Roasted Jalapeno Pimento Cheese

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
1 quart
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 6 to 8 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground black or white pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 ounces honey
  • 1 -ounce hot sauce (Franks Red Hot, or any hot sauce will do
  • 3 to 4 ounces fresh spinach
  • 4 cups grated white Cheddar
  • 3/4 cups mayonnaise
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  • Put the jalapenos on a sheet pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roast in until the skins look like they are blistered, about 15 to 20 minutes. Put the jalapenos in a mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let them cool. When the jalapenos are cool, remove the skin and seeds. Put them into a food processor and puree until smooth. Add the cream cheese, honey, hot sauce and spinach and puree until incorporated. Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl and add the cheese. Stir in the mayonnaise, season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve.

  • This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.


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