Jalapeño Pimento Cheese Spread

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This Jalapeño Pimento Cheese Spread is a classic southern appetizer with a kick of a twist.

This Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Spread is a classic southern appetizer with a kick of a twist.

I have a group of ladies that get together on a regular basis and we take turns bringing snacks and refreshments.

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This week, I prepared a classic southern recipe, pimento cheese spread, and gave it my own twist with some freshly minced jalapeño peppers. I served this spread with gluten free crackers. It was a fantastic hit and people were asking for the recipe left and right.

How to Make Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Spread

To begin, dice 2 tablespoons of jarred pimentos. You can find these in the grocery store near the jarred peppers, pickles, & olives section of the grocery store.

Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Spread

In a mixing bowl, combine 4 ounces of room temperature, reduced fat cream cheese and 5 ounces each of shredded sharp cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese.

Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Spread

Add in the diced pimentos, 1/2 teaspoon each of sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, and 1/4 cup of mayonnaise. Mix until these are all combined.

Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Spread

Seed and mince a jalapeño pepper. Stir the minced pepper into the spread.

Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Spread

Serve this with your favorite crackers, toasted bread, veggies…oh the possibilities are endless!

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This Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Spread is a classic southern appetizer with a kick of a twist.
This Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Spread is a classic southern appetizer with a kick of a twist.

Jalapeño Pimento Cheese Spread

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
This Jalapeño Pimento Cheese Spread is a classic southern appetizer with a kick of a twist.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 154 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Tb jarred pimento peppers, diced
  • 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 5 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 5 oz Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 c mayonnaise, use a paleo-friendly brand such as Primal Kitchen
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced

For Serving

  • crackers or veggies

Instructions
 

  • Combine the diced pimento peppers, cheeses, mayonnaise, salt, & pepper in a mixing bowl. Mix until it is combined.
  • Stir in the minced jalapeño pepper.
  • Serve with crackers or dipping veggies.
    Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 7gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 311mgSugar: 1g

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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This recipe was originally written in 2015 and updated in 2021.

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