pimento cheese

I now get Pimento Cheese. I didn’t understand it, but never one to judge cheese without giving it a try first, I thought it was time to give the Southern snack a chance. The cheddar is obviously the star of this dip and the mild flavor reminds me of the nightly cheese and crackers we had at home growing up.

Mixing cheese with mayo probably seems a little ridiculous, and a tad unhealthy, but you know what? I liked it.

Pimento Cheese - makes about 2 cups adapted from The Kitchn

  • 12 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz jar of pimentos, chopped
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayo
  • 2 tsp horseradish
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

Combine all ingredients and mix well.

Chill for at least an hour.

Serve with crackers or toasted baguette slices.

Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for the recipe. I love pimento cheese! May not be the healthiest thing, but it tastes awesome. I will have to try this recipe out to make my own.

  2. says

    I’ve never had pimento cheese but I hear its really popular in the south. I love the idea of cheddar with so much spice and this recipe looks easy enough. Thanks for sharing!

  3. says

    Okay, I’m going to ask a question I should already know the answer to. What exactly is a pimento? I know they stuff green olives with them but I don’t know what they are.

    • Emily says

      It is basically pieces of a sweet red pepper….not sure why it is called a pimento though! I’ll have to look into it!

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