Pimento Style Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Pimento Style Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Let me start by saying this is a variation of pimento cheese, but substituting pimentos for green olives without pimentos. Trust me, I love homemade pimento cheese, and I love everything about it. It is so simple to make and just packs in a ton of flavor. I eat it as a quick snack on a couple of crackers, wipe it onto some pretzels, or heck, I could eat a spoonful of the stuff as well. That got me thinking the other day. Why not spread it onto some bread and make a pimento style grilled cheese sandwich out of it.

Pimento Style Grilled Cheese Sandwich

If you never had pimento cheese before, it is a must. I like to add garlic to mine for a bit of a kick, but there are a variety of recipes out there. Go with what you feel, and again, I’m using olives in this one which adds that brightness, and a bit of sharpness when paired with the garlic. This grilled cheese was super delicious, and a perfect use of pimento cheese.

Let’s get started.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 8 large olives, no pimentos, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 pinch of cracked black pepper
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter

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To make the cheese, add everything to a mixing bowl, and do just that, mix it very well. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour.

When you are ready to make the grilled cheese, spread the half of the butter onto one slice of bread.  Spread a generous amount of the pimento-style cheese onto the other slice of bread.

Pimento Style Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Heat a skillet on medium-low heat. Add the buttered slice of bread to the skillet, butter side down, then top with the cheese slice down. Spread with the remaining butter, and cook for a few minutes, gently lifting and looking for a golden brown. Once golden brown, flip and cook the other side until golden brown.

Place onto your serving plate, and slice in half, or not, that’s up to you.

The end result is one of the best grilled cheeses I’ve had in a long time.  It was nice and cheesey, but had this awesome kick from the garlic and olives. I was kind of giggling when eating it because it was just that awesome. So if you haven’t made pimento cheese, give it a shot, and let me know what you think.

Pimento Style Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 8 large olives, no pimentos, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 pinch of cracked black pepper
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1½ tbsp unsalted butter
Instructions
  1. To make the cheese, add everything to a mixing bowl, and do just that, mix it very well. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  2. When you are ready to make the grilled cheese, spread the half of the butter onto one slice of bread. Spread a generous amount of the pimento-style cheese onto the other slice of bread.
  3. Heat a skillet on medium-low heat. Add the buttered slice of bread to the skillet, butter side down, then top with the cheese slice down. Spread with the remaining butter, and cook for a few minutes, gently lifting and looking for a golden brown. Once golden brown, flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
  4. Place onto your serving plate, and slice in half, or not, that’s up to you.
  5. The end result is one of the best grilled cheeses I’ve had in a long time. It was nice and cheesey, but had this awesome kick from the garlic and olives. I was kind of giggling when eating it because it was just that awesome. So if you haven’t made pimento cheese, give it a shot, and let me know what you think.

 



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