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Pimento Cheese Spread Recipe
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Pimento Cheese Spread

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"A zippy spread-in-a-jar that is good with crackers, for stuffing celery, or as a spread in finger sandwiches."

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, mash the pimentos using a fork. Mix in cheese, onion, Worcestershire sauce, and mayonnaise. Season to taste with garlic powder and black pepper. Spoon mixture into a container large enough to hold the pimento spread, and store in the refrigerator.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 11, 2003

This was a delicious and fast recipe. I had this in Kentucky this spring and couldn't wait to get the recipe. Wonderful on crackers!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 16, 2003

The onion amt. is in error. Either the writer used a sweet vidalia onion (my guess) or they lost their tongue in the war. Use 2T or less grated raw onion or you suffer onion overkill. Traditionally in the south this is made with Velveeta cheese which is why folks my not find it tasting like mom made. It makes the recipe taste sweeter.


20 Ratings

Sep 11, 2003

Not at all what I was expecting: I was looking for a cheesy filling/spread for my sandwiches, and I got a yellowy onion smelling mush. I tried to eat it, though, but I couldn't have a second bite: I was feeling like munching in an onion. The good point is my girlfriend wasn't close to me at that time (actually, nobody was close to me), for I think she might have wanted to break up with me only because of my breath ;). I may have done a mistake, but I think a whole raw onion for a pound of cheese is WAY too much. Sorry.

Sep 11, 2003

This isn't like th stuff you buy in the stores, it's BETTER!!! Quick and easy with a great flavor. Just enough mayo to incorporate everything, not overpower the pimento and other flavors.

Jun 22, 2009

Vadalia onion and 4oz of cream cheese help immensely

Jan 23, 2009

I liked the recipe. I have tried it with cream cheese before, and think it would be a nice addition to this recipe. I read the reviews before making and also reduced the onion to about 2 tbsp. I added more mayo also. Maybe a bit too much because I didn't drain the pimentos because I like the extra flavor it adds.

Sep 11, 2003

Not what I was expecting. This did not go over well at all. It certainly did not taste like mom's pimento cheese. I had to promise my husband to pitch this recipe. Sorry.

Nov 16, 2006

I absolutely love this spread. I have never liked the pimento cheese that you buy at the store, and until 1999 had naever had any I liked. A co-worker gave me this recipe and I have been making it every since....


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  • Calories
  • 63 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 91 mg
  • 4%

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

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