Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

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Grilled cheese with a little extra kick that says wow!

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
35 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
55 min
Recipe Servings


8 jalapeño peppers, halved, seeded

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil

1/4 cup panko bread crumbs

8 slices sourdough sandwich bread

8 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Deli American

2 ounces low-fat cream cheese


Heat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Place jalapeño peppers onto prepared baking sheet. Bake 30 minutes, turning after 15 minutes. Set aside. 

Combine butter and panko bread crumbs in bowl; mix well. Spread 1 side of each bread slice with 2 teaspoons butter mixture. 

Evenly spread cream cheese onto unbuttered side of 4 bread slices. Layer each with 4 roasted jalapeño pepper halves and 2 slices cheese. Top with remaining bread slices, buttered-side up. 

Heat 12-inch skillet or griddle over medium heat. 

Place 2 sandwiches into skillet. Cook, turning once, 4-6 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.

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