It’s month end, Vacation Bible School Week and I am sick… sinuses are whackado.  So, I am sharing a repost from several months ago featuring my Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.

We had these jalapeno popper grilled cheese sandwiches Sunday for lunch and I couldn’t wait to share the recipe!  Well, that was after my eyes stopped tearing up from the pepper capsaicin.  When they tell you to use gloves, they really mean it.  I have been tossing around making something with these fresh jalapenos they had at our grocery store.  I wanted to make jalapeno poppers, but didn’t want to have to go to all the trouble for just a few poppers.  This, my friends, is the next best thing.  Enjoy!  

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Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Chef Julia - www.minivandreams.com

Ingredients

  • 4 fresh jalapeno peppers
  • 8 slices bread
  • 8 slices low fat American cheese
  • 8 ounces softened low fat cream cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • GLOVES! Trust me.

Instructions

  1. Wearing gloves, wash and dry peppers. Cut both ends off each pepper, then slice in half lengthwise.
  2. With your knife flat against the inside of the pepper, scrape the seeds and ribs out. Flatten pepper with your hand against cutting board.
  3. In a medium skillet, heat olive oil for 2-3 minutes. Place peppers inside down on the skillet, pressing down with spatula.
  4. Cook peppers for 2-3 minutes; flip and cook the outside for 2-3 minutes. Remove from skillet to plate and set aside.
  5. Spread 1/2 Tablespoon of butter on each slice of bread. On the opposite side of each slice of bread, spread 1 ounce of cream cheese to edges. (You will have 8 slices with butter on one side and cream cheese on the other side.)
  6. Layer, in skillet, 1 slice bread with butter down, 1 slice cheese, 2 jalapeno halves, 1 slice cheese, then the top piece of bread with the butter side up/cream cheese inside.
  7. Cook over medium-low heat until toasted, then flip sandwich over with spatula and continue to cook until the second side is toasted.
  8. Remove from skillet and repeat with remaining two sandwiches.

Recipe Notes

Note: When preparing fresh jalapenos, always wear gloves and avoid touching your hands to your face, lips, or eyes.

Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Julia

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