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Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

Grilled pimento cheese sandwich is a Southern style recipe that is an easy idea for your next party.  Both kids and grown ups will also love this comfort food for their lunches.  Learn how to make this gourmet style grilled sandwich that has crispy bacon and homemade pimento cheese.  Serve a tray of these piping hot and they'll be a big hit while watching the Masters or the Kentucky Derby.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pimento cheese sandwiches, pimento grilled cheese
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories: 1032kcal
Author: Brooke


  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 6 slices bacon
  • ½ cup pimento cheese spread
  • 4 large slices sourdough bread


  • Cook the bacon in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat until crispy, flipping when needed to cook the other side.  Transfer the cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and blot off the excess grease.
  • Spread 2 tablespoons of homemade pimento cheese spread on each slice of bread.  Leave a small gap near the edges, because the pimento cheese will spread when it melts.
  • Place two or three slices of bacon on top of the pimento cheese, then put the top slice of bread on each sandwich.  Butter the outside of the bread, both top and bottom slices.
  • Grill one sandwich at a time over medium low heat in a large skillet.  Cook until golden brown, then carefully flip it over and grill the other side.  Repeat with the other sandwich.
  • To melt the cheese even more, transfer the sandwiches to a baking sheet and place in a 350 F oven until warmed through.
  • Transfer to a cutting board and let the sandwiches rest for 5 minutes before cutting in half.
  • Serve the hot sandwiches with pickle spears, pickled jalapenos, thick tomato slices, and sweet tea.


  • Cut reduce the calories, don't spread butter on the outside of the bread; just toast it in a skillet with a little butter or bacon grease.
  • To keep the sandwich together while flipping, use bread that is thick enough.
  • Let it rest for 5 minutes before cutting.
  • To help melt the pimento cheese more, keep them warm in a 350 F oven until all the sandwiches are done.
  • For the best flavor, use homemade pimento cheese spread.


Calories: 1032kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 1909mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1272IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 281mg | Iron: 5mg