This wonderful version of pimento cheese can be used for grilled cheese sandwiches, as a spread for crackers, or served alongside your favorite fried green tomatoes.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, onion powder, minced jalapeno, and pimento into the large bowl of a mixer. Beat at medium speed, with paddle if possible, until thoroughly combined. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

207.8 calories; protein 6.3g 13% DV; carbohydrates 2.1g 1% DV; fat 19.9g 31% DV; cholesterol 44.2mg 15% DV; sodium 229mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2014
Hey ya'll! Thanks for all the great reviews--I am so flattered! Thanks, also, for not making the recipe completely different than written and then stating how you don't like it. I don't understand that. Thanks again. Don't forget to use EXTRA-SHARP cheddar cheese! **UPDATE 6/24/2011** Thanks to Yakaty for suggesting the addition of worchestershire and mustard. It makes this even better IMO! Thanks again to all for the reviews! PS If it ain't Duke's, it ain't mayo! ;) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/12/2014
All pimento cheese recipes apparently aren't equal. I definitely didn't like the cream cheese in it at all. The garlic was out of place as well. I'll keep trying other recipes, this is not what I was hoping for. Read More
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  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2014
Hey ya'll! Thanks for all the great reviews--I am so flattered! Thanks, also, for not making the recipe completely different than written and then stating how you don't like it. I don't understand that. Thanks again. Don't forget to use EXTRA-SHARP cheddar cheese! **UPDATE 6/24/2011** Thanks to Yakaty for suggesting the addition of worchestershire and mustard. It makes this even better IMO! Thanks again to all for the reviews! PS If it ain't Duke's, it ain't mayo! ;) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2010
This was without a doubt the best pimento cheese I've ever had! I omitted the jalapenos, and bumped up the cayenne a bit since I like my pimento cheese with a bit of a bite to it. Other than that, this recipe is flawless. Thank you so much for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2009
This is exactly the way I've always made Pimento Cheese (minus the jalepeno). I took some to work once and 4 people told me it was the best they've ever had. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2012
If I could give this 10 stars, I would. This is phenomenal! After eating the store bought all my life, I knew there had to be something better than that . I found a guy at a farmer's market who sells it homemade but he was charging $8 for a tiny container. After much griping from the hubby about spending that much on pimento cheese every week, I finally decided to try it myself & I am so glad I did. This blows farmer's market guy out of the water. The 1 tiny change I made was that I just used a hand mixer to mix the cream cheese, Mayo & spices. I folded in the grated cheese, jalapeno, & pimentos so it would maintain a chunky texture. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2009
First time trying this and I liked the concept. True to form, I increased the cayenne just a little for a longer finish, added a tad of dry mustard, and some worcestershire sauce in the spirit of Beer Cheese soup. This recipe didn't need it from my tasting but it fit my taste. Time to give it to the troops to try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2015
This is a favorite at our house. I always make my own pimento as well, since the jarred stuff is so expensive. Just broil or roast a red pepper until the skin is black, stick in a plastic bag to cool, then peel off the skin and clean out the seeds. Fresh pimento! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/11/2014
All pimento cheese recipes apparently aren't equal. I definitely didn't like the cream cheese in it at all. The garlic was out of place as well. I'll keep trying other recipes, this is not what I was hoping for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2011
This is really good. A gourmet grocery store by my house used to sell pimento cheese in a jar that was expensive. They used to sample it and it was so good. I had been looking for a recipe to duplicate it and this is very close. I left out the optional ingredients and I didn't have pimentos but I had some small diced red peppers and used that. I made 1/2 recipe and it made about a cup and a half. The only thing that seemed to be missing was the sharper taste of the spread the store sampled and then I realized that the recipe suggested "extra-sharp cheddar" so I would use that specifically. The cheese should also not be pre-shredded, both are important for the flavor and texture. This will be great with crackers or to make grilled cheese out of this week. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2013
Jalapeno is optional although it is good to make a double batch of this and add Jalapeno to the second batch. Make a grilled cheese from the Jalapeno batch using raisin bread, top burgers with it or add it to grits! There are countless ways to use Pimento cheese. And for heavens sake don't use Miracle Whip! The BEST mayo for pimento cheese is Duke's!! Hope you enjoy is as much as we do. Read More
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