Pimento Cheese Updated

Pimento Cheese recipe, southern style, meatless monday

Pimento Cheese

This is an updated Pimento Cheese recipe. It’s not drastically different, but I have combined elements of my regular Pimento Cheese and my Jalapeno Pimento Cheese to come up with new method for a super-creamy cheese spread with a delightful flavor. 

I sent my Pimento Cheese recipe to a friend and as I was telling her about it, I realized that I was making it differently now than when I originally posted. When I came up with the Jalapeno Pimento cheese recipe I was trying to replicate a version of a store-bought brand. Looking at their ingredients, they included cream cheese; I thought it was a brilliant addition.

So, this version of regular pimento cheese also contains cream cheese, along with the sharp yellow and sharp white cheddar cheeses. How I mix it in is what is different. First I grate the sharp cheeses and place them in a bowl. Next, I place the cream cheese and mayonnaise in the bowl of my food processor and whip the two together. That is what makes this version so creamy.

With the addition of a four-ounce jar of diced pimientos, some garlic powder, onion powder and a titch of cayenne pepper, everything is stirred together and you are ready to eat one of the most delightful of Southern traditions: Pimento Cheese.

Eaten as a sandwich, grilled or not, scooped on vegetables or crackers, pimento cheese is quintessentially southern. And delicious. Try it!


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Pimento Cheese Updated
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Quintessentially Southern, pimento cheese is a perfect snack or meal. Served with vegetables or crackers, or made into a sandwich with your favorite bread, it's easy and delicious.
Serves: About 3½ cups
  • 8 ounces sharp yellow cheddar cheese, grated
  • 8 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, grated
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1- 4 ounce jar diced pimientos
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1. In a large bowl, place the grated cheddar cheeses.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, place the cream cheese and the mayonnaise and pulse until smooth.
  3. Add the creamed cheese mixture to the grated cheese mixture and add the diced pimientos, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne pepper.
  4. Stir to combine.
  5. At this point, you may add additional mayonnaise, as desired, to reach the consistency you prefer (if you want it creamier).


About P ~ The Saucy Southerner

I started cooking when I was ten years old. For me, the process of cooking, from inception of a dish, to the execution, to the washing of the pots is sheer delight. I am now retired from a business I still own, in partnership with my husband. I used to work six days a week and still cook every night. Now, I'm gardening, still cooking, always having fun and hoping to share my joy with you. Thank you for reading...and commenting! P~
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2 Responses to Pimento Cheese Updated

  1. Looks delicious, P! I’m a super fan of pimento cheese! 🙂

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