Shrimp Nacho Grilled Cheese

Love nachos? Love grilled cheese? Then you are going to fall in love with this sandwich! “This grilled cheese is awesome; it tastes like shrimp nachos. The sandwich even has tortilla chips.” - Brayden Odom

Wisconsin Cheese Shrimp Nacho Grilled Cheese Recipe
Active Time
35 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Aged Cheddar or Monterey Jack can be used in this recipe.


  1. Sauté bell peppers and onion in 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from the heat. Transfer vegetables to a bowl.
  2. Warm remaining olive oil in the same pan over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, salt, chili powder and cumin; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink. Remove from the heat. Transfer shrimp to a bowl.
  3. Top four bread slices with 2 slices of cheddar and 1/4 cup tortilla chips. Layer each with vegetables, shrimp, monterey jack and remaining tortilla chips. Top with remaining bread slices. Spread butter on the outside of sandwiches, lightly pressing together.
  4. Toast sandwiches on a griddle over medium-low heat for 2-4 minutes on each side or until bread is golden brown and cheeses are melted. 

Recipe Tip

Covering the sandwiches while browning the first side helps the cheeses to melt. Cook uncovered while browning the second side.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Award-winning cheesemakers Tony and Julie Hook have been making well-loved cheese for over 45 years. Hook's® Cheese Company produces more than 50 cheese varieties with quality Wisconsin milk. 

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