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Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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This jalapeño popper grilled cheese sandwich combines my two favorite things — baked jalapeno poppers and an ultimate grilled cheese sandwich!

It's almost national grilled cheese day so I decided to create an ultimate smash up of my two favorite snacks! Read on to learn how to make the most amazing cheesy grilled cheese sandwiches with a kick of spice! This reminds me of my favorite Cream Cheese filled jalapenos.

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

To start off, take 2 jalapeno poppers and place them on a pan and under the broiler for 5 to 7 minutes. Be sure to flip them a couple of times.

Once they are done broiling, place the fresh jalapenos in a zip lock bag and let them sit for 15 minutes. This will allow the skins to come loose. Remove them and then chop the jalapenos up or make jalapeno slices. You can leave the seeds in if you want, but I take the seeds out because I don't want them to be super hot, but just have a nice heat to them.

Fry up some crispy bacon and set it aside.

In a medium bowl, combine shredded cheddar cheese and cream cheese. Sprinkle in some onion powder and garlic powder. Add in the chopped jalapeno peppers and mix well.

Take the bread and spread the cream cheese mixture on both sides. Place the bacon in the middle. If you want it extra cheesy, add an extra slice of cheese. I like pepper jack to give it an extra kick of heat.

Grab a skillet and heat on medium heat or medium-low heat. Spread mayo on each side of the bread and brown until golden perfection. If you don't want to use mayo, you can use butter. Place butter side down in the hot skillet to get that golden brown look.

Once both sides are golden brown, remove it from the skillet and allow it to rest on a plate for 5 minutes or until room temperature. Cut in half and enjoy!

I love serving mine with a big bowl of tomato soup and some tortilla chips.

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Yield: 2 sandwiches

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This is the ultimate grilled cheese with spicy jalapeno, bacon, and two kinds of cheese.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 4 slices of bread
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons of mayo


  1. Put the jalapenos on a pan and place under the broiler. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes until blistered. Remove from the oven and immediately place in a ziplock bag and seal. Let it sit on the counter for 15 minutes to release the skins.
  2. While the jalapenos are working, fry up your bacon. Remove and set aside to cool.
  3. Remove the jalapenos from the bag and cut the end off and remove the seeds. Chop the jalapenos.
  4. In a bowl, combined softened cream cheese, shredded cheese, onion powder, and garlic powder. Mix in chopped jalapenos.
  5. Spread the cheese mixture evenly on all 4 pieces of bread. Place the bacon in between.
  6. Spread the outside of the bread with mayo and toast in a skillet over medium until the bread is nice and browned.
  7. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 370Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 668mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 14g

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Inger@Art of Natural Living

Wednesday 13th of April 2022

Looooove poppers! Great idea to put into a grilled cheese!


Monday 11th of April 2022

WOW! Yummy! This is one of our favorite way to have grilled cheese. Love the crisp exterior and yummy filling.

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