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Louis Osteen's Pimiento Cheese

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Yield Makes about 4 cups
If you like creamy pimiento cheese, then Louis Osteen's Pimiento Cheese that's made with cream cheese and sharp Cheddar cheese is the spread for you.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups freshly grated sharp Cheddar cheese (1 1/2 lb.)
  • 1/2 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon grated yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 (7-oz.) jar whole peeled pimiento, drained and cut into fourths
  • Garnish: freshly ground pepper

How to Make It

  1. Beat Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, yellow onion, and ground red pepper with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer at medium speed 1 to 2 minutes or until blended but not smooth. Add pimiento; beat 1 to 2 minutes or until pimiento is shredded and mixture is blended and somewhat smooth. Garnish, if desired.