- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 4 ounces diced pimentos, drained
- 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
- With an electric mixer, mix the cheddar cheese and cream cheese together. Mix for 2-3 minutes.
- Add in the mayo and mix.
- Add in the garlic powder, paprika, onion powder and dry mustard. Stir everything together.
- Mix in the pimentos.
- Refrigerate for at least 10-15 minutes before serving.
Correct spelling is “pimiento”
Technically it’s spelled Pimiento or Pimento, depending on where you are. I did some research before I named it so I would know which version readers would be searching for the most and I ended up going with Pimento. Wikipedia even spells it “Pimento”. So the correct spelling for the pepper is “Pimiento” but the cheese spread can be either depending on where you are.
We always called them pimentos growinging up
same here! <3
Kate H says
I definitely wouldn’t have found this if you spelled it the other way! Pheww! 🙂
<3 hope you love it
This is new to me as a Northern Canadian girl but it sounds great. What do you serve it with? Crackers, toasts, veggies? All sound that they would be good but wondering what is traditionally served.
I normally just serve it with crackers or I made mini sandwiches with it.
I make it and stuff bell pepper slices, they are a crowd pleaser
Linda Isenhour says
Grilled pimento cheese sandwich..yum
On celery sticks
Don’t you just wish that the ‘smart’ people of the world would get over themselves???
You go girl !!!! ????
Ms. Peach says
My Mom back in HS in the 40’s took,Home Economics learning how to make pimento cheese. She got upset at her Teacher so in order to get even so,to speak, Mom put Cayenne pepper in her version she prepared. Guess what the Teacher ❤❤❤ it. The Rest is history. Still made that way today. Mom grates her own blend of cheese. Usually cheddar and whatever else she had on hand. With a good quality Mayo.
I love that story!!
Shirley M Freeman says
The instructions are to mix mayo and milk in but….the recipe does not mention the milk. How much milk is recommended? Many thanks.
There isn’t any milk in this recipe 🙂
Shirley M Freeman says
Whoops….sorry…my copy is splattered (well used) and now looks like “milk” instead of mix! My bad!!! Love the recipe and make it often.
oh haha ok 🙂 Glad it’s a well loved recipe though! <3