The Best Homemade Pimento Cheese Recipe

Homemade Pimento Cheese - This stuff is amazing! So easy to make and 100 times better than the prepacked stuff.

Pimento cheese made from scratch is 100 times better than the store bought stuff.  It’s so easy to make, too!  

Pimento cheese is the perfect cracker spread or on a sandwich.  Make a grilled cheese, add it to a burger, stuff celery or use it as a dip! The possibilities are endless.  

Here in the south, this stuff is a staple and we will eat it on almost anything. THE BEST!

Homemade Pimento Cheese - This stuff is amazing! So easy to make and 100 times better than the prepacked stuff.

I don’t use cream cheese in my, why? Because my aunt taught me differently and I think it tames the tangy sharp cheddar taste too much.  

Homemade Pimento Cheese - This stuff is amazing! So easy to make and 100 times better than the prepacked stuff.

How To Make Homemade Pimento Cheese

So grate the sharp cheddar cheese, by hand or my favorite way is with the food processor.  

Mix the cheddar cheese, pimentos, mayonnaise, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder (basically, all the ingredients) together in a bowl and refrigerate.

Keep refrigerated for at least two hours before serving.

Our favorite way to enjoy this easy homemade pimento cheese is with grilled smoked sausage and jalapeno on a saltine. This is a must try!

This was introduced to us, as an appetizer, by my sister-in-law one night while having dinner at a barbecue restaurant. Now we make it at home and as a meal.

You can serve it any way you like. You can just serve it as a pimento cheese spread, pimento cheese sandwiches. You can make a killer burger by topping it with this amazing spread.

If you’re a fan of cheddar cheese, this will go with anything. But we do recommend it with the sausage, man it’s a perfect bite!

Homemade Pimento Cheese - This stuff is amazing! So easy to make and 100 times better than the prepacked stuff.

This is so tasty I promise you need to try it.  Cool, pimento cheese, warm smoky grilled sausage with the fresh crisp flavor of jalapeno.  To die for!

You can also use serrano peppers, I’m too big of a wimp for those.

Homemade Pimento Cheese - This stuff is amazing! So easy to make and 100 times better than the prepacked stuff.

The Best Homemade Pimento Cheese Recipe

Homemade Pimento Cheese - This stuff is amazing! So easy to make and 100 times better than the prepacked stuff.
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The Best Homemade Pimento Cheese Recipe

Homemade Pimento Cheese – This stuff is amazing! So easy to make and 100 times better than the prepacked stuff.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dip, Spread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, cheese ball, homemade pimento cheese, picnic, recipe, snack, summer
Servings: 8
Calories: 258kcal
Author: Don’t Sweat The Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounce jar pimentos, drained
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne (or more if desired)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions

  • Use a food processor or hand grate the cheese.
  • In a large bowl, stir pimentos, mayonnaise, cayenne, salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder until combined.
  • Stir in cheeses until well blended.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 455mg | Potassium: 28mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6.5% | Vitamin C: 0.5% | Calcium: 20.6% | Iron: 1.3%

 

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Comments

  1. Reply

    This looks so yummy! I’ve never made anything like this before :]

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Edye!

  2. Reply


    Pimento Cheese is one of our favorites here at the cottage, wow how do people get through life without Pimento Cheese. Your recipe looks awesome. Hope you are having a fantastic day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  3. Reply


    This looks yummy. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda

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