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Pimento Cheese Pizza Recipe

 

Pimento Cheese Pizza- this southern pizza is a delightful combination of pimento cheese, jalapeno peppers, and bacon. Topped with arugula, it makes an easy lunch or light dinner.

Slice of Pimento Cheese Pizza topped with Arugula

My daughter and I are about to begin day 3 of our road trip together. So far our trip has gone better than expected, except for getting stuck in rush hour traffic in Atlanta yesterday. Wednesday we spent in Greenville, SC biking the Swamp Rabbit Trail, shopping in downtown Greenville, and walking around Falls Park. Greenville is such a lovely place, I can’t help but want to live there some day.

swamp rabbit trail madison

Yesterday we went to the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coke, and walked around Centennial Park.  The Aquarium was amazing, especially the dolphin show, the Beluga Whales, and the Whale Sharks. The whole aquarium was a sea of people, I can’t remember seeing so many people in one place before.

Today we are taking it easy and the only thing on our agenda is the drive down to Mobile, AL from our current location in Opelika, AL. While I have a little rest time I wanted to share a recipe that I’ve been meaning to post for a while. Pimiento Cheese Pizza is a favorite of mine at a local restaurant in Charlotte called Brixx Pizza.

Whole pizza on a pizza peel.

The combination of pimento cheese, bacon, jalapenos, and peppery arugula on a pizza crust is really amazing (if you like pimento cheese).

I’ve used a prepared (Boboli) crust, but it would be even better if you made your own. Making pizza dough and rolling it out isn’t always a strong suit for me and I wanted this to be quick and easy.

 

Although you can use a packaged pimiento cheese, I recommend making your own. The sharpness of the cheese flavor is so much more pronounced in homemade pimiento cheese.

Try These Other Amazing Pimento Cheese Recipes:

Slice of Pimento Cheese Pizza topped with Arugula

Pimento Cheese Pizza

Pimento Cheese Pizza- this southern pizza is a delightful combination of pimento cheese, jalapeno peppers, and bacon. Topped with arugula, it makes an easy lunch or light dinner.
PREP: 12 mins
COOK: 5 mins
SERVINGS: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 premade pizza crust, I used Boboli thin crust
  • 1 cup prepared pimiento cheese, packaged or homemade
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 5 to 6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups baby arugula or baby spinach

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400°. Stir jalapeno into pimento cheese.
  • Spread pizza crust with pimento cheese. (Note: you may want to use less that 1 cup depending on how cheesy you want the pizza.)
  • Sprinkle bacon over pizza.
  • Bake in the oven for about 5 minutes to warm and melt the cheese. Top with arugula and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 503kcal
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: pimento cheese, pizza

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Originally published Jul 26, 2013

 

 

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18 thoughts on “Pimento Cheese Pizza Recipe”

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    Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
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  2. Honey What's Cooking

    this looks amazing… love it. and you don’t look like you are a mother of a 3 year old… you look super super young. 🙂

  3. Honey What's Cooking

    this looks amazing… love it. and you don’t look like you are a mother of a 3 year old… you look super super young. 🙂

  4. Laura Dembowski

    That pizza looks like it came straight from a fancy restaurant! Hope you’re enjoying your trip 🙂

  5. Judi Graber

    Pimento cheese is a favorite in my home – husband Gene is from the South and I have been making his mom’s recipe for over 30 years. Good idea on a pizza 🙂

    1. Christin Mahrlig

      Thanks Judy! And how lucky your husband is to have a wife who makes his momma’s pimento cheese for him.

  6. Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

    This pizza sounds delicious Christin! My husband would be all over this. Pinning!

  7. I like this spiced up southern kitchen thing, and this pizza looks delicious! I haven’t had pimento cheese in ages!

  8. I love grilled pizza I do it a lot for catering! But, I have never used that cheese! Great idea! Looks delish!

  9. Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com

    That pizza looks SO GOOD!!!
    I live in GA and have yet to see the dolphin show!
    Wishing yall safe and fun travels 🙂

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