Game Day Eats: Pimento Cheese and Bacon Bites

Still on the hunt for a finger food that'll complete your Super Bowl Sunday? Consider serving the sliders and wings with a cheesy, toasty Southern snack that'll please just about anyone. Seriously, it's melted pimento cheese, crunchy baguette, and crispy bits of bacon — how can you go wrong?

I love the worry-free factor of these bites. The pimento cheese can be made several days ahead, and the recipe can be halved and still turns out great. I don't have a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, so I hand-mixed the pimento cheese. Win over any Super Bowl fan when you read more.

Pimento Cheese and Bacon Crostini

Pimento Cheese and Bacon Crostini


  1. 2 1/2 cups shredded extra-sharp white cheddar cheese
  2. 2 1/2 cups shredded extra-sharp orange cheddar cheese
  3. One 7-ounce jar pimientos, drained and finely chopped
  4. 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  5. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  6. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  7. Cayenne pepper
  8. 40 slices baguette, toasted
  9. 4 strips cooked bacon, crumbled


  1. In a mixer fitted with the paddle, combine the white and orange cheddar cheeses. Add the chopped pimentos, mayonnaise, black pepper and garlic powder; blend at low speed. Season the pimento cheese with cayenne pepper to taste. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400° Spread the pimento cheese on the toasts, top with the bacon and bake until the cheese is melted and browned, about 2 minutes. Serve.

Makes 3 cups or 40 crostini.

Average ( votes):
WOW - i love it :)
Who cares what cheese you use....You had me at that word bacon!
You could change up the cheeses for different dishes with this recipe. I love it!
that looks AMAZING.
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