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Three-Cheese Pimiento Cheese

Prep time 15 mins
Yield Makes 3 1/2 cups
Triple your pimiento cheese pleasure by using Cheddar, cream cheese, and a jar of pimiento cheese spread. If you can’t find the spread, just add about 4 or 5 ounces more of the shredded Cheddar and 2 more tablespoons of mayonnaise.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese
  • 1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimiento, drained
  • 1 (5-oz.) jar pimiento cheese spread
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 3 cups (12 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

How to Make It

  1. Microwave cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals. Stir in diced pimiento and next 6 ingredients.

  2. Stir in Cheddar cheese. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 4 hours. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container up to 4 days.

  3. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Kraft Pimento Spread.