Pimento Cheese is a simple appetizer or sandwich spread depending on how you want to devour it.
Yes, you can buy this pre-made in the store for about $6. Or you can whip it up for yourself and adjust the the amount of peppers and consistency to your preference.
Cream Cheese or Mayonnaise in Pimento Cheese
Southerners are going to look at this recipe in horror - cream cheese instead of mayonnaise?!
YES! This makes it thicker and great for stuffing in celery or bell peppers or shaping into a ball (or a pumpkin shape for Halloween) for a simple appetizer served with crackers.
Or thin it a bit more to use as a sandwich spread, or even more to make it a dip. You can thin it with milk, the juice from the peppers or mayonnaise depending on the flavoring you want.
If you'd like to read more about the fascinating history of this spread, pop over to Serious Eats to learn how this dish has evolved from the marriage of two processed foods in the 1870's to a Southern staple. Seriously, it was interesting and he did a lot of research!
- 1 pound mild cheddar cheese (cut into approximately 1 inch cubes)
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- ¾- 1 cup milk (more or less for desired consistency.)
- 8 ounces chopped roasted red peppers
- Mix cheeses and milk in food processor until smooth and spreadable but not too thin. Start with ½ cup milk and add more as desired.
- Drain red peppers and save the liquid!
- Place the cheese mixture in a bowl and stir in peppers and about 1 tablespoon of the reserved liquid.
- Chill before serving. May be stored in refrigerator about one week to ten days.
Until next time, happy eating.
Mmm This cheese spread looks like the perfect spread. And it's so easy to make homemade. Pinning for later. Thanks.
Hope you like it, thanks for coming by.
YUM - that looks so good!! I always hear pimentos and only think of olives. Never knew you could use them for other things, too. :/ #HomeMattersParty
Pimentos are nothing more than roasted red peppers, but most people don't know that.
Your recipes always look so delicious! Pinning! As always, it's nice to be co-hosting this week's #HomeMattersParty with you!
Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog
Looks so yummy! Sounds so good on that celery. Thanks for sharing. #HomeMattersParty
The celery is my GodDaddy's favorite!
Easy Peasy Life Matters
This sounds amazing! There are so many fun ways you could use it. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party 🙂
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai
This would be great for thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing and being a wonderful co-host of the #HomeMattersParty - we love having you on the team! 🙂
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