Chipotle Jalapeño Grilled Cheese

  • Author: Laura at Family Table Thyme
  • Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


~1 Tablespoon of Butter (for pan)

8 slices of good bread

16 slices of good melting cheese (I usually use at least 2 kinds)

For Chipotle Mayo:

1/2 cup Regular Mayonnaise

34 Tablespoons of Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce (can use just sauce or chopped peppers with sauce)

4 Tablespoons of chopped cilantro

1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

*6-8 thin slices of  jalapeño (optional-depending on your tolerance of heat)


  1. In a small bowl, mix the Mayonnaise, Chipotle peppers/sauce, cilantro, garlic powder, and jalapeño (if using)
  2. Take the bread slices and spread the chipotle mayo on the outside of the bread.
  3. Heat the skillet over low to low-medium heat.  Melt butter in skillet
  4. Place slices in skillet and build sandwiches in the skillet
  5. Flip after about 4-5 minutes or until toasted brown


I sometimes butter and toast the inside of the bread before I cook the sandwich! So GOOD!

I have spread jalapeño jelly on the inside of the sandwich, which is fun and delicious too.

I usually use Velveeta slices or American Cheese mixed with another kind of white cheese