You know what I love about Fall? Football, and having folks over to watch it. Victory and defeat always come a little easier when you are in good company, and trust me I know a little bit about defeat being a VOLS fan these past five years. The other plus to having company is an excuse to make yummy snacks! One of my favorites is pimento cheese. Pimento cheese is one of my favorite things to eat, but only if it is homemade! Store bought won't do and the extra effort shows in the delicious taste!
Chris and I recently had his mom and dad over to watch the VOLS battle it out with Ole Miss. There was no joy in Mudville that night, but the pimento cheese was darn good. So, I hope you'll try this delicious pimento cheese recipe and if you do let me know what you think!
Southern Pimento Cheese
What You Need
- 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese. I suggest sharp cheddar at least, and we prefer extra sharp. Also, take the time to shred the cheese yourself. It makes all the difference in the world. I love the bags of pre-shredded cheese you can get at Kroger for casseroles and the like, but for this recipe you need freshly shredded cheese. Trust me.
- 8 oz of cream cheese, completely softened
- 3/4 cup of mayonnaise
- 4 ox jar of chopped pimentos, drained
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper. Adjust this to your liking. Start with less and add more if you want more bite.
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- crackers, celery and carrots, for serving
What You Need to Do
- Using the paddle attachment on your mixer, (if you don't have this beaters are ok, just go easy on the speed so you don't overdo it) combine all ingredients on medium speed.
- Once all are combined taste and adjust cayenne as needed.
- Cut celery and carrots into sticks
- Serve with crackers and veggies for dipping