EASY PIMENTO CHEESE SPREAD

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Pimento cheese spread is easy and delicious.

Pimento Cheese Dip

Pimento cheese spread is one you will make over and over again and there will never be any left.  My family loves this spread and I make it whenever I am having guests over to watch football or anytime family comes so we will have something to munch on.  Serve with just about any kind of crackers or scoops or whatever you like.  You could double the recipe for a large group.  This keeps well several days refrigerated.  Use your own preferences on spices and hot sauce to make it your own. Southerners love pimento cheese and it is like a staple in the South!  You might also like our recipe for shrimp dip.

Pimento cheese spread is great for tailgating or just about any gathering.

3 cups shredded or grated cheddar cheese

1 (4 ounce) jar pimentos, undrained

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 cup mayonnaise (I used Dukes)

5 to 6 drops hot sauce, more or less

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

Combine all ingredients and mix with mixer.  Makes a little over 3 cups.  Enjoy!

Note: If it’s been in the fridge, let it set out a few minutes and stir before serving, the cream cheese does make it thick.

Pimento Cheese Spread

5 from 1 vote
Easy Pimento Cheese Spread
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

This Pimento Cheese Spread is a favorite when entertaining. You can easily double for a larger gathering.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pimento Cheese Spread
Servings: 3 cups
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks
Ingredients
  • 3 cups shredded or grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 4 ounce jar pimentos, undrained
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise I used Dukes
  • 5 to 6 drops hot sauce more or less
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients and mix with mixer.
Recipe Notes

If it's been in the fridge, let it set out a few minutes and stir before serving, the cream cheese does make it thick. 

 

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7 Comments

  1. Linda Ramirez says:

    All the Pimento cheese I’ve ever had,(store bought only) always tasted kind of sweet to me. Like it had sweet pickles, or something. This doesn’t. Is this the traditional way, or is there more than one way. Both taste great to me. I was just wondering.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      There are hundreds of ways to make it, Linda. Some people like pickles in it and some people like a little sugar in it, too. I don’t know if there is a traditional way. Mostly based on taste, I guess. Thank you for your wonderful rating and we are so happy you liked ours. My son-in-law would live on it. lol.

  2. Do you use sharp or mild cheddar cheese?

  3. KAREN BECKER says:

    I had family over yesterday for my son’s birthday and served this as an appetizer along with a veggie tray. I have never had pimento cheese before – it was delicious! I will definitely be making this again.

  4. Stop in from Christine blog and I can see why your family loves this spread. I’m also a big fan of pimentos.
    If you find the time stop in for a cup of coffee

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