Kicked up Pimento & Cheese

25 Jun

If you’re from the South like me, then pimento & cheese was probably a staple around your house growing up. But when mom and I offered to bring pimento & cheese to a get together at a friends house, they had no clue what we were talking about. They’re from the North. So if you’re also from the North, do yourself a favor and make some pimento & cheese.

pimento and cheese

Not only does P&C offer wonderful flavor, but it’s simple and makes for a quick meal. Spread on some toasted bread and you have a wonderful sandwhich. To use it as an appetizer, spread it on crackers or celery and watch peoples’ faces light up with happiness!

pimento and cheese 3.1

For the pimento & cheese:

  • 1 8-oz block sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 8-oz block pepper jack cheese
  • 1 8-oz block sharp white cheddar
  • 1/2 cup mayo (or greek yogurt)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped jalapenos
  • 1 4-oz jar pimentos
  • 1/2 teaspoons pepper or McCormick Hot Shot

Shred the three blocks of cheese. Don’t cheat and buy pre-shredded because you’ll regret it. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until moist.

If you don’t like spicy, leave out the jalapeno and substitute more cheddar or monetery jack cheese for the pepper jack. If you’d like to turn it into a warm dip, add an 8-oz block of cream cheese and bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until cheese gets melty and bubbly. Enjoy!


3 Responses to “Kicked up Pimento & Cheese”

  1. Brother Jon June 25, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

    I used to always think my dad was crazy for eating this stuff. He would always have a store bought tub in the fridge. It wasn’t until the last six months I decided to see what all the fuss was about. It was really good. I have to show him this, I know he will try it. Thanks.

    • addalittlesunshine June 25, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

      I don’t tend to like the store bought brand becomes it has more of a sweet flavor. But you’re welcome, and hopefully he likes it!

  2. Cass @foodmyfriend August 5, 2012 at 5:47 am #

    No idea! But I’m from the other side of the globe.. does that excuse me? Looks yummy 🙂 I do love cheese.

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