Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches
Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches are family favorites. I’ve always loved this delicious sandwich. My mom used to make them with only cream cheese which were heavenly. Nowadays, I add cheddar cheese and sometimes Velveeta cheese making these a three-cheese sandwich filling.
I suppose you have to love the combination of pimientos and cheese in order to enjoy these sandwiches, but I always have. Although, I don’t usually care for any Pimiento Cheese spread from the grocery deli. Mine has a teaspoon of sugar which takes the edge off any harsh taste from some of the cheeses. I also like to make my Pimiento Cheese spread with Miracle Whip rather than mayonnaise for increased flavor.
Years ago, I used to do catering for the Baptist Convention of New England (when we lived in Massachusetts and my husband was employed by that organization). We often catered luncheons. My partner, Carolyn Allen, would make this delicious sandwich filling along with a cream cheese and pineapple spread that was out of this world.
We would usually serve sandwiches along with salads or soups, and sometimes chips and dip (and, of course, dessert!) Even people who didn’t normally eat Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches would eat the stuff Carolyn and I made. We had a reputation for good cooking. People would try our culinary offerings even if it wasn’t something they would usually eat. We converted many to eating foods they had never tasted before.
To this day, when we have a houseful of folks over for company, most are willing to try a spoonful of anything I make. More often than not, they end up loving something they may have previously turned up their noses at! Hey, I don’t like eating or serving bad-tasting food. I definitely move on from any recipe that doesn’t pass muster. 🙂
A couple of weeks ago I wanted to make a few meals for some friends who were moving into their new home. I asked them what kind of sandwiches they ate. They replied “anything,” except pork, because Tracey is allergic to pork. So I started rattling off possibilities, “chicken salad,” — Yes! “egg salad,” Yes! “tuna salad,” Yes! What about Pimiento Cheese? I figured I had them, because it’s not something everyone eats. But, much to my surprise, Tracey said she loved Pimiento Cheese. I decided to make up a batch for their lunch along with my Greek Pasta Salad and Cream Cheese Brownies. They loved everything!
If you’re looking for a great Pimiento Cheese spread recipe, then consider giving this one a try. You can make it with all three cheeses; you can make it with just cream cheese; or, you can make it with cream cheese and cheddar cheese which is what I’ve done here. If you are looking for gluten free recipes, the spread itself is gluten free when you eliminate the bread. Use a gluten free bread or wrap and you’re good to go. No matter how you make it, it’s a winner!
Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches are wonderful.
You can make this spread with three cheeses: cheddar, velveeta, and cream cheese. Or make it with just one or with two of the three cheeses. No matter what combination you use, all turn out quite well.
Here’s a look at the texture of the sandwich. It’s loaded with cheese and pimientos. Yum.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. You can also add shredded velveeta cheese, or make this entirely with cream cheese. I’ve had it all three ways!
Place ingredients in mixing bowl.
Mix with an electric mixer to combine. Refrigerate until ready to make sandwiches.
Spread Pimiento Cheese spread on sandwich bread and enjoy!
Every bite of these sandwiches is marvelous!
Here’s the recipe.
PIMIENTO CHEESE SANDWICHES
(Recipe adapted from Carolyn Allen when our husbands worked together at the Baptist Convention of New England, Northborough, MA)
- 1 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
- 1-inch block Velveeta cheese, softened and cubed
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup Miracle Whip
- 4-oz. jar pimientos, drained
- Dash of garlic powder
- 1 tsp. sugar
- Mix ingredients together with mixer.
- Spread on sandwich bread to serve.
- Makes about 5 sandwiches.
We love Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches and believe you will too.
There’s enough filling to spread the filling quite thickly and still make 5 sandwiches.
Doesn’t this Pimiento Cheese Sandwich look amazing?