Spicy grilled cheese sandwich

This week's grilled cheese sandwich was born out of my desire for spice. I am always looking for ways to turn up the heat in recipes. This was a very fun sandwich to create, and it was even more fun to eat! If you enjoy spice, you must try this one!

Spicy Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Add a bit of zing to your grilled cheese!

Serves: 1

Total time: 10 min

Spicy Grilled Cheese Sandwich


  • 2 slices white or wheat bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 2 slices cheddar, cojack or pepperjack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 2 slices turkey
  • Pickled jalapeño and/or banana pepper slices, patted dry with a paper towel
  1. Place the bread slices on a flat work surface. Spread 1 tablespoon of butter evenly over one side of each slice of bread.
  2. Warm a skillet over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Layer the sandwich as follows: Slice of bread, butter side down, 1 slice cheese, salsa, turkey, peppers, 1 slice cheese and remaining slice of bread, butter side up.
  3. Place sandwich onto the hot skillet. Cook on each side for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until the bottom layer of cheese begins to melt around the edges. Cut in half and serve!