Grilled Cheese Jalapeño Popper Sandwich


I bet you never tried this one before. If you love Grilled Cheese and Jalapeño Poppers then you have to try this! Buttered bread, American cheese, jalapeño poppers, fresh garden tomato and mayonnaise or Miracle Whip (my favorite) is what made this a delicious sandwich with a little bit of a kick.

Yesterday for lunch I used our garden jalapeño peppers and I made a huge plate of Jalapeño Poppers and I couldn’t eat them all. I also had a bowl full of our delicious ripe garden tomatoes that just screamed Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I thought why not put the Jalapeño Poppers on the Grilled Cheese Sandwich? Actually this was planted in my head, a few months ago, when I saw a picture posted by Small Town Woman so I decided to make my own version and I am so glad that I did!






Butter one side of each piece of bread.



Place the American cheese and cooked

jalapeño poppers on one piece of bread,

the side that is NOT buttered.



Place the other piece of bread

on top, buttered side UP.



Grill the bread in a skillet over medium low heat

until golden brown and the cheese is melted.



Slice the fresh garden tomato. Store

bought tomatoes never look like that!



Place the slices of tomato in between the two

slices of bread. Add your favorite condiment

like mayonnaise or Miracle Whip, optional.



Slice and serve immediately.


Grilled Cheese Jalapeno Popper Sandwich



  • 2 slices bread, your favorite I used white
  • 2 to 4 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 2 slices American cheese, or your favorite
  • Jalapeño poppers, sliced in half lengthwise (enough to cover one piece of bread)
  • 1 large slice of tomato
  • mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip)


  1. Butter one side of each piece of bread.
  2. Place one slice of bread buttered side down and place the cheese on the unbuttered side.
  3. Lay the jalapeno poppers on top of the cheese.
  4. Place the other slice of bread on top of the jalapeno poppers, buttered side up.
  5. Lay the bread on a skillet over medium low heat and cook until a golden brown and the cheese melts.
  6. Sliced a thick piece of the tomato. Open up the two pieces of grilled bread and add a tomato slice on top of the poppers.
  7. Add mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip) to the other piece of the bread.
  8. Put the two slices together, cut in two and serve.


  1. First question a home cook here in NM asks has mostly to do with who you’re fixing this for. Leaving the seeds in or scraping them out? Makes a difference in heat level.

    • All for me…lol When make jalapeño poppers I remove the seeds and membrane so I can fit more cream cheese filling inside. However, I also have added the seeds to my cream cheese mixture. My husband usually doesn’t eat any. My grilled cheese was also all for me…lol Now when I made my jalapeño jam, I leave the seeds in. Whether I leave the seeds in depends on what I am cooking and if I am craving the heat or not. The seeds definitely add more heat.

  2. Add a bowl of tomato soup and you have the great American lunch. All you need now is a 15” black and white tv and “Lunch with Soupy Sales” (if you remember him)

  3. Oh my God, it’s lunch time and now I want this sandwich ! I will have to make the poppers first! But I do have fresh tomatoes in my garden! Thanks Diane !

  4. Another recipe of Grilled Cheese Jalapeño Popper Sandwich,it is a bit different from the ones I have tasted but sure it is tasty and crunchy.Thanks for sharing.🌹👍🙏

  5. Why can’t you live across the street from me? I’d be so fat and happy! This looks fabulous and I’m ever so grateful you share the masterpieces from you kitchen with us all! Hugs, C

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