Pimiento and Cheese Spread

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


2-3/4 cups

Updated: Apr. 19, 2022
This pimiento and cheese spread is a spicy, modern version of my mother's delicious recipe. Serve it stuffed in celery or spread on crackers or a sandwich. —Elizabeth Hester, Elizabethtown, North Carolina
Pimiento and Cheese Spread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 12 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, undrained
  • Assorted crackers and vegetables


  1. Shred the cheddar cheese; transfer to a large bowl. Add cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne; beat on low speed until blended. Drain pimientos, reserving 2 tablespoons juice. Stir in pimientos and reserved juice. Serve with crackers and vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 90 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.