Chipotle Pimento Cheese Recipe

Chipotle Pimento Cheese Recipe
Staff Writer
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
509
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
28g
40%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
62mg
21%
Carbohydrate, by difference
42g
32%
Protein
22g
48%
Vitamin A, RAE
187µg
27%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
82µg
91%
Calcium, Ca
498mg
50%
Choline, total
26mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
97µg
24%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
35mg
11%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
386mg
55%
Selenium, Se
14µg
25%
Sodium, Na
897mg
60%
Water
68g
3%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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.