Home » Recipes » Sandwiches & Wraps » Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

This Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese is stuffed with a creamy, cheesy mixture of roasted jalapenos, crispy bacon, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese. Buttery and crispy on the outside, these sandwiches make an awesome spicy lunch.

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese in a blue basket.

For the spicy food lover, this grilled cheese sandwich can’t be beat.

Roast The Jalapeno Peppers

For best flavor, the jalapeno peppers are roasted first. This step can be done an day or two in advance. To roast them, cut each jalapeno in half horizontally and scoop the seeds out. Drizzle with a little oil and roast in a 425 degree F oven for about 15 minutes. The skins will easily peel off after roasting. You can peel them off or leave them on.

Roasted jalapenos.
Four Grilled Cheese halves in a basket.

Type Of Bread

I like to use a sturdy, thick white bread for this recipe. But you can use any bread that you like. Sour dough is also really delicious.

Type Of Cheese

I use medium cheddar, but you can use sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, mozzarella, Colby Jack, or a shredded Mexican cheese blend.

Cream cheese and roasted jalapenos in mixing bowl.
Cream cheese and Roasted Jalapenos
Cream cheese mixture spread on bread slices.

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Recipe Tips

Be careful when handling jalapeno peppers. It’s best to wear gloves. If you don’t have gloves, be sure to wash your hands after handling the peppers. Just a little oil from the peppers rubbed into your eyes can make them burn. Alot.

This recipe makes 2 sandwiches and can easily be doubled.

Mayonnaise can be used instead of butter. It won’t give the bread a buttery flavor but it does get the bread wonderfully crispy.

Use An Air Fryer

This grilled cheese can be made in an air fryer. Air Fry at 400 degrees for about 5 minutes. Flip over and air fry another 2 to 3 minutes.

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese slices stacked on top of each other.

More Jalapeno Popper Recipes

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

This Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese is stuffed with a creamy, cheesy mixture of roasted jalapenos, crispy bacon, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese.
PREP: 25 minutes
COOK: 8 minutes


  • 4 jalapenos
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked
  • 1 cup shredded medium cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices thick bread, Texas toast or Italian work best
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    Cut each jalapeno in half lengthwise and discard the seeds.
  • Place jalapenos cut side down on a greased baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
    Place in oven for 15 minutes. Let cool.
    Roughly chop the jalapenos. Note: You can peel off and discard the skin if you wish.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together cream cheese, garlic powder, and pepper. Mix in the jalapenos.
  • Butter one side of each piece of bread.
    Place two pieces of bread, butter side down and spread the top side with cream cheese mixture. Top with bacon and then cheddar cheese.
  • Place the remaining 2 slices of bread on top with the buttered side facing up.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the sandwiches and cook for about 4 minutes per side. Turn the heat down if the outside starts to brown too quickly.


Calories: 998kcal
Course: Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled cheese, spicy

Want to Save This Recipe?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

I accept the Privacy Policy

1 thought on “Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese”

  1. Luke Connolly

    Nice and interesting post. Thank You! For sharing such a great article. If you can’t access your account and imagine you forgot your password and you don’t know what to do then I know one blog about the play snake and get back to your account.

Scroll to Top