Roasted Pepper Cheese Spread

Roasted Pepper Cheese Spread

Roasted Pepper Cheese Spread

This spread is a variation on traditional pimento cheese spread and reminds me of my childhood. My dad grew up in Tennessee and loved pimento cheese so we had it quite often growing up. He was also a man who liked to snack . . . we always had a snack before going to bed and one of those was pimento cheese spread on crackers. YUM! My mom made hers with American cheese and a jar of pimentos that she mashed with a fork before mixing it in with the shredded cheese and Miracle Whip.

Mashing Roasted Pepper

Mashing Roasted Pepper

Well, I just bought a 2 lb. hunk of medium cheddar cheese at Costco and had a partial jar of fire roasted red peppers in the frig so I decided to do a rift on my mom’s pimento cheese by taking things up a notch and using good cheese and the fire roasted pepper along with mayonnaise. It turned out great! I stuffed two stalks of celery, roasted up some asparagus, and that’s what I had for dinner. This also makes fabulous grilled cheese and is wonderful stuffed and sealed between two thin hamburger patties and then grilled!

Stuffed Celery

Stuffed Celery

Ingredients
2 C. medium sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 C. light mayonnaise
1 fire roasted sweet red pepper, mashed with a fork
sprinkle of garlic powder
sprinkle of onion powder
several dashes of jalapeno pepper sauce

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Makes 1 1/2 Cups


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