Friday, April 25, 2014

Southern Style Pimento Cheese

Southern Pimento Cheese

Actually I suppose all pimento cheese is Southern.  Here's a simple recipe of pimento cheese that is good for serving on crackers, topping a homemade pizza,  or for making a grilled pimento cheese sandwich.  I'm going to a "livermush party"  next week, and I'll take some pimento cheese that will be good to add to a livermush sandwich.

Here's the recipe for Southern Pimento Cheese:

Southern Pimento Cheese

2 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ cup Duke’s mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)
1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimento, drained or 4 ounces grilled sweet pepper
Salt and black pepper to taste

Place the Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayo, cayenne pepper, and pimento in the large bowl of a mixer.  Beat at medium speed with paddle until thoroughly combined.  Season to taste with salt and black pepper.


Use a good extra sharp Cheddar.

Duke's mayo is a must for this.

I used half of this jar of grilled peppers.
Mix all ingredients together in large bowl of mixer until blended.

Ready to enjoy.

If you've only tried the commercial pimento cheese, I suggest making your own.  It's less expensive and it is ever so much better. 


  1. How about some diced jalapenos in there? :)

    1. Well, I don't like hot spicy foods, but Patrick always adds Texas Pete to his pimento cheese.

  2. I miss southern food a lot ... especially Eastern NC style BBQ and Brunswick Stew. These Kansas City folks insist on smothering everything with tomato based barbecue sauce, and that's just not right.
    I did finally find a great local restaurant with Southern style food. The restaurant is called "Chicken • Macaroni & Cheese", and their slogan is "That Good Taste". The peculiar name and slogan are surprisingly effective.