Four-Cheese Pimiento Dip

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Four-Cheese Pimiento Dip
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
35 mins
Yield:
5 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • 8 ounce extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (2 cups)

  • 8 ounce extra-sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded (2 cups)

  • 4 ounce Gruyére cheese, shredded (1 cup)

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 4 ounce jar diced pimientos, drained (or 2 2-oz jars)

  • ½ cup finely chopped green sweet pepper

  • cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded, and minced*

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Optional Stir-ins: crumbled crisp-cooked bacon, toasted pecans, chopped green onions, or diced tomatoes

  • Dippers: celery sticks, carrot sticks, pita chips, and/or crackers

Directions

  1. In bowl beat cream cheese 30 seconds. gradually beat in other cheeses. Beat in mayonnaise. Stir in pimientos, sweet pepper onion, jalapeño, Worcestershire, and cayenne. Add chosen stir-ins, or divide the pimiento cheese into portions and add a different stir-in to each. Serve with dippers. Recipe can be halved, if desired. Makes 5 cups spread.

Tips

*Hot chile peppers, such as jalapenos, contain oils that can burn your skin and eyes. When working with them, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If using bare hands, wash hands well with soap and water after working with the peppers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

220 Calories
20g Fat
3g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 275mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 9.4mg 47%
Calcium 242.3mg 19%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 165mg 4%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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