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Bacon & Pimento Cheese Grilled Cheese

Bacon & Pimento Cheese Grilled Cheese

Pimento cheese is back, and we couldn't be more thrilled! Adding chopped bacon and grilling it between slices of Texas toast might be the best idea we've had in a while. 

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5 min
Prep Time
35 min
Total Time


Pimento Cheese

1 cup chopped cooked bacon

4 ounces (1 cup) Land O Lakes® Sharp Cheddar Farmstyle Shreds

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup diced pimientos

1 (3/4-inch-thick) slice Land O Lakes® Deli American, shredded

1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon pepper


8 slices Texas toast bread

8 teaspoons Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all Pimento Cheese ingredients in bowl; mix until well combined.

  2. STEP 2

    Spread 1 side of each bread slice with 1 teaspoon Butter with Canola Oil. Spread 1/2 cup pimento cheese mixture onto each unbuttered side of 4 bread slices. Top with remaining bread slices, buttered-side up.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat 12-inch skillet or griddle over medium heat.

  4. STEP 4

    Place sandwiches into skillet. Cook, turning once, 6-8 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining sandwiches.

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese

Place assembled sandwich in air fryer basket. Cook at 360°F for about 5 minutes until cheese is melted. Flip the sandwich and continue cooking another 5-7 minutes or until bread is crisped and golden and cheese is melted. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may be able to cook more than one sandwich at a time.

Tip #1

If you have thin sliced Deli American fresh from the deli, finely chop it for the pimento mixture.

Nutrition (1 sandwiches)

780 Calories
54 Fat (g)
115 Cholesterol (mg)
1310 Sodium (mg)
25 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
25 Protein (g)
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