Tupelo Honey's Pimiento Cheese Dip

Tupelo Honey's Pimiento Cheese Dip
Staff Writer
Tupelo Honey Cafe

Often called the pâté of the south, pimento cheese has as many variations as there are home cooks in the region.  Many recipes are very specific when it comes to ingredients:  one may require Duke's mayonnaise; another may demand only oven-roasted red bell peppers.  Some Southern chefs may spike their pimento cheese with a touch of bourbon.  Asheville, NC-based Tupelo Honey Cafe's pimento cheese is different because they serve it warm with their homemade tortilla chips, a delicious take on the classic spread. 

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6
Servings
133
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8  Ounces  cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2  Cup  mayonnaise
  • 1  Tablespoon  Dijon mustard
  • 1  Tablespoon  stone-ground mustard
  • 1  Teaspoon  mustard powder
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  sea salt
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 2  Tablespoons  minced parsley
  • 1/2  Cup  finely diced roasted red bell pepper
  • Tortilla chips, for serving

Directions

Combine the cheese, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, stone-ground mustard, mustard powder, salt, pepper, parsley, and roasted bell peppers in a large bowl.

Transfer to a microwaveable dish and microwave until hot, about 20 seconds, or place in a baking dish in a preheated 350 degree oven until heated through, about 15 minutes.  

Serve with tortilla chips.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
26mg
9%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
74µg
11%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
226mg
23%
Choline, total
28mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
9µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
15mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
379mg
54%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
634mg
42%
Water
54g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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