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Classic Southern Pimento Cheese Spread

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Classic Southern Pimento Cheese Spread

Classic Southern Pimento Cheese Spread

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Pimento cheese is a classic Southern snack spread, and one taste of this easy party recipe and you'll wonder why it's not more popular in other parts of the country.

Makes 12-16 Servings Classic Southern Pimento Cheese Spread

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups freshly shredded extra sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups small diced roasted red bell peppers (freshly fire-roasted, or from a jar)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pimento-stuffed green olives
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Tabasco to taste

Preparation:

In large mixing bowl stir together cheeses, peppers, olives, mayonnaise, parsley, chives, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco. May be served as is, or molded with a bowl, or into a ball with plastic wrap. Serve with crackers, crisps, or bread.
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