Cheese Pepper Recipe (2024)

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Cheese Pepperis a delicious spread with savory cheese, sweet pimientos, and mayonnaise for extra creaminess. It's incredibly easy to prepare, requiring just 10 minutes of your time!

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  • What is Cheese Pimiento?
  • Ingredients you'll need
  • Notes and substitutions
  • How to make this recipe
  • Recipe FAQs
  • More Filipino spreads (Stuffing)
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What is Cheese Pimiento?

Cheese Pimiento is a spread or filling for sandwiches or bread like the traditional Filipinopandesal. It is made with a blend mayonnaise, pimiento (a type of sweet red pepper), and grated cheese, often processed cheese with a creamy texture and mild, slightly salty flavor.

Queso de Bola, a type of Edam cheese that's especially popular during the holidays, is a preferred choice, known for its nutty flavor and slightly firmer texture.

Ingredients you'll need

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Notes and substitutions

  • Cheese:Processed cheese is typically used for its creamy and slightly salty taste, or Queso de Bola (Edam cheese), a semi-hard, yellow cheese popular during Christmas in the Philippines. If needed, substitute with cheddar cheese for a sharper flavor or American cheese, another processed type. You can also mix in Gouda or Colby for variety.
  • Pepper: I use jarred pimientos with their bright red color and mild, sweet flavor. You can also use roasted red bell peppers or sweet peppers, which can be roasted and peeled to mimic the texture and taste of pimientos.

How to make this recipe

Step 1: Chop the peppers

Begin by finely chopping the pimientos.

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Step 2: Grate the cheese

Finely grate the cheese for a more uniform texture.

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Step 3: Combine the ingredients

In a mixing bowl, combine the grated cheese, chopped pimientos, and mayonnaise. Mix well to ensure the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

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Step 4: Taste and Adjust

Add honey or sugar to balance the flavors. If the mixture is too thick, you can thin it out with a little more mayonnaise. If it’s too thin, add more grated cheese to achieve the desired consistency.

You can also add a pinch of salt, pepper, or a dash of paprika for an extra hint of flavor. Some like adding finely chopped pineapple for a sweet and tangy touch.

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Enjoy your homemade Cheese Pimiento spread with freshly baked pandesal for a classic Filipino treat! For any leftovers, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It's perfect for sandwiches, snacks, or as a delicious dip.

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Recipe FAQs

Can I make Cheese Pimiento without mayonnaise?

Yes, you can substitute mayonnaise with cream cheese or Greek yogurt for a thicker texture and a tangy flavor.

What is Pepper?

Pimiento, also known as pimento or cherry pepper, is a type of sweet pepper with a bright red color and mild, sweet flavor. It's often used in Spanish and Mediterranean cuisines. Pimientos are typically found jarred in supermarkets, either whole or diced, and are commonly used to stuff olives or in dishes like Cheese Pimiento.

How long does homemade Cheese Pimiento last?

Homemade Cheese Pimiento Spread can last up to one week in the fridge if stored in an airtight container. To extend its shelf life, avoid cross-contamination by using a clean spoon each time you serve it.

Can Cheese Pimiento Spread be frozen?

Freezing is not recommended as it can alter the texture and consistency of the spread.

More Filipino spreads (Stuffing)

  • Be Halaya: A sweet and creamy spread made fromubeor purple yam with a distinct purple color and a rich, buttery flavor.
  • Mango Jam: A sweet, fruity spread made from ripemangoes.
  • Corned Beef: Canned corned beef sautéed with onions, used as a filling for sandwiches.
  • Liver Spread with Mayonnaise: A savory, creamy mixture of liver spread and mayonnaise often used as a spread in Filipino sandwiches.
  • Chicken Spread: A creamy spread typically made with shredded chicken, mayonnaise, and seasonings, similar to chicken salad in Western cuisine.
  • Tuna Spread:A spread made from canned tuna mixed with mayonnaise and various seasonings, often enjoyed in sandwiches or as a cracker topping.
  • Egg Salad Spread- Made with hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, and seasonings, this creamy spread is a classic choice for sandwiches and snacks.

Other appetizers and sides you may like

  • Cheese Lumpia Recipe
  • Lumpian Labang Recipe
  • Ampalaya Atchara Recipe
  • Salt and Pepper Squid Recipe
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Cheese Pepper Recipe

A delicious spread with savory cheese, sweet pimientos, and mayonnaise for extra creaminess.

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Course:Spread

Cuisine:Filipino

Diet:Gluten Free

Prep Time:10minutes minutes

Total Time:10minutes minutes

Servings:16

Calories:163kcal

Author:Nora Rey

Cost:$4-$6

Equipment

  • Grater

Ingredients

  • 2 cups grated cheese (about 6 ounces) see note
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup chopped pepper see note
  • Honey or sugar to taste

Instructions

  • Chop the peppers:Begin by finely chopping the pimientos.

  • Grate the cheese:Finely grate the cheese for a more uniform texture.

  • Mix the ingredients:In a mixing bowl, combine the grated cheese, chopped pimientos, and mayonnaise. Mix well to ensure the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

  • Taste and Adjust:Add honey or sugar to balance the flavors. If the mixture is too thick, you can thin it out with a little more mayonnaise. If it’s too thin, add more grated cheese to achieve the desired consistency.

    You can also add a pinch of salt, pepper, or a dash of paprika for an extra hint of flavor. Some like adding finely chopped pineapple for a sweet and tangy touch.

Notes

  • Cheese:Processed cheese is typically used for its creamy and slightly salty taste, or Queso de Bola (Edam cheese), a semi-hard, yellow cheese popular during Christmas in the Philippines. If needed, substitute with cheddar cheese for a sharper flavor or American cheese, another processed type. You can also mix in Gouda or Colby for variety.
  • Pepper:I use jarred pimientos with their bright red color and mild, sweet flavor. You can also use roasted red bell peppers or sweet peppers, which can be roasted and peeled to mimic the texture and taste of pimientos.

Nutrition

Calories:163kcalCarbohydrates:1gProtein:3gFat:16gSaturated Fat:5gPolyunsaturated Fat:6gMonounsaturated Fat:4gTrans Fat:0.2gCholesterol:23mgSodium:382mgPotassium:37mgFiber:0.1gSugar:1gVitamin A:334IUVitamin C:6mgCalcium:184mgIron:0.3mg

Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided here is solely for informational purposes. I am not a certified nutritionist, and this data hasn't been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration or any other authority. It shouldn't be seen as health or nutrition advice. The figures are estimates calculated from various food composition databases and might vary based on product types, brands, natural variations in produce, and ingredient processing methods. Individual results may differ.

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  1. Kris

    Cheese Pepper Recipe (18)
    So easy to make and deliciousn thank you!

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    • Nora Reyes

      Hi Kris! Thank you! =)

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