Homemade Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese Recipe

By Erin Huffstetler | 04/26/2016 | 4 Comments
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Pimento cheese is too good to be just a southern thing. If you’ve never had it before (or you’ve only had a grocery store knock off), this is your chance to treat your taste buds to something truly special. While most grocery store pimento cheese has a smooth, spreadable consistency, this recipe makes a slightly chunkier spread. It’s what you’d expect to be served, if you ordered a pimento cheese sandwich at a really good deli. And it’s the only way I serve it at my house.

Pimento Cheese Recipe

Prep Time:

5 mins

Ingredients:

16 oz. sharp cheddar (2 bags)
1 cup mayo
4 oz. diced pimentos, drained
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
black pepper to taste

What You Do:

Pimento Cheese Ingredients

Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl.

Finished Pimento Cheese

Then, transfer to a food processor and pulse, until you reach your desired consistency. I like to leave mine a little bit chunky.

If you have time, chill your pimento cheese before you serve it. This will give the flavors a chance to meld. But honestly, it’s good right away, too.

To Serve:

Spread it on bread for a pimento cheese sandwich, or use it to top crackers. For a real treat, try a grilled pimento cheese sandwich. Bonus points, if you add bacon.

For a Low-Fat Version:

Substitute plain yogurt for half of the mayo.

Pimento Cheese and Homemade Sweet Pickles

I like to put a couple homemade sweet pickles on top of my pimento cheese sandwich. It adds just the right touch of sweetness and crunch.

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Homemade Pimento Cheese

Homemade Pimento Cheese

Description

Treat your taste buds to homemade pimento cheese. This recipe puts grocery store pimento cheese to shame.


  • Author: Erin Huffstetler, myfrugalhome.com
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. sharp cheddar (2 bags)
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 4 oz. diced pimentos, drained
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl, and chill before serving.
  2. Then, transfer to a food processor and pulse, until you reach your desired consistency.
  3. To serve: Spread it on bread for a pimento cheese sandwich, or use it to top crackers. For a real treat, try a grilled pimento cheese sandwich.

Notes

  • For a low-fat version: Substitute plain yogurt for half of the mayo.

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Comments

  1. My older son and I *love* pimiento cheese. It’s so hard to find some in the stores that isn’t mushy. I’ve been meaning to make some myself and just stumbled on your website for the first time today, so I think that’s a sign. Can’t wait to try this recipe (and one or two of your other DIY things).

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