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Green Chile Grilled Cheese Melt

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


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 can 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


  • In a small bowl, mix the first 7 ingredients until blended. Spread over half the bread slices. Top with tomato and remaining bread.
  • Brush outsides of sandwiches with melted butter. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, toast sandwiches in batches over medium-low heat until golden brown and heated through, 3-4 minutes on each side.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 431 calories, 29g fat (15g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 730mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • jkcoach98
    Mar 21, 2019

    This has to be the best grilled cheese sandwich I have ever had. My only substitution was that I used olive oil in place of butter. I added the olive oil to the heated skilled and then added the sandwiches.

  • pajamaangel
    Oct 1, 2016

    No comment left

  • Jenna092
    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
    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
    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
    Aug 25, 2015

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

  • Beema
    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.