Chipotle Mayo {Hatch Grilled Cheese Sandwich}

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Chipotle mayo is so easy to make and it’s the perfect condiment to go with this Hatch Chile Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

Hatch chile Grilled Cheese.

What are chipotle chiles?

Chipotle chiles are dried smoked jalapeno peppers. Chipotle chile powder gives a smoky sweetness with medium heat. Read more about chipotle chiles here. (This post was originally published on August 27th, 2013. As an Amazon Affiliate, I earn commission on qualifying purchases.)

How do you make chipotle mayo?

This recipe for chipotle mayo couldn’t be easier. Just whisk mayonnaise together with chipotle chile powder and some lime juice. The lime juice gives a nice balance to the spicy chile. Add more or less chile powder depending on how hot you like it.

chipotle mayo.

What can you put chipotle mayo on?

We like it on these Hatch chile grilled cheese sandwiches, but it’s also delicious on fish tacos, burritos or inside a burrito.

Hatch chile grilled cheese sandwich

For this grilled cheese sandwich, use a firm white bread like sourdough. A panini press isn’t just for panini or grilled cheese, they also can be used as a griddle. This panini press is under $20 and makes a great gift for a college student too!

Hatch chile sandwich iingredients.

Make sure you brush the outside of the sandwich with olive or avocado oil. Brush the inside of each slice of bread liberally with chipotle mayo.

Hatch chile grilled cheese.

Layer with your favorite cheese; provolone, Swiss or cheddar all are great choices to balance the heat of the chiles. Add roasted Hatch chiles and 2 slices of crisp bacon. Click here for  how to roast Hatch chiles. Then press and eat!

spreading chipotle mayo.

I cook a lot with chiles.  White Chicken Chili, Chiles Rellenos, and Chicken Tortilla Soup, so I thought they would be great in a grilled cheese sandwich. I used a mild provolone cheese to balance the heat. A couple of slices of uncured Applewood Smoked Bacon and some Chipotle Mayo on both the bread, and on the side for dipping, made this the perfect hot summer day sandwich!

Hatch chile sandwich with chipotle mayo.

Hatch chile sandwich.

Chipotle Chile Mayonnaise

Spicy chipotle mayonnaise goes great with grilled beef or as a condiment in sandwiches.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine Southwestern
Servings 2 servings
Calories 197 kcal


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice


  • Mix mayonnaise, chipotle powder and lime juice together.
  • Store any remaining mayonnaise in the refrigerator.


  • add more or less depending on your taste.
  • Brush or drizzle on burgers, burritos, quesadillas, tacos or on grilled cheese.
  • Store leftover chipotle mayo in the fridge.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 211mgPotassium: 50mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 614IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.4mg
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  1. Just bought a case of Hatch Chiles this weekend. Anyone who has tried them will say they are their favorite.

  2. I like the small green ones, the one’s in the picture. Didn’t know they were called Hatch. I also like them once they have turned red. Makes a good Hot Pepper Sauce.

  3. Hi Cynthia,

    This sandwich looks awesome! We’d love it if you entered it in our #HatchMatch by posting it to your Instagram and tagging @melissasproduce and using the hashtag #HatchMatch!

    thanks for this great post!
    Elizabeth and the Melissa’s social team

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