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The Best Jalapeno Pimento Cheese, also known as the Caviar of the South, is a Southern staple and is delicious served spread on saltine crackers, celery sticks, and even pork rinds. The basic recipe for traditional pimento cheese has 2 kinds of cheeses, full-fat mayonnaise, seasonings, and those red little darling jarred pimento peppers. Adding the fresh jalapenos gives it an extra special spicy kick! Bring recipe cards because everyone will be asking for the recipe.
This crowd pleasing, classic southern recipe with jalapenos is so easy to mix together and will keep for a long time. It’s perfect for school or work lunches and a party appetizer because its best when served at room temperature.
Adding chopped up fresh jalapenos to this easy Homemade Pimento Cheese recipe adds a little kick that instigates big smiles from your people. It’s an easy appetizer and one of my favorite things to serve or contribute to a backyard cookout or family get together.
What You’ll Need:
Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Monterey Jack Cheese
Add everything together and mix but be careful not to over mix. You want to recognize the shreds of cheese. Sprinkle chili powder on top.
Place in fridge until chilled and flavors have melded together.
Serve with crackers or celery. Enjoy!!!
Use any kind of Mexican Spice Blend or make up a big batch of this easy homemade Mexican Spice Blend.Use a combination of jarred pimentos and jarred roasted red peppers. If you need to use pre-packaged shredded cheese, use the kind that has large grated cheese…it will have more flavor.