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Light and Lean Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

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  Diced pimiento 2 Ounce, drained
  Mayonnaise 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sour cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Green onion tops 1 , finely chopped
  Ground red pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon (Less To Taste)
  Extra sharp cheddar cheese 8 Ounce, shredded (White Ones)
  Wheat bread slices 4
  Tomato 1 Medium, thinly sliced
  Butter 2 Tablespoon, softened

In a large bowl, stir together 2-oz. diced pimientos, ¼ cup mayonnaise, ¼ cup sour cream, finely chopped tops of 1 green onion, and 1/8 teaspooon (or less) ground red pepper. Stir in 8-oz. shredded extra sharp white cheddar cheese. Spread one side of each of two bread slices with softened butter, and place them, buttered side down, in a large skillet or on a griddle. Spread about 1/3 cup of pimiento cheese mixture on top of each slice of bread. Place 2 thin slices of tomato on top of the pimiento cheese, and cap each sandwich with another slice of bread. Butter the top of the bread with softened butter. Place the skillet over medium heat, and then reduce to low, grilling the sandwiches slowly to allow flavors to mingle and cheese to melt. When brown on the bottom side, turn the two sandwiches over and brown the other side. When both sides are brown, remove from skillet and immediately place on a serving plate. I served mine with Kentucky "Caviar" and Raspberry Tea, both of which you will find in bettyskitchen. I hope you enjoy the sandwiches! --Betty

Recipe Summary

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Cheese, Milk Product
Want a grown-up sandwich recipe that isn't just meant for kids? Then try Betty's favorite, lean, mean grilled pimento cheese sandwich. Elemental in its construction and primal in its comfort, this grilled cheese sandwich is as easy to make as it is to love. Betty puts together an irresistible delicious classic with a few simple ingredients. Tune into this recipe video to know more about this dish.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 487 Calories from Fat 346

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 39 g59.8%

Saturated Fat 16.7 g83.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 93.4 mg31.1%

Sodium 623.7 mg26%

Total Carbohydrates 16 g5.5%

Dietary Fiber 1.7 g6.7%

Sugars 3.4 g

Protein 18 g36%

Vitamin A 24.2% Vitamin C 8.2%

Calcium 46.5% Iron 6.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Light And Lean Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches Recipe Video