I had the best pimento cheese at a resort in North Carolina and replicated it in my kitchen. Tastes great with flatbread crackers, topped with chow chow and a slice of pickled okra! Try it!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 quart
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Using the smallest holes of a box grater, grate half the Cheddar cheese. Grate the remaining Cheddar cheese on the next larger size holes.

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  • Stir together the Cheddar cheese, chives, roasted red pepper, cream cheese, pickle juice, mayonnaise, hot pepper sauce, and black pepper in a bowl until evenly combined.

Nutrition Facts

220 calories; protein 9.6g; carbohydrates 1.3g; fat 19.7g; cholesterol 47.6mg; sodium 327.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2010
Pretty good. Next time I won't use my kitchenaid to mix - you could no longer see the little bits of cheddar suspended in cream cheese. Perhaps a bit of lemon juice or something tangy and a pinch of sugar would round out the flavors? Loved the chives and would consider adding other herbs next time. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2010
Pretty good. Next time I won't use my kitchenaid to mix - you could no longer see the little bits of cheddar suspended in cream cheese. Perhaps a bit of lemon juice or something tangy and a pinch of sugar would round out the flavors? Loved the chives and would consider adding other herbs next time. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2011
I used mild cheddar cheese and this was pretty tasty. I am just not a Tabasco girl so the smell was a little off-putting. I'm sure it makes a ton if you follow the full recipe. I cut it down to two servings just to give it a try! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2011
I just made this and it is very good. I would recommend using a high quality cheddar cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2015
BEST Pimento Dip EVER!! I make it often for guests and everyone always loves it! Read More
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