Homemade Pimento Cheese

I have been a cheese lover since I was a child but one cheese that I was grossed out by was pimento cheese.  I remember platters of sandwiches packed with a strange yellow filling with little red things in it.  Weird.  When I grew older, I experienced those sandwiches being more open-minded.  I became a lover of homemade Pimento cheese made the Southern way.

Serve on toast, as a sandwich, on crackers as a dip or enjoy by the spoonful.


 pimento cheese

Homemade Pimento Cheese

  • Servings: 12-14
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 cups Extra Sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 counces cream cheese, softened
  • 1-4 ounce jar diced or sliced Pimentos, drained
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place the Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder, mustard and pimento into the large bowl of a mixer. Beat at medium speed, with paddle if possible, until thoroughly combined. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Cook’s Note:  You can add other seasonings as well–a hint of cayenne, pickled jalapenos, or perhaps spiced pecans.

Author: Vikki

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