Super Simple Pimiento Cheese Spread: CAUTION – Addicting!

Super Simple Pimiento Cheese Spread: CAUTION – Addicting!

Super Simple Pimiento Cheese Spread: CAUTION – Addicting!

 

So, what’s cooking this weekend?

Since we’ve been out and about so much lately, we’re going to stay in and get some things accomplished at home.

We’re the type of family that celebrates when we successfully change a lightbulb, so when I say get things done, I’m talking about tiny, easy things: installing new weather stripping on the garage door (fingers-crossed), cutting back some flowers and veggies that are past their prime, and, yes, even installing new light bulbs.

Woohoo!

If your weekend, however, will involve something decidedly more fun like getting together with friends to watch a game or simply to enjoy the end of the summer weather, here’s a delicious new dip/spread that you can delight them with that whips up in minutes.

I call dishes like this “dump and stir” because that’s really all you’re doing, folks. It’s great with both cut up veggies, pieces of naan, or toasted, sliced French bread. You can even use it as a spread for grilled burgers.

It’s cheesy, smoky, sweet and tangy all in one bite. And I, for one, love it!

(Hmm. Come to think of it, this might just be a fantastic dish to celebrate successful lightbulb changing.)

Here’s how to make it.

 

Recipe courtesy of: Food Network Magazine, Katie Lee

Ingredients:

1 11 -ounce log fresh goat cheese, softened (you can use cream cheese if you prefer)
4 ounces smoked cheddar cheese, shredded (1 packed cup)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup drained jarred pimientos, coarsely chopped
2 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Veggies or toasted, crusty bread slices, for serving

Directions:

In a medium bowl, using a wooden spoon, blend the goat cheese with the cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, pimientos, scallions, pickle relish, onion powder and Tabasco; season with salt and pepper.

Transfer the spread to a bowl and serve with veggies or bread.

 

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And here’s the printable version:

Super Simple Pimiento Cheese Spread

Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Website Food Network - Katie Lee

Ingredients

  • 11oz goat cheese log (cream cheese can be used as a substitute)
  • 4oz smoked cheddar cheese (shredded - 1 packed cup)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup jarred pimientos (coarsely chopped)
  • 2 scallions (white and green parts, thinly sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • veggies or toasted, crusty bread slices for serving

Directions

Step 1
In a medium bowl, using a wooden spoon, blend the goat cheese with the cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, pimientos, scallions, pickle relish, onion powder and Tabasco; season with salt and pepper.
Step 2
Transfer the spread to a bowl and serve with veggies and bread.

Written by Becky


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2 Comments
  • Patty from MMC says:

    Just curious ….. Has Logan come home at all yet? Other than the football game, have you visited him? How is Spence felling now that his brother is gone?

    • Becky says:

      No, he hasn’t been home for nearly a month now. Heavy sigh. We’ve seen him a couple of times at school for football games, but honestly, his mind is with his bandmates, band responsibilities and classes. Perhaps as it should be, but still . . . He actually called me last night without any begging on my part, and it was lovely! I couldn’t help but ask when he was thinking of coming home. It doesn’t sound as if a visit is in the near future, but that’s pretty much what I expected. Spence is starting to miss Logan a lot, but only in the most mature, macho 12-year-old way that he can portray, and our dog starts to whine any time one of us mentions Logan’s name. Oh my.


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