Pimento cheese is a delicious spread that contains mayonnaise, pimentos, sharp cheddar cheese, pepper and salt. The spread can be served with celery or crackers. It can also be offered as a sandwich. The food can be served as a delectable snack or as a cheap lunch. If you are planning to offer this food to your children and partner, you can know the different varieties by learning the popular homemade pimento cheese recipes.
Homemade Chunky Pimento Cheese
To make this flavorful spread, you need four ounce softened cream cheese, four ounce diced pimento, a cup of mayonnaise, a tablespoon of sugar, ¼ teaspoon pepper and four cups shredded sharp cheese. Combine the pimento and cream cheese in a medium size bowl. Mix well and add the sharp cheese, pepper, sugar and mayonnaise. Mix for two minutes. Refrigerate and serve with crackers after an hour.
Homemade Pimento Blue Cheese
For this spread, you will use 2/3 stick softened butter, a pound of cream cheese, 1/3 small container Blue cheese, two teaspoons sugar, two tablespoons chili sauce, two short shakes of Worcestershire sauce, a small jar of pimento strips. Place the cream cheese and butter in a jar. Mash the ingredients and add the blue cheese. Mix thoroughly. Add the sugar, chili sauce, pimento strips and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well and chill. Serve after an hour with several pieces of bread.
Homemade Cooked Pimento Cheese
The spread contains a can of pimentos, two cups diced cheese, a tablespoon of sugar, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. In addition, it contains a tablespoon of butter, 2/3 cup milk, three egg yolks beaten and 1/3 cup vinegar. Dice the cheese and pimentos in a medium size bowl. Add the butter, salt, pepper, and sugar to the mixture of cheese and pimentos. Transfer the mixture in a skillet. Place the skillet over low heat. Remove the skillet from heat and add the milk. Beat the egg yolks and add in the skillet. Return the pan to stove and set the heat to medium fire. Continue mixing until the spread becomes thick. Stir in the vinegar and continue mixing for two minutes. Refrigerate and serve after an hour.
Homemade Baked Pimento Cheese
To make the spread, you need a pound of grated medium sharp cheese, a small can of chipped pimento, a cup of dressing mix, two eggs, ½ cup milk, two teaspoons baking powder, a teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon red pepper. Combine the dressing mix, pimento and sharp cheese in a bowl. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and add the milk, pepper, salt and baking powder. Mix well and combine the two mixtures. Place in a baking dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for five minutes. Serve with bread.