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Homemade Pimento Cheese

This easy recipe is so much better than store bought!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 pound shredded cheddar cheese You can also make this using shredded Monterey Jack or any cheese of your choice or mix your cheeses.
  • 1 (4 ouncjar diced pimentos undrained
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish optional
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch cayenne or a few drops of hot sauce optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise


  • Mix all ingredients well. Serve with crackers or on bread.


I think this is best if chilled overnight.