Easy Pimiento Cheese

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


16 servings

Updated: Jan. 24, 2023
Every good Southerner has their own easy pimiento cheese recipe. It's wonderful on crackers, in a sandwich with a fresh summer tomato, inside a grilled cheese sandwich or plain with some crackers. —Josh Carter, Birmingham, Alabama
Easy Pimiento Cheese Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/3 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 jars (4 ounces each) pimiento strips, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 block (8 ounces) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 block (8 ounces) extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


  1. In a large bowl, combine first 5 ingredients. Add cheeses and stir to combine. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 238 calories, 23g fat (7g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 286mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.