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Robert St. John

Restaurateur, author, enthusiastic traveler, & world-class eater.

Out of Bounds Pimento Cheese

This recipe has bacon, not a typical pimento-cheese ingredient, although it adds a nice smokiness.


1 /2 cup Bacon, cooked, chopped

1 /2 pound White cheddar, extra-sharp, roughly grated and at room temperature

1 /2 pound Yellow cheddar, extra-sharp, roughly grated and at room temperature

1 cup Roasted red bell peppers, chopped

3/4 cup Homemade mayonnaise

1/2 cup Chopped green onions

2 tsp Minced garlic

2 tsp Creole seasoning

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


In a large skillet, cook the bacon until brown and crisp, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain and cool. Using the paddle attachment on an electric mixer, gently combine all ingredients until well blended.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours to allow flavors to meld.

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