How to Make Grilled Cheese in Air Fryer
I used to make my grilled cheese on a skillet and slather each piece of bread with butter. This grilled cheese has no butter and is much healthier with less fat and probably one of the easiest ways to make grilled cheese ever. Take two pieces of bread and a slice of your favorite cheese. Place the cheese in the middle of the two slices of bread and place the grilled cheese in the air fryer. Spray each side of bread with cooking spray. If you like the buttery taste use a butter flavored cooking spray. Set the temperature to 350 and close the basket. Set the timer of your air fryer to 5 minutes and once the 5 minutes are up flip the bread over so that the other side of the grilled cheese becomes toasty and golden brown. Air Fry for another 3 minutes.
What to serve with Grilled Cheese
If you want fries with your grilled cheese you can cook them at the same time with the grilled cheese in your air fryer basket. The fries might take a little longer to cook than the grilled cheese. Fruit and a side of veggies is always an option or a side of chips.
Lower points Grilled Cheese
For a WW friendly grilled cheese that is lower in points, you can use a light bread (I like Village Hearth Light Italian Bread) and reduced fat or 2% American cheese slice. I will also use I Can’t Believe Its Not Butter Spray to spritz on the bread. The whole sandwich would be 4 smart points.
What is an Air Fryer?
An air fryer is a kitchen appliance that cooks by circulating hot air around the food using the convection mechanism. It is a downsized version of the convection oven.
Is air fried food healthy?
When you compare air fried food to deep fried food it is much healthier because there is hardly any oil used at all. The only oil I use is from my Pam cooking spray. I spray only the food once or twice because most air fryer baskets are non stick. If you are concerned about using aerosol sprays for the environment or your health buy a Misto Brushed Aluminum Oil Sprayer can from Amazon and fill that with your favorite oil.
What are the Best Large Size Air Fryers?
If you are researching air fryers and looking to buy the best ones out there on the market I have tried and tested 2 different ones before. If you want to be able to cook more food for your family at once then get an air fryer with a large basket such as 5.3 quarts. Look for ones that say nonstick on them and has multiple program settings.
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More Air Fryer Recipes
Air Fryer Grilled Cheese
2 slices of bread such as Village Hearth Light Italian
1 slice of Velveeta Original flavor cheese product slices
Cooking Spray or I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Spray
Place cheese between two slices of bread and place the sandwich in your air fryer basket. You can choose to spray each side of the bread before you put it in the basket but I like to spray the bread in the air fryer basket and then flip it to the other side and spray it again.
Set your air fryer to 350 degrees and close the basket. Set the timer to 5 minutes. Flip and then cook the other side for 3 minutes. Enjoy.
Freestyle Smart Points: 4
Texas toast is 3 smart points per slice of bread. You can make this grilled cheese even lower points by using Village Hearth Light Italian bread. 2 slices are 3 smart points.
- Serving Size: 1 sandwich
- Calories: 230
- Sugar: 1
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Protein: 11
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with WW in any way. I am just a member who creates recipes based on their points system. This recipe is based on WW Freestyle program, and SmartPoints are the value system the company bases their foods on. Some recipes will have older points system values listed in them.