Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich

by Wendy Copley on April 25, 2014

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich


I just ate a jalapeno popper grilled cheese sandwich for lunch. It wasn’t fancy. It was quick and easy. And it was so, so good!

I don’t have any step-by-step photos, I didn’t measure out the ingredients and I only have that one beauty shot up above because…hello!…I wanted to eat it! But here’s how I made it:

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich


  • 1 big glob of 1/3 fat cream cheese (I’m guessing it was about 3 tablespoons)
  • a hearty sprinkle of grated low-fat cheddar (I’m guessing about 2 tablespoons)
  • 6-7 pickled jalapeno slices, chopped
  • 2 pieces of whole wheat bread
  • softened butter
  • garlic salt


  1. Pre-heat a non-stick skillet on a stove burner set to medium-low.
  2. Mix the cream cheese, cheddar and jalapenos together until well combined. I used a fork to squish it all together.
  3. Spread one side of each slice of bread with a thin, even layer of butter. Sprinkle garlic salt over the butter.
  4. Spread the cheese mixture over the plain side of one of the slices of bread, then top with the other slice. The butter sides should be out.
  5. Place the sandwich in the skillet and cover the pan with a lid. Let it sit, undisturbed for a couple minutes but don’t let it get too brown. Flip it and brown the other side — again covering with a lid. By this time the cheese should be pretty melty, but if the outsides are properly browned, and then insides are still a little cold remove the pan from the heat and let it sit another minute with the cover on.
  6. Chow down.

Seriously — this was so tasty. A little spicy, a little tangy. Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside.

Do you ever jazz up your grilled cheese? What do you put inside?

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