appetizers & snacks, lunch box, vegetarian

Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese

I love pimento cheese! We had pimento cheese sandwiches quite a bit as kids. Every time I see a dish with pimento cheese on a restaurant menu (fritters, burgers, dip, etc.), I’m probably going to order it. Most stores sell pimento cheese dip in the prepared food section, but I find it hard to find it made like I remember having when I was a child. Plus, it’s cheaper to make your own! This is great to eat as a spread on crackers, or it can be warmed in the oven and eaten as a warm dip. I’m putting it on crostini later (with other ingredients) for an appetizer.


  • 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • 2 tbsp diced pimentos (from jar)
  • ½ tsp Tabasco
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese


Beat cream cheese until it’s no longer lumpy. Add mayo and beat again until cream cheese and mayo are well-blended.

Add pimentos and tabasco and stir to combine. Add shredded cheddar, one cup at a time, stirring after adding each cup. Stir until all ingredients are combined.

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