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Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese

This Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese is everything you know and love about the traditional appetizer, but in sandwich form! Roasted jalapeño peppers, a creamy cream cheese scallion mixture, crispy bacon, and melty cheddar cheese. Completely addicting.
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Yield: 2 servings


  • 4 jalapeños
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 oz full fat cream cheese room temp
  • ¼ cup scallions chopped greens and whites
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter room temp


  • Drizzle the jalapeños with olive oil and bake at 400℉ for 20 minutes until roasted.
  • Place the bacon strips on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet (even better if you have a wire rack!). Bake in the oven with the jalapeños for 15 minutes or until desired crispness.
  • Add the cooked jalapeños to a bag or bowl and seal closed to steam for 10 minutes. Then cut in half and cut out the seeds and membrane.
  • In a small bowl combine the softened cream cheese, chopped scallions, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • On two pieces of bread spread the cream cheese mixture, followed by slices of jalapeño, followed by slices of bacon, topped with shredded cheese. Butter the 2 remaining pieces of bread and top the sandwich off.
  • In a pan on medium heat, place the sandwich buttered bread-side down. While that side is cooking, spread the top slice with butter. Cook each side for 3-5 minutes until golden.


Calories: 1042kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 2109mg | Potassium: 447mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1743IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 516mg | Iron: 6mg
Course: Appetizer, Appetizers, Lunch/Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled cheese, Jalapeno popper
Author: Haley
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