This pimento cheese sandwich will become a favorite in your home. It is made with fluffy white bread and delicious pimento cheese. Serve it cold or hot, it’s delicious either way.
After countless tastings and tweaking in my kitchen, we’ve perfected the pimento cheese sandwich recipe that stands unrivaled on the web.
This sandwich isn’t just about the spread; it’s about achieving the right balance of flavors and textures. Trust us; every bite of this pimento cheese delight will make you yearn for more!
What You Need for Pimento Cheese Sandwiches
You only need two ingredients to make this easy pimento cheese sandwich.
Pimento cheese: we highly recommend making your own pimento cheese. We highly suggest making this delicious recipe. However, if you have store bought pimento cheese on hand, feel free to use that, too.
Bread: what type of bread you use for this pimento cheese sandwich is a very personal decision. We used an artisan white bread, but you can use a classic slice of white sandwich bread, wheat bread, gluten free bread, etc.
Variations + Substitutions
Swap sharp cheddar with Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack for a spicy twist. If you’d like your pimento cheese sandwich to be a bit smokey, add smoked paprika or use smoked cheddar.
Consider adding diced jalapeños or green chilies for a kick. You can also substitute mayo with Greek yogurt for a lighter version.
To add a bit of crunch, add a handful of crunchy romaine lettuce to the sandwich.
What goes best with pimento cheese?
Pimento cheese goes well on crackers, vegetables, and wraps. You can use pimento cheese just like you would any cheese spread or dip.
Is a pimento cheese sandwich hot or cold?
This pimento cheese sandwich is served cold, but you are more than welcome to serve it warm, too.
What is pimento cheese made of?
Pimento cheese is typically made with a base of shredded cheddar cheese, mayo, and pimento peppers. It’s a popular spread for sandwiches and can be eaten plain as a dip.
We made our homemade pimento cheese recipe our own by swapping the mayo for Greek yogurt and cream cheese and adding a little Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce.
Pimento Cheese Dip
Use this easy and delicious pimento cheese dip for this easy sandwich recipe.
Make it a Hot Sandwich
To make this a grilled pimento cheese sandwich spread ½ tablespoon of butter on each slice of bread. Place a pan over medium/high heat and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve immediately.
Top Tips for Making an Epic Sandwich
Let the pimento cheese come to room temperature before spreading the pimento cheese over the bread. If the pimento cheese is cold it will tear the bread.
Quality bread will make a big difference. Use your favorite bread for this sandwich!
Make a few sandwiches at a time and stick a couple sandwiches in the fridge for the next day or two.
Store any leftover pimento cheese spread in an airtight container. It should remain fresh for up to a week in the refrigerator. As for the sandwich, it’s best consumed fresh to enjoy its full flavors and textures.
Pimento Cheese Sandwich
- 4 slices sandwich bread any kind
- 1 cup pimento cheese spread we like this recipe!
- To assemble the sandwiches spread ½ cup of pimento spread on one slice of bread and top with another slice of bread.
- It’s that easy folks!
Tips & Notes
- To make this a grilled pimento cheese sandwich spread ½ tablespoon of butter on each slice of bread. Place a pan over medium/high heat and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve immediately.
- This sandwich is perfect as is. But it can truly be built into anything you want. Add sliced meats, veggies, or garnish with an olive or mini pickle.