What is it?
Years ago, the only thing I knew about pimiento peppers (also commonly spelled pimento) was that they were stuffed in green olives. Then I learned pimientos, which are red, sweet, and mild, can be used for so much more. They lend their color and flavor to their namesake southern specialty, pimento cheese, and in this issue, they sweeten the creamy scalloped squash. Most supermarkets carry pimientos, labeled as such, where other jarred peppers are sold.
Don’t have it?
Though similar to roasted red bell peppers, which can be used instead, pimientos have a thicker flesh.