Introduction: Pimento Cheese
I think pimento cheese is one of those foods that you either love or hate. But don't mark yourself into the "hate" category until you've tried making this version at home - because it's SO much better than anything you can buy at the store. Plus, it's super easy!
Step 1: Ingredients
1 (8oz) block of cream cheese
2 c. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 c. mayo
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp cayenne ** optional
~~ Optional ad-ins
- chopped celery
- finely diced bell pepper (red and green are both good)
- green onions
Step 2: Mix, and Done
Mix everything together in a large bowl. Cream cheese can be a little annoying to work with - it's much easier to get a rubber glove and use your hand.
You can eat this right away, but it's a lot better if you wrap it well and let it chill in the fridge overnight.
And if you haven't tried a grilled pimento cheese sandwich, that should be the first thing you do with this =)