecessary, but I have used butter to make it more flavorful.
  • Coriander leaves: Again, you can skip coriander if you do not like the taste or smell of coriander. But I personally am a big fan of coriander, so I could not pass on the opportunity to use them.
  • Paprika powder: I used paprika powder to make it slightly spicy.
  • Cheddar cheese: cheddar cheese has a bold and rich taste that compliments the other two cheeses in the sandwich.
  • Parmesan cheese: Parmesan cheese turns the simple grilled cheese sandwich into a gourmet meal.
  • Mozzarella cheese: Mozzarella is known for its light taste that melts and stretches perfectly.

How To Make A Grilled Cheese Sandwich In An Air Fryer?

For complete instructions, see the recipe box.

Preparation: Preheat the air fryer to 200°C (400°F) for a few minutes and place liners to make it less messy. Collect the ingredients required to make the sandwich.

Mix Butter And Coriander: Take soft butter and add chopped coriander, then mix both ingredients.

Mix Cheeses: In A different bowl, mix all three cheeses and paprika powder in a bowl. If you don’t want to use paprika powder, you can skip this ingredient.

Prepare Bread Slice: Now take a slice of bread and spread butter-coriander mix on both sides.

Spread Cheese Mixture on Bread: Put the cheese mixture on one buttered bread slice and place another buttered bread slice on top of the mixture.

Cook: Lay the bread inside the basket for 10-12 minutes. Flip it halfway through cooking to ensure even baking on both sides. Cook for 3-4 minutes more to make them crispier.

Serve: Carefully remove from the basket and serve with your favorite soup or dip.

Chef’s Tip For The Recipe

Tip For Cooking

Keep your eyes on the air fryer; as it cooks food fast, it may burn the bread from the top.

Cook for 2-3 minutes more to make the grilled sandwich crispier.

Use an air fryer liner so it doesn’t stick to the basket.

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If you like this recipe, then I am sure that you will love our other air fryer recipes like

Onion Rings in an air fryer

Potato wedges in an air fryer

Frozen French fries in an air fryer

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use any type of bread for making a grilled sandwich in the air fryer?

Yes, you can use any type of bread to make a grilled cheese sandwich in an air fryer.

Can I use any type of cheese to make a grilled sandwich in the air fryer?

Yes, you can use any type of bread to make a grilled sandwich in the air fryer, but I recommend using cheese that melts easily and has a superior taste, like cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese.

Do I need to spread butter on the bread before cooking it in the air fryer?

Although it is not a necessary step to make the bread crispy and brown in color, I recommend using butter. And it tastes fantastic.

How long do I need to cook my grilled cheese sandwich in the air fryer?

Cook your grilled cheese sandwich in an air fryer for 10-12 minutes or until the bread is golden brown in color and the cheese is melted and gooey. You check on your grilled cheese sandwich halfway through cooking to ensure even cooking and adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Can I make more than one grilled cheese sandwich in the air fryer?

Yes, you can make more than one grilled cheese sandwich at a time, but make sure to leave space.

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich In An Air Fryer (Recipe)

Crispy and Melty- that’s how a perfect grilled cheese sandwich in an air fryer is.

  • Total Time: 20 to 22 minutes

Ingredients

Scale
  • 68 White Bread Slices
  • 40g Butter
  • 10g Coriander Leaves (chopped)
  • 20g Cheddar Cheese (grated)
  • 20g Mozzarella Cheese (grated)
  • 20g Parmesan Cheese (grated)
  • 1/8 Tsp Paprika Powder (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 200°C (400°F) for a few minutes.
  2. In a bowl, mix soft butter and chopped coriander leaves.
  3. Mix all three cheeses and paprika powder (optional) in a different bowl.
  4. Now take a slice of bread and spread coriander butter on both sides,
  5. Place the cheese mixture, and place another buttered slice of bread on top.
  6. Place it in the air fryer basket and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Flip the sandwich halfway through cooking to ensure even cooking.
  8. Carefully remove it from the basket and serve it with your favorite soup or dip.
  • Author: Chef Mansi Jain
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 to 12 minutes

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