Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread

Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread

Dustin and I have quickly fallen in love with this restaurant in Southwest Austin called Jack Allen’s Kitchen.

Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread recipe by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

They have an awesome restaurant design, menu and concept and their food is really great.  They also have a Sunday buffet every week that is just amazing.

But I digress.

Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread

Our favorite appetizer at Jack Allen’s is their Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread with Crackers.  It’s really tasty.

And, when I say it’s our favorite appetizer, I mean it’s the only appetizer we’ve ever ordered there because we like it so much.

Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread recipe by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef
Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread recipe by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread recipe by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

I’ll admit, at first, I was skeptical to order anything pimento-related.  Truth be told, it weirded me out a little.

But, once I tried it, I was in love.  I mean, c’mon: It’s a cheese spread, right?

Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread recipe by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

We decided it would be neat to make our own pimento cheese spread at home.  Turns out it’s ridiculously easy.

Awesome.

Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread recipe by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

I also made some Olive Oil and Herb Crackers to go with it!

Watch me make this super easy and addicting cheese spread in the video below:


Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread
 
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This is a super easy and yummy homemade pimento cheese spread recipe that is sure to impress and disappear quickly.
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Recipe type: Easy
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 4 oz. (1/2 package) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2½ tablespoons pimentos, chopped
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. garlic powder
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or by hand, electric mixer or food processor), beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and continue to mix on medium speed until well combined.

 

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About the author: My name is Lacey and I’m so glad you’re here. I am a foodie, a photographer, a chef, and a project manager at a local tech start-up in Austin. But, most importantly, I am the mother of three adorable little kiddos (Jordan, Savannah and Hunter) and am madly in love with and married to my high school sweetheart, Dustin.

8 comments… add one

  1. Cheryl December 12, 2011, 8:24 am

    Thanks for this recipe–HEB also has a pimento spread that we enjoy, but I add chopped jalenpoes to give it a little dash of spice.
    Now, I can make our own spicy spread! This will be perfect for those holiday parties coming up this week.

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  2. Theresa July 2, 2012, 6:24 pm

    All I can say is . . . . . YUM! It is sooo good!

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  3. jc July 28, 2012, 12:16 pm

    I made this today and – YUMMY! I added a little garlic powder and my family loves it! For myself I added red pepper flakes!

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  4. Sonia September 6, 2012, 1:09 pm

    I made this today!!
    I added a couple of dashes of hot sauce, and it was AWESOME! Thank you!!

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  5. Lane October 4, 2012, 11:00 am

    I’ve eaten at that restaurant and yes it is delish!! Can’t wait to try this recipe!!

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  6. Deanna December 31, 2012, 2:03 pm

    I love Jack Allen’s! And just like you was skeptical and LOVE the cheese spread. Went searching and found this http://www.twinliquors.com/whats_poppin/central-texas-chefs-corner-1 a profile of the chef and THE RECIPE!!

    I have made it several times. It makes ALOT! And odd- no pimentos. It uses red bell peppers. I just call it cheese spread because so many folks instantly turned up their noses at “pimento cheese”.

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  7. Cherry March 28, 2013, 8:18 pm

    Great recipe. Came home wanting really good pimento cheese. This is really good.

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