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Pimento Cheese

pimento cheese recipe


Pimento Cheese is a southern staple that is perfect for any occasion. It is great for sandwiches, on top of a burger, or even as an appetizer served with crackers as in the picture above. The basic recipe has only a few ingredients: cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, and pimentos. I like to add even more spice to the cheese by using a lot of pepper, hot sauce, and worcestershire sauce but use these ingredients to your own taste.

I really started liking Pimento Cheese after a friend of mine, Laura, made it for a party. I always thought Pimento Cheese had too much mayonnaise and not enough spice until I had her recipe. She definitely changed my mind!


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Ingredients / Directions:     Printable PDF

  • 4 cups of Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 3-4 tablespoons Light Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip
  • ½ jar of Pimentos
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot Sauce
  • Salt and LOTS of pepper
  • Cavender's
  • This is an “eyeball it” recipe. In a large mixing bowl, add the cheese and mayonnaise and mix together
  • Add the pimentos, couple dabs of Worcestershire and hot sauce, salt, and lots of pepper. Stir all together
  • Add more mayonnaise, worcestershire and hot sauce, salt, and pepper to your liking.


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