A friend of mine from work gave me this recipe. It is so easy and delicious and I don't usually like pimento cheese. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together the Cheddar cheese, pimentos, and garlic powder. Stir in the mayonnaise a little at a time, until the spread reaches your desired consistency. Refrigerate for 2 hours to let the flavor develop.

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Nutrition Facts

216.9 calories; 7.4 g protein; 1.8 g carbohydrates; 34.9 mg cholesterol; 255.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2009
This is a rating review from my daughter Emily who made this recipe. We had to do a couple of tweeks. To help this recipe be a success for her. I only helped her when she got a little confused on why it looked like shredded cheese with mayo and pimento. So here's the adjustment. We took out a hand mixer to break down the cheese and get it like the bought version you get at the local grocery store...This helped a lot. It lacked something but didn't add salt or pepper we added 1/2 tsp of paprika and to Emily's taste it worked. She was so proud of her self that she wants to make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/16/2010
A teaspoon of garlic was WAY TOO MUCH. If you try this recipe do not add a full teaspoon. It overpowered every other flavor in the pimento cheese. I couldn't even taste the pimento. Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2009
This is a rating review from my daughter Emily who made this recipe. We had to do a couple of tweeks. To help this recipe be a success for her. I only helped her when she got a little confused on why it looked like shredded cheese with mayo and pimento. So here's the adjustment. We took out a hand mixer to break down the cheese and get it like the bought version you get at the local grocery store...This helped a lot. It lacked something but didn't add salt or pepper we added 1/2 tsp of paprika and to Emily's taste it worked. She was so proud of her self that she wants to make this again. Read More
(61)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2012
I used half regular sharp cheddar half sharp white cheddar cheeses and added a couple good shakes of Frank's Hot Sauce. I made no other changes. PURE comfort food. The kids and I can't get enough of this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2009
This was my frist attempt ever at making pimento cheese. I haven't actually had the stuff since I was a child and it was always the stuff from the store. I have alot of jarred pimentos from my summer garden and decided to make this for a party. I doubled the recipe and made it exactly as written. I did not measure out the full one cup of mayo I just added it a little at a time until it was how I wanted it. Like the first reviewer I used a hand mixer to help incorporate the cheese. I did use a block of extra sharp cheddar and shredded it myself since I have read that the bagged shredded is no good for this kind of recipe. I did also add some of the juice from the peppers just to add more flavor. Just a few splashes maybe 3 or so tbsp of it. This was WONDERFUL! I love it! This will definitely be made again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2010
My mom makes her pimento cheese just like this...uses light mayo occasionally. The consistency is just like I remembered when she made it...perfect! I added a few shots of (Louisiana) hot sauce for a little kick. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2010
Great recipe. I was raised on pimento cheese in NC favorite was Stan's Pimento Cheese in Burlington. I put two jars of pimento in the one I make never enough of the pimentos. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/16/2010
A teaspoon of garlic was WAY TOO MUCH. If you try this recipe do not add a full teaspoon. It overpowered every other flavor in the pimento cheese. I couldn't even taste the pimento. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
Delicious! I used this as a sandwich spread and it was so tasty. I jazzed it up a bit with a touch of mustard and sprinkle of onion powder and a pinch of cayene for a little heat. Just threw everything in the blender for a smoother spread. I'll definitely use this again. Thanks for sharing this versitile recipe Rhonda. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2010
Yummy!! The garlic adds another subtle dimension to the flavors. I used sharp 2% cheddar and mild 2% cheddar (half and half) shredded in a food processor. Think I could eat the whole bowl now, but will try to hold out for lunch of a toasted Hearty Nut Bread (bread machine) sammich with home-grown tomato slices! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2011
I thought this recipe was delicious. I just started eating pimento cheese in the last few years. My husband bought me a food processor for Christmas so I was anxious to make my own pimento cheese. VERY good and simple too. We eat ours with pretzels its addicting. Read More
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