We all love a classic pimento cheese sandwich, but have you ever thought about upgrading it with bacon, lettuce, and tomato? Mind-blowing!
I recently started creating content for a local pimento cheese company and they graciously gave me extra containers for my friends and family to try. Man-oh-man, that stuff is good! We enjoyed it in this sandwich, as an extra layer in this Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese, stuffed it into a grilled cheese with my Tomato Basil Soup, and of course… alongside crackers!
PIMENTO CHEESE SANDWICH INGREDIENTS:
BLT sandwiches are one of my favorites. Simple, straight-forward deliciousness. So when I discovered that I had everything to make a PIMENTO CHEESE VERSION… I got super excited. (If you love these babies as much as I do, you gotta try my Italian BLT with Sun-dried Tomato Mayo!
- Crusty White Bread
- Pimento Cheese (I used Crissy’s)
- Vine Ripe Tomatoes
- Green Leaf Lettuce
While the mayonnaise isn’t mandatory, I think it tastes great with the tomatoes (almost reminds you of a cross between all three “southern” sandwiches (BLT, Tomato + Mayo, and straight up Pimento Cheese on squishy white bread).
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- 6 Bacon Slices
- 6 Slices of Crusty White Bread
- 10 oz. Pimento Cheese
- 2 Vine-Ripened Tomatoes, cut into 12 slices
- 6 Green Leaf Lettuce Leaves
- 3 tbsp. Mayonnaise
- Preheat the oven to 400F. Lay the bacon slices in a single line on a large baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until desired crispiness.
- Slice the bread and lay out on a cutting board or plate. Layer in the following order: pimento cheese on the bottom slice, then 2 tomato slices per sandwich, 1 lettuce leaf per sandwich, and smear 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise on the other slice of bread. Finish assembling the sandwich with the mayonnaise side down. Enjoy immediately!
NOTES ON THIS RECIPE:
- While I prefer crusty or toasted white bread for this recipe, you can use whatever your heart desires. Seeded rye, soft pillowy white, wheat, sourdough… the possibilities are endless.
- I love the large green lettuce leaves for this sandwich because it covers the entire thing, giving each bite crunchy freshness.
- Now, I’m sure I don’t need to tell you this because of the photos… but this is a decadent recipe… so bring your appetite!
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