peppy pimento grilled cheese

★★★★☆ 3 Reviews
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By Lori Frazee

I confess, I'm a cheese monger, OK I don't deal in it, but I LOVE IT!!!! All of it! And when I think about good ol' Southern cheese, I think about Pimento Cheese. So I put my own spicy twist on it, and you guessed, to the grill I go!!! Remember, girls can grill too!!! I'm making this as a sandwich, but this peppy pimento cheese makes a great spread or appetizer dip as well

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a really snappy grilled cheese sandwich! I have long enjoyed grilled pimento cheese sandwiches at a local restaurant, but this one steps it up several notches. There is just enough heat in this to make you take notice but not enough to set you on fire. A great grilled sandwich.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★☆ 3 Reviews
serves 12-16
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For peppy pimento grilled cheese

  • 8 oz
    freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz
    freshly shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 4 oz
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped jalapenos
  • 1/4 c
    crumble feta cheese
  • 1/4 c
    cottage cheese
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 tsp
    fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 2
    pieces multigrain bread per person
  • olive oil or butter for both side of bread
  • 2 Tbsp
    fire roasted salsa

How To Make peppy pimento grilled cheese

  • 1
    Shred your cheese Note: keep it cold, so work fast, so it won't gum up.
  • 2
    In a large bowl place all you ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • 3
    Lightly oil or butter both sides of the bread to be grilled.
  • 4
    Grill one side of the bread until golden brown. Flip it over, and spread pimento mix on each of the browned side of the bread.
  • 5
    Place on grill or hot skillet, uncooked, oiled side down, until toasted to your desired doneness.
  • 6
    Place the two sides together, slice and serve with a fresh salad or a side of fruit. I love a light style pasta salad with this sandwich.