Mexican Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

With a trio of prepared ingredients, this twist on a classic sandwich is fun and easy.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 2

4
slices white bread
4
oz pasteurized prepared cheese product with jalapeño peppers, thinly sliced (from 16-oz box)
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix (from 1 oz package)
1/2
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa

  • 1 Heat griddle to 350°F or heat 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Top 2 slices of the bread with cheese; cover with remaining bread.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix butter and taco seasoning mix. Spread half of mixture on one side of each sandwich.
  • 3 Place sandwiches, buttered sides down, on hot griddle. Spread top sides with remaining butter mixture. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, turning once, until golden brown on both sides and cheese is melted. Serve with salsa as a dip.

Expert Tips

Spray the knife before you use it to keep it from sticking to the soft cheese. Keeping the cheese product refrigerated until ready to cut also prevents sticking.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
26%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
1800mg
1800%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
13g
13%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.