Pimento Cheese Sandwich


The perfect spread for any time of day



You know what’s wild? This is my first time having pimento cheese. Despite being a classic American dish, it somehow never found its way onto my plate. Let’s just blame it on my mom’s Italian cooking; pasta was our jam growing up. But hey, better late than never, right? 

Meet Leah. She’s from Wisconsin, which is in the Midwest region of the United States. While Wisconsin is considered the land of cheese, this recipe comes to us from Leah’s family in Kentucky. Her mom and my granny specifically used Miracle Whip in this recipe, which is a little sweeter and tangier than real mayo. It pairs really well with this flavor combination. For Leah, this sandwich is a nostalgic reminder of cherished moments spent with her family.

To make this simple spread, start by dicing the pimentos, saving a bit of their liquid. In a bowl, mix the shredded cheese, pimentos with liquid and mayo until well combined. Toss in a dash of cayenne pepper for a subtle kick and sprinkle in some chopped fresh chives. Give it another good stir.

Now, for the fun part! Spread that creamy goodness onto your soft white bread. For some extra crunch, add a bit of lettuce or diced celery. Done! You’ve now got yourself a taste of Southern comfort.

I’m such a fan of this sandwich. I suggest you spread this deliciouness, share it with loved ones and savor each bite. After all, as Leah so beautifully puts it, “Sometimes the simple things can bring you joy.”

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Pimento Cheese Sandwich


  • 1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ cup Miracle Whip mayo
  • 3 Tbsp finely diced jarred pimentos plus a little of the liquid
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • fresh chives chopped
  • lettuce or chopped celery for crunch if desired
  • fluffy white sandwich bread


  • Chop pimentos, save some of the liquid.
  • In a bowl, add the shredded cheese and stir in pimentos with liquid.
  • Add the Miracle Whip and combine until the mixture is creamy.
  • Add chopped chives and your seasoning.
  • Spread on sandwich bread adding lettuce/celery for extra crunch!
Course: Lunch, Snack
Region: North America
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: Kid Friendly


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