The Best Grilled Cheese Uncrustables


Grilled Cheese Uncrustables

Our easy grilled cheese Uncrustables recipe is super simple to make, and only requires a few basic ingredients. It can be made in advance, or made to enjoy right away. Check out our easy step-by-step instructions for this delicious recipe below. 

Grilled Cheese Uncrustables finished sandwiches

Homemade Uncrustables

Making your own homemade grilled cheese Uncrustable sandwiches has never been easier. This is a great meal that kids can help with and be proud of their creation. These grilled cheese sandwiches are ones that kids will love, and adults will enjoy as well. Best of all, the process is easy and they taste great. 

Grilled Cheese Uncrustables – Air Fryer And More! 

Today we are excited to share with you an easy way that you can make grilled cheese Uncrustables in your air fryer plus much more. We will go into details on how to make them in your air fryer, as well as other filling ideas for your sandwiches, plus step-by-step instructions on how to make your own homemade Uncrustables using basic kitchen utensils. 

I’m so heartbroken they no longer sell the Smucker’s Uncrustables Grilled Cheese sandwiches

If this is your sentiment, that you are heartbroken when you cannot find Smuckers Uncrustables grilled cheese sandwiches available to purchase, never fear! We have you covered. We are going to show you just how easy it is to make your own homemade version of Smuckers uncrustable grilled cheese sandwiches.

Snacks & Meals Just Got A Little Easier 

Perhaps you have kids that are picky eaters in your life, and struggle to feed them. Even when you can purchase Uncrustables from the store, they are relatively high cost. With this recipe, you could make your own Uncrustables at home, that are perfect for any kind of picky eater in your life. The great thing about this is that they are super easy to make, only taking a few ingredients, and a couple of moments of your time to assemble. These little sandwiches provide snacks and meals that just got a whole lot easier with this simple recipe. 

Crustless Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese Uncrustables are essentially crustless grilled cheese sandwiches for those of you who might be unfamiliar with them. These are perfect for kids, adults, or even snacks. There are many ways you can make crustless sandwiches, apart from grilled cheese. However, grilled cheese sandwiches are one of the well-loved favorites of people of all ages. 

DIY Frozen Uncrustables

If you love the frozen factor of Uncrustables, you can easily turn any kind of homemade Uncrustables into a frozen one and save it for later. These are great so that you can prepare them all at once, then freeze them. This way, your crustless sandwiches are available whenever you need them. Simply pop them out of the freezer, and heat them using a microwave, air fryer, or stovetop, before serving. It’s a simple as that! 

What Do You Need To Make Homemade Uncrustables?

Now that you know just how great these homemade Uncrustable sandwiches are, let’s take a look at what all you will need in order to make these easily on your own. There are just a few ingredients that you will need, depending upon what you want the sandwiches to be filled with. 

Keep in mind, that there are many different filling options, of which we will go into more later. For this recipe, our main focus is grilled cheese, however, there are many other options as well. Now, turning our attention to the ingredients you will need to make these delicious sandwiches. To make these, you will need the following ingredients. 

Grilled Cheese Uncrustables ingredients

Bread. To start off with, you will need bread, two slices per sandwich to make your own homemade Uncrustables. The type of bread is up to you, we enjoy using a loaf of plain white bread, however other kinds of bread may be used as well, such as whole wheat, or any other favorite. 

Sandwich Fixings. There are all kinds of sandwich fillings you can use. The most common types include cheese, ham and cheese, as well as peanut butter and jelly. However, since you are making these sandwiches homemade, you are not limited to these fillings. Use your imagination and make your favorite types of sandwiches. 

Perhaps you want to mix ham and cheese together and create some sandwich roll-ups, or you might want to stick with the basic cheese. Whatever you are in the mood for, be sure to gather your favorite sandwich fillings. To make the classic grilled cheese Uncrustables, you will want to gather your favorite kind of melted cheese, such as cheddar, with the option of adding ham sliced lunch meat. 

Butter. Using soft butter will help your Uncrustables get that delicious grilled cheese texture on the outside. You will want to spread soft butter on the outside of your sandwiches, before air frying, or heating the sandwiches on your stovetop.

A Circle Cutter. To cut your sandwiches into circle shapes, there are all kinds of basic, everyday kitchen utensils that you can use. There are also specific Uncrustable cutters you can buy, that will shape your sandwich, and smash the edges together at the same time. However, these are not necessary, as many items you have lying around the house will work well. Simply look in your cupboard, for a cup, bowl, or Mason jar with a large mouth lid to find a good circle shape to cut out your sandwiches. 

A Fork. Our favorite utensil to help seal uncrossable sandwiches is to use a fork. Be sure to pull out a normal dinner fork, to help you seal around the edges.  

To Make Your Own Grilled Cheese Uncrustables

There are a few basic steps you can take to make your own grilled cheese Uncrustables sandwich. Below are the simple steps you can follow for a brief overview of how to make these easy and delicious sandwiches.  

Cut your bread

Cut your bread shape. To do this, you can find a round shape or even square shape that is lying around your house. If you have a cookie-cutter, this works great, otherwise, you can use items such as an upside-down cup, or a wide mouth of a mason jar. Use your individual slice of bread, and cut your shape out of it so that the crust is removed. Repeat this process with each slice of bread you are wanting to use.  

Stuff your sandwiches

After your slices of bread are cut to shape, fill your sandwiches with cheese, and ham if desired. You will need to cut, or fold your fillings to fit inside of your sandwich. 

Close and seal

After your bread has been cut to size, and your sandwich is filled, seal around the edges of the bread by taking your fork, and smashing the edges of the bread together so that they seal. If you do not want to use a fork, you can simply pinch the edges of your bread using your finger tips. 

Brush with butter and fry

After your sandwiches are created, spread your soft butter on both sides of your sandwiches, then either place it into the air fryer or fry until golden on the stovetop. Serve while they are warm and enjoy. 

How To Get The Circle-shaped Bread Your Uncrustables Have In The Grocery Store

There are a few simple ways you can get that circle shaped bread easily at home when making your Uncrustables, similar to what they have in a grocery store. There are tools you can buy to do this, as well as tools you probably have on hand at home that will do this easily as well.

Method 1: Use a cookie cutter!

One easy kitchen utensil that you may have on hand to easily cut your Uncrustables into a circle shape is to use a circle cookie cutter. Do not have a circle cookie-cutter, you could also try using the opening of a cup, or the mouth of a wide mouth mason jar. 

Method 2: Using a circle cuter/Uncrustable cutter  

You could also purchase from the store, an Uncrustables cutter, that is specifically designed for this purpose. They come in several different shapes and are very similar to a cookie-cutter. The main difference between a cookie-cutter, and an Uncrustable cutter is that this cutter not only cuts the crust off but also seals the bread at the same time. Therefore, if you are using an Uncrustable cutter, you want to assemble your sandwich fully before cutting the shape

Grilled Cheese Uncrustables Recipe

About this item

Our grilled cheese Uncrustables are a copycat recipe to make a sandwich similar to Smuckers grilled cheese Uncrustable sandwiches. You can change out the filling as much as you want, to make different Uncrustable versions. You can also make Uncrustable roll-ups instead of sandwiches if you wish. In this recipe, we are to give you step-by-step instructions on how to easily make your own homemade grilled cheese Uncrustables. 


Yield: 4 sandwiches
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Tools & Ingredients Needed To Air Fry Homemade Uncrustables


Circle cutter (cookie-cutter, mouth of a cup, wide-mouth mason jar, or Uncrustable cutter)
Skillet or air fryer

Grilled Cheese Uncrustables Ingredients

8 slices of bread
4 slices of cheese, easily melted cheese works best
4 slices of ham, deli meat (optional)
2 Tbsp soft butter

Grilled Cheese Uncrustables Directions

Step 1: Shape your bread

Begin by taking each slice of bread and cutting it into your shapes. Then take two slices of bread to make one sandwich. 

Step 2: Fill the sandwiches with food

After your shapes are cut, discard your crust, and fill the sandwiches with your cheese slices, and optional ham slices. Fold inside or remove any filling that is hanging out of your sandwich.

Step 3: How to seal Uncrustables to fry

After your sandwiches are cut to shape and filled, it is time to seal around the edges of your Uncrustables. Take a fork, or your fingers and pinch the edges of the bread together around the entire sandwich. Brush the outside of your sandwiches with soft butter. 

Step 4: How to air fry your Uncrustable

Next, after your Uncrustable sandwiches are completely assembled and buttered on both sides, you can either air fry your sandwiches, or warm them in a skillet on your stovetop. To air fry, place your sandwiches in your air fryer basket, air fry at 375°F for approximately three minutes on each side flipping in between. Depending upon your air fryer, you may want to allow them to air fry for a few more minutes. Your sandwiches should be a light golden brown on the outside and melted cheese on the inside when they are done. Serve well hot and enjoy!

Step 5: How to skillet fry your Uncrustable 

Alternatively, if you would rather cook your grilled cheese Uncrustable sandwiches on your stovetop, simply heat a skillet over medium-low heat until warmed. Then add your buttered Uncrustable sandwiches and cook over medium-low heat for approximately three to five minutes on each side, or until the outside of your sandwich is a light golden brown. Serve well hot and enjoy!


Instructions Using An Uncrustable Cutter

When you are using an Uncrustable cutter that is specifically to make Uncrustable sandwiches, you will want to assemble your sandwiches a bit differently. To make an Uncrustable sandwich using an Uncrustable cutter, begin by assembling your sandwich, with the bread on the outside, your cheese, and optional ham on the inside. Then, take your Uncrustable sandwich cutter, and cut your shape. After your shape is cut, butter both sides of your sandwich with soft butter. Then bake with an air fryer, or in a skillet according to the instructions above. 

Pre-cook Your Sandwich Then Cut

Another easy method is to pre-cook your sandwich and then cut out your shape while it is still warm, and before you serve it.

Grilled Cheese Uncrustables cut out


We have estimated the following nutritional facts, based upon the specific ingredients that we used. Please note that the nutritional facts will vary depending upon the specific type of cheese, bread, and butter that you choose to use when making the sandwiches. Please also note that we have estimated one serving size to equal one sandwich from the above recipe. 

Nutrition Facts

The following nutritional facts are based upon one serving size, or one sandwich. We have estimated that one sandwich contains 254 calories for the above recipe. We have also estimated that the above recipe, contains 17.8 g total fat, 56 mg cholesterol, 719 mg sodium, 10.2 g total carbohydrates, and 12.1 g protein per serving. 

What Are Some Other Uncrustables Filling Ideas

Grilled cheese Uncrustable is just one of many filling ideas for your sandwiches. Below are a few more of the popular ideas to fill your Uncrustable sandwiches with. 

Uncrustables Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly Sandwich

Uncrustable sandwiches that are filled with peanut butter and grape, or strawberry jelly, are another all-time favorite crustless sandwich. To make this version of the sandwich, simply cut your bread to shape, then add peanut butter and jelly as you’re filling for the sandwich before adding the top layer of bread and pinching closed. For peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, you can skip the baking portion, and serve right after they are assembled.

Smucker’s Uncrustables Frozen Uncured Ham & Cheddar Roll-Ups

Smuckers also carries an Uncrustable that is filled with ham and cheddar cheese then rolled up. You can easily make a copycat version of this sandwich as well. To make these at home, simply cut the crust off your bread, leaving it in a square form, then fill with ham and cheese before cutting your slices of bread in half, and rolling them on top of each other. This allows you to easily make a ham and cheese roll-up to enjoy at home. 

BBQ Cheese Uncrustables 

Another favorite is the BBQ cheese Uncrustable sandwich. To make this sandwich, you will prepare it as instructed above, only instead of the ham, include approximately 4 tablespoons total of barbecue sauce divided amongst each sandwich. You will also want to use American, or cheddar cheese for the sandwich. Otherwise, prepare as instructed above, using barbecue sauce, paired with your favorite cheese. 

Air Fryer Uncrustables

When you want your Uncrustable sandwich warmed up, and quick and easy way to do this is to use your air fryer. Below are some instructions on how to air fry Uncrustable sandwiches. 

How To Air Fry Uncrustables

Start off by cutting your bread, and filling it with your desired feelings. Then pinch the edge of your Uncrustable sandwich together so that it holds. Be sure to butter both sides of your sandwich with soft butter. After your sandwich has been completely prepared, heat your air fryer to approximately 375°F, place your sandwiches into the air fryer basket, and heat for three minutes on each side, or until they begin to turn a golden brown color. Serve while hot and enjoy. 

What if I want to make air fryer-style Uncrustables but I don’t have an air fryer?

You can easily make an air fryer style of Uncrustables using your oven, or simply using a skillet on your stovetop. Heat Uncrustables in your oven, preheat it to 375°F, and cook on each side for approximately 3 to 5 minutes or until they begin to turn golden brown. You could also try using your broil function on your oven if you use a low broil. Keep a close eye on your sandwiches as they tend to cook very quickly. 

To make air fryer style Uncrustable on your stovetop, and simply place a skillet over medium-low heat and allow it to warm. Place your buttered Uncrustable sandwiches into the skillet and cook each side of your sandwich until it begins to turn a light golden brown. Serve well hot and enjoy. 

Smucker’s Uncrustables Microwaveable Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Of course, there is always the option to microwave your grilled cheese sandwich if you wish. Your homemade grilled cheese Uncrustables may be microwaved for approximately one minute, or just until the sandwich is warmed through. This however will not get you the crunchy outside of your sandwich that you will achieve by using an air fryer, oven, or stovetop. Therefore, although you can use your microwave, we do not recommend it. 

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How Do I Freeze Uncrustables?

To freeze Uncrustable sandwiches, do you want to begin by preparing your sandwiches as instructed in the recipe above. Once your sandwiches are fully prepared, allow them to cool completely. After they are completely cooled, wrap each sandwich individually in plastic wrap, or press and stick wrap. When each sandwich has been wrapped securely, please the sandwiches in a gallon-size freezer bag. 

From there, your sandwiches can be placed into the freezer for up to three months at a time without the worry of freezer burn. You may also prepare your sandwiches, all except for buttering, and cooking them, before wrapping them and freezing the sandwiches. This way, all that’s left to do is pull it out of the freezer, butter it, and heat it so that it is nice, and freshly warmed through. This second method, which leaves the final baking to complete after they have been frozen is my personal favorite way to freeze your grilled cheese Uncrustables. 

If you are looking for your grilled cheese Uncrustables to last more than three months in the freezer, you will want to consider vacuum sealing each sandwich individually. Once each sandwich is vacuum-sealed, it is more likely to last approximately six months in your freezer before going bad. 

Ready To Eat Your Frozen Grilled Cheese Uncrustables?

When you are ready to eat your frozen grilled cheese Uncrustable sandwiches, simply pop them out of the freezer, and heat for a few minutes in your air fryer at 350°F, or warm in your oven at 350°F for 3 to 8 minutes, or finally you can warm them in a skillet on your stovetop. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of bread do I need for cheese Uncrustables?

The most common type of bread to use when making these cheese Uncrustable, is to use white or wheat bread. However, you can use whichever kind of bread is your family’s favorite. There really is no right or wrong answer to what kind of bread is used if the bread is moist. 

What kind of cheese should I use for grilled cheese Uncrustables?

The best kind of cheese to use when making grilled cheese on Cresta bowls is a good cheese that melts easily. One very simple type is to use American, or cheddar singles as they melt very well. However, you can also use slices of Colby Jack, mozzarella, or cheddar. Simply be sure your cheese is thinly sliced and folded completely inside of your sandwich. 

How do I make the circle shaped bread for ham and cheese Uncrustables?

To make the circle-shaped bread for ham and cheese Uncrustables, you can use a circle cookie cutter, a wide mouth mason jar, or the mouth of a cup. You can also buy Uncrustable specific cutters from the store if you want.

How can I keep these sandwiches warm in a lunch box?

There are a few different ways you can try to keep this grilled cheese Uncrustables sandwich warm in a lunchbox. To start off, wrap your warm sandwiches securely in aluminum foil. Next, you can find a soup thermos, that has a wide mouth to keep your sandwiches warm in.  

To heat up the thermos, you will want to boil some water, then pour it into the stainless-steel thermos. Allow it to sit inside of the thermos for about 10 minutes. Then pour your water out and wipe the inside of the thermos out so that it is dry. Place your sandwich inside and the other lid. Another method you could try to keep your foil-wrapped sandwich warm is to include a hot-cold food packet. Simply warm your food carrier insert according to its instructions and wrap your sandwich in it. 

Can you freeze Uncrustables?

Yes, you can easily freeze Uncrustables sandwiches. Simply prepare your sandwich so that it is completely assembled, then wrap each one securely in plastic wrap before placing it inside a freezer bag. Seal your sandwiches inside the freezer bag and store them in your freezer for approximately three months.

How to package my homemade Uncrustables?

After you have prepared your homemade Uncrustables sandwiches, you may place them inside a sandwich bag, and store them in the fridge for up to four days, or you can wrap each one individually in plastic wrap before placing it in a freezer bag and freezing for up to three months. You may also vacuum seal your sandwiches and freeze them for up to six months. 

How long do these Uncrustables last in the freezer?

If your sandwiches are wrapped in plastic, then sealed inside a plastic freezer bag, they will last approximately up to three months in the freezer. However, if your sandwiches are vacuum-sealed then placed in the freezer, they will last approximately up to six months. 

Is leftover bread crust a food waste?

While there are different things you can make with your leftover bread crust, it is typically wasted food. The primary reason for removing your crust from your sandwich is that people don’t enjoy eating it. Therefore, you will typically just toss your crust from your bread. 

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Bottom Line

The bottom line for grilled cheese Uncrustable sandwiches is that they are perfect for kids of all ages, and even adults. These sandwiches are very easy to prepare, using basic ingredients from around the house. The sandwiches are ready from start to finish in a matter of moments. You can also prepare grilled cheese Uncrustable sandwiches in advance, then freeze. Simply pop them out of the freezer, and heat them before enjoying. It is very difficult to go wrong with these grilled cheese Uncrustable sandwiches. They can be used as a snack, appetizer, or main meal.

Grilled Cheese Uncrustables

Grilled cheese Uncrustable sandwiches, can easily be prepared at home from scratch. If these sandwiches only take a few moments, and a few basic ingredients to make them. See for yourself just how easy they are to make, with our step-by-step instructions. Try out this recipe today! 

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