Smoky Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

5 slices bacon

1 cup grated smoked Cheddar (one 4-ounce block) 

1 cup grated smoked Gouda cheese (one 4-ounce block) 

8 ounces cream cheese

1/2 cup mayonnaise 

1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika 

2 green onions, thinly sliced 

One 2-ounce jar diced pimentos, drained 

Glug hot sauce, such as Texas Pete's

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

8 pieces sturdy white bread 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Bake the bacon on the baking sheet until crisp, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to cool and drain.
  3. Combine the Cheddar, Gouda, cream cheese, mayonnaise, paprika, green onions pimentos, hot sauce and some salt and pepper in a bowl. Blend together with a hand mixer until creamy and well mixed. Chop the bacon and fold into the mixture.
  4. Spread 1/2 cup pimento cheese between 2 slices of bread and sandwich together. Slice in half. Repeat with remaining pimento cheese and bread.