By Kelly Bogard

Pimento Cheese—some call it the caviar of the South.

It’s a little tangy. And a lot cheesy.

Southern food isn’t something that just tastes good. It’s the memories. Like a recipe handed down for generations. Or a new recipe you create to pass on to your kids.

When I think southern food, a few favorites come to mind—Fried ChickenBaked Beans and Big Red Ice Cream.

Pimento Cheese is a quick recipe. And it’s versatile. Eat it as a snack, spread on crackers. Smear it in hollowed-out peppers. Or slather it on two slices of bread for a tasty sandwich.

This southern staple is a family favorite. And I bet someone in your family has a famous recipe, too. If they don’t, here’s the ingredients to the one I make.

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16 oz. sharp cheddar cheese
8 oz. mozzarella cheese
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3/4 c. mayonnaise
4 oz. diced pimentos, drained
1 tbsp. onion, grated
2 tsp. dried dill
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. Worcestershire
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

Pimento Cheese is one of my husband’s favorite things about summer. There’s a good chance we’ll have some on hand for snacking while enjoying a warm evening outside. And if he’s lucky, there’s enough left for a sandwich the next day.

Start by grating all of your cheeses. I know it’s convenient to buy the pre-shredded cheese, but it just doesn’t work for good pimento cheese. I use a food processor to help grate it a little faster sometimes.
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In a separate bowl, cream together the cream cheese and mayo. Stir in the grated cheeses.
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Mix in the grated onion, along with the dill, Worcestershire, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
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Finally, add in the pimentos and stir well. I like to let mine chill for about 30 minutes before serving, so the seasonings have time to marry with the cheeses. And it gets good and cold.
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I hope this recipe brings back some memories for you like it does for me. What are some of your favorite southern recipes? I’d love to give them a try. From all of us at Texas table Top, enjoy!

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  1. Grate the sharp cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese and mayo.
  3. Stir in the grated cheeses.
  4. Add onion, dill, Worcestershire and other seasonings.
  5. Mix in pimentos.
  6. Chill for two hours prior to serving.
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Kelly Bogard

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Kelly Bogard is the official Texas Table Top food editor, chef, food stylist/photographer and more. When she’s not busy cooking up a delicious recipe for Texas Table Top, she and her husband “D” are busy trying to keep up with their daughter “Butters” and enjoy anything outdoors

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