Smoky Chipotle Bacon Pimento Cheese: Football Foodie Quick Hit


  • 8 ounces (1/2 pound) smoked cheddar, grated
  • 8 ounces (1/2 pound) bacon
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 8 ounces mayonnaise, preferably Dukes
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo, chopped
  • 1-2 scallions, chopped, optional (highly encouraged)
  • Salt and pepper if desired


  1. Chop and gently cook bacon until crispy. Drain and cool.
  2. While the bacon is cooking, grate the cheese and combine with the softened cream cheese and mayonnaise.
  3. Once the bacon has cooled, fold in the bacon and then chopped chipotle peppers to taste.
  4. Salt or pepper if desired.
  5. Top with chopped scallions.
  6. Serve with crostini, vegetables or even as a filling in a sandwich on toasted bread.

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