Spicy Pimento Cheese Spread

Total Time:
2 hr 10 min
10 min
2 hr

1 quart

  • 10 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 cup pickled jalapenos, chopped
  • 6 ounces piquillo pepper, chopped (regular pimentos can be substituted)
  • 5 cups shredded Cheddar (approximately 1 1/4 pounds)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Sriracha
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder and celery seed. Mix in the pickled jalapenos, piquillo peppers and grated Cheddar. Add the Sriracha and combine. Taste and add more mayonnaise and Sriracha, if necessary. Chill before serving.

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I made this exactly as written except I used 1/2 of the grated cheddar.  It made a huge amount and was delicious.  I served it with raw vegetable and corn Dorito chips.  I will make it again but cut the recipe in half, which means I will use only 1/4 of the cheddar cheese that the recipe calls for. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just enough heat and the cheese amount and type is easy to adjust to your taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you'd rather not cut into a second 8 ounce brick of cream cheese, use 8 ounces then slightly adjust down the rest of the ingredients - that, or quadruple the recipe (!!) and use five 8-ounce bars of cream cheese. :-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Next time could you please review the recipe before you give it 4 stars........ rather than tell us how to adjust it. Questions: Did you like it? And if so...why? And if not...why? Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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