This grilled cheese sandwich recipe is filled with all of the ingredients that make a delicious jalapeño popper, cut into football shapes for game day!
This recipe hits a trifecta of awesomeness…
- It’s a grilled cheese sandwich filled with all of the delicious ingredients that make a jalapeño popper!
- It’s easy to make in just a few minutes!
- It’s a grilled cheese sandwich in the shape of a football… come on people, it really doesn’t get any more awesome than that!
For a girl that loves football and game day grub, this sandwich is perfect for sharing with my friends during football season!
I wait all summer for football season to arrive, then I throw epic parties, where I serve up the best game day snacks, like Chipotle Pulled Pork Dip, Turkey Chili Sweet Potato Skins and Mini Buffalo Chicken Tostadas! These Football Shaped Grilled Cheese Sandwiches fit perfectly into the line-up and they’re so easy to make, you’ll be on the couch watching the game in no time!
- 3 jalapeños
- 8 slices white bread
- 4 tbsp butter
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
Turn the broiler on the oven to high. Place the jalapeños under the broiler and cook for 4-5 minutes per side (or until the skin begins to bubble on all sides).
In the mean time, butter each slice of bread. Flip the bread over and spread the cream cheese on the other side.
Sprinkle each slice with cheddar cheese.
Once the jalapeños are roasted, remove them from the oven and place in a plastic bag. Close and set aside for 5-10 minutes. Remove the jalapeños from the bag and peel the skin from the peppers.
Slice the stem off each jalapeño, then slice and de-seed each pepper.
Place the sliced jalapeños on top of the cheddar cheese.
Close the sandwiches and place on a skillet or griddle over medium-high heat.
Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until golden brown.
Use a football cookie cutter to cut the sandwich. Use a knife to cut around the cookie cutter and remove the crusts.
Use a squeeze bottle (or the sweet pastry writing pin you see below!) filled with blue cheese or ranch dressing to make your “football laces” on the sandwich.
And voila, the almighty awesomeness of a grilled cheese sandwich is “football-ized”!
This super cute game day snack would pair perfectly with these Football Shaped Nutella Rice Krispie Treats for all of the game day glory!