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Homemade Southern Pimento Cheese

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Homemade Southern Pimento Cheese, 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.

Homemade Southern Pimento Cheese

Prep: 10 m | 12 servings | 208 calories

To make this amazing pimento cheese you’ll need the following ingredients:

Ingredients

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 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional)

1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimento, drained

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salt and black pepper to taste

Directions

Place 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 a paddle if possible, until thoroughly combined. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Info:

Per Serving: 208 calories; 19.9 g fat; 2.1 g carbohydrates; 6.3 g protein; 44 mg cholesterol; 229 mg sodium.

This recipe quickly became a family favorite! I chop the pimento, and I like it a little hotter, so I add an extra jalapeno pepper (I have also used Hungarian hot wax peppers). If I don’t have any hot peppers on hand, I substitute ~ 1/2 tsp. Tabasco sauce. The one change I made is to add 1-1 1/2 Tbs. Worchestershire sauce, because we like the additional flavor. We eat it on Triscuit, on celery, as a sandwich spread (it’s great on thick slices of Italian bread), and instead of regular cheese on hamburgers.

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