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Southern Pimento Cheese Spread

Southern Pimento Cheese

5 from 25 reviews

This classic Southern Pimento Cheese is sure to be the hit of your next party.  To take it over the top serve in little steamed red potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 1 box (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 cup extra-sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese shredded
  • 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)
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimentos drained
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In stand mixer using paddle attachment beat cream cheese and mayo until smooth and creamy.  Add cheddar cheeses, garlic powder, onion powder, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and mirin (optional); beat just until blended. Stir in pimentos.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Refrigerate until 30 minutes prior to serving.

Notes

  • For optimal texture and flavor use an electric mixer or spoon to combine. A food processor is not recommended as you want the spread to retain most of its texture.
  • You can substitute roasted red pepper for the pimentos.
  • Use real mayo for this recipe. Dukes is by far my favorite.
  • Store this spread in the refrigerator. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. 

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