Sunday, January 20, 2013

Pimento Cheese

Ok this one's a quick and easy one. I made it for Denny's birthday party and everyone loved it! It would also be great for a Super Bowl party, or just as an easy snack. It's my version of Paula Deen's recipe, and I hope you like it!

1 8 oz package cream cheese, room temperature
1 8 oz block sharp cheddar, shredded
1 8 oz block Monterey Jack, shredded
1 cup chopped pimentos or roasted red bell peppers
1/2 cup mayonnaise
garlic powder
salt and pepper

Mix everything together with a mixer.
Serve it on crackers, as a dip with veggies or pretzel rods, or as a sandwich spread.

Be sure to use a mixer for this one. Just like the Tuna Dip, it just won't come out right if you mix it by hand.
Vary this recipe however you'd like!
Use Pepper Jack cheese instead of regular Jack. Add some grated onion or onion powder. Add some hot sauce to give it a little kick!
Paula's recipe only had a couple tbs of chopped pimento, but I really wanted much more of the pepper flavor, so I added a full cup. Add as much as you like!

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