How to Make Pimento Cheese Dip

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Pimento cheese dip is the epitome of versatile. You can spread this decadent condiment atop freshly sliced French bread, dunk a tortilla chip into the cheesy concoction, smooth it on a warm hamburger patty or smear it between two slices of bread for an over-the-top grilled cheese — the possibilities are endless. And what's better than a dip that you can eat with anything? Well, a dip you can prepare in no time. Whip this recipe together in a few minutes, and watch it disappear in seconds. Adaptable and fast: that's the kind of food you want for any occasion.

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Things You'll Need

  • 1 brick (8 ounces) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 1 brick (8 ounces) pepper jack cheese, shredded

  • 1 brick (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  • 2 jars (4 ounces each) diced pimentos

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup grated red onion

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

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Step 1: Shred the Cheese

Shred both bricks of sharp cheddar and pepper jack cheese. Set aside.

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Step 2: Blend the Ingredients Together

Add the shredded cheeses, softened cream cheese, diced pimentos, mayonnaise and grated red onion to a medium bowl. Using a hand mixer, blend until all ingredients are incorporated. Then, season the dip with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix together again.

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Step 3: Chill Pimento Dip and Serve

Transfer the pimento dip to a medium serving bowl, and then chill for up to 2 hours. Serve the chilled dip with tortilla chips or a sliced French baguette for an easy appetizer, or use it as a spread on more involved dishes.

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