Southern Pimiento Cheese Spread

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


1-1/4 cups

Updated: Aug. 23, 2023
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.
Southern Pimiento Cheese Spread Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  1. Combine cheese, pimientos and mayonnaise. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Serve with crackers.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 116 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.