Messy, gooey, hot grilled cheeses are one of my favorite guilty pleasures. Who can say ‘no’ to one of these babies? This sandwich comes from the South so you know it’s going to be healthy. Each sandwich is loaded with Pimento cream cheese (also known as the “Caviar of the South”) and smoked Gouda. Obviously, the sandwich is very rich and filled with delicious flavors. The red pimentos are the same pickled peppers found in green olives. You can find these sold in separate jars by the olives and condiments section in your grocery store. The pimento cream cheese can be served as a condiment as well, with crackers, chips or celery. This recipe pairs perfectly with a simple tomato soup and salad.
Pimento Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- 10 slices English Muffin or Buttermilk bread
- 4 oz pimientos
- 8 oz Cream Cheese room temperature
- 4 oz sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 8 oz smoked Gouda cheese shredded
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise (and more for the bread)
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp black pepper
- cayenne optional
Combine with a hand mixer or paddle attachment, the cream cheese, mayonnaise, cheddar and gouda. Blend until smooth.
Stir in the pimentos and cayenne (if using), taste and adjust to add salt and pepper.
Smear one side of the bread with a little mayo and grill each sandwich until the bread is golden brown and the cheese has melted.