Pimento Cheese

I can chow down on some pimento cheese!!! These days, it just isn’t something you spread on crackers. I see restaurants putting it on burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches. It has become quite the star! Everyone should have a trusty pimento cheese recipe in their possession should the occasion arise for a party, tailgate or fancying up a backyard burger!

No need to fear, my sister shared hers with me and now I am sharing it with you after bragging to anyone I know that her pimento cheese is just the damn best! Have I mentioned that my sister is a non-criminal Martha Stewart? Because she totally is. I keep telling her she needs to open her own catering and cake decorating business.

Anyways, without anymore babbling from me, here is the recipe!!! You can always add or tweak things to change it up. Some people want something really spicy, I would add a pinch of cayenne pepper or hot sauce. My sister throws in sunflower seeds from time to time. My favorite addition to any pimento cheese recipe? Splash of Worcestershire sauce. It really adds something!


What You Need

1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese (softened)

2 1/4 cups of extra sharp cheddar

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1 (4 ounce) jar of pimentos (rinsed and drained)

1/4 tsp of garlic powder

1/2 tsp of Worcestershire Sauce

What You Do

–Use a mixer to blend cream cheese until smooth.

–Add in the extra sharp cheddar cheese and keep using the mixer.

–Mix in the mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder.

–Stir in the pimentos.

–Place in a bowl with a lid or cover with saran wrap and chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.




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  • Reply July 26, 2016 at 7:29 am

    An absolute SOuthern classic. And yes, it is appearing in dishes now–crazy!

  • Reply carly July 26, 2016 at 8:49 am

    LOL @ a non-criminal martha stewart. I still don’t know how I never realized it was named after pimentos and not an actual type of cheese!

  • Reply laura July 26, 2016 at 9:31 am

    I’m so sad that we don’t have anymore of this at my house. It was honestly the BEST I’ve had. Soooooo yummy! And YES!! Your sister needs a catering/furniture making/cake decorating business stat.

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders July 26, 2016 at 10:40 am

    This really does sound so delicious! I’ve never really loved Pimento cheese, but I have been liking how everybody’s been adding it to their burgers or other recipes. It just makes me feel so Southern!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo July 26, 2016 at 10:58 am

    I could seriously eat that whole bowl!!!

  • Reply chelsea jacobs July 26, 2016 at 11:48 am

    YUM. I could eat so much of this!

  • Reply Teh Megan July 26, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Pimento cheese is a Charleston staple. I might have to try this recipe and see if it’s my jam.

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine July 26, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    There it is! Been waiting for this!! Going to make a batch for mr. Nine and I for our next binge watch and football season is just right around the corner!!! Yum!!

  • Reply caitlin @ candyfloss & persie July 26, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    oh man, this looks like bad news in the best way possible. YUM!!!!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph July 26, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    I love pimento cheese. I usually use Paula Deen’s son’s recipe.

  • Reply Amy @ The Crazy Wise Woman July 26, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I love me some pimento cheese too! My favorite is to use it for grilled cheese… it’s sooo good!

  • Reply emelia July 27, 2016 at 9:47 am

    YUM YUM YUM, do you do deliveries?!

  • Reply Cara July 27, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Mmm girl I’m making this asap! This sounds/looks so delicious!!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston July 27, 2016 at 11:18 am

    I should not have clicked on this since I’m so hungry right now LOL!! I’ve actually never had pimento cheese, but I love cheese lol! xo, BianaBlovedBoston

  • Reply Nadine July 27, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    YUMMMMM!!! I imagine this dish is very dangerous! Once you start, you can’t stop! Thanks for the recipe, definitely making this my next get together!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista July 27, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Holy deliciousness! I made a similar dip last Christmas and basically ate it with a spoon!

  • Reply Amy @ Getz Girl on Fire July 27, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Pimento cheese is like a love language of mine – soo good! I’m saving this to make my own!!!

  • Reply Duckie July 27, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Okay so I have never tried Pimento Cheese. I am a huge cheese lover though, so this recipe will be something I’d like to try!

  • Reply kristen July 28, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    i’m not gonna lie, i’ve heard of pimento cheese but i had no idea what it actually was lol. i like cheese though so i’ll give it a go!

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family July 29, 2016 at 6:36 am

    My mom and grandmother both made this a lot when I was younger. For some reason it wasn’t until I was an adult that I even remotely began to enjoy it. It’s still not one of my favorite foods, but I do like it now. I think it was the pimentos in it that turned me off of it as a kid. Anyway, random rambles aside, definitely good to have a go-to pimento cheese recipe! 🙂

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