Pimiento Cheese

Total Time:
5 min
5 min

8 to 10 servings (about 3 1/2 cups)

  • 1 (8-ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar
  • 1 (8-ounce) package shredded white Cheddar
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar pimientos, with juice
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper

Mix the shredded cheeses together with the pimientos. Stir in the mayonnaise. With a metal spoon (pimientos will stain plastic or wood), stir until the mixture is well blended. Add salt and pepper to taste and stir again. Keep covered in the fridge until ready to use.

Serve with corn chips or bread.

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    I increased the pimentos by about 1/2 and added just a touch of grated sweet onion to kick up the flavor just a bit.
    I started making this for an appetizer at my son's birthday party --- since then when anyone in my family has a social gathering they call me to make them this. I do not use the onions and it is still GREAT! I usually serve mine with french bread. My husband takes any leftovers to work and they have sent back a personal request asking for more. I wasn't a pimento cheese fan until I tried this recipe
    Great recipe...add a little garlic for some kick!
    My family loves pimento cheese spread but my recipe is a little different. I use the shredded sharp and mild cheddar (1pkg.each) and the diced pimentos BUT I use my Grandma White's homemade dressing recipe instead of the jarred mayo from the store. Below is the recipe...
    1-2-3 Dressing( I usually double the recipe 2-4-6 as I said my family loves
    pimento cheese)
    2 TBLS vinegar
    3 Tbls granulated sugar
    Beat all ingredients together with whisk . Cook in a double boiler( I usually do it in a sauce pan though) stir continually until mixture looks like a custard. Let cool pour over cheese and pimento stirring until mixture is blended .More of a spread instead of a dip.
    This is a wonderful recipe for Pimeinto cheese..we loved it, and will make again..One of our favarite for sandwiches.
    And for Chris from Owingsmills, MD,who stated that the recipe called for 8oz of both cheeses..Ir only calls for 6oz of each..reason for the bowl full of cheese with not enough liquid..I always, if it is not creamy enough, I add a bit more mayo..
    I tried this dip for the first time about a year ago, my mother made it for a family gathering and everyone absolutly loved it. When I make the recipe I don't use white cheddar because of the cost so I substitute it with any bag of shredded cheese. My favorite thing to eat the cheese with is large frito scoops, it is absolutly delicious. Thanks Paula!
    The recipe says to use 8 ounces each sharp cheddar and white sharp cheddar. It also says to use 4 ounces diced pimientos and 1/2 cup mayonnaise.

    With that said, I bought an 8 ounce block each yellow and white cheddar and a 4 ounce jar diced pimientos.

    I used my food processor to shred the cheeses, and I proceeded to mix the ingredients.

    What I wound up with was a very "hard to mix" bowl of basically shredded cheese that, in mixing, managed to "smash" the cheese back together.

    I can barely taste anything but the cheese. I feel like I have this big bowl of just cheese.

    So I watched the video of Ms. Deen making the recipe again, and I noticed that it looks like she has at least TWICE the pimientos.

    When she's done (barely) mixing the ingredients, she has a loose and creamy mixture. Nothing like what I came up with at all.

    Considering the ingredients cost me at least ten dollars, I will get another 4 ounce jar of pimientos and mix them with some more mayonnaise and see if I have something that remotely resembles what hers looks like.

    I wish these people would consider what they put us through when they put these recipes together!!
    I had not ever thought to put white cheddar into pimiento cheese! It was great and added a little zing! Thanks for the tip Mrs. Paul! Have a great week!
    Philippians 1:3-6
    Couldn't be easier to make.... great with Fritos and FABULOUS on a hamburger! I dice up a jalapeno in it for some kick.
    I grew up with this basic recipe and it always brings back memories of growing up.
    We always ate it with crisp celery. Use extra sharp cheddar!
    A little too bland for me. Bobby's Pimento Cheese is much better and almost a simple.
    My grandma used to make homemade bread
    and would make pimento cheese to put on it. But she would chop sweet midget pickles fine and add a little of the juice to the mayo. Great!
    A good, creamy pimento cheese that is not too heavy.
    Made this for our "Friday Night Poker Party" and it was a BIG HIT! I did add a bit more ZIP to it though! I used 8oz of Pepper Cheese, instead of the White Cheddar Cheese and a 4oz can of Diced Green Chilies and a few dashes of Hot Sauce.
    Better than my mom made when I was growing up... great for parties!
    Try using shredded Swiss, pepper Jack, and adding a couple of garlic dill pickle spears.Just adjust the cheese-to-mayo proportions. The pickles really add some zest!
    Simple to make and delicious to serve and eat. Great for a casual luncheon or dinner with fresh, home-made bread or crackers and veggies.
    This was sooooo good, and so easy!! I mixed up a batch and my family loved it (we had it on Ritz crackers). It was even better the next day, I brought it to work and shared with everyone and they all loved it!!! I must of gave the recipe to 5 people!
    This recipe is so easy and delicious. I used Miracle Whip in place of mayonnaise, and a little more than recipe calls for. No comparison to the ready-made store bought pimento cheese!
    We lOVE this dip. It is great and quick.
    This was so wonderful. Never found one so good. Donna Williams 438A Firetower Road Elizabeth City NC 27909
    We had this at our son's graduation party - everyone loved it - it's an easy appetizer to make for someone who is challenged in the kitchen.
    I had never had any pimento cheese dip before. I thought it had a very odd flavor. Probably won't try this one again.
    This is great, refreshing easy to make and great on crackers or bread.
    This better with twice the pimento (drain it; why add water to pimento cheese?), more mayo, a squirt of prepared mustard, and American cheese instead of the white cheddar.
    This is a really easy recipe, but the richness of the cheese needs to be contained. I added jalapenos for spice, and next time I will add cucumber slices and serve on toasted bread. A little of this spread goes a long way. Jamieson agrees.
    Too bland without about a quarter to a half teaspoon of Worcestershire. That might be the missing "kick" another reader referred to. A little extra pepper (as in "twice what the recipe calls for") didn't hurt either. I halved the recipe and made sure to use the juice from the pimientos and it was plenty moist and easy to mix.
    This is very easy and delicious!!!!! I added a dash of hot sauce to kick it up a bit!!
    My family couldn't find enough crackers or bread to put this on. It's easy and well liked.
    Great but I tried it a second time and melted the cheese and it was better.
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