Ok, I'm going to be super honest with you. Coming from the midwest, I had never heard of pimento cheese before. In fact it wasn't until about 8 years into being a Texas Transplant that I even knew what it was. So when I was asked to make this I was a bit intimidated, but as usual...I said, Pimento Cheese Recipe, EASY!
Now, to be even more honest, the one and only time I did have it, I didn't like it much. I'm not a fan of sharp cheddar, so there's that. However, this recipe I made has many things that I do like! Those ingredients changed my Non-Pimento Cheese eating life into being a raving fan!
How to Serve Pimento Cheese
When I said, "Pimento Cheese Recipe, Easy!", I honestly had no clue that it was ever served as dip with crackers but sure enough, it is, and it's delicious!
The only other way that I've seen this Georgia gem of a spread served is between two pieces of bread as a sandwich. Which, I personally felt was just a little too plain.
So that brings me to a grilled cheese sandwich.
While I'm writing this as Georgia's most popular sandwich, the Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich with Bacon and Tomato is actually a staple of North Carolina from Parker and Otis. This sounded like it was right up my alley!
So what are we waiting for...
Let's get to cooking!
This is really a super easy recipe. First, you want to shred some sharp cheddar cheese. I used to only buy pre-shredded cheese but not anymore. There is something about shredding my own cheese when it comes to texture that I like so much more.
While your'e shredding the cheese be sure to set out the Cream cheese as well. This way it gets softened and is easy to mix.
Once you have ALL of that done, mix the cheese with the mayo, peppers, and seasonings in a large mixing bowl using a spatula, spoon, or fork.
I don't recommend putting this in a food processor, but that might just me. I liked keeping some texture to the cheese in the mix.
For the sandwich it's also super simple. Put some Pimento Cheese on a buttered piece of bread, top with a piece of Bacon and then a slice of tomato with another piece of buttered bread. Then grill it up on a cast iron griddle as you would a regular grilled cheese sandwich.
Serve it up and enjoy!
Pimento Cheese Recipe, EASY!
- 2 Cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 8 Oz Cream Cheese
- ½ Cup Mayonnaise
- ½ Cup Pimento Peppers
- ½ Cup Roasted Red Bell Peppers
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Onion Powder
- ½ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- Salt/Pepper to taste
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together being sure to leave some texture to it.
Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich
- Butter two pieces of bread, spread the pimento cheese onto one piece and place on a . Place 1 piece of bacon broken in half then top that with one slice of fresh tomato. Top with the other slice of bread and grill as you would a regular grilled cheese.
A Pimento Cheese Recipe, EASY! Thats right, you heard it straight from the horses mouth as they say.
Pimento Cheese is simple to make, great on a grilled cheese sandwich, and a southern staple you don't want to miss out on.
Thank you so much reading my blog and let me know in the comments if you try this recipe and how it stacks up to other Pimento Cheese you've tried!
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