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A tasty southern treat this Pimento Cheese Recipe is a classic that has easy ingredients and takes only minutes to whip up. The perfect sandwich or dip!

Pimento Cheese Recipe in bowl with crackers sticking out of it.

Living the majority of my life in the south a good Pimento Cheese Recipe was enough to solve all of life’s problems! Well, it did for me anyways.

It was always, well still is one of those recipes that I run to for comfort and flavor. Made with tasty ingredients that can be catered to your liking, this recipe is a great one to throw together in no time.

We like a little kick to our Pimento Cheese Recipe so we add a little extra heat to this recipe, but if that isn’t your style you can absolutely omit some of the ingredients.

Made into a sandwich or a dip, this is such a versatile recipe that we love either way and serve it depending on the occasion. It really makes a great party recipe!

With so many flavors shining through you are not going to lack in that area at all. This is full of flavor that you can taste with each and every single bite.

Some of my other favorite dip recipes that we have on our site include: Queso Dip, Smoked Crab Dip and Roasted Garlic Cream Cheese Dip.

Dip being held up on one cracker.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  • Being super versatile you can switch the flavors up to your liking.
  • This is great as either a dip or sandwich.
  • Easily doubled, this makes the perfect recipe for gatherings.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (FULL RECIPE BELOW):

Sharp cheddar cheese block
Cream cheese
Mayonnaise
Pimentos
Scallions
Jalapeno
Hot sauce
Garlic powder

Ingredients needed to make a Pimento Cheese Recipe.

HOW TO MAKE A PIMENTO CHEESE RECIPE:

  1. Grate the cheddar cheese and place it in a large bowl with the cream cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos, scallions, jalapenos, hot sauce, and garlic powder. 
  2. Mix together with an electric hand mixed until fully combined. 
  3. Serve immediately or place in the fridge until ready to use.

Step by step photos on how to make a Pimento Cheese Recipe.

DO I HAVE TO USE BLOCK CHEESE?

Yes! This is really important, we always like to use the fresh non-bagged cheese for this recipe as bagged cheese has preservatives in it where block does not.

If you use bagged cheese it will not stick together as we want it to in the recipe and the outcome will not be the result intended for this recipe.

WHAT IS THE FLAVOR BEST CHEESE TO USE FOR THIS RECIPE?

We highly suggest using sharp cheddar, that way the cheese flavor does not get overpowered by the other ingredients in the recipe itself.

If you want a toned-down flavor you can use a medium or mild cheddar, but you will have less of that cheese flavor.

Other cheeses that we have used that you can try include: pepper jack, white cheddar, colby jack, etc. Just make sure that it is a firmer cheese.

CAN I MAKE THIS LESS SPICY?

Absolutely, if you are not a fan of the spice in this recipe you can absolutely fix that!  Just leave out the jalapeno and hot sauce, you can add some cayenne or chipotle powder to give it a little smokiness if you’d like.

Sandwich with Pimento Cheese Recipe split in half showing filling.

HOW TO STORE:

This can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator where it will keep for up to 10-14 days.

I do not recommend freezing this recipe as it tends to separate.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Serve with your favorite crackers, chips, or veggies as a dip. Or, spread it on a sandwich! You can also make an incredible grilled cheese with this spread.
  • Make sure you use a block cheese.
  • There are various flavors of cheese you can try, we prefer sharp cheddar, see my tips above for suggestions.
  • This can be eaten at room temperature or chilled.
  • If you are not a fan of spice leave out the jalapeno and hot sauce.
  • We do not recommend freezing.
  • This can easily be doubled to serve more people.

Pimento Cheese Recipe in sandwich with one cut side facing up showing filling.

Looking for the best dip or sandwich that is truly full of flavor? Then you have to whip up a batch of this super easy Pimento Cheese Recipe.

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5 from 4 votes

Pimento Cheese Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
A tasty southern treat this Pimento Cheese Recipe is a classic that has easy ingredients and takes only minutes to whip up. The perfect sandwich or dip!
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Grate the cheddar cheese and place it in a large bowl with the cream cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos, scallions, jalapenos, hot sauce, and garlic powder.
  • Mix together with an electric hand mixed until fully combined.
  • Serve immediately or place in the fridge until ready to use.

Notes

  1. Nutritional value is for dip alone.
  2. Serve with your favorite crackers, chips, or veggies as a dip. Or, spread it on a sandwich! You can also make an incredible grilled cheese with this spread.
  3. Make sure you use a block cheese.
  4. There are various flavors of cheese you can try, we prefer sharp cheddar, see my tips above for suggestions.
  5. This can be eaten room temperature or cooled.
  6. If you are not a fan of spice leave out the jalapeno and hot sauce.
  7. We do not recommend freezing.
  8. This can easily be doubled to serve more people.

Nutrition

Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1100IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Appetizer, Sandwich
Cuisine American

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