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Grilled cheese sandwich stuffed with jalapenos on white plate.

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

This gourmet grilled cheese is filled with creamy cheese and spicy jalapenos, all sandwiched between buttery grilled toast! This makes a quick meal and they're easy to customize to suit your tastes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword crowd pleasers, game day recipes, quick lunch recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 3 sandwiches
Calories 650kcal


  • 6 slices sourdough bread
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4-1/2 cup jarred jalapeno slices diced
  • 1 teaspoon juice of jar of jalapenos
  • fresh jalapeno slices optional


  • Heat a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Spread one side of each slice of bread with butter.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, and juice. Stir well to combine.
  • Spoon the cheese mixture onto the bread with the butter side facing out. If you like your sandwich extra spicy, arrange fresh jalapeno slices over teh cheese. Sandwich together to make 3 sandwiches.
  • Place sandwiches into skillet and cook until golden brown over medium low heat. Flip and continue cooking until golden brown and cheese is melty.
  • Remove from heat and serve.


We use a jar of 'tamed' jalapeno slices, as we like a little kick but not a ton of heat. If you'd like more heat, use fresh jalapenos or add slices of fresh jalapeno to the sandwich.


Serving: 1sandwich | Calories: 650kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 834mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1823IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 396mg | Iron: 2mg