mary beth's spicy pimento cheese

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Mary Beth Cauthen
from Rome, GA

My friends beg me to make this for their birthdays and Christmas. It is ridiculously easy and a little spicy. Duke's mayonnaise is the secret ingredient... it just doesn't taste the same without it!

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 4-6
prep time 15 Min

Ingredients For mary beth's spicy pimento cheese

  • 2 c
    finely shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 c
    finely shredded italian cheese blend, or other white cheese
  • 1 md
    jar diced pimentos, undrained
  • 2 Tbsp
    (heaping) duke's mayonnaise
  • 1- 1 1/2 Tbsp
    yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp
    crazy jane salt
  • 1 - 1 1/2 tsp
    emeril's essence
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp
    crushed red pepper flakes
  • coarse ground black pepper, to taste

How To Make mary beth's spicy pimento cheese

  • 1
    Mix cheeses, pimentos, mayo and mustard until well-blended. Add spices and continue to stir until distributed throughout cheese mixture. Spice measurements may be adjusted to taste...I add more essence and red pepper for an extra spicy kick. Die-hard spice addicts may enjoy using pepper jack cheese for the white cheese.
  • 2
    Keep refrigerated. Excellent on sandwiches, crackers, celery or crispy breads such as pita chips or bagel chips.

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