Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tex-Mex Pimiento Cheese Bake
Southern Living takes pimiento cheese spread to a new level by adding some heat and baking it in the oven. The result is a marvelous hors d'oeuvre to enjoy in front of the fireplace while watching yet another football game.
Hopefully you have shed some of the pounds you gained during the holidays, since January can be a tricky month, weight wise. Between the snowstorms we have been having and the football games ahead I don't know what is worse. So enjoy it while you can...next stop Valentine's Day!
Total: 35 minutes
Yield: Makes about 4 cups
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1/2 (12-oz.) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
1 (8-oz.) block extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 (8-oz.) block pepper Jack cheese, shredded
Garnish: fresh cilantro leaves
Serve with: French bread cubes
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in cheeses. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 2-qt. baking dish.
2. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until dip is golden and bubbly. Garnish, if desired. Serve with French bread cubes.
You can bake in two separate dishes, if desired.
Southern Living, JANUARY 2011