Longtime readers will recognize this sandwich, it’s practically vintage.
Making it’s internet debut back when I was a newbie with this website, the jalapeno popper sandwich has continued to be a favorite at our house and with readers all over.
With good reason – the jalapeno popper is a quintessential party or game day food, right? This is that very thing in sandwich form – gooey cream cheese and melty cheddar take this sandwich to new heights of comfort food.
Comfort with a spicy kick.
I have received three messages recently about this sandwich – two specifically asking for more details, a recipe. Yep, I didn’t even have a real recipe back then, more of what my dear friend Kris calls an ‘assembly’.
jalapeno popper grilled cheese sandwich
rewritten from this recipe… assembly
makes two sandwiches
butter (Earth Balance soy free)
4 slices gluten free bread
2-3 tablespoons cream cheese (Tofutti Better Than…)
2 jalapenos, grilled/roasted
3-4 ounces cheddar cheese (my favorite vegan), grated*
*Grating / shredding cheese helps it melt evenly
Spread cream cheese on two of the four slices of bread. Slice the grilled jalapenos into strips, arrange half of the grilled jalapeno strips over top of cream cheese. Top with grated cheddar and other slice of bread.
Melt butter in skillet, cook sandwiches over medium heat for a minute or so, turning to cook both sides until golden brown and cheese is melted through (lowering heat and placing a lid over pan melts cheese quickly).
Are you a jalapeno popper fan? What is your favorite ‘party’ or game day food?