Pimento Cheese Recipe
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A delicious Pimento Cheese Recipe with a just a hint of spice. Perfect for an appetizer or spread on a sandwich.
If you engage in any amount of cooking then you’ve certainly made your share of boo-boos in the kitchen. Sometimes, thankfully, we’re surprised with a happy mistake. This Pimento Cheese Recipe was one of those times. Inspired by an appetizer of Fried Oysters with a side of Pimento Cheese, that we enjoy at one of our favorite local restaurants, Brick Street Cafe, I was on a mission to make the best pimento cheese.
I began with a basic pimento cheese recipe from a family cookbook as the base with plans for a few additions. Right off the bat I misread the base ratio ingredients and used over double the amount of cream cheese called for (a 3 can easily be mistaken for an 8, right?), then I doubled the cheddar to try to fix it, tried adjusting a few other things, and Shazam! The best Pimento Cheese appeared right in front of my eyes.
You can imagine my delight when my husband nearly swooned when tasting my happy mistake. This pimento cheese is some good eats no doubt. With a combination of cream cheese, cheddar, Monterey Jack, mayonnaise for a base how could it go wrong?
You’ll need a few ingredients: cream cheese, sharp cheddar, Monterey Jack, mayonnaise, pimentos, red onion, dill, celery salt, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper.
The Pimento Cheese Recipe is easy to follow. Of course, if you like it more spicy, add a little more cayenne, or chop up a hot pepper of choice and toss in. After a little shredding, a little mixing and some measuring you’ll be spreading the good stuff in no time.
Full of flavor, with hints of pimento cheese and a little kick, this pimento cheese is great on crackers, celery. If you’re like me, trying to cut down on the carb intake, enjoy it on celery instead of crackers. Celery and pimento cheese are the perfect partners I say. This cheese spread would also be fantastic on a sandwich with turkey or ham.
Here are a few other cheesy recipes I think you’ll enjoy:
- Baked Bacon Cheese Onion Dip Recipe
- Cheese Carrots Recipe
- Phyllo Baked Brie with Figs and Walnuts Recipe
Pimento Cheese Recipe
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 cups grated sharp cheddar
- 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons pimentos, mashed and rough chopped
- 1 tablespoon grated red onion (white or yellow would work too)
- 1/8 teaspoon dill
- 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add all other ingredients and blend well.
- Refrigerate covered until ready to serve.
Originally posted March 30, 2011.