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Southern Pimento Cheese spread in a glass bowl with spoon over white plate with crackers
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Pimento Cheese

This Delicious and Super Easy Pimento Cheese recipe is filled with impactful flavor!  Various decadent sharp and creamy cheeses, pimento peppers, and incredible spices mix together with mayo to create the perfect Southern cheese spread with a kick that you can put on everything from crackers to grilled cheeses to inside biscuits!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine soul food, south
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 260kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimentos drained
  • 1 tbsp grated vidalia onion with juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup shredded sharp yellow cheddar (Best if grated with food processor or by hand finely from a block)
  • 1 cup shredded medium yellow cheddar (Best if grated with food processor or by hand finely from a block)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mild white cheddar (Best if grated with food processor or by hand finely from a block)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (Best if grated with food processor or by hand finely from a block)

Instructions

  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, pimentos, onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne together.
  • Next carefully fold in all cheeses with a spatula until well mixed and combined throughout. Add to a container and refrigerate for 3 hours then serve. Use within 1 week.

Notes

Tip: If you’re looking to amplify this recipe, buy your cheeses in whole blocks and grate them finely yourself. Pre-shredded cheeses can sometimes be coated with preservatives that dull the sharpness and prevent flavor from really shining through.
Tip: If you want your pimento cheese to be super smooth without texture, just throw the ingredients in a food processor to smooth out to your preference.

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 572mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 434IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 290mg | Iron: 1mg