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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

Baked Tex-Mex Pimiento Cheese Dip

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.

 

Southern Living JANUARY 2011

  • Yield: Makes about 4 cups
  • Total:35 Minutes

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

Preparation

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.

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