Spicy Pimento Cheese

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Spicy Pimento Cheese is a Buttered Home favorite. We take a southern favorite and heat it up a bit. Adding Pepper Jack cheese and a touch of cayenne, it will knock your socks off!

Pimento Cheese

Spicy Pimento Cheese

Some of the best cooking comes from right here in the South. When folks travel to all points south, they look for the food first! Good old Fried chicken, Collard greens, I could go on and on! Here in the South, food just tastes better. This Pimento cheese is no exception! We take spicy pepper jack cheese and cream cheese and make a combo so amazing you won’t be able to stop eating it!

Pimento cheese dates as far back as the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. It actually was born out of the creation of cream cheese. This traditional ingredient is why we use it in our pimento cheese recipe. We zip it on up with some spicy ingredients to make a fun and pleasing appetizer!

How to make Spicy Pimento Cheese

When you see what all is in it you might think, wow! I have never tasted all of this before! This recipe is truly a result of a combination of different flavors, hot, sweet, spicy and cool. It takes them all to make a beautiful Southern Pimento cheese.

~ Ingredients ~

  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 12 oz pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Mayo
  • 1/2 cup diced pimentos, drained
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of smoked paprika

~ Method ~

  1. In a large bowl, mix cheeses, cream cheese and Mayo. Mix well to combine. Add in ACV, salt, brown sugar and cayenne. Mix well.
  2. Fold in Pimentos. Chill for at least one hour. Serve. Garnish with lovely Smoked Paprika for a pop of color! Enjoy!

Spicy Pimento Cheese

We loooove this pimento cheese on a sandwich, a cracker and even a stalk of celery. It can be a fancy appetizer or a meal in and of itself. When you need something to take to a gathering or give as a food gift, you cannot go wrong with this Pimento cheese. It also is so perfect that you can take out the spicy elements and substitute the pepper jack with mild cheddar.

No matter how you make it or where you take it, it will surely be a hit. Have a little bit of Southern perfection at your next party!

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Pimento Cheese

Spicy Pimento Cheese

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Spicy Pimento Cheese is a Buttered Home favorite. We take a southern favorite and heat it up a bit. Adding Pepper Jack cheese and a touch of cayenne, it will knock your socks off!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 12 oz pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Mayo
  • 1/2 cup diced pimentos, drained
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of Smoked paprika

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix cheeses, cream cheese and Mayo. Mix well to combine. Add in ACV, salt, brown sugar and cayenne. Mix well.
  2. Fold in Pimentos. Chill for at least one hour. Serve. Enjoy! Garnish with a pinch of smoked paprika for a pop of color!
Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 455Total Fat 42gSaturated Fat 18gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 85mgSodium 669mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 16g

**Nutritional Values are estimates only

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    Nina
    September 9, 2020 at 2:43 am

    Brooke that spicy pimento cheese sounds so good. Thank you for such a delicious recipe.😊

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