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Southern Caviar – Pimento Cheese

 
 

Southern goodness – Southern Caviar a.k.a. Pimento Cheese! We just love it in the South. It’s so versatile and can be used as a spread, a dip, on sandwiches or tea sandwiches for your brunch or party, burger topping, on crackers…..well the possibilities are endless.

Like everything else in the south, pimento cheese recipes can vary. This is my go to recipe and it is always very well received.

Ingredients:

  • 1 8oz package Cream Cheese , softened
  • 1 c Mayonnaise , I prefer Dukes
  • 8 oz grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 oz grated Monterrey Jack Cheese
  • 4 oz grated Colby Cheese
  • 4 oz grated Smoked Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 oz grated White Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 oz jar Pimentos, drained well
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Onion Powder
  • Dash of Garlic Powder
  • A few cracks of Black Pepper
  • Dash of Cayenne (optional)

Grate the cheeses and set aside.

With a mixer combine mayonnaise and cream cheese.

Drain the pimentos then add them to the mixer along with the seasonings and mix to combine.

Next, add the grated cheeses and mix until everything is blended and creamy.

Easy as that! Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

You can make variances and add bacon or jalapenos if you like.

If serving as dip as I’ve pictured – I serve with pita chips or crackers and sprinkle a little paprika on top.

Southern Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese on a bed of lettuce on a white serving platter

 

Southern Caviar - Pimento Cheese

Southern Caviar - Pimento Cheese
The caviar of the South, pimento cheese spread.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz package Cream Cheeseย , softened
  • 1 c Mayonnaise , I preferย Dukes
  • 8 oz grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 oz grated Monterrey Jack Cheese
  • 4 oz grated Colby Cheese
  • 4 oz grated Smoked Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 oz grated White Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 oz jar Pimentos, drained well
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Onion Powder
  • Dash of Garlic Powder
  • A few cracks of Black Pepper
  • Dash of Cayenne (optional)

Instructions

Grate the cheese and set aside.

Use a mixer to combine the mayonnaise and cream cheese.

Next, add pimentos and the seasonings then mix to combine.

Next, add the grated cheese and mix until everything is blended and creamy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1 ounce

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 254 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 50mg Sodium: 331mg Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Protein: 9g

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1 Comment

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    Unknown
    May 23, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Have you tried pimento cheese on a cracker with a teaspoon of pepper jelly? Oh my gosh, is that ever good!

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