Search thousands of recipes reviewed by home cooks like you.

Quick and Easy Pimento Cheese

Quick and Easy Pimento Cheese

  • Prep

  • Ready In


I just threw this together one day for a party where I knew there wouldn't be any sandwiches for us non meat eaters. Definitely not for the Vegan. This is a quick and yummy alternative to store bought pimento cheese spread.

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings

Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 8 servings



Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • Calories:
  • 316 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 26 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.2g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 14.1 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 583 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. In a medium bowl combine Cheddar cheese, Colby cheese, pimentos, creamy salad dressing, salt and pepper. Add more or less creamy salad dressing to achieve desired texture. Mix well.
Rate recipe

Your rating



Allyn Purvis Schwartz

Southerners use real Mayo, like Duke's or Hellman's. this calls for more pimiento than needed, use half as much. Adding a little cayenne is great, too.


Yesterday I purchased a quart of Pimento Cheese from the local Fresh Market for a party. It cost me $15.00! It was good but I thought I can do better for less! Besides I still needed more pimento chesse for the party. So, I choose to use pre-grated cheese, one (8oz) Sharp Cheddar and one (8oz) mixed Cheddar and Monterey Jack (it was on sale). For some reason pimentos come in 2 oz ($.99), 4 oz ($1.29) and 7 oz ($1.59) jars. I decided to use the 7 oz. since it was the best value. I chopped the pimentos fine, used less salad dressing than called for and spiced it up with some hot sauce and a generous dash of Worcestershire Sauce. I did a side by side comparison and I think my homemade is better than the expensive store bought stuff. I won’t be paying someone else to make mine any more! Give it a try this recipe is pretty good.


I've tried lots of recipes, but this one is closest to the best! I replaced one cup of the Colby cheese with one cup of Monterrey Jack w/ jalapenos in it. It gave it a great little spicy kick. Great with baguette slices!