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Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

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Everything we know and love about jalapeño poppers stuffed into one mammoth Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese. So spicy and so delicious! Yields four 1/2 serving sanwiches.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled cheese, jalapenos, sandwich
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 21 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 425
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 4 large jalapeño peppers
  • 3 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 3 green onions minced
  • black pepper to taste
  • 4 slices colby jack or cheddar jack cheese
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter


  • On a hot grill (or in your oven cranked to 450°), char the jalapeños about 10-15 minutes.
  • Place charred jalapenos in a bag to steam. After about 10 minutes, gently peel of the skin. Slice off the tops and discard. Slice down one side of the pepper and carefully remove the seed and ribs of the pepper.
  • Preheat griddle to 350°.
  • Next combine the cream cheese, minced green onion and black pepper in a small bowl.
  • Spread desired amount of cream cheese on one slice of bread then layer jalapeno's and cheese. Butter outer slices and griddle until golden and crispy.


* Always wear gloves while handling jalapenos or any spicy peppers.


Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 618mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 979IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 3mg