Pimiento Cheddar Spread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


32 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I was a theater major in college, and our director's mother always made sure we were well fed. I was particularly fond of her pimiento cheese sandwiches and tried making a similar spread for crackers. It tastes just as good as I remember! —Katrina Jameson, Brandon, Mississippi
Pimiento Cheddar Spread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 jars (4 ounces each) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 4 cups)
  • Saltines


  1. In a large bowl, mix cream cheese, pimientos, mayonnaise and onion until blended. Stir in cheddar cheese. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Serve with crackers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 70 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 102mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.