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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Spicy Pimento Cheese

Pimento cheese was always one of those dishes that appeared during family get-together's and was a staple in my Nana's refrigerator. As a kid, my picky palate won but over the years it has become one of my favorite things especially since my grandmother has passed away. Her recipe is a little bit different than mine. Okay, a lot different than mine. She adds sugar. But I think she would love this recipe, especially since she went through a bottle of hot sauce every two weeks. Literally like clock work. We started buying her bottles at Costco. I hope you love this as much as I do. It just signifies family, love and southern home cooking. Enjoy!

Pimento Cheese


8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese
8 oz. pepper jack cheese
4 oz. diced pimentos, drained
1 cup mayonnaise
1/8 t. cayenne pepper
1/4 t. garlic powder
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper, to taste

  • Shred cheese, add in diced pimentos and remaining ingredients. Stir and mix to combine. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve.
  • I love to serve my pimento cheese on sliced brioche from our local bakery or with a couple slices of bacon.
  • Also great on tortilla chips as a dip or on Ritz crackers.
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