Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese

Total Time:
35 min
10 min
5 min
20 min

4 sandwiches

  • 6 jalapenos, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 cup shredded aged Cheddar
  • 8 slices country white bread
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Toss the jalapenos with 1 tablespoon olive oil, some salt and pepper and lay skin-side up on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until the skin is blistered, 10 to15 minutes. Place in a plastic baggie for about 5 minutes loosen the skin. Pull off the skin, remove the majority of seeds and ribs, and slice. Set aside.

Spread the mascarpone on 4 slices of bread and divide the Cheddar among the other 4 slices. Divide the sliced jalapenos among the 4 sandwiches. Close, and butter both sides of the bread.

Heat half of the remaining oil on a flat griddle over medium heat. Grill one side of the sandwiches until golden. Remove, heat the remaining oil and repeat with the second side until golden and the insides are all melty and gooey.

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Yummy, but spicy. THIS SEASON I recommend going easy on the jalepenos. Apparently jalepenos are spicier than usual this season due to some drought conditions. Made this for dinner for some foodies, and they loved it. However, I would think twice before making for someone who is spicy-heat sensitive, or, at the very least I would cut down on the jalepeno in that person's sandwich. Will make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this for lunch. It was so good. I had to tweak it a little based on what I had in the house. I used cream cheese, not mascarpone, chopped jalapenos that I had frozen, homemade bread and in addition to the cheddar I used a slice of American cheese. Best grilled cheese ever. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tonight. I used some hatch peppers that we had charred before freezing them. I made a mascarpone substitute recipe I got from another site. It was amazing. This is a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy!! Hubby and I both loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Cut it into 4 fours great party snack item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best idea for a grilled cheese EVER. You can completely change the spiciness of the sandwich depending on how many peppers you use. I loved the sweetness and texture of a multigrain bread. Have tried both cream cheese and mascarpone. Both were equally delicious! I dream about this sandwich! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Such a good idea. I simplified this because I didn't want to run out to the store. Used good ole white bread, spread butter on one side of each. I mixed the roasted jalepenos with cream cheese and spread that on the unbuttered side of the bread and topped it off with a good ole American cheese slice. I used 1/4 cup cream cheese and 2 peppers. Might add a bit more jalepeno next time. Good taste, even dumbed down!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ok. Add me to the 5 star reviewers of this recipe. Whenever someone says, as Jeff did, that hey had "an epiphany" when they created something always trust that it will be great! I was planning on using a country white as in the recipe but I found Russian rye with those litttle black charnushka seeds and couldn't resist. This is an excellent sandwich. It was delicious. My whole family loved it. Since there is so much cheese and bread, don't worry about the heat of the jalapenos if that makes you nervous. You really need to add more to the sandwich than you think. I used 2 per sandwich and nobody thought they were too spicy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Used cream cheese instead of marscapone. I also added bacon. CRAZY GOOD! The girlfriend keeps asking me to make more... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is crazy good. The balance of spicy and creamy absolutely hits the spot and the marscapone is an outstanding touch and brings a real creaminess that's lacking in other grilled cheese variations. For those afraid of using that many jalapenos, don't be! I was far too timid about it when I first tried the recipe and the few jalapenos I used vanished in the richness of the cheeses and sweet country white bread. That creamy sweetness really demands that many jalapenos to cut through it, and honestly, it still won't be too spicy. In fact, if you're a big spice fan you may even want to use more than the recipe calls for. Wonderful way to make a grilled cheese something truly memorable. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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