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Homemade Pimento Cheese
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9 INGREDIENTS • 9 STEPS • 30MINS

Homemade Pimento Cheese

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This homemade pimento cheese is rich. Goes great as a spread, dip for vegetables, grilled cheeses and making use of spare Lipitor.
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Aaron Ayotte
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This homemade pimento cheese is rich. Goes great as a spread, dip for vegetables, grilled cheeses and making use of spare Lipitor.
30MINS
Total Time
$1.25
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
4
US / Metric
Sharp Cheddar Cheese
2 cups
Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Mayonnaise
1/2 cup
Mayonnaise
Kosher Salt
1 pinch
Onion
1 Tbsp
Onion, minced
Pimiento Pepper
3
Pimiento Peppers
or Canned Pimentos
Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp
McCormick® Garlic Powder
Paprika
1/8 tsp
Sriracha
1 tsp
Cream Cheese
3 Tbsp
Cream Cheese, softened
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
468
Fat
44.1 g
Protein
14.9 g
Carbs
4.8 g
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step 1
Begin by using your burner to char off the outside of the Pimiento Peppers (3) Make sure to get them properly charred, so the skin comes off easily after.
step 1 Begin by using your burner to char off the outside of the Pimiento Peppers (3) Make sure to get them properly charred, so the skin comes off easily after.
step 2
Pop the peppers in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. This will allow them to steam and loosen the skin further. Let those hang out for say 20 minutes or so.
step 2 Pop the peppers in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. This will allow them to steam and loosen the skin further. Let those hang out for say 20 minutes or so.
step 3
Remove the peppers and begin to scrape away the skin using your knife.
step 3 Remove the peppers and begin to scrape away the skin using your knife.
step 4
Finely chop the roasted pimentos, while you prepare the Onion (1 Tbsp).
step 4 Finely chop the roasted pimentos, while you prepare the Onion (1 Tbsp).
step 5
Grate up that brick of Sharp Cheddar Cheese (2 cups).
step 5 Grate up that brick of Sharp Cheddar Cheese (2 cups).
step 6
In a medium sized mixing bowl, begin to loosen up the Cream Cheese (3 Tbsp) with a rubber spat. You can also do all of this in an electronic mixer if you got it. I'm not fly like that, so I go old school.
step 6 In a medium sized mixing bowl, begin to loosen up the Cream Cheese (3 Tbsp) with a rubber spat. You can also do all of this in an electronic mixer if you got it. I'm not fly like that, so I go old school.
step 7
Add the Mayonnaise (1/2 cup), onion, pimento, Paprika (1/8 tsp), McCormick® Garlic Powder (1/4 tsp), Kosher Salt (1 pinch), and Sriracha (1 tsp). Mix together and taste to see if it needs more of anything.
step 7 Add the Mayonnaise (1/2 cup), onion, pimento, Paprika (1/8 tsp), McCormick® Garlic Powder (1/4 tsp), Kosher Salt (1 pinch), and Sriracha (1 tsp). Mix together and taste to see if it needs more of anything.
step 8
Fold in the grated cheddar and mix thoroughly. Give a final taste to make sure the seasoning is right.
step 8 Fold in the grated cheddar and mix thoroughly. Give a final taste to make sure the seasoning is right.
step 9
Now just decide how you want to consume your pimento cheese. I love grilled cheeses, but alone in a dark room with just you, your pimento cheese and a spoon works well too.
step 9 Now just decide how you want to consume your pimento cheese. I love grilled cheeses, but alone in a dark room with just you, your pimento cheese and a spoon works well too.
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American
Gluten-Free
Grill
Keto
Low-Carb
Shellfish-Free
Vegetarian
Spreads & Dips
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