Recipe courtesy of Virginia Willis

Pimento Cheese

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 cups



  1. Combine the cheese, mayonnaise and onions in a bowl. Stir until well combined. Add the pimentos and hot sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with crackers and celery sticks. 
  2. Making ahead: The prepared cheese filling can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Cook’s Note

t's tempting to use pre-grated cheese, but pre-grated cheese sometimes contains additives that prevent clumping. It's better to freshly grate your own so the pimento cheese will be creamy--and additive free.