Pimento cheese is one of those foods that stands the test of time. It is also super easy to make and extra delicious.  The best part is you know exactly what is in your spread, opposed to what might be in it when you get it from the grocery store deli.

pimento cheese

Pimento Cheese

Be sure to use extra sharp cheese. We also like it with Borden’s Triple Cheese Blend. If you like it a touch more creamy just add a bit more mayonnaise.  High-quality mayonnaise, such as Hellmann’s or Duke’s, is a must. People say this spread is a southern recipe, but I live in the midwest and grew up eating it.  This recipe really is the perfect blend of grated cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayo and spices. Be prepared for a rich cheese spread that you can’t stop eating! So make up a batch!

Pimento Cheese

Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 2 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 4 ounce jar diced pimento, drained
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  • In a bowl mix all ingredients together with a hand mixer. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Serving: 6g | Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 473mg | Potassium: 89mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 930IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 309mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Servings: 6
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Pimento Cheese Spread

While pimento cheese makes an amazing sandwich, it is also delicious on crackers for a great appetizer. It is also wonderful stuffed inside celery, small peppers, hollowed our tomatoes or dolloped on cucumber slices.  I think I am going to have to try it baked inside of jalapenos. Wouldn’t that be delicious!! If you need something for a shower, this spread also makes great tea sandwiches.

pimento cheese recipe

Pimento Cheese Sandwich

Looking for a perfect lunch give the cheesy sandwich a try!  Make it over the top by grilling it. Warm gooey cheesy filling with a nice crunch from the grilled bread. YUM!

pimento cheese spread

A Southern Bite says you can even make biscuits better by adding pimento cheese to them of course!

At our house we love a good sandwich and the simpler the better! Try this Caprese Sandwich, delish! If you do have more time a muffuletta is always a good choice and this chicken salad make crowd pleasing sandwiches……….. and of course the best kind of sandwich is an ice cream sandwich and this recipe doesn’t disappoint!

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