Pimento Cheese

Our homemade pimento cheese recipe is a quick and easy Southern-style favorite made with diced pimentos, sharp cheddar, cream cheese and a touch of mayo.

You can whip it up in just a few minutes and use it as a spread for crackers or sandwiches, make some stuffed celery or put a healthy dollop on top of a juicy grilled burger for added flavor.

Homemade Pimento Cheese Recipe

Pimento Cheese

Yield: 1-3/4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Our pimento cheese recipe is a classic combination of cream cheese, sharp cheddar, pimentos and a bit of mayo that's perfect to serve as a spread for crackers and sandwiches.


  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, coarsely shredded
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped pimentos, well drained
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Add the cheddar cheese, cream cheese, garlic, lemon juice, mayonnaise and hot sauce to a small mixing bowl and combine until creamy and well blended.
  2. Stir in the pimentos and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. For best flavor, cover and let stand for at least 30 minutes. Leftover spread can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 26 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 46Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 72mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

Note: Nutrition information is estimated and may vary from your actual results.