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Smoky "Pimiento" Cheese Sandwiches

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Mary Beth Wetzel/Zenobia
Prep time 10 mins
Total time 15 mins
Yield Makes 7 servings
These pimiento cheese sandwiches make a quick and easy appetizer that's appealing for any shower or party.

Ingredients

  • 1 (3-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded smoked Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded smoked Gouda cheese
  • 1/2 (8.5-oz.) jar sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped
  • 14 bread slices (sourdough and dark wheat)

How to Make It

  1. Stir together cream cheese and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl until blended. Stir in shredded cheeses and sun-dried tomatoes until combined.

  2. Spread cheese mixture on half of bread slices (about 1/3 cup on each); top with remaining bread slices.