Air Fryer Grilled Ham and Cheese — There’s nothing quite like a good grilled cheese sandwich, and the best part is that it’s easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients. But if you want to take your grilled cheese up a notch, try using an air fryer! This handy appliance can give your sandwich that crispy, golden-brown crust you love without all the extra oil. So why not give it a try? Air frying your next grilled cheese is sure to become your new favorite way to make this classic dish.
Air Fryer Grilled Ham and Cheese is a great and easy dinner or lunch! There is nothing better than a homemade Air Fried Ham and Cheese Sandwich!
Nothing is easier for lunch than a ham and cheese sandwich made in the air fryer. It is quick, and it is delicious.
These also travel really well, so if you are looking for a great lunchbox dinner, this is an amazing choice that the kids will absolutely love. This also makes for a great way to use the leftover ham! So, if you have any leftovers in the refrigerator or want to use the leftover Easter Ham, this is a perfect recipe that will delight your taste buds.
I love a great Air-Fried Sandwich, and some of my favorite Air Fryer Sandwich Recipes are AIR FRYER SHRIMP PO’BOY, AIR FRYER GARLIC BREAD PIZZA TOAST, AIR FRYER HOT DOG TAQUITOS, and AIR FRYER HARDEE’S BIG HOT HAM ‘N’ CHEESE.
WHEN WAS THE HAM AND CHEESE SANDWICH INVENTED?
The very first sandwich was invented way back in 1762. The reason that it was invented was it was easy to eat and did not require any silverware. And, of course, it was portable!
John Montagu, who was the 4th Earl of Sandwich, is the one that requests something to eat on the road. And ever since then, it was referred to as a sandwich!
Air Fryer Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe
The key with all sandwiches is to use what you have on hand! So, if you have leftover ham or deli ham, use that! Both of them will make a fabulous sandwich!
You really can not go wrong with a ham and cheese sandwich! Add your favorite condiments to the sandwich to make it truly yours!
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Grilled Ham and Cheese
- Deli Ham
- Sandwich Bread
How To Make Air Fryer Grilled Ham and Cheese
Start by preheating your air fryer to 360 degrees F, air fryer setting. For about 3 to 4 minutes. Then spread mayonnaise on one side of each piece of bread.
Then add one piece of cheese, and then 2 slices of deli ham, followed by another piece of cheese. Close to making sandwiches.
Add your sandwiches to the preheat Air Fryer Basket, and set the timer for 8 minutes, flip your sandwiches, about halfway during the cooking process.
This recipe can be prepared in any Air Fryer, including a Basket or Oven Model. The recipe will also work well in the Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot Crisp Lid and even the Mealthy Lid. The cooking time will vary, depending on what air fryer you’re using. So for best results watch your Air Fryer Grilled Ham and Cheese as they cook up.
You can add butter to the outside of the sandwich, for even more flavor.
For this recipe, I used 1/2 mayonnaise and half mustard on the sandwich, but you can do all of one or the other.
Do not crowd your Air Fryer Basket, otherwise they will not cook up properly.
What Type Of Ham Should You Use
When you go into the deli you are bombarded by choices, here are some of my favorites.
Honey Ham: This is a great ham because it’s naturally sweet, but at the same time a bit salty too.
Spiral Ham: This is one of my favorite hams to use after I make a big ham for either Thanksgiving, Easter, or Christmas. What is better than using leftovers? And the spiral ham usually has a glaze, which adds sweetness.
What Type Of Cheese Should You Use
Again the ingredients are important, you do not have a lot of ingredients to play with the classic ham and cheese sandwich, so picking out the perfect cheese is essential.
- Cheddar: I love cheddar in the air fryer or in a sandwich because it melts beautifully.
- Swiss: This goes perfectly with the ham, because it turns nutty, as you air fry the sandwich.
- Gruyere: This is another great cheese.
- Jarlsberg: This is my son’s favorite, although you really have to cut it thin for a sandwich, so if you can find it pre sliced that is a bonus.
What Type of Bread Goes Well With Ham and Cheese Sandwich?
While you can use any bread that you awn, even sandwich bread. Some great texture and flavors that compliment your Air Fryer Grilled Ham and Cheese are:
Sourdough: This is a great option. When you want to Air Fryer up a sandwich, it’s a hearty and thicker bread and holds well together.
Artisan Bread: Another great option that really does well with Air Frying. It’s a softer bread and provides many flavors, and you really get the grilled flavor. Serve with a layer of butter for best results.
WHAT DO I SERVE WITH A HAM AND CHEESE SANDWICH?
I am a classical gal. When it comes to sandwiches, I usually serve with a pickle and some chips.
More great options:
French Fries: There is nothing better for a sandwich than some Air Fryer French Fries, so good!
Pasta Salad: A great option. I love the great classical Instant Pot Dish of Suddenly Salad! Oh, so good, as a side or a main dish!
Soup: What is better than a great bowl of Instant Pot Tomato Soup to go with this tasty sandwich?
More Air Fryer Sandwich Recipes:
- AIR FRYER SHRIMP PO’BOY
- AIR FRYER GARLIC BREAD PIZZA TOAST
- EASY AIR FRYER HOT DOG TAQUITOS
- FROZEN CHICKEN PATTIES IN THE AIR FRYER
- AIR FRYER BLT WITH HARD-BOILED EGGS
- AIR FRYER HARDEE’S BIG HOT HAM ‘N’ CHEESE
- 4 Pieces of Bread
- 4 pieces of deli ham
- 4 slices of cheese
- 1-2 tablespoons of mayonnaise or mustard
- Start by preheating your air fryer to 360 degrees F, air fryer setting, for about 3 to 4 minutes. Then spread mayonnaise on one side of each piece of bread.
- Then add one piece of cheese, and then 2 slices of deli ham, followed by another piece of cheese. Close to make sandwiches.
- Add your sandwiches to the preheat Air Fryer Basket, and set the timer for 8 minutes. Flip your sandwiches about halfway through the cooking process.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 511Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 1334mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 26g
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