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Pimento Cheese without Cream Cheese

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"I am crazy about pimento cheese and this is the best recipe that I have ever tried and it doesn't need cream cheese. My only stipulation is that Duke's® mayonnaise makes a delicious difference."
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15 m servings 72
Original recipe yields 24 servings (3 cups)


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  1. Combine Cheddar cheese, pimento peppers, and green onions in a medium bowl.
  2. Combine mayonnaise, black pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, and hot sauce in another bowl.
  3. Stir mayonnaise mixture gently into the cheese mixture using a rubber spatula until thoroughly combined.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 72 calories; 6.8 0.6 2.5 12 126 Full nutrition

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This turned out really tasty. I added a bit of garlic powder, and used jalapenos instead of pimentos (because we like everything spicy). The combination of spices gave it a more intense flavor ...

I don't really love the taste of cream cheese, so finding a recipe where there wasn't any was key. I did up the amount of cheese from 2 cups to 2 and a half cups (because I really wanted cheesy ...