Southern Pimento Cheese

Southern pimento cheese makes for a great spread on crackers, celery, and of course in a sandwich! A true staple in the South!

Photo by Candy H.
Adapted from allrecipes.com

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Adapted from allrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese (shred half on fine grater and half on the regular grater for a great consistency)

  • 8

    ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2

    cup mayonnaise (good quality)

  • 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

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

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