Sometimes necessity is the mother of great recipe inventions. Such is the case with this Ultimate Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Turkey deli meat, smoked cheddar cheese, red bell pepper, and caramelized onions come together in an air fryer grilled cheese sandwich like no other. If you’re anything like me, you are going to love it!!
This grilled cheese sandwich recipe can also be made traditionally in a skillet, so don’t let it hold you back if you don’t have an air fryer.
You need this sandwich in your life, so however you can make that happen is the right way to go!
**Note – You can find the full-length YouTube video version for this particular air fryer grilled cheese sandwich right before the printable recipe card below.
**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich is available at the end of this post.
The ingredient list for the Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich;
- Bread (your favorite grilled cheese sandwich variety)
- Turkey Deli Meat
- Red Bell Pepper
- Smoked Cheddar Cheese Slices
- Caramelized Onions
Additional grilled cheese ingredient suggestions;
- Pulled Pork
- Shredded Chicken
- Green Bell Peppers
- Swiss Cheese
- Provolone Cheese
- Gouda Cheese
- American Cheese
- Apple Slices
- What’s in YOUR fridge? 😉
Can this ultimate grilled cheese recipe be made in a skillet instead of an air fryer?
Assemble the sandwich just as shown.
Then heat a skillet over medium/high heat and cook the grilled cheese sandwich on both sides until it’s golden brown and the cheese is melted.
How long does it take to caramelize onions?
- In an air fryer, roughly 17-20 minutes.
- In a skillet on the stovetop, roughly 30-40 minutes.
Crave-Worthy French Onion Stuffed Shells
Since my recipe for French Onion Pork Chops is still one of the most popular posts on my blog, I keep trying to reinvent different ways to bring the rich, slightly sweet and savory flavors of deeply caramelized onions smothered in melted cheese to the dinner table in unusual ways. Enter, Crave-Worthy French Onion Stuffed Shells.
How to caramelize onions in an air fryer;
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Below is the complete video version of the making of The Ultimate Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich;
Below is the printable recipe card for today’s air fryer grilled cheese sandwich.
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- 4 slices sandwich bread your favorite variety
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- 8 slices smoked cheddar cheese
- 4 slices deli turkey meat
- ½ red bell pepper seeded and cut into narrow strips
- ⅓ cup caramelized onions
Butter one side of each slice of bread. Lay two slices of bread, butter side down.
Add two slices of cheese on top of each slice of bread and follow with the sliced turkey, red pepper strips, and caramelized onions. Top with the remaining cheese and the final slice of bread, butter side up.
Place (one sandwich at a time) in the fryer basket of an air fryer and cook for 5 minutes at 350-degrees.
Flip the sandwich. Increase the temperature to 400 and cook the sandwich for an additional 1-2 minutes until golden brown. If desired, flip the sandwich and cook again for an additional 1-2 minutes to brown both sides.
Continue the same steps with the second sandwich.
Serve and enjoy.
This grilled cheese sandwich can also be made in a skillet.
Continue with the same instructions but heat a skillet to medium-high heat and cook the sandwich on both sides until golden brown.
I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s air fryer recipe for the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!
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