Main Dish

Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Serves 2


1 jalapeño

Olive oil

Kosher salt and black pepper

4 slices white bread

2 tablespoons cream cheese

3 slices Cheddar cheese

2 tablespoons softened butter


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place jalapeño on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Roast in the oven until the skin is blistered, 10-15 minutes.
  2. Take the jalapeño out of the oven and place into a plastic baggie for 5-10 minutes, to make the skin easier to peel. Pull off the skin, cut in half, remove the majority of the seeds, and mince. Set aside.
  3. To layer the sandwiches – top 2 slices of the white bread with 1 slice of Cheddar cheese each. Top that with 1 tablespoon of cream cheese, and some of the minced roasted jalapeño. Top each slice with another 1/2 slice of Cheddar cheese, and top each sandwich with a slice of bread.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Butter both sides of each sandwich, and pan-fry until golden brown on each side, about 3-4 minutes total. Let sit for a minute before slicing.


Recipe source: Adapted from Jeff Mauro 


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