Recipes: Magnolias' pimiento cheese

12/26/2012 12:00 AM

12/24/2012 3:14 PM

Magnolias' pimiento cheese N

Total time: 15 minutes

Makes about 4 1/2 cups

This is a Southern classic. Recipe adapted from Magnolias in Charleston, S.C., by the L.A. Times.

INGREDIENTS

5 large red pimiento peppers, peeled, seeded and chopped, or 2 1/2 cups jarred chopped red pimiento peppers, drained

1 cup finely chopped pimento-stuffed green olives

5 cups shredded sharp Vermont cheddar cheese

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Dash cayenne pepper

Crackers or flatbread, for serving

INSTRUCTIONS

In a food processor, pulse the peppers a few times. Move the peppers to a large bowl and add the olives, cheddar and Parmesan cheeses, mayonnaise, parsley, black and cayenne peppers. Mix until fully incorporated.

Season with additional cayenne pepper if desired.

Per tablespoon: 41 calories; 2 grams protein; 0 carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 3 grams fat; 2 grams saturated fat; 9 mg cholesterol; 0 sugar; 91 mg sodium.

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