Southern Pimento Cheese

Southern Pimento Cheese


"This wonderful version of pimento cheese can be used for grilled cheese sandwiches, as a spread for crackers, or served alongside your favorite fried green tomatoes."


10 m servings 208 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 208 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 19.9 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.1g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 261 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, onion powder, minced jalapeno, 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.
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  1. 323 Ratings


Hey ya'll! Thanks for all the great reviews--I am so flattered! Thanks, also, for not making the recipe completely different than written and then stating how you don't like it. I don't understa...

This was without a doubt the best pimento cheese I've ever had! I omitted the jalapenos, and bumped up the cayenne a bit since I like my pimento cheese with a bit of a bite to it. Other than t...

This is exactly the way I've always made Pimento Cheese (minus the jalepeno). I took some to work once and 4 people told me it was the best they've ever had. Yum!

First time trying this and I liked the concept. True to form, I increased the cayenne just a little for a longer finish, added a tad of dry mustard, and some worcestershire sauce in the spirit ...

This is really good. A gourmet grocery store by my house used to sell pimento cheese in a jar that was expensive. They used to sample it and it was so good. I had been looking for a recipe to du...

I was raised in the south and just moved to Vegas four years ago. I had no idea that pimento cheese was unheard of out here, so I had to make my own! As is, the recipe is pretty good. I'm gonna'...

If I could give this 10 stars, I would. This is phenomenal! After eating the store bought all my life, I knew there had to be something better than that . I found a guy at a farmer's market who ...

Started making this POSITIVE I had a jar of pimentos in the pantry...sadly, no. This was fabulous w/out gobbled it can only imagine how great it will be when made w/piment...

This stuff is fabulous! I have had people at work bring the ingredients to me and ask me to make it for them. No fewer than half a dozen have asked for the recipe. Once I took some in (had about...