Pimento Spread

Total Time:
25 min
25 min
Inactive Prep:
2 cups


  • 1 1/4 cups finely-grated Cheddar
  • 1/4 cup softened cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely-chopped fresh pimento peppers
  • 1/4 onion, minced, any extra juices pressed out using a strainer
  • 2 tablespoons finely-chopped roasted red peppers
  • 2 tablespoons finely-chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1/4 jalapeno pepper, minced
  • Salt
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice, as needed
  • Hot sauce, such as Tabasco, as needed
  • Cornbread, for serving


Combine the Cheddar and cream cheese in a blender and pulse until well-combined. Slowly add the mayonnaise and pulse until incorporated completely.

Transfer the mixture to a bowl and fold in the pimento peppers, onion, roasted red peppers, parsley, chives and jalapeno. Season with salt, lemon and hot sauce to taste. Serve with cornbread.


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