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 until crisp-tender. Remove from the heat. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Cook and stir shrimp, salt, cumin and chili powder in the remaining olive oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat until shrimp turn pink. Spoon into a bowl. 
  3. Place 2 slices of cheddar on each of four bread slices; sprinkle with ¼ cup tortilla chips. Layer each with pepper-onion mixture, shrimp, remaining tortilla chips and monterey jack. Top with remaining bread slices. Spread outsides of sandwiches with butter, 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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