Monday, August 2, 2021

Am I Blue Pimiento Cheese

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I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, I LOVE pimiento cheese. I try to make a batch up every week so that I always have some at the ready in the fridge. It has more uses than you can probably imagine. It is excellent as a spread all on its own, is wonderful when used to fill celery, is a great spread with apples, makes an excellent topping for a burger, is fabulous when added to mac & cheese, I could go on and on. I’ve even made bread out of it. One thing that I hadn’t tried — I know this is sacrilege to the purists — was to add a blue vein cheese. So today when I was mixing up my batch of the week, I decided to add some blue cheese crumbles. Winner! It provides enough pungent bite to make you wonder what makes it special, while managing to remain true to the original.

 Am I Blue Pimiento Cheese

2 oz. (or more, if you dare) (2 T.) blue cheese crumbles
8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
½ c. chopped Melissa’s Fire Roasted Red Peppers
1/3 c. Duke’s mayonnaise
¼ t. garlic powder
¼ t. onion powder
¼ t. smoked paprika
¼ t. Old Bay seasoning
Pinch cayenne

Place all ingredients into a medium to large bowl, and beat until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate for an hour or two prior to serving to allow flavors to meld.



Angie's Recipes said...

It sounds and looks incredible and I do love the add of blue cheese crumbles.

judee said...

What incredible flavors . It sounds amazing

Alycia Nichols said...

This sounds really good for football season. I’m always on the hunt for tasty game time treats besides the usual fare. I LOVE bleu cheese, so I’m sure this will suit my palate just fine!😋

Rustown Mom said...

It sounds like it is tailor-made to go with crackers and a nice bold red wine. Cheers! Maybe I should add this to my grocery list next week. said...

Pattie you and I are kitchen soul mates, I adore pimiento cheese and bleu cheese, I can't wait to try them together!

Linda said...

What a fine idea you had Pattie. In the past, my Mom would have scarfed this down while I turned my nose up, and now I'd scarf right along with her!