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Grilled cheese sandwich with red bell pepper on a picking table with a salad on a plate.
Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: easy dinner, lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer grilled cheese sandwich, grilled cheese recipe, ultimate grilled cheese
Servings: 2
Calories: 723 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 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
  • cup caramelized onions
  1. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Lay two slices of bread, butter side down.

  2. 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.

  3. Place (one sandwich at a time) in the fryer basket of an air fryer and cook for 5 minutes at 350-degrees.

  4. 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.

  5. Continue the same steps with the second sandwich.

  6. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 723 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Fat 50g77%
Saturated Fat 31g194%
Cholesterol 153mg51%
Sodium 1234mg54%
Potassium 320mg9%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 2405IU48%
Vitamin C 40.9mg50%
Calcium 947mg95%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.