The absolute best Pimento Cheese recipe is so simple to make at home! You can make this homemade pimento cheese into a sandwich, a dip, or serve with crackers and veggies. Any time I serve this people beg for the recipe. It is just that good!
Pimento cheese is just a combination of cheddar, cream cheese, mayo, spices, and the key ingredient, pimento peppers. Pimento peppers are a sweet round bright red pepper. The color of the pepper combined with the already orange cheddar cheese is where pimento cheese gets it’s signature color. Pimento peppers aren’t frequently found fresh but are sold jarred in most grocery stores. You can usually find them near the olives or in the specialty foods. Almost all recipes that use pimentos, including this one, use jarred, so you won’t have to worry about tracking down fresh ones.
PREP TIME: 10M
TOTAL TIME: 10M
YIELD: ABOUT 2.5 CUPS
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
4 ounces diced pimentos, drained
1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
HOW TO MAKE IT:
With an electric mixer, mix the cheddar cheese and cream cheese together. Mix for 2-3 minutes.
Add in the mayo and mix.
Add in the garlic powder, paprika, onion powder and dry mustard. Stir everything together.
Mix in the pimentos.
Refrigerate for at least 10-15 minutes before serving.