Hands-on Time
12 Mins
Total Time
12 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Pimiento cheese is a Southern tradition. We add a little Parmesan to the standard cheddar-mayo mixture for extra savory depth.

How to Make It

Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Spread 3 tablespoons cheese mixture on each bread slice; top each with 3 tomato slices. Sprinkle tomato slices evenly with salt. Top each sandwich with 2 bacon halves and 1/4 cup arugula.

Ratings & Reviews

Cloreep's Review

August 20, 2014

GayleR's Review

Floy Jean
March 09, 2014
We loved these. Omitted the bacon and didn't miss it. I used whole wheat bread, regular sharp cheese, onion, and our regular light mayo.

Floy Jean's Review

January 26, 2014
I probably won't make this recipe again. In my opinion, there are too many other better recipes for pimiento cheese to make than this one.

Keiko123's Review

November 14, 2013
A winner! I salted "after" the spread was made as I, too, thought it was a little salty from the bacon and the cheese. Shallots and the vinegar was what made it "pop" for me. Had some homemade white bread which was sturdy enough to hold the sandwich together. The only thing I "had" to do different was use turkey bacon-no,it's not "real" bacon-and although it was excellent with that, I can tell that the type of bacon used will really enhance the overall flavor and this sandwich deserves "real" bacon! Will for sure make again.

IzzyBizzy's Review

January 03, 2013
We liked the flavor of these; did not salt the tomatoes, it wasn't necessary with the bacon and cheese. I use less shallot because it was overpowering with the full tablespoon. Will definitely make again.

user's Review

December 05, 2012
We loved these, so different! I just usually use whatever bread I have on hand. Have used multi-grain/seed bread and a rye swirl; both were great. If I can't find a fresh container of arugula I just use romaine but the arugula is definitely better. Also, we use our light mayo instead of canola oil mayo. Will make again.

sukeedog's Review

August 02, 2012
Easy, and very pretty, as other reviewers have noted - but for us it tasted just okay.

Verveine's Review

July 16, 2012

promogal's Review

July 16, 2012
Delicious! After I assembled them I threw under the broiler (not too close - about 5" down) for a couple of minutes. Great recipe! Will make again. Will take Beano before hand as the pimentos were gassy for everyone in the family.

Laurie627's Review

June 23, 2012