Southern Pimento Cheese

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Experience the delightful combination of crisp-tender green beans and perfectly seasoned potatoes in this unique dish. Imagine these two ingredients sautéed in a touch of butter, enhanced with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. This classic side pairs beautifully with a variety of main courses, such as Easy Turkey Meatloaf or Oven-Baked Barbecue Beef Brisket.

Is your life a whirlwind of constant activity, leaving you yearning for great food, fine wine, and occasional entertaining? Embrace the convenience of our Quick Southern Pimento Cheese, a delicious cheese dip ready in just ten minutes. Prepare it in advance, store it airtight, and give it a quick stir before serving. It’s a versatile dip that pairs perfectly with celery, carrots, crackers, or crostini. Don’t forget to use any leftovers as a scrumptious baked potato topping or as the filling for a creamy grilled cheese sandwich.

Serve your Pimento Cheese in a multitude of ways:

  • Accompanied by saltines, Ritz crackers, crisp crackers, chips, or crostini.
  • Spread on miniature rye or white toasts for delightful tea sandwiches.
  • Enjoy with fresh veggies like celery sticks, carrot sticks, and red bell peppers.
  • Delight your guests by stuffing it in little steamed red potatoes (hollowed out with a melon baller).
  • Savor it with slices of bell pepper or cucumber.
  • Elevate your morning with a warm omelet filling.
  • Add a unique twist by pairing it with sliced apples.
  • Create the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich by spreading it between slices of white bread.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes |

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Approximately 16 servings

Method: Mixer

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (preferably Duke’s)
  • 1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon mirin (optional)
  • 4-ounce jar of diced pimentos, drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, blend cream cheese and mayo until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the cheddar cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and mirin (if using). Beat until all ingredients are well combined.
  3. Gently stir in the diced pimentos.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to your preferred taste.
  5. Refrigerate the spread until 30 minutes before serving.

Notes:

  • For the best texture and flavor, use an electric mixer or a spoon for mixing, avoiding a food processor to maintain the spread’s desired consistency.
  • If pimentos are unavailable, you can substitute roasted red peppers.
  • We recommend using real mayonnaise, such as Duke’s, for the best results.
  • Store any leftover spread in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

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