Pimento Cheese Grilled Cheese

pimento grilled cheese on a wood cutting board

A fun spin on a grilled cheese, this sandwich is made with a flavorful homemade pimento cheese! Grilled crispy, you can add cooked bacon for additional crunch. 



4 slices Sourdough or other thicker cut bread
4 strips of bacon, cooked (optional)
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons diced pimentos
3 tablespoons mayo
2-3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika


1. To make the pimento cheese, combine the Cheddar cheese, pimentos, garlic powder and smoked paprika. Mix well.

2. Heat a large pan over medium heat. Using as much butter as you’d like, butter one side of each slice of bread and sprinkle with salt, garlic powder and a dash of smoked paprika. Place this buttered side down in the pan, then repeat this process on the face-up side of the bread (butter, then season). Cook until browned, then flip the slices of bread, top one of the cooked sides with the pimento cheese and optional bacon. Top with the other slice of bread and continue cooking until both sides of bread are nice and browned.

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