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Baked Tex-Mex Pimiento Cheese Dip

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell
Total time 35 mins
Yield Makes about 4 cups
Turn pimiento cheese sandwich spread into a hot and spicy appetizer by adding chopped jalapeño pepper to the cheese mixture and baking it in a casserole dish. Instead of a 2-quart dish, you  can also bake the mixture in two (1-quart) baking dishes. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 (12-oz.) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 (8-oz.) block extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 (8-oz.) block pepper Jack cheese, shredded
  • Garnish: fresh cilantro leaves
  • Serve with: French bread cubes

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in cheeses. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 2-qt. baking dish.

  2. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until dip is golden and bubbly. Garnish, if desired. Serve with French bread cubes.