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Pimento Cheese: Classic, Pecan, And Jalapeno

A glass bowl with a hand stirring its ingredients.

This basic but classic cheese spread recipe comes with a few more options to enjoy.

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Ingredients

Classic 

2 cups or 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1  2-ounce jar chopped pimento with juice

1/2 teaspoon garlic granules

1/4 teaspoon salt

Pecan

Use Classic ingredients and add these:

2 ounces cream cheese

1/4 cup pecans, rough chopped

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Jalapeno

Use Classic ingredients and add these:

2 ounces cream cheese

1 large jalapeno pepper, with or without seeds and veins

Instructions

For any version, add ingredients into a medium-large size bowl.

Stir, mixing together and refrigerate. 

 

 

Notes

Rough chop means leaving large chunks to bite into for more nutty flavor.

Keeps well refrigerated up to a five days.

Add as many or none of the seeds and veins of the jalapeno pepper to the recipe as you want to control the heat.

Keywords: pimento cheese

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