Mexican Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Recipe
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Mexican Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Recipe

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A little salsa goes a long way in these quick, no-fuss sandwiches. Perked up with sweet peppers, they’re tasty, fun and ideal on busy weeknights. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 8 slices rye bread
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 cup fresh salsa, well drained
  • 3/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 402 calories, 22g fat (10g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 892mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a small skillet, saute peppers in oil until tender. Spread four bread slices with mayonnaise. Layer with peppers, salsa and cheese. Top with remaining bread. Butter outsides of sandwiches.
  2. In a small skillet over medium heat, toast sandwiches for 2-4 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mexican Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in Simple & Delicious April/May 2011, p9

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fnstlug User ID: 3658849 226211
Reviewed May. 11, 2015

"Pretty good. It has a nice little spice. I used wheat bread instead of rye. I wish I had stuck more with the recipe!"

MichMajor User ID: 6203085 212618
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011

"A nice twist on a grilled cheese, adds that extra zip, very yummy!!"

Staceface81 User ID: 501331 195205
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2011

"This sandwich is super delicious! I used whole wheat focaccia bread instead of rye and it was perfect!"

bonniehopkins User ID: 5958960 195204
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2011

"This sandwich taste amazing! Family said it was "The Bomb"! Could not believe that there was no meat in it!! I used Jewish Rye bread and we all agreed the combination of flavors with the bread and peppers along with the salsa and cheese, makes this sandwich a nice surprise."

cris9 User ID: 1476118 196893
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"It was a very good change from regular sandwiches. The rye bread gave it an extra nice flavor."

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