Miss Mattie's Southern Pimiento Cheese

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell

Miss Mattie's Southern Pimiento Cheese gets its sweet and spicy taste from sweet-hot pickled jalapeno peppers. The toasted pecans add to its Southern flair.

This recipe goes with "Some Like It Hot" Grilled Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches

Yield: Makes about 5 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (7-oz.) jar diced pimiento, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped jarred sweet-hot pickled jalapeno pepper slices
  • 1 tablespoon liquid from sweet-hot pickled jalapeno pepper slices
  • 4 cups freshly grated mild Cheddar cheese (1 lb.)
  • Garnishes: sweet-hot pickled jalapeno pepper slices, toasted chopped pecans

Preparation

  1. Bake 1/2 cup chopped pecans at 350° in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Cool 20 minutes. Stir together mayonnaise, diced pimiento, pickled jalapeño pepper slices, liquid from sweet-hot pickled jalapeño pepper slices, and toasted pecans. Stir in Cheddar cheese until well blended. Garnish, if desired.
Note:

We tested with The Original Texas Sweet & Hot Jalapeños.

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