HOT PIMENTO CHEESE DIP (Adapted from Katiescucina.com)
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups grated sharp cheddar (+ more for the top)
1/2 cup mayo (I used Hellman’s)
1/2 cup (one jar) chopped pimentos, drained and blotted dry
2 TBSP green onions, sliced
1 tsp Italian parsley, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp hot sauce (I used Tabasco)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a stand mixer or using a hand held one, combine the cream cheese, 2 cups grated cheddar and mayonnaise.
Mix until well incorporated. Stir in the chopped pimento, green onion, salt, pepper, paprika, and hot sauce.
Mix until well incorporated.
Spray an oven safe dish with cooking spray. Place the pimento cheese dip mixture in the dish.
Top with shredded cheddar.
Bake for 20 minutes until golden and bubbly. Serve with veggies, crusty bread, crackers, or chips. Can easily be made a day or two in advance, refrigerate and heat just before serving.