This is the best pimento cheese you will ever have! Its creamy texture makes it excellent for sandwiches or for eating on crackers. Serve at room temperature.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
2 1/2 cups
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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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  • Beat the cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; add Cheddar cheese and continue beating until light and fluffy. Beat in mayonnaise and garlic powder; stir in pimento. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.

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Nutrition Facts

221 calories; protein 7.5g 15% DV; carbohydrates 2.3g 1% DV; fat 20.8g 32% DV; cholesterol 51.3mg 17% DV; sodium 253mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2010
Gourmet on a budget! I tried and loved it as written but to change it for a party, I added some of the diced ham pieces, some chopped pickeled jalepeno's, celery salt and used roasted red peppers! Spread this on spinach tortilla wraps and sliced for finger food! This was the first tray to be emptied and even the guys ask for the recipe!! Thank you! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/11/2011
Was ok not the pimento cheese recipe i was looking for. Lost my grandmothers recipe in a move from texas. Read More
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95 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 73
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2010
Gourmet on a budget! I tried and loved it as written but to change it for a party, I added some of the diced ham pieces, some chopped pickeled jalepeno's, celery salt and used roasted red peppers! Spread this on spinach tortilla wraps and sliced for finger food! This was the first tray to be emptied and even the guys ask for the recipe!! Thank you! Read More
(60)
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2009
This is delicious...I found this recipe after I discovered the pimento cheddar spread at the grocery store (which I LOVE) costs $5!!! This recipe is just as good, if not better, and makes twice as much for less money. I followed other reviewers suggestions and added the liquid from the pimento jar...it helped make the mixing easier and adds more pimento yumminess. Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2009
Delicious!!!! Didn't realize it was so easy to make Pimento Cheese. If I'd known I would have been making this years ago. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2011
This is delicious and so very easy to make! I have never made pimento cheese before and I will never purchase it again I will always make my own. The first time I made this was for Thanksgiving and I followed the recipe as written and everyone loved it! Second time I made this for Christmas and I used Miracle Whip instead of the mayo and it's really great with that also nice change! That added a very slight sweetness and it was "sharper" in flavor. I served this with assorted crackers (wheat rye butter sesame & onion). I will definitley use this recipe again for sure! Thanks so much for sharing:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
I've made this and it's gone in the same day! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2010
Fabulous! I use roasted red peppers in a jar in place of the pimentos a really good sharp cheddar and light cream cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2010
This was great. It reminds me of the Pimento Cheese my grandmother used to make. Use as a sandwich spread or stuffed in jalapenos as an hors d'oeuvre. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2010
I forgot to take a picture of this delish spread. Darn I ate it all! I also used most of mine for the fried Mac n' Cheese balls. I will definitely make this again! Next time I will save a little of the drained pimento juice so I can make the spread a little more spreadable. It would give it more pimento flavor as well. Loved it!! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
Calories per serving doesn't mention how much is in a serving. HELP! Delicious! But next time I'll measure the garlic powder. I might have gotten a little heavy handed when I sprinkled in more than a dash. Now I have to wait for it to chill so I can taste it AGAIN! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/11/2011
Was ok not the pimento cheese recipe i was looking for. Lost my grandmothers recipe in a move from texas. Read More
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