Spiced Pork Rinds with Pimiento Cheese

Tossing pork rinds in a homemade spice blend allows you to control the flavor. For a twist, toss them in powdered ranch seasoning or lemon pepper.

Spiced Pork Rinds with Pimiento Cheese
Makes 4 to 6 Servings
  • 1¼ teaspoons smoked paprika, divided
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon onion powder, divided
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (3.25-ounce) bag pork rinds
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup cream cheese, softened
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar diced pimientos, drained
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • Garnish: chopped fresh chives
  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 teaspoon paprika, garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon mustard, brown sugar, chili powder, and pepper.
  3. Place pork rinds on prepared pan; spray with cooking spray until coated. Sprinkle pork rinds with paprika mixture, tossing until well combined.
  4. In a large bowl, beat mayonnaise and cream cheese with a mixer at medium speed until mostly smooth (some small lumps are fine), 2 to 3 minutes, stopping to scrape sides of bowl as needed. Add Worcestershire, remaining ¼ teaspoon paprika, remaining ½ teaspoon onion powder, and remaining ¼ teaspoon mustard, beating to combine. Stir in cheeses, pimientos, and chives. Garnish with chives, if desired. Serve immediately with spiced pork rinds.