Pimiento cheese spread is one of those Southern comfort foods that doubles as a really delicious appetizer. If solace is what you're seeking, use the spread to make a sandwich on white bread, or grill it a la grilled cheese. If an appetizer is what you need, put it in a bowl and serve it on toast points or with crackers and celery sticks.

S. McKinney
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat the shredded Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, and softened butter in a mixing bowl with a mixer on low speed until well blended. Add the pimentos, garlic powder, salt, and sugar; mix to combine. Stir in the pecans.

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Cook's Notes

This recipe makes enough cheese spread for about six sandwiches, depending on how much pimento cheese you like on your sandwiches. As an appetizer, it can be served with crackers and celery sticks, or it can be served on toast points or crackers; the yield there is approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese spread per cracker.

This can be served immediately, but for best results, cover mixing bowl (or a smaller bowl, if you desire) with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator to allow flavors to combine, approximately one hour. Cheese spread will harden in the refrigerator; allow to stand at room temperature for about half an hour to reach spreadable consistency.

Nutrition Facts

388 calories; 36.8 g total fat; 72 mg cholesterol; 492 mg sodium. 3.6 g carbohydrates; 12.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2011
so good and easy! I added chopped black olives and served with finger vegies. So versitile All loved this! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/10/2012
I used 1/2 t. garlic and 1/4 t. salt and it is still has too much salt and garlic. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2011
so good and easy! I added chopped black olives and served with finger vegies. So versitile All loved this! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2011
so good and easy! I added chopped black olives and served with finger vegies. So versitile All loved this! Read More
(11)
Rating: 1 stars
01/09/2012
I used 1/2 t. garlic and 1/4 t. salt and it is still has too much salt and garlic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2019
This was very very easy to make and so tasty. I would suggest to add the garlic powder and salt to taste. I use Dukes Mayo which I love but any recipe I add it to I usually add less salt than called for. The pecans help to fancy it up a bit. I just love it and will make it again next week for a church get-together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2016
Added a few more pimientos...delicious! Definitely would make again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2020
Everyone loved this dip, I didn't put the pecans in tho, will be my go to for get togethers Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/04/2015
a great variation for the way I have been making pimento cheese. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/25/2011
Easy recipe but way too much garlic. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2014
Amazing! Didn't change a thing. This is so easy to make. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2014
I used 1/4 t. of garlic powder and it went out great. Read More