Southern Pimiento Cheese Spread Recipe
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Southern Pimiento Cheese Spread Recipe

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A classic Southern comfort food, Pimiento Cheese Spread, is used as an appetizer with crackers, corn chips or celery. It is also smeared between two slices of white bread for sandwiches and as a topping for hamburgers and hot dogs.—Eileen Balmer, South Bend, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained and finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers) equals 116 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 144 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Combine cheese, pimientos and mayonnaise. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with crackers. Yield: 1-1/4 cups.
Originally published as Pimiento Cheese Spread in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2011, p161

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Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"I made this for our annual family Easter party with the following changes. I added 2 ounces of cream cheese, I used sharp Cheddar cheese and about 3/4 cup of cheddar Jack cheese, I put in 2 ounces of pimiento instead of 4 and added seasoned salt to taste. I served it with lavish bread style crackers.

It was so good people asked for the recipe and I will be making this again."

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