Pimento Cheese

This is one of those southern staples that you either love or hate.

I grew up not liking it because I had only ever eaten the kind you buy in a plastic tub at a supermarket. However, this homemade version will knock your socks off.

We have some of this in our ‘fridge pretty regularly, much to my husband’s liking.

Pimento Cheese

In a large bowl combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, and black pepper.

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Add a dash or two of some hot sauce and stir.

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Add the pimentos.

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And then the cheeses. Using a spatula, stir to combine.

You may need a little sous chef to help stir the cheese together.

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So glorious!

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Put it in a bowl and serve with pieces of toast, crackers, tomatoes, bell pepper slices, or even on a sandwich.

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Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-3 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 4 ounces jarred sliced pimentos, drained
  • 8 ounces Cheddar cheese, grated and kept cold
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, grated and kept cold

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, black pepper, and Tabasco.
  2. Add the pimentos and cheeses and then stir to mix and combine. Refrigerate it for at least 2 hours before serving for the best taste.
  3. Put it into a bowl and serve with toast, crackers, peppers, or even on a sandwich.
  4. Fair warning, this will be become habit-forming!

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