Green Chili Grilled Cheese Melt Recipe
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Green Chili Grilled Cheese Melt Recipe

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My daughter created a masterpiece with her ultimate grilled cheese and chilies. Want more heat? Use a 4-ounce can of diced jalapenos instead of chilies. —Julia Huntington, Cheyenne, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash seasoned salt
  • 12 slices white bread
  • 6 slices tomato
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 431 calories, 29g fat (15g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 730mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, mix the first seven ingredients until blended. Spread over half of the bread slices. Top with tomato and remaining bread.
  2. Brush outsides of sandwiches with melted butter. In a large skillet, toast sandwiches in batches over medium-low heat 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Green Chili Grilled Cheese Melt in Taste of Home June/July 2015

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Jenna092 User ID: 7825623 237253
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2015

"My husband and I liked this recipe, but found that it was too gooey and needed more crunch with it. We omitted the tomatoes, but otherwise thought it was a creative grilled cheese recipe!"

NH-rescue User ID: 4255840 233722
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2015

"I'm a big fan of grilled cheese because it is such a versatile dish. This is a nice spicy twist on the usual sandwich! Works well with sourdough bread instead of white."

Selene K User ID: 2103818 232424
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2015

"Excellent on every level. The garden fresh tomatoes knocked it out of the park. I made 1/2 recipe because there are just the two of us. Wish I had made the entire amount. Pretty sure the cheese mixture would be terrific on crackers. The ingredient mix is perfect. I appreciate a recipe that brings unique tastes to an old time favorite. Thanks so much."

RLSM User ID: 5781736 231755
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2015

"Gooey, yummy goodness. Will enjoy with soup in colder weather."

Beema User ID: 446601 228183
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2015

"This looked so good that I thought I would reduce the amount down to make just enough for two sandwiches, but then decided I'd make the full amount.. and I ended up using the balance at a party as a warm cheese dip, with just a bit of hot sauce added. sandwich was divine, and the dip was delightful."

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