Louis Osteen's Pimiento Cheese

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
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.

Yield:

Makes about 4 cups

Recipe from


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

Preparation

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.

Note:

Louis Osteen,

February 2012