January 28th, 2014

Pimento Cheese Dip/Spread

Pimento Cheese


Are you thinking a healthy veggies tray with an awesome dip would be a fabulous addition to your Super Bowl Spread?  Great idea.  This homemade Pimento Cheese Dip is so fresh and so, so  good – perfect with some crunchy veggies or crackers.  Beware- you’ll find it somewhat addictive!

My most vivid memory of Pimento Cheese is an orange spread that came in cute little jars which you then spread into celery sticks at Thanksgiving.  Don’t you remember that iconic appetizer?

Fresh and creamy Pimento Cheese Dip is for far more than celery {although I still love that combination.}  Use it as a spread for biscuits, sandwiches, and burgers.   It also makes a wicked Grilled Cheese!   Love Jalapeno Poppers?  Try stuffing them with this tasty cheese spread-  you’ll love it.  This Pimento Cheese may just become your new favorite!


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Pimento Cheese Dip/Spread


1 8 ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup grated Monterey Jack
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup chopped pimento, drained
1 tablespoon pimento juice
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste


Place cream cheese and mayonnaise into a large mixing bowl and beat at medium speed until smooth.   Add all of the remaining ingredients and beat until well blended.  Garnish with a few finely chopped pimento.






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