Air Fryer Grilled Ham and Cheese
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Air Fryer Grilled Ham and Cheese

Air Fryer Grilled Ham and Cheese is so simple and yet makes a timeless meal or a reason-it is delicious to eat and beyond simple to make. Cooking these sandwiches in the air fryer makes them ready faster than pan grilling and also allows you to prepare several at once without worrying about balancing heat (hello, one corner is over the eye on the stove and burning while the other is bright white and raw!). Read on to discover just how easy it is to prepare grilled ham and cheese in an air fryer.

air fryer grilled ham and cheese

Ingredients in Air Fryer Grilled Ham and Cheese

Softened Butter– you will need this to spread on the outside of the bread to allow it to crisp and give the grilled cheese texture in the air fryer. If you prefer you can substitute mayonnaise for the softened butter.

Deli Ham-you will need about one thick slice of deli ham or two-three thin slices of ham. I used smoked ham for this sandwich; however, honey ham would work great if that is your preference.

Bread– when making this sandwich for my kids, I usually use honey wheat bread just to give it a bit more nutrition. Regular white bread will also work great for this recipe. If you are serving to adults, you could choose to substitute a rye or whole grain bread.

Cheese– It takes at least two slices of cheese to make this Air Fryer Grilled Ham and Cheese. I find that deli yellow American Cheese or Sharp Cheddar Cheese Slices work best for this sandwich, but really, whatever cheese you enjoy the most will work great. Some other good ideas for this dish might be Deli Swiss, Pepper Jack, Colby or Meunster.

Air Fryer Grilled Ham and cheese

How To make Air Fryer Grilled Ham and Cheese:

  • Spread one side of each slice of bread with the softened butter or mayonnaise.
  • Place a slice of bread, butter side-down in the basket of the air fryer. Layer one slice of cheese, the ham and the other slice of cheese. Top with the second slice of bread, butter-side up.
  • Heat the air fryer to 350 degrees. Cook for 5 minutes. Flip the sandwich and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes until the outside is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
air fryer grilled ham and cheese

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Texas Toast Sloppy Joes– Homemade Texas Toast makes these easy sloppy joe melts irresistible. Beefy, sloppy joe mixture, sharp cheddar cheese and homemade garlic-y bread make for the perfect weeknight dinner combination.

Meatball Wrap

Meatball Wraps are an easy twist on a meatball sub in a much easier to eat format (especially for smaller hands). These wraps are quick to assemble, can even be made vegetarian-friendly, and re-heat very well. Kids LOVE these!

Air Fryer Pizza Sandwiches are easy to make ahead and even batch freeze. Kids love these pizza-flavored favorites that, once assembled take mere minutes to cook. These are also absolutely ideal for on the go meals where you may not want to give little hands a regular slice of pizza in the car, but can give them the same flavors in this much-less-mess-inducing sandwich.

Air Fryer Grilled Ham and Cheese

Air Fryer Grilled Ham and Cheese

Anne
This timeless clasic gets an easy twist with the help of an air fryer.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 9 mins
Course lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Sandwich

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • Butter softened
  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 slices sharp cheddar or American cheese
  • 1 slice deli ham

Instructions
 

  • Spread one side of each slice of bread with the softened butter.
  • Place a slice of bread, butter side-down in the basket of the air fryer. Layer one slice of cheese, the ham and the other slice of cheese. Top with the second slice of bread, butter-side up.
  • Heat the air fryer to 350 degrees. Cook for 5 minutes. Flip the sandwich and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes until the outside is golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Notes

If you prefer, you can substitute mayonnaise for the softened butter for the bread.
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