You will not find an Ole Miss Tailgate party without the Southern classic pimento cheese. Many Mississippians claim their state is the birthplace of real pimento cheese. As far as I am concerned, it is a food group. Savory cheddar cheese, creamy mayonnaise, and special additions liven up any football party! Especially these Gosh Almighty Pimento Cheese BLT's. Yes, yes we did. Homemade pimento cheese spread topped with bacon, tomato, and lettuce. The crowd will go wild with this deliciously addictive party sandwich. Attention all you Rebels out there, this recipe is for you.
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Gosh Almighty Pimento Cheese BLT's | Ole Miss Tailgate
Not going to lie, I could eat these every day of the week! They are that good. Have you tried our classic Full Cheddar Pimento Cheese yet?
This is a variation of that original recipe, but using Monterrey Jack and a sweeter flavor. (Not too sweet, just a little to taste amazing with the crispy and salty bacon.)
Monterrey Jack is one of my favorite types of cheese. Full of flavor but not too strong, perfect for this recipe.
The secret to making a creamy pimento cheese? Shred part of your cheese in regular size shreds. Shred the rest in the super fine shreds. Gives any pimento cheese the perfect texture.
Of course, we only use Duke's mayo in our pimento cheese, but feel free to use your favorite good quality mayo.
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We also splurged on good quality white bread. You can use your favorite or make your own. (We have a fantastic and easy homemade bread recipe coming soon! Don't miss a recipe, sign up for our newsletter here.)
Load your Gosh Almighty Pimento Cheese BLT's up with the cheesy spread, bacon, lettuce and tomato.
We made some cute little bacon curls to go with ours. After all, Saturdays in the South are something to celebrate in style! Cut them into halves (or quarters if you are feeding a crowd), and serve them on your best tailgate dishes (aka, styrofoam!)
After just one bite of this sandwich, and you'll wonder why you didn't think of this sooner! Enjoy at your next Ole Miss Tailgate, home gate, or any party that needs a lot of cheese and bacon!
Gosh Almighty Pimento Cheese BLT’s | Ole Miss Tailgate
- 16 oz Monterrey Jack cheese
- 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 ½ cups Duke's mayo
- 8 oz sliced pimentos drained
- 2 TB sugar
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp paprika
- A good quality white sandwich bread we used white country bread
- Bacon Strips cooked
- Shred half of the Monterrey Jack cheese to regular shred. Shred the other half to fine shreds. This creates a creamier texture to the pimento cheese spread.
- Shred the cheddar cheese to regular shred size.
- Combine the cheeses with the mayo, pimentos, sugar, Worcestershire, pepper, and paprika. Combine very well.
- For each sandwich, toast two pieces of white bread. Spread a thick layer of pimento cheese spread onto the bottom piece. Top with two strips of bacon, lettuce and tomato.
- Slice into halves diagonally, or quarters for serving a crowd.