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Pimiento-Cheese Patty Melt

Pimiento-Cheese Patty Melt

A healthy pimiento-cheese spread makes an insanely delicious topping for this easy patty melt recipe. To keep the bread-to-burger ratio even (and calories in check), look for a smaller loaf of country bread or cut large slices in half.


4 servings

Prep Time

30 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes


  • 1/4cup grated onion
  • 1tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/4teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2tablespoons chopped jarred pimientos
  • 2tablespoons chopped scallions
  • 4slices whole-wheat country bread, toasted


  1. Combine onion, Worcestershire, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add beef and gently knead together. Do not overmix. Form into 4 burgers, about the same size as the bread you’re using.
  2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the burgers and cook, turning once, until just cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes total.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat broiler to high. Combine cheese, mayonnaise, pimientos and scallions in a small bowl.
  4. Place toast on a baking sheet. Top each piece with a burger and about 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture. Broil until the cheese starts to brown, about 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 334kcal
Carbohydrate Total 16g
Total Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 2g
Fiber 3g
Total Fat 16g
Saturated Fat 7g
Mono Saturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 87mg
Sodium 514mg
Protein 29g
Potassium 484mg
Calcium 158mg
Chromium 3mcg
Folate 29mcg
Omega-6 1g
Trans Fatty Acid 1g
Vitamin B12 3mcg
Vitamin E 1mg
Zinc 7mg
Vitamin B3 7mg