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pimento cheese in mason jars with crackers and a spreader dipping in the cheese.

Southern Pimento Cheese

  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Homemade Southern Pimento Cheese is a staple in the south. It’s enjoyed as a dip, spread, appetizer and topping for just about anything you can conjure up!



  • 1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 oz. block extra sharp cheddar, shredded by hand
  • 4 ounces diced pimentos
  • 1 tsp. dry ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic salt with parsley


  • Place cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Beat with mixer for 3 minutes on high until creamy.
  • Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula and mix again for a few seconds.
  • Add mayonnaise and beat for 1 minute on high.
  • Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula and mix again for a few seconds.
  • Shred the cheese by hand and drain the pimentos. Add both to mixing bowl. Mix on low for 1 minute.
  • Add ground mustard, onion powder and garlic salt with parsley. Mix until blended well. 
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


Pimento cheese can be given as gifts in mason jars (ad), or enjoyed as a topping for burgers, fried chicken, or fried green tomatoes

  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Mixer
  • Cuisine: Southern

Keywords: pimento cheese, pimiento cheese, spreads and dips