Baked Pimento Cheese Dip

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Baked Pimento Cheese Dip

8-10 slices bacon

1 pound cheddar cheese (medium or sharp)

1 4-ounce jar pimentos, drained well

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 bunch green onions, diced

1 cup crushed crackers (such as Ritz or Tollhouse)

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 evenly into a medium-sized shallow baking dish (I usually use an 8x10 oval dish). Sprinkle crushed crackers evenly on top of cheese then bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until crackers are golden brown and cheese is bubbly.

Serve with crackers and/or celery sticks.