Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich


This jalapeño popper grilled cheese is an awesome spin on a plain grilled cheese sandwich. Feel free to alter it to your liking. The ciabatta bread is not typical grilled cheese material but the crunch of the buttery grilled chewy bread goes perfectly with this jalapeño filling. You can also use sourdough bread.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1 tablespoon sour cream

  • 10 pickled jalapeno pepper slices, or to taste - chopped

  • 2 ciabatta sandwich rolls

  • 4 teaspoons butter

  • 8 tortilla chips, crushed

  • ½ cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, and pickled jalapeno in a small bowl. Set aside. Preheat a skillet over medium heat.

  2. Slice each roll in half horizontally, then slice the rounded tops off the ciabatta rolls to make a flat top half. Spread 1 teaspoon butter on the doughy cut side of the bottom bun and 1 teaspoon butter on the now flattened top bun. Place 1/2 of the cream cheese mixture, 1/2 of the crushed chips, and 1/2 of the shredded cheese on the non-buttered side of the bottom bun. Place the top half of the bun on the sandwich and place the sandwich on the hot skillet. Repeat with the second sandwich.

  3. Grill until lightly browned and flip over, about 3 to 5 minutes; continue grilling until cheese is melted and the second side is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

528 Calories
34g Fat
41g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 528
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 44%
Saturated Fat 21g 103%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 1121mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 71mg 353%
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 233mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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