Party Pimento Cheese Spread

Pimiento cheese spread is one of those Southern comfort foods that doubles as a really delicious appetizer. If solace is what you’re seeking, use the spread to make a sandwich on white bread, or grill it a la grilled cheese. If an appetizer is what you need, put it in a bowl and serve it on toast points or with crackers and celery sticks.

Original recipe makes 6 servings


2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 (4 ounce) jar chopped pimentos, drained
1 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon white sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans

  • PREP

    15 mins


    15 mins


  1. Beat the shredded Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, and softened butter in a mixing bowl with a mixer on low speed until well blended. Add the pimentos, garlic powder, salt, and sugar; mix to combine. Stir in the pecans.


Calories: 388 kcal
Carbohydrates: 3.6 g
Cholesterol: 72 mg
Fat: 36.8 g
Fiber: 1.3 g
Protein: 12.7 g
Sodium: 492 mg