Southern Pimento Cheese


This wonderful version of pimento cheese can be used for grilled cheese sandwiches, as a spread for crackers, or served alongside your favorite fried green tomatoes.

Original recipe makes 3 cups


2 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimento, drained
salt and black pepper to taste

  • PREP

    10 mins


    10 mins


  1. Place the Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, onion powder, minced jalapeno, and pimento into the large bowl of a mixer. Beat at medium speed, with paddle if possible, until thoroughly combined. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.


Calories: 208 kcal
Carbohydrates: 2.1 g
Cholesterol: 44 mg
Fat: 19.9 g
Fiber: 0.2 g
Protein: 6.3 g
Sodium: 261 mg