Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese via Mini Van Dreams

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 Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes


  • 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.


  • Wearing gloves, wash and dry peppers. Cut both ends off each pepper, then slice in half lengthwise.
  • With your knife flat against the inside of the pepper, scrape the seeds and ribs out. Flatten pepper with your hand against cutting board.
  • In a medium skillet, heat olive oil for 2-3 minutes. Place peppers inside down on the skillet, pressing down with spatula.
  • Cook peppers for 2-3 minutes; flip and cook the outside for 2-3 minutes. Remove from skillet to plate and set aside.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Cook over medium-low heat until toasted, then flip sandwich over with spatula and continue to cook until the second side is toasted.
  • Remove from skillet and repeat with remaining two sandwiches.


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


Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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  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. Don Gibson says:

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

  4. I can’t wait to try them! I hope you have a great week too! Thanks for linking up!

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

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

  7. 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.

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