Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese: 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.

Our recipe for homemade pimento cheese 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.

Pimento Cheese

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

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1-3/4 cups

  • Ingredients:
  • 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

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. Stir in the pimentos and season to taste with salt and pepper.

For best flavor, cover and let stand for at least 30 minutes. Leftover spread can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

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