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Pimento Cheese

southern pimento cheese spread

Pimento Cheese Spread is a Southern staple and can be utilized in both snacks and entrees!
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar cheese, pimento
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 32 servings
Calories: 56kcal
Cost: $10


  • mixing bowl
  • Food Processor
  • hand mixer
  • Measuring Spoons


  • 4 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 8 oz diced pimentos *see notes
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp seasoned salt


  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
    Pimento Cheese
  • Using a hand mixer, blend all ingredients until thoroughly combined.
    Southern Pimento Cheese Spread
  • Allow cheese mixture to sit in the fridge at least one hour to allow flavors to combine.
  • Serve on sandwich bread or with crackers.


*Diced Pimento are normally kept in the area of the grocery store next to olives and pickles.  If diced pimento is unavailable, two roasted red peppers will work as well.  Just make sure to remove seeds and fine dice the roasted red peppers. 


Serving: 4tbsp | Sodium: 72mg | Calcium: 34mg | Sugar: 1.6g | Fiber: 0.4g | Potassium: 66mg | Cholesterol: 11mg | Calories: 56kcal | Saturated Fat: 2.4g | Fat: 4.3g | Protein: 1.6g | Carbohydrates: 3.1g