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Spicy Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pimiento Cheese

Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Prep time 25 mins
Yield Makes 4 cups
Spice up basic pimiento cheese by stirring ground red pepper, freshly ground black pepper, and coarse-grain mustard into the grated cheese mixture. Use the largest holes on a box grater to shred cheese in a snap.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 (12-oz.) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated onion
  • 2 teaspoons coarse-ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 (10-oz.) blocks sharp white Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Assorted crackers

How to Make It

  1. Stir together mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients until well blended; stir in cheese and black pepper to taste. Serve with assorted crackers. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container up to 4 days.