PIMENTO CHEESE SPREAD – The Southern Lady Cooks

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Pimento cheese spread is easy and delicious.

Pimento Cheese Spread - The Southern Lady Cooks

Pimento cheese spread is one you will make over and over again and there will never be any left.  My family loves this spread and I make it whenever I am having guests over to watch football or anytime family comes so we will have something to munch on.  Serve with just about any kind of crackers or scoops or whatever you like.  You could double the recipe for a large group.  This keeps well several days refrigerated.  Use your own preferences on spices and hot sauce to make it your own. Southerners love pimento cheese and it is like a staple in the South!  You might also like our recipe for shrimp dip.

Pimento cheese spread ingredients needed:

Cheddar cheese

Jar of pimentos

Cream cheese


Black pepper

Garlic powder or minced garlic

Onion powder

Mayonnaise (I used Dukes)

Hot sauce, more or less

Smoked paprika

This recipe is one of many of you love! One person said they enjoy it on their burgers in the summertime. You may also love these delicious pimento cheese sausage balls.

Some of our favorite reviews: “Best pimento cheese on the planet! I make it every time my family gets together. It’s so good!” – Layne

“I had family over yesterday for my son’s birthday and served this as an appetizer along with a veggie tray. I have never had pimento cheese before – it was delicious! I will definitely be making this again.”- Karen

“Once you make homemade, store bought will never do again. I use a combination of mild and sharp cheddar.” – Rhonda

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Easy Pimento Cheese Spread

This Pimento Cheese Spread is a favorite when entertaining. You can easily double for a larger gathering.

Prep Time5 mins

Total Time5 mins

Course: Appetizer

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Pimento Cheese Spread

Servings: 3 cups

Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

  • 3 cups shredded or grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 4 ounce jar pimentos, undrained
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise I used Dukes
  • 5 to 6 drops hot sauce more or less
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
If it’s been in the fridge, let it set out a few minutes and stir before serving, the cream cheese does make it thick. 

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