Pimento Cheese

Have y’all ever had Pimento Cheese? I know. It’s a Southern thing and those of you who live South of me are rolling your eyes. Of course you’ve had pimento cheese.

Those of you who live North of me? Not so much.

I’d like to change that.

I’d like to bring pimento cheese to all of you.

I’d like to slide down your chimney with a bag o’ cheese and smear it all over each of your angelic sleeping faces so that when you wake in the morning you’ll have a delicious treat to enjoy. It’ll be like Christmas morning, but worse because I’ll be covered in gross chimney stuff.

Now, this stuff is really good as a cracker dip. Try it, live it, love it. Then put the crackers away and make yourself lunch. Two slices of bread, some butter, a couple big scoops of pimento cheese, and a hot skillet. The absolute very best grilled cheese you will ever eat in your life, guaranteed.

Print
4 from 1 vote

Pimento Cheese

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Servings: 16 servings
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy recipes, holiday recipes, party recipes
Calories: 127 kcal

Now, this stuff is really good as a cracker dip. Try it, live it, love it. Then put the crackers away and make yourself lunch. Two slices of bread, some butter, a couple big scoops of pimento cheese, and a hot skillet. The absolute very best grilled cheese you will ever eat in your life, guaranteed.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese freshly grated
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons jarred diced pimento
  • 1 teaspoon grated onion optional, I leave it out for the onion haters
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until creamy and well combined.
  2. Serve as a dip or sandwich filling.
Nutrition Facts
Pimento Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 221mg 9%
Potassium 22mg 1%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 4.5%
Calcium 11.1%
Iron 0.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.


adapted from Paula Deen