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Recipe courtesy of Hilah Johnson

Open­-Faced Animal Sandwiches

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings (3 cups)
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Ingredients

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

3 tablespoons mustard (Dijon or spicy brown) 

1 tablespoon mayonnaise

One 4-ounce jar pimientos, drained and chopped

1 1/2 cups grated sharp or mild Cheddar

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Salt, optional 

12 slices bread

Assorted vegetables: sliced olives, sliced cucumber, bell pepper slices, grated carrot, sprouts

Directions

  1. Combine the cream cheese, mustard, mayonnaise and pimentos in a bowl and mix together. Stir in the Cheddar and black pepper. Taste to see if you need salt. Will keep for a week, refrigerated.
  2. Spread the sliced bread with the pimiento cheese. Make faces using olives for eyes, cucumbers for ears, bell pepper for smiles and carrots and sprouts for hair. Use your imagination to make animals or funny faces.

Cook’s Note

Try making pimento cheese grilled cheese sandwiches, or topping burgers with pimiento cheese.

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