Spicy Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Not only is this a fun sandwich to make, but it is also fun to eat. With a little of this and a little of that, be prepared for an unexpected ZING!

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 some zing to your grilled cheese!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Dec 21, 2010

Serves: 1

Total time: 10 min



  • 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!