Hey there! I’m back in DC after a really lovely and productive weekend in Connecticut. Megan and I found her a bridesmaid dress that she looks absolutely beautiful in, and we made some really good progress on my wedding invitation design too. Exciting stuff. Anyway, as fun as it all was, I’m a little drained, so I thought I’d slow things down a bit and share this recipe for cheesy, zesty Pimento Cheese spread that’s about as difficult as getting the ingredients together in one place, so not difficult at all. It’s a total crowd-pleaser too, so if you’re looking to change up your usual cheese-plate routine, consider giving this a try. Enjoy!
You’ll need: 8 ounces cream cheese (regular or reduced fat are both good), half a cup of mayo, 1 cup grated monterey jack cheese, 1 cup shredded medium cheddar cheese, half cup extra sharp cheddar cheese, 4 ounces diced pimentos (comes in a jar), 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon paprika, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and hot sauce to taste. Oh, and crackers for serving, but this stuff is great straight up as well.
Next, all you need to do is throw everything in a mixer and mix until combined. A couple scrapes of the bowl might help things along.
Transfer to a serving dish and save the rest in an air-tight container in the fridge. This will last you a week or more, but use your own judgment.
Serve with crackers, eat it with a spoon, whatever you do, make sure you eat it.
Alright, that’ll do it from me, because I’m beat. I got back to DC really late last night after a lengthy train delay. I also had my first experience with Pure Barre over the weekend and this morning I tried SolidCore, so I’m going to go find a corner to cry in and nurse my wounds. Happy Monday!
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup grated monterey jack cheese
- 1 cup shredded medium cheddar cheese
- half cup extra sharp cheddar cheese
- 4 ounces diced pimentos
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- hot sauce like Frank's Red Hot to taste
- crackers for serving
- Combine ingredients in a mixer bowl and mix on slow until blended.
- Serve with crackers.