Aunt Erma Lee's Smooth and Creamy Pimento Cheese


This is a creamy spread that is cooked. My Aunt Erma Lee was a great cook. Feel free to adjust the sugar to your taste. This is a great spread for sandwiches with soup. Try spreading it on buns with hamburgers or sloppy joes for a new twist! Soars above store-bought! Can be kept under refrigeration for up to one week.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins
11 cups


  • 1 (2 pound) loaf processed cheese food (such as Velveeta®), cut into 8 pieces

  • 2 (7 ounce) jars pimento peppers, drained and chopped

  • ¼ cup tarragon vinegar

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

  • ¼ cup white sugar


  1. Combine cheese food, pimento peppers, tarragon vinegar, mayonnaise, butter, and sugar in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over low-heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until the cheese and butter are melted completely, about 20 minutes.

  2. Pour mixture into sealable containers and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.

Cook's Note:

Creamy salad dressing (such as Miracle Whip(R)) works in place of the mayonnaise, if that's your preference.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

93 Calories
7g Fat
3g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 44
Calories 93
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 277mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 119mg 9%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 75mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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