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Great Pimento Cheese Recipe
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Great Pimento Cheese

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"I guarantee this will be the best pimento cheese you have ever tasted. You should cover it and refrigerate for a few hours to let it set up, but I usually can't wait that long to eat it! "

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings
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    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Stir together the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise until smooth. Add the grated onion, the drained tomatoes with green chilies, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir in the Cheddar cheese. Refrigerate until set, at least 2 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 05, 2009

Wow! what a recipe. Soooooooo good and low carb too! I finely chopped 2 jalapenos (less seeds) to kick it up. Great on crackers or as a sandwich. Thanks

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 21, 2009

It's reasonably good, but why call it Pimento (pimiento?) Cheese when it doesn't contain any pimiento at all?


11 Ratings

Feb 03, 2012

The recipe itself is good but it has two major problems. It is NOT pimento cheese or at least nothing that I've ever recognized as pimento cheese. That however is not why I docked the star. I didn't drain my Rotel tomatoes (because the recipe didn't say anything about draining) and the end result is more of a dip than a cheese spread. You should put "drained" after the tomatoes in the ingredient list. I made the recipe as is mixing in a food processor. We will enjoy this dip that is not pimento cheese. I will probably make it again and will be sure to drain the tomatoes.

Feb 22, 2012

The fact many questioned this recipe does not actually call for pimento is moot, it tastes just like traditional pimento cheese only pumped up a bit (there are peppers in the Rotel, and it is a pepper after all!). It is DELICIOUS! I highly recommend making it 1-2 days ahead of time. I did not grate the onion but chopped it very fine. Thank you! I will definitely make this again!!

Feb 11, 2010

The first batch I made with the white onion and thought it was way too strong. The second batch, I added a bunch of green onions, chopped. This recipe goes together in about 5 minutes and it is absolutely delicious. I took it to a work function and it received many raves and requests for the recipe.

Dec 21, 2009

where are the pimentos?

Feb 10, 2011

this was really easy, it was very good for stuffing celery. i didn't use onion.

Dec 21, 2009

This was an excellent and tasty recipe. I noticed that other reviews asked why there was no pimento in this recipe, and all you had to do was read what was in the recipe to figure that out. It was very good anyway.


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  • Calories
  • 142 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.7 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 245 mg
  • 10%

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

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