These Bacon Pimento Cheese Bites may be mini, but they’re huge on flavor! Flaky phyllo tart shells filled with classic Southern pimento cheese and topped with crispy bacon are just perfect for all your fall game day festivities!
Hey there guys! How was everyone’s Labor Day weekend?
We had an awesome weekend. I spent a good amount of it in my kitchen making all my boys’ favorite dishes. Meatballs, lasagna bolognese, homemade pizza…and the list goes on.
The highlight of our weekend was the kickoff to college football season! Woohoo!
We watched a few great games and of course enjoyed some delicious game day food.
SUPER Easy Bacon Pimento Cheese Bites
I made these Bacon Pimento Cheese Bites a few weeks back and knew they’d need to make an appearance at our first college game day party. And they did not disappoint. The only mistake I made was not doubling the recipe because HOLY MOLY they went fast.
I know you can buy pimento cheese at most local markets, but honestly it’s so incredibly easy to make homemade. You only need a few ingredients and minutes to make it and it’s great to have on hand for when unexpected guests show up. I love to serve it with crackers, mini preztzels, pita chips and/or fresh cut veggies.
Bacon Pimento Cheese Bites Ingredients
- phyllo shells
- shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
- shredded sharp yellow cheddar cheese
- celery salt
You’ll stuff each phyllo shell with about a heaping teaspoon of pimento cheese, top with a sprinkle of bacon bits and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until you see the bites bubbling.
Any leftover pimento cheese is perfect for snacking with some crackers or even for making a grilled cheese with bacon and fresh tomato. If you’ve never tried this Southern classic, I bet you’ll really enjoy it. Hope you give these zesty bites a try this football season! Enjoy!
A Few Cook’s Notes for Bacon Pimento Cheese Bites
I used two boxes of Athens Phyllo Shells for this recipe. The recipe makes 30 little bites.
I used a heaping teaspoonful of pimento cheese in each of my shells. You may have extra pimento cheese, so just store it in the fridge in an airtight container.
You can fry your own bacon or use store-bought fresh bacon bits that you can find in the salad dressing aisle of your food market. I sometimes use Hormel bacon bits when I’m feeling lazy.
More Delicious Game Day Recipes to Enjoy
- 1 cup sharp white cheddar cheese, finely grated
- 1 cup sharp yellow cheddar cheese, finely grated
- 1/3 cup diced pimentos, drained
- 1/4 cup mayonaise
- 1/2 tsp. celery salt
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 2 1.9-oz. packages (30 shells total) Phyllo shells, I use Athens
- 1/2 cup crisp bacon, finely chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. In a medium bowl, combine both cheeses, pimentos, mayo, celery salt and cayenne until well combined.
- Place shells on prepared sheet. Spoon one heaping teaspoon of pimento cheese into each shell. Refrigerate any remaining cheese in an airtight container. Sprinkle each bite with some of the sprinkled bacon. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese looks melted and bubbly. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.