Pimento Cheese Spread With Smoked Paprika

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
SERVES: 40
YIELD: 2 1/2 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Grate cheese into a medium sized bowl.
  • Toast pecans, then rough chop in a food processor.
  • Add drained pimentos, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and cream cheese to the pecans in the food processor bowl. Process until as smooth as you'd like!
  • Add pimento pecan mixture to the grated cheese; add mayonnaise and stir until well combined.
  • Serve immediately, or chill for a better blend of flavors. Serve on crackers, celery sticks, or make into sandwiches!
  • NOTE: I prefer the stiffer pimento cheese spread (as written) for toasted/grilled sandwiches! For a softer consistency, add 1-2 ounces more cream cheese, or increase the mayonnaise by 1-2 tablespoons.
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