Cheese Pimento Spread
Do you ever struggle with trying to find good and healthy, non-processed snacks….especially when you have two, growing teenagers (or more) in your house? I am always looking for snack foods that my kids will enjoy. This one hits the mark, and has become a favorite snack food to have on hand around our place. Not only do the kids love it, but it has also become a favorite evening snack of the hubbies! That spells WIN, WIN, in my book!!
The best part of it is that it is easy to throw together and it makes a large batch that will last to eat on for awhile.
Creamy Cheese Pimento Spread
What You Need:
- 12 ounces of cream cheese (I use a natural one that is creamy and delicious)
- 1 jar (4 oz.) sliced pimientos
- 1 heaping t. onion powder
- 1 heaping t. garlic powder
- 2 cups shredded cheese (I prefer sharp cheddar or medium cheddar)
Use a food processor for quick, easy blending of the ingredients.
Bring your cream cheese to room temperature and place in a food processor.
Add in your jar (liquid, too) of sliced pimientos and the onion and garlic powder.
Blend this mixture in your processor until smooth and well blended. It will take a little bit for it to incorporate, but just keep blending until smooth and creamy.
Add in the shredded cheese and process until the cheese gets incorporated with the mixture. It is ok to have some texture to it and the shredded cheese will provide that.
Thats it!!! Easy and delicious!
Refrigerate it and it will become slightly firmer.
Stays good in the refrigerator for at least a week, possibly longer, but it doesn’t last that long around here!
We like to eat this with pretzel chips or crackers of your choice. You can make homemade crackers like these Homemade Wheat Crackers or Homemade Saltines. Or if you are gluten free, be sure to try these homemade Brown Rice Crackers!
What kind of crackers will you enjoy this Cheese Pimento Spread on?