BEWARE! If you make this Baked Pimento Dip, you will not be able to stop eating it. Yes, this appetizer is absolutely delicious. Appetizer?? Can’t it be a whole meal?? I don’t see why not. After all, I didn’t even have to make any alterations to the recipe to satisfy my taste buds, which is a miracle in itself.
I baked the Pimento Dip on Christmas Eve, and it was a hit with the entire family. Although it doesn’t exactly go along with 99% of the population’s New Year’s resolutions…a girl can cheat once in a while, right? Right! Enjoy!
10 Slices Bacon
1 Pound Cheddar Cheese
1 4-ounce jar Pimentos
1 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Granulated Garlic
1 Bunch Green Onions, Diced
Cut bacon into 1/2 inch pieces then cook until crispy. Drain bacon on paper towels. Set aside.
Shred cheese then add to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add cooked bacon, pimentos, mayonnaise, salt, cayenne pepper and garlic then mix well until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated. Fold in green onions.
Spread cheese mixture into a serving bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve as a sandwich spread, atop burgers or with crackers, pita wedges, celery sticks or anything else!