Air Fryer Grilled Cheese with Mayo


I grew up eating grilled cheese sandwiches made with Velveeta®, and I still think it's absolutely the best for this sandwich. It's flavorful, and melts beautifully. If you happen to have brioche bread on hand, use it because it makes this sandwich taste divine!

Grilled cheese sandwich on a plate with tomato soup
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
2 grilled cheese sandwiches


  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 4 slices white bread

  • 4 ounces processed cheese food (such as Velveeta ®), sliced


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  2. Spread the mayonnaise on 4 slices of bread. Distribute cheese slices evenly between 2 bread slices, mayonnaise side down. Place the remaining 2 slices on the sandwiches, mayonnaise side up, and lightly press sandwiches to close.

  3. Place the sandwiches in the air fryer basket in a single layer, leaving some space around them.

  4. Air-fry for 3 to 4 minutes, flip sandwiches, and cook until sandwich is golden brown and cheese is melted, 2 to 3 more minutes. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may have to cook in batches.

  5. Slice sandwiches on the diagonal, and serve warm.

Cook's Note:

I always use mayonnaise because it's ready to spread, I don't have to wait until the butter softens, and it browns beautifully with no mayo flavor. But if you prefer to use butter, that's fine, your choice. Air fryer temperatures vary depending on the size and brand, so just keep your eye on the sandwiches, so they don't burn.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

420 Calories
27g Fat
31g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 420
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 967mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 15g
Potassium 258mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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