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Grilled Cheese & Pepper Sandwiches

Oh, how I've been looking forward to #NationalGrilledCheeseDay!  Back in October, I changed my eating habits, and bread was one of the things I've cut back on.   I do allow myself splurges, like pizza every once in a while, and then there was this grilled cheese. I love that it's loaded with veggies, and the cheese melted so perfectly.  But the bread made the whole sandwich.  Rye and pumpernickel marbled together, griddled to the perfect golden brown deliciousness.

I admire photographers who can get "THAT" shot, where the cheese is melted and oozing. I am not that photographer. Grilled cheese is one of the few things that I don't want to fuss over, or reheat it to eat it, so I take a dozen or so quick pictures, devour the sandwich, and hope I got a good shot.

Thank you to Christie at A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures for hosting and to all of the #FestiveFoodies for sharing their grilled cheese creations! Be sure to check out what they came up with using the links at the bottom of the post.

Grilled Cheese & Pepper Sandwiches

Grilled Cheese & Pepper Sandwiches


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup chopped red, orange and yellow pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped seeded jalapeno
  • 4 slices marble rye and pumpernickel bread
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon butter


  1. In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute onion and peppers until tender.
  2. Divide between two bread slices. Top with cheese and remaining bread.
  3. Spread outsides of sandwiches with butter.
  4. In a large skillet, toast sandwiches over medium heat until golden brown and cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes per side. Yield: 2 servings.
Slightly adapted from:
cheese, peppers, bread
Sandwiches, Vegetables
Created using The Recipes Generator

National Grilled Cheese Day

Bacon Brie Paninis by Bear & Bug Eats
Butter Poached Lobster and Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Cajun Tuna Grilled Cheese by Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Grilled Cheese and Pepper Sandwiches by Jolene's Recipe Journal
Grilled Guacamole and Cheese by Palatable Pastime
Mexican Molletes by Caroline's Cooking
Open-Faced Grilled Caprese by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Pear and Taleggio Grilled Cheese by The Redhead Baker
Three Cheese Bacon and Jalapeno Grilled Cheese by Daily Dish Recipes


Camilla M. Mann said…
Wow shot, or not, this looks delicious, Jolene. Can't wait to try it.
Val said…
This post is making me hungry! I love a good grilled cheese!
Jolene said…
I'm already trying to work another one onto a splurge day menu, so good!
Jolene said…
It's funny, I never ate them growing up, but now that I've discovered how much you can vary them, I really love them!
These look like a delicious twist on grilled cheese!
Jolene said…
I enjoyed another one this weekend, since I was prepping the peppers and onions for some baked eggs already :)
Yum! They look gorgeous, and I'm sure they are delicious! Thanks for joining us on Friday Frenzy! P~
Jolene said…
Thank you so much for hosting! I find so many amazing things to pin every week!

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