Monday, March 23, 2009

Pimento Cheese

Note: Just like the Fall makes me think of soups, Spring makes me think of salads. I love having a variety of salads in the refrigerator for our busy schedules and so we can stay outside in the late evening hours as long as possible. I will admit that although this is my favorite pimento cheese recipe for now, it is not the best one I have found. The best one I have ever tasted is my neighbor's mother's recipe. It is divine. She hasn't given it to me.... yet!

Pimento Cheese

1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup grated sharp cheddar
1 cup grated Monterey Jack
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon Lawry's Season Salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
2 to 3 tablespoons pimentos, smashed
Cracked black pepper

Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth and fluffy. Add all of the remaining ingredients and beat until well blended.

To serve: You can eat this on bread for sandwiches or you can spread this on toasted French bread and put under the broiler under warm and bubbly.

Grab a glass of tea and enjoy me for a visit with Lana and Lisa over at Tempt My Tummy Tuesday. I dare you not to go away with new recipes for your recipe box!


lana said...

OK this looks SO good. I absolutely LOVE pimento cheese but don't make it because the hubs doesn't. BUT I'm thinking I may be making this and taking to work to share!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

This recipe for pimento cheese sounds awesome!

From the Doghouse said...

I guess one of these days I need to try the stuff.

Nanna said...

hubby loves pimento cheese, he often breaks down & makes it becasue it doesn't set well on my taste buds LOL thanks for sharing

Brenda said...

Looks great, I love this stuff.

Samantha said...

I cant wait to try this, my mother always made homemade pimento cheese
and I have been looking for a good recipe, sounds wonderful ! Thank you for sharing and have a very blessed day !

Netts Nook said...

Sounds like heaven can't wait to try love the pimento.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Very cool. I never even thought about making this from scratch. Awesome!!!

Lori said...

I will have to share this recipe with my Mom. She makes pimento cheese a lot! I don't think I've ever seen a recipe for it with cream cheese though! So I'm gonna copy/paste and email to my Mom! :) Thanks for sharing this!