Easy Pimento Cheese Dip Star

Creamy. Cheesy. Spicy. This easy Pimento Cheese Dip recipe brings a beloved Southern staple to your table. Loaded with cheddar cheese, pimento peppers and cayenne, it's a festively decorated holiday appetizer, delicious party food, or anytime snack. Could this be the cheesiest dip ever? You'll have to try it to find out.

Prep Time
20
 minutes
Cook Time
20
 minutes
Makes
6
 servings
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INGREDIENTS


  • 1

    bag of Mission Strips Tortilla Chips
  • 8

    oz plain brick-style cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 ½

    cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • cup minced pimento peppers, patted dry
  • ¼

    tsp garlic powder
  • ¼

    tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼

    tsp onion powder
  • ¼

    tsp each salt and pepper
  • cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2

    tbsp diced red bell peppers
  • 2

    tbsp diced yellow bell peppers

INSTRUCTIONS


  • Step 1

    Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in Cheddar, pimento peppers, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, onion powder, salt and pepper until well combined.

  • Step 2

    Transfer mixture to sheet of plastic wrap; shape into a ball and flatten into 5-inch disk, then use plastic wrap to shape into 5-point star (if mixture is too soft, refrigerate until firm enough to shape with wet hands). Transfer to serving platter.

  • Step 3

    Top with parsley; decorate edges of star with diced peppers.

  • Step 4

    Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or until firm. Serve with tortilla chips.

  • Tip

    Substitute chives for parsley if desired.

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