Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Green Chile Cheese Spread

This recipe is a take off from the classic Pimento and Cheese Spread recipe.  Green Chile is a staple here in New Mexico.  We use them in our cooking whenever possible.   So I decided to tweak a classic Pimento Cheese recipe and substitute diced green chile for the pimentos and add some southwestern spices to the spread.

The result was a tasty spread great for crackers, sandwiches, enchilada filling, celery stuffing.

Green Chile Cheese Spread

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chile, drained
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon finely grated onion
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (8-ounce) block extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 (8-ounce) block sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded


1. Stir together the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl;  stir in the cheese.  Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.


  1. I need this NOW, Geraldine. I just bought new crackers at Trader Joe's and I am dying to spice them up a bit!!!

    Thanks for sharing...

  2. I would enjoy this with a big tablespoon!

  3. Look dleicious Geraldine!! I would happy to eat right now:)