Southern Pimiento Cheese Spread Recipe
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Southern Pimiento Cheese Spread Recipe

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A classic Southern comfort food, this 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
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: 116 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g 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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bonito15 User ID: 6959830 262035
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2017

"I looked all over for different pimiento spreads and this is absolutely the best - plain and simple and just delicious"

gramnow User ID: 8321926 224286
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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