Florida Tomato and Pimento Cheese Grilled Cheese

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Ingredients:

Florida Tomato and Pimento Cheese Grilled Cheese
  • 1 cup pimento cheese dip (see recipe below)
  • 4 slices of bread (your favorite)
  • 1 large Florida tomato, sliced to preferred thickness and seasoned with salt and pepper
  • Unsalted butter for cooking, softened for spreading
  • 1 or 2 pinches seasoning blend (your favorite)

Pimento Cheese Dip
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces pimento, drained and diced small
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Hot sauce to taste
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions:

Florida Tomato and Pimento Cheese Grilled Cheese
  1. Preheat a large sauté pan or grill pan over medium heat.
  2. On a clean working surface, lay out the bread slices.
  3. Spread an even amount of the pimento dip on all 4 slices of bread.
  4. Add the seasoned tomato slices to 2 of the topped bread slices.
  5. Place the bread slices without the tomato on top of the bread slices with the tomato.
  6. Spread a thin layer of butter on the top sides of each sandwich and add a small amount of seasoning on top of the butter.
  7. Place the sandwiches butter side down in the preheated pan.
  8. Spread another thin layer of butter on the side facing up and add a small amount of seasoning on top of the butter.
  9. Cook sandwiches for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  10. Remove sandwiches from pan and serve warm.

Pimento Cheese Dip

Yield 8 to 10 servings

  1. Add all ingredients to a medium-sized mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt, pepper and hot sauce.
  3. Keep pimento dip chilled until ready to serve.