Pimento Cheese Dip

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Pimento Cheese Dip
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  • 8Servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (such as Neufchatel), at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups (4.5 oz.) grated sharp cheddar
  • 1 1/4 cups (4.5 oz.) grated smoked Gouda
  • 1 4 ounce jar chopped pimientos, drained, plus 1 tbsp. of the liquid
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 tablespoon garlic powder
  • Vegetables (such as bell peppers, carrots, celery, green beans, zucchini) and crackers for dipping

Preparation

In a medium bowl, whisk the mayonnaise and cream cheese until smooth. Mix in the cheddar, Gouda, pimientos and their liquid, scallions, 2 tbsp. parsley, the paprika, cayenne and garlic powder; season with salt and pepper. Cover and chill up to 1 day.

Garnish the dip with more chopped parsley and serve with the vegetables and crackers for dipping.