- 2 slices of your favorite bread
- 2-4 slices of cheese (such as cheddar, American, or Swiss)
- Butter or margarine, softened
- Optional additions: sliced tomatoes, cooked bacon, caramelized onions, etc.
- Preheat your air fryer to around 350-375°F (175-190°C). Preheating will help ensure even cooking and a crispy exterior.
- While the air fryer is preheating, butter one side of each slice of bread. This will be the side that faces outward in the air fryer.
- Place the slices of cheese and any optional additions between the two slices of bread, with the buttered side facing outward.
- Carefully place the prepared sandwich in the air fryer basket. You can use a little non-stick cooking spray on the basket or parchment paper to prevent sticking.
- Cook the sandwich in the air fryer for about 4-6 minutes, flipping it halfway through the cooking time. Cooking times may vary based on your specific air fryer model, so keep an eye on it to avoid burning.
- The sandwich is done when it is golden brown on the outside, and the cheese is completely melted inside. You can cook it longer for a crispier exterior.
- Carefully remove the grilled cheese sandwich from the air fryer. Let it cool for a minute before slicing it in half, and then enjoy!