Pimento Cheese Corn is a great dish to make in the summer when corn is in season. It is a great side dish or a fun appetizer. Pimento Cheese is a delicious recipe that originated in the South. The recipe is comprised of sharp cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos, and spices. Pimento cheese does not have a set recipe so it is up to the chef to decide which ingredients to use.
What is Pimento Cheese?
If you’re not from the South, you might be wondering, “What is pimento cheese?” Pimento cheese is a classic Southern cheddar cheese and pimento pepper dip. It’s affectionately referred to as “pâté du Sud,” or Southern pâté. Pimento cheese is creamy and cheesy, tangy, peppery (spicy if you wish), and spreadable. If you appreciate cheddar cheese, pimento cheese is going to be your new favorite party dip and sandwich spread.
How to Make Pimento Cheese in a Crock Pot
Pimento cheese is a Southern favorite that is also a delicious, creamy, and all-around easy meal. One of the best ways to make pimento cheese is in a crock pot. First, cut your cheese into small cubes. Next, chop the peppers into small pieces. Place the cheese and peppers into your crock pot and cook on low for about an hour, stirring every 10 minutes. You do not want to overcook the cheese or your sauce will be lumpy.
Another great way is to make it in the oven. For years, I have been making my pimento cheese in the oven. I would mix the ingredients in a bowl, place them in a pan, and cook them on 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Now, I have a new way to make pimento cheese in a crock pot. I place the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and other ingredients in the crockpot, cook on low, and then stir. It took me less time to make and it tasted just as good.
Roasted Corn and Jalapeno Pimento Spread
If you love classic Southern party and picnic foods, this recipe is for you. This Roasted Corn and Jalapeno Pimento Spread recipe combines two of the most popular Southern foods: corn and pimento cheese. Roasting the corn with a jalapeno makes this dish a spicy and savory treat.
The crackling of the corn and the jalapeno’s spice is the perfect mix to indulge in a decadent spread. I love to eat roasted corn as a side dish, but when I add this Pimento Spread to it, it becomes my favorite dish. This savory spread has a little kick from the jalapeno, and the creaminess of the butter, mayonnaise, and cream cheese makes it a perfect party food. Mix it with some boiled shrimp for a delicious appetizer, or put it over a burger at lunchtime. It also makes a great cheese ball with some cream cheese, jalapeno, parmesan, and garlic.