Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese

4 Servings


  • 4 jalapeños, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 4 slices bread
  •  4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  •  4 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded Great Midwest® Jalapeño Jack cheese


Preheat oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place jalapeño onto the prepared baking sheet, cut side down. Place into oven and roast just until the skin has blackened, about 6-8 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool before peeling off the skin.

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

Spread 1/2 tablespoon butter over 1 side of each bread slice. Turn the slices over and spread 1/2 tablespoon cream cheese on each slice. Top with roasted jalapeño, 2 slices bacon and jalapeño jack, and then top with another slice of bread, buttered side up, to create a sandwich. Repeat with remaining slices of bread to make 4 sandwiches.

Place sandwich in pan and grill, flipping once, until bread is golden and filling is heated through, about 2-3 minutes per side. Serve immediately.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes


“Roasted jalapeño neatly tucked in a sandwich loaded with applewood smoked bacon and jalapeño jack cheese!” - Chung-Ah Rhee, Damn Delicious

Recipe and photo courtesy of Chung-Ah Rhee, Damn Delicious