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


  • 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.


  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*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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8 Comments on Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

  1. Good Morning Julia,
    Thank you so much for featuring my Chicken and Chilies Bake, what a nice surprise! Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for the great party!
    Miz Helen

  2. Thank you for featuring my corned beef egg rolls. I hope you love them as much as we did. Have a great week!

  3. These jalapeno popper grilled cheese sandwiches were amazing looking forward to them again

  4. They look so delicious! I have them on my list for the grocery! Thanks for stopping by and linking up!

  5. Me too… except next time, I will wear gloves. I didn’t know that stuff stayed on your hands that long!

  6. Linked up for the first time, and added you to my linky love page. I would love for you to join my Anything Goes linky that runs every Friday morning. Your spicy sandwich caught my eye, I love spicy food.

  7. Congratulations fellow co-host!! Your recipe has been featured at Tasty Tuesdays 52 on my blog, Lori’s Culinary Creations. Hop on over and grab a feature button and link up your latest culinary creations. Congrats again.
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