Mama did not always feel like cooking right away; here was a little snack to hold us over. Easy to do, with few ingredients already in your fridge and cabinets. Best served with Ritz® crackers, but you can spread on your favorite slice of bread and make a sandwich, if you prefer. Refrigerate when finished.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir shredded cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos, and sugar together in a bowl.

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Nutrition Facts

613 calories; protein 15.6g 31% DV; carbohydrates 13g 4% DV; fat 56.2g 87% DV; cholesterol 80.7mg 27% DV; sodium 1265.5mg 51% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2013
I have made pimento cheese since I was a child (I am 64) and from NC. This is my exact recipe (but I never measure) except I add ground black pepper to taste and I am VERY picky about mayo. I use only Duke's or Blue Plate (JFG if available). The Mayo is VERY important. If you MUST use a Yankee mayo add a teaspoon of lemon juice to make up for the bland taste. Using processed American cheese seems wrong to lots of people but the reason it is used is it melts nicely for toasted sandwiches and it keeps a LOT longer in the 'frige than "living" cheeses which mold quickly. Read More
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2 Ratings
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2013
I have made pimento cheese since I was a child (I am 64) and from NC. This is my exact recipe (but I never measure) except I add ground black pepper to taste and I am VERY picky about mayo. I use only Duke's or Blue Plate (JFG if available). The Mayo is VERY important. If you MUST use a Yankee mayo add a teaspoon of lemon juice to make up for the bland taste. Using processed American cheese seems wrong to lots of people but the reason it is used is it melts nicely for toasted sandwiches and it keeps a LOT longer in the 'frige than "living" cheeses which mold quickly. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2014
This is a great basic starter recipe. I made so many modifications to it that I don't know exactly what it would taste like. I added Serrano and Jalapeno peppers and roasted pimiento's. Great!! Read More