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Cheddar Pimento Cheese Toasts

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As you prepare for a Thanksgiving feast, consider adding a spectacular touch to your appetizer spread with Cheddar Pimento Cheese Toasts.

If you’re a fan of melty, cheesy, and utterly delicious appetizers, look no further! These Cheddar Pimento Cheese Toasts are a delightful twist on the classic cheese straws, with a surprise filling of pimento cheese.

My big sis Fran suggested this addition, and it’s a game-changer. The combination of cheddar, cayenne, and sriracha sauce, along with the sweet pimento, creates a flavor profile that will have you eagerly sharing these with friends and family at your Thanksgiving gathering.

Let’s dive into the simple ingredients that make these Cheddar Pimento Cheese Toasts a holiday favorite.

cheesy cheddar pimento toasts on wooden board

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Finely Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Grated from a block)
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 2 TB Half & Half or Heavy Cream
  • 1 Lg Egg
  • 1 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 TB Sriracha Sauce
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Dry Mustard
  • 1/4 Tsp Cayenne (or more to taste)
  • 1 Tsp Flour
  • 1 12 oz Tub of Pimento Cheese Spread
  • 1 16 oz Pepperidge Farm White Sandwich Bread

Instructions

1. Preheat Oven

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. Prepare Cheddar Cheese Mixture

Beat Cheddar Cheese and softened butter at medium speed.

Add:

  • Cream
  • Egg
  • 1 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 TB Sriracha Sauce
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Dry Mustard
  • 1/4 Tsp Cayenne (or more to taste)
  • 1 Tsp Flour

Mix until well combined.

3. Assemble the Squares

Cut the crusts from the bread slices. Spread pimento cheese on one slice, then top it with another. Cut into fours with a serrated knife.

4. Coat with Cheddar Cheese Mixture

Cover each square with the cheddar cheese mixture, ensuring all sides are coated.

5. Bake to Perfection

Place the prepared squares on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Tips for the Perfect Cheese Bites

  • Shred your own cheddar cheese for optimal meltiness.
  • Use Extra Sharp Cheddar for a robust flavor.
  • Make these ahead and refrigerate or freeze them for later use.

Serving Suggestions

These bite-sized appetizers are perfect for any Thanksgiving gathering, as they are easy to make and can feed a crowd.

If you’re looking to add something else to the spread, consider pairing them with our eggplant caponata or apple charcuterie board.

Cocktails:

Pair these Cheddar Pimento Cheese Toasts with one of these popular cocktails;

Enjoy!

Whether you serve them as an appetizer for your Thanksgiving feast or at a casual gathering, these cheddar pimento cheese toasts are guaranteed to disappear quickly.

Happy cooking and cocktailing, and enjoy your delicious holiday!

Cheddar Pimento Cheese Toasts

Decadent cheesy bites of baked cheddar cheese with a surprise filling of pimento cheese. This is formed into a two bite little sandwich that is baked together to make a scrumptious bite of cheesy goodness!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 28

Equipment

  • 1 Mixer or Hand Held Blender
  • 1 Cheese Grater

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cups Finely Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese Grated from a block
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter softened
  • 2 TB Half – Half or Heavy Cream
  • 1 Lg Egg
  • 1 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 TB Sriracha Sauce
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Dry Mustard
  • 1/4 Tsp Cayenne or more to taste
  • 1 Tsp Flour
  • 1 12 oz Tub of Pimento Cheese Spread
  • 1 16 oz Pepperidge Farm White Sandwich Bread

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Beat Cheddar Cheese and butter at med speed
  • Beat in cream and next seven ingredients
  • Cut crusts from bread slices
  • Cover one slice with pimento spread then top with another piece of bread
  • Cut this in fours with a serrated knife and cover the squares with the cheddar cheese mixture.
  • Repeat steps 5 & 6 until cheese is gone
  • Place on lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown
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