Pimientos are a variety of large red chili peppers so I expected them to be spicy, but instead they were sweet. Totally not what I had in mind. Totally had my reservations at that point. I followed the recipe as is, and took a bite of the cheese spread and was smitten!! The combination of the cheese with the creaminess of the mayo & sour cream, along with the sweet peppers tasted so comforting. The first time I made this, I made it creamy. After making it several times now, I prefer mine to be a bit chunky instead but that is totally up to you. Adjust as you will.
The awesome thing about this easy spread is that it gives you options.
Who doesn't love options?
You can eat it as a dip with chips (or just by the spoonful--that definitely happened), use it to make sandwiches (hello finger food for party!!) or spread it on a burger or a warm, toasted bagel <-----SO DELICIOUS.
One cheese spread that gives you that many choices? That must mean it's some good stuff.
Ingredients (Adapted from HGTV magazine, March 2012)
1/2 lb each grated extra sharp cheddar cheese and pepper jack cheese
1/4 cup each mayonnaise and sour cream
2 tablespoons diced pimientos
1. Mix cheeses, mayo and sour cream, and diced pimientos.
2. Season with hot sauce, onion powder, and garlic powder.
3. Serve with potato chips or use to make a sandwich.