"My mom made this recipe for Christmas 2002. She had nothing written down but I loved it so much I asked her how she did it and she wrote it down for me. All the measurements are approximate so if you find something that works better, let me know!" — TANAQUIL
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1 1/2 cups
shredded processed American cheese food
cream cheese, softened
1 (2 ounce) jar
chopped pimento peppers
This is my mom's recipe, and my sister submitted this, so I have to leave my comments about what I do differently...I usually sub sour cream for the cream cheese, its easier to stir. I also let this mellow in the frig a bit before serving. I love the kick the cayenne pepper gives this! Thanks, Mom! Love you!
I'm not sure if you have to grow up eating Pimiento Cheese in order to enjoy it; if so, it explains why my husband and I didn't care for this much. But since I've never eaten it before, I can't comment on how this Pimiento Cheese rates in comparison to others. I used sharp cheddar, but added a lot more than called for because the original just tasted like mayo to me. I made tea sandwiches and took them to church, where they met mixed reviews. Some loved them, but a few of the kids threw theirs away. Sorry--won't be making this again, but you might like it if you already like Pimiento Cheese.
Scrumptious! I used real cheddar in lieu of processed cheese food and reduced fat cream cheese and mayo. I increased the pimento to 3 oz. and added freshly ground black pepper as well as a dash of worstershire. TIP: try it on bread with juicy tomatoes and crisp lettuce.
I took this to a church gathering and got rave reviews...everyone loved it and ate all my sandwiches. I used shredded sharp chedder cheese instead of the processed stuff. Excellent!
I was looking for a good recipe for Pimento Cheese, and this was TERRIFIC! After reading other reviews, I decided to use sharp cheddar cheese (two 8-oz. blocks) instead of processed cheese. Even my husband, who's hard to impress, raved over this recipe. There's no doubt I will make this again and again...Thanks for sharing! :)
Cadillac is right!!! I only changed one thing. Instead of processed cheese food, I used bagged, shredded sharp cheddar cheese and it was absolutely EXCELLENT!!!
Great simple recipe. I used lite ingredients so I saved a few calories but it tasted as good as the first time I made it. I used 4 oz. pimento's, 2 cup of low-fat cheddar cheese,low fat onions & chives cream cheese, about 1 tbsp of light sour cream, lite mayo not quite a 1/2 of cup.lite mayo.cup, Cayenne pepper to taste. I also added sliced salad olives just for fun. Put in middle of tray with sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, and party rye bread. Simple and easy appetizer.
I had my doubts but this turned out so good. I changed a few things but I chalk it up to personal taste so I still give it 5 stars. I used a little garlic salt instead of garlic powder and light cream cheese and half light mayo/half regular mayo. I used the small block of Velveeta shredded and it wasn't enough cheese so I added some mild cheddar. The only thing I might advise others to change is to add more cheese if you prefer yours to be less mayo"naissy".
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cadillac Pimento Cheese
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 136
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