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Pepper Jack Pimento Cheese

This quick and easy pepper jack pimento cheese recipe has a subtle spice and can be made and stored in the fridge days ahead of serving, making it the perfect appetizer for your next party!

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There are 460,000 results when you Google “pimento cheese recipe” so I’m revisiting my Bacon Pimento Cheese recipe. This time, I was making this tasty spread for a wedding and a going away party for a vegetarian so the bacon was out. I also wanted to make the spice in this batch a little more subtle, so I swapped the cayenne for some pepper jack cheese, adjusted the ratios and came up with this super tasty version.

Pimento cheese is great on crackers, on little sandwiches and as a vegetable dip. It’s a quick and easy app that you can mix up days before your party so I highly recommend putting it in your party prep rotation. This would be a great appetizer to put out for the big sports game on Thanksgiving day!

The RecipeRecipe
Pepper Jack Pimento Cheese
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Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese, Softened
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • 6 oz Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 2 oz Swiss Cheese, Shredded
  • 2 oz Pepperjack Cheese, Shredded
  • 4 oz Chopped Pimentos, Drained
  1. Mix the cream cheese and mayonnaise until they're thoroughly combined.
  2. Fold in the cheeses and pimentos and chill for at least 3 hours before serving.
Tips and TricksTips and Tricks

Use pimento cheese rather than sliced cheese for a super fun Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich.

Feed the FreezerFeed the Freezer

If you don’t use up a whole block of cheese, store excess shredded cheese in the freezer so it’s ready for you when you’re ready for it!

Fun FactsFun Facts

I thought pimentos were pickled red bell peppers but they’re not. Pimentos are their own variety of small, sweet chili peppers.

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