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Southern Pimento Cheese

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October 3, 2017

"This wonderful version of pimento cheese can be used for grilled cheese sandwiches, as a spread for crackers, or served alongside your favorite fried green tomatoes."

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins


2 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional)

1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimento, drained

salt and black pepper to taste

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1Place the Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, onion powder, minced jalapeno, and pimento into the large bowl of a mixer. Beat at medium speed, with paddle if possible, until thoroughly combined. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

2Footnotes Tip Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.


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