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Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich

The Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich has cheese that oozes out as you slice it in half or take a bite. It is gooey and delicious.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Author Renee


  • 1/4 cup cream cheese at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon grated onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of fresh ground pepper
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 jar chopped pimentos 4 ounces, drained
  • Thick slices of hearty white bread
  • Butter softened for easy spreading


  1. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a knife blade, process cream cheese, mayonnaise, onion, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until smooth.
  2. Add the shredded cheeses and pimentos and pulse to combine. Do not over-process. Transfer pimento cheese to a bowl and stir if needed to combine ingredients thoroughly. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours.
  3. Heat a skillet or griddle to medium heat. Do not get too hot or it will burn the butter and bread.
  4. Butter one side of two bread slices. Spread a thick layer of pimento cheese on the un-buttered side of a bread slice.
  5. Place pimento cheese covered bread slice butter side down in the skillet. Cover skillet with a lid and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Remove lid and top sandwich with the other slice butter side up. Cook until bottom is lightly browned and toasted.
  7. Flip sandwich over and cook until the other side is lightly browned and toasted.
  8. Transfer sandwich to a plate and slice in half.
  9. Repeat with remaining bread and pimento cheese or grill 2 to 4 sandwiches at a time, depending on size of skillet. Do not over-crowd the skillet.
  10. Refrigerate extra pimento cheese for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

Yield varies depending on size of bread and amount of pimento cheese used on each sandwich.