A pulled pork grilled cheese sandwich topped with classic coleslaw made in the air fryer using leftover pulled pork.
Topped with juicy bbq pulled pork and my classic coleslaw recipe you will be drooling and ready to eat the entire time you make this sandwich.
Honestly, pulled pork has never tasted so good! Grab a loaf of classic white Miche bread from Panera Bread or a loaf of your favorite bread from the grocery store and get cooking.
This big-ass sandwich will be the best pulled pork grilled cheese sandwich you sink your teeth into!
Looking for more delicious pulled pork recipes, consider trying my Pulled Pork Soft Tacos With Sriracha Coleslaw, Easy Overnight Smoked Pork Shoulder, and Cast Iron Cuban Casserole – Leftover Pulled Pork Recipe
Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese
Imagine taking grilled cheese to the next level… well, you can stop imagining because the recipe is here.
This is not your mom or grandma’s grilled cheese!
This stacked high pulled pork sandwich was not only made to impress but was made for a big appetite and meant to leave you oh so satisfied!
Grab your air fryer and the ingredients and let’s get cooking.
Ingredients needed to make Grilled Cheese with Pulled Pork
Bread: For this recipe, I used 2 slices of the Classic White Miche Bread from Panera Bread. If you don’t have a Panera near you, you can use any thick-cut bread like Texas toast.
Butter: An essential ingredient to achieve the perfect bite, crisp, and flavor; 2 tbsp Butter.
Cheese: What’s grilled cheese without cheese? To make this incredible … and large… sandwich, you will need, 2 oz Shredded Gouda Cheese and 2 oz Havarti.
Meat: Stack it high! Put 8 oz of leftover pulled pork to use.
How to Make Air Fryer Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese
Slice and Toast. Slice the classic white Miche bread into 1 inch thick slices and butter on one side of each slice. Place the bread in the air fryer butter side up and toast for about 5 minutes at 375 degrees F. until golden brown.
Warm up the pulled pork. While bread is toasting heat up your leftover pulled pork in a pan with bbq sauce until warm and set aside
Add Cheese. Once the bread is toasted flip the bread over and top one side with Havarti and the other with smoked gouda. Place back in the air fryer for about 3 minutes at 375 degrees F until melted.
Top with Coleslaw. Top the grilled cheese with coleslaw on one side and the bbq pulled pork on the other. Assemble the sandwich and slice it in half.
Serve. Serve immediately to enjoy like hot and perfectly melty. Enjoy!!
What to Serve with a Pulled Pork Sandwich
Entertaining a crowd or hosting a dinner? Serve your pulled pork sandwiches along with everyone’s favorite side dishes like:
- Smoked Mac and Cheese
- Seafood Mac and Cheese with Old Bay
- Corn and Avocado Summer Salad
- Twice Baked Potato
- Grilled French Fries
- Creamy White Crab Chili
Helpful Kitchen Tools
If you are new to air frying or have yet to buy an air fryer, tis’ the season to buy yourself a gift that you will be thankful for, for years to come. It is also one of those gifts that will keep on giving … you amazing food.
When you use an Air Fryer Oven for making grilled cheese, it lets you toast the bread perfectly on one side and melt the cheese on the other.
Long gone are the days of a splattery mess on the stove to make grilled cheese.
Bonus: When you use an air fryer to make grilled cheese, you get the perfect crisp every time!
Looking for more air-fryer recipes, I’ve got you covered with the best: Crispy Air Fryer Steak Fries, Crispy Southwest Air Fryer Pasta Chips, Chicken Fajita Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer, and BBQ Corn Ribs Air Fryer Recipe!
What Toppings go on Pulled Pork Sandwiches?
One thing I love about a great sandwich is the diversity of toppings to always make it something special.
If you are looking to change it up or make each sandwich special for the person or people eating it consider some of these other great toppings:
- Grilled Mushrooms
- Sauteed Mushrooms
- Roasted or Grilled Bell Peppers
- Caramelized Onions
- Crispy Onion Strings
- Pickled Onions
- Bananna Peppers
What Kind of Cheese goes Best with Pork?
When making grilled cheese, I look for a cheese that melts perfectly into the bread. However, there are many other kinds of cheese that pair well with pork like blue cheese, cheddar, mozzarella, gruyère, and goat cheese.
What is the Best thing to Dip Grilled Cheese in?
With Fall here and Winter around the corner, you might want to dip your grilled cheese in something warm and delicious.
Dip your toasty sandwich into soup like tomato, lentil, vegetable, or other creamy soups!
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Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese in Air Fryer
- Air Fryer
- 2 slices Classic White Miche Bread (Panera Bread) Or thick Cut Bread
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 2 oz Shredded Gouda Cheese
- 2 oz Havarti
- 1 tbsp BBQ Sauce
- 8 oz Pulled Pork Using leftover pork
- ¼ cup Coleslaw
- Slice the classic white miche bread into 1 inch thick slices and butter on one side of each slice. Place the bread in the air fryer butter side up and toast for about 5 minutes at 375 degrees F. until golden brown.
- While bread is toasting heat up your leftover pulled pork in a pan with bbq sauce until warm and set aside
- Once the bread is toasted flip the bread over and top one side with havarti and the other with smoked gouda. Place back in the air fryer for about 3 minutes at 375 degrees F until melted.
- top the grilled cheese with coleslaw on one side and the bbq pulled pork on the other. Assemble the sandwich and slice in half. Enjoy!!