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

Louis Osteen's Pimiento Cheese

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.

Southern Living FEBRUARY 2012

  • Yield: Makes about 4 cups

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.

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