Chipotle Pimento Cheese Recipe

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Chipotle Pimento Cheese Recipe
Chipotle Pimento Cheese
Lisa Fain

Chipotle Pimento Cheese

I can’t remember a time when there wasn’t a tub of pimento cheese in my refrigerator. This creamy combination of cheese, mayonnaise, and pickled red peppers known as pimentos (though spelled pimiento by those not from the South) is quite versatile. It works well as a dip for chips, as a filling for celery, or as a spread for a sandwich. And as it’s a comforting crowd-pleaser, you’ll find it is welcomed not only at celebrations but even after a funeral.

Now, you certainly don’t have to wait for a funeral to make pimento cheese, as it’s appropriate anytime. People love to argue about how best to make it, and there may be purists who scoff at my inclusion of chipotle chiles, lime juice, and cilantro. I don’t mind — it just leaves more for those of us who like it spicy.

Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, or celery sticks. This also makes a fine filling for a whole, hollowed-out jalapeño.

4
Servings
431
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Cheddar cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) Monterey Jack cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon yellow onion, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup jarred sweet pimentos, diced
  • 1 canned chipotle chile in adobo, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions

In a large bowl, mix together the cheeses, onion, garlic, mayonnaise, pimentos, chipotle chile, cilantro, cumin, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Chill for 1 hour in the refrigerator before serving. Store for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.

Chipotle Shopping Tip

Basic Latin ingredients include chiles, rice, adobo seasoning, and beans.

Chipotle Cooking Tip

Latin food often packs a lot of heat, so try to moderate the amount of chiles and spices you use for your dish.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
41g
62%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
14g
71%
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Protein
14g
28%
Carbs
3g
1%
Vitamin A
262µg
29%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
8.1%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
5.3%
Vitamin C
24mg
40%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.6mg
2.8%
Vitamin K
11µg
14%
Calcium
411mg
41%
Fiber
0.7g
2.6%
Folate (food)
17µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
17µg
4%
Iron
0.7mg
4%
Magnesium
21mg
5%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.3mg
1.5%
Phosphorus
269mg
38%
Polyunsaturated
14g
N/A
Potassium
121mg
3%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
15%
Sodium
736mg
31%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
13%

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