Tex-Mex Pimento Cheese

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Pimento Cheese is one of my favorite southern foods and I love to make it for summer entertaining. This Tex-Mex Pimento Cheese is a fun twist on traditional pimento cheese. Serve it chilled with crackers or tortilla chips.

This Tex Mex twist on pimento cheese has southwestern seasonings and jalapenos.

 

Made with jalapeno pepper, lime juice, pepper jack cheese, plus a little garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder, it has a little more flavor than traditional pimento cheese.

Traditional pimento cheese gets a Tex Mex Twist with the addition of jalapenos, cumin, chili powder, and pepper jack cheese.

This Tex Mex twist on pimento cheese has southwestern seasonings and jalapenos.

 

 

Tex-Mex Pimento Cheese would be delicious as a burger topping like these Pimento Cheese Burgers. You could also use it to make a pizza.

This Tex Mex twist on pimento cheese has southwestern seasonings and jalapenos.

 

 

This Tex Mex twist on pimento cheese has southwestern seasonings and jalapenos.

 

If you’re not familiar with pimento cheese, aka the Pate of the South, it is super simple and basic. Usually just a mixture of shredded cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, and chopped pimentos. Sometimes you see cream cheese used. The most popular way to eat it is as a sandwich between two pieces of squishy white bread, but there are all kinds of ways you can eat it. I love pimento cheese stuffed inside a ripe summer tomato.

This Tex Mex twist on pimento cheese has southwestern seasonings and jalapenos.

 

This Tex Mex twist on pimento cheese has southwestern seasonings and jalapenos.

 

You will definitely want to shred your own cheese instead of buying preshredded. It will have much better flavor.

This Tex Mex twist on pimento cheese has southwestern seasonings and jalapenos.

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This Tex Mex twist on pimento cheese has southwestern seasonings and jalapenos.

Tex-Mex Pimento Cheese

Traditional Pimento Cheese gets a Tex Mex twist with the addition of jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, and chili powder.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 182
Author: Christin Mahrlig

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar diced pimentos, drained
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (8-ounce) block Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 (8-ounce) block Pepper Jack cheese, shredded
  • cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2-4 hours before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 182kcal

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4 thoughts on “Tex-Mex Pimento Cheese

  1. This is the best pimento cheese recipe I have ever tried. My husband and daughter love it so much that they don’t like any other pimento cheese recipes!

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