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John's Pimento Cheese Spread Recipe

John's Pimento Cheese Spread

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"A friend of mine from work gave me this recipe. It is so easy and delicious and I don't usually like pimento cheese. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    2 hrs 10 mins


  1. Stir together the Cheddar cheese, pimentos, and garlic powder. Stir in the mayonnaise a little at a time, until the spread reaches your desired consistency. Refrigerate for 2 hours to let the flavor develop.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 02, 2009

This is a rating review from my daughter Emily who made this recipe. We had to do a couple of tweeks. To help this recipe be a success for her. I only helped her when she got a little confused on why it looked like shredded cheese with mayo and pimento. So here's the adjustment. We took out a hand mixer to break down the cheese and get it like the bought version you get at the local grocery store...This helped a lot. It lacked something, but didn't add salt or pepper, we added 1/2 tsp of paprika and to Emily's taste it worked. She was so proud of her self that, she wants to make this again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 16, 2010

A teaspoon of garlic was WAY TOO MUCH. If you try this recipe, do not add a full teaspoon. It overpowered every other flavor in the pimento cheese. I couldn't even taste the pimento.

Jul 20, 2012

I used half regular sharp cheddar, half sharp white cheddar cheeses and added a couple good shakes of Frank's Hot Sauce. I made no other changes. PURE comfort food. The kids and I can't get enough of this.

Nov 02, 2009

This was my frist attempt ever at making pimento cheese. I haven't actually had the stuff since I was a child, and it was always the stuff from the store. I have alot of jarred pimentos from my summer garden and decided to make this for a party. I doubled the recipe and made it exactly as written. I did not measure out the full one cup of mayo, I just added it a little at a time until it was how I wanted it. Like the first reviewer I used a hand mixer to help incorporate the cheese. I did use a block of extra sharp cheddar and shredded it myself, since I have read that the bagged shredded is no good for this kind of recipe. I did also add some of the juice from the peppers, just to add more flavor. Just a few splashes, maybe 3 or so tbsp of it. This was WONDERFUL! I love it! This will definitely be made again!

Jan 20, 2010

My mom makes her pimento cheese just like this...uses light mayo occasionally. The consistency is just like I remembered when she made it...perfect! I added a few shots of (Louisiana) hot sauce for a little kick. Yum!

Mar 16, 2011

Delicious! I used this as a sandwich spread and it was so tasty. I jazzed it up a bit with a touch of mustard, and sprinkle of onion powder, and a pinch of cayene for a little heat. Just threw everything in the blender for a smoother spread. I'll definitely use this again. Thanks for sharing this versitile recipe, Rhonda.

Apr 27, 2010

Great recipe. I was raised on pimento cheese in NC, favorite was Stan's Pimento Cheese in Burlington. I put two jars of pimento in the one I make, never enough of the pimentos.

Feb 01, 2011

I thought this recipe was delicious. I just started eating pimento cheese in the last few years. My husband bought me a food processor for Christmas, so I was anxious to make my own pimento cheese. VERY good and simple too. We eat ours with pretzels, its addicting.


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  • Calories
  • 217 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 20.3 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 256 mg
  • 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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