Friday, July 24, 2009

Easy Peasy Pimiento Cheesy

I know you're probably thinking I've done lost my marbles for posting a recipe as simple as pimiento cheese sandwiches. I grew up eating these and we really enjoy them for a quick lunch or supper. I do know some people have eaten, but never made this dish, so I'm hoping to catch at least one of them! I like putting a slice of fresh tomato on my pimiento cheese sandwich. Tonight I walked on the wild side and put a little smoked turkey on it too. It was really yummy! I hope you enjoy :)

EASY PEASY PIMIENTO CHEESY
2- 2 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I like colby/jack or cheddar)
1 cup mayo
1 jar chopped pimiento (I used the 2 oz jar but usually by the larger one)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Mix and enjoy!

15 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

I enjoy reading all your recipes, especially the simple ones. Its fun to know family recipes, this is wonderful!

Katy ~ said...

Personally, I greatly enjoy seeing these kinds of recipes. So many of the older, family recipes are being lost and forgotten. It's good to be able to find a recipe like this on the web. I had the dickens of a time some while back trying to find those little cucumber sandwiches made on cocktail bread and another time I was trying to find that old spinach and chipped beef and sour cream dip recipe. It took some doing but I was grateful to the people who thought it wasn't interesting enough to post. It was interesting to me and it was certainly a recipe I needed and was grateful to find. Keep posting. Now see, I had forgotten all about your recipe and I want to revisit it again. Thanks for sharing and bringing back a good food memory!

Chicago Mom said...

What is pimiento? Is that what green olives are stuffed with? I recently saw a Paula Deen recipe that called for pimiento. Would you please tell me what it tastes like? Thanks!

...and everything nice said...

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Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!

The Muse said...

Hello! I am here from SITS...hope all is well with you! :)

I found your blog as you had commented ahead of me.

Your sandwiches look very nice and yes simple! I adore simplicity in the kitchen...they remind me of my childhood days~and I believe that at times...great simplistic GOODNESS, can win the game everytime.

Great call of adding the smoked turkey~you are indeed a wild one (wink~lol) :)

Sandy said...

I have never actually made pimento sandwiches but I have eaten them when they were already made. I love them but I just never thought to actually make them since I always buy it premade from the grocery store. Thanks for the recipe! Now I can make my own.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Thanks for posting this recipe. My sister loves the pimento cheese in a jar from Kraft. She'll think I'm amazing when I can share the recipe with her.

Heidi said...

Chicago Mom- A pimiento is a small sweet red pepper, similar to, but more flavorful than, a bell pepper. They come in a small clear glass jar down the canned vegetable isle at our grocery store.

I'm so glad you guys have enjoyed this recipe!

Norah said...

This actually sounds really good. I think my grandparents made this for me one year while I was back east visiting them. I think I will have to try this soon.

Krista said...

I think this pimento cheese spread sounds yummy! I like mine on crackers, but I bet it'd would make a fine lunch between a couple slices of bread. Good recipe!

becca greene said...

i was recently informed that pimento cheese sandwhiches are a regional thing and some people *gasp* have never heard of them when i was talking about them recently as they were being featured on diners, driveins, and dives on the food network. they may be simple, but they are perfect summertime treat. he was stuffing pimento cheese into everything. i still like the tried and true on white bread though.

the ungourmet said...

Isn't this sandwich really popular in the south? I would love to try it! I bet it was good with the turkey too!

Coleen's Recipes said...

This sounds very good, I really like pimentos.

Aunt Julie said...

Yummy! SITS sent me over, and I'm glad they did...

Julie said...

I've only ever had the premixed kind and thought it was yucky...but this looks really good!