Homemade Pimento Cheese

pimento-cheese-dipHomemade Pimento Cheese

Do you have any idea how many Vacation Bible Schools I have attended where at least on day the snacks were 1/4th of a pimento cheese sandwich and a cookie? The number is way up there. It always seemed like that was some unwritten Baptist rule.  Must serve sweet tea and deviled eggs at potlucks; must serve watered down orange koolaid and pimento cheese sandwiches at VBS. Seriously though, my Memaw used to make us the best homemade pimento cheese(this is her recipe). She was a Methodist, but we have forgiven her for that. A little heads up on Memaw, If you have seen “Keeping up Appearances”, I am almost positive they based the Hyacinth character solely on Memaw. This recipe is great for sandwiches or as a dip. Back to the pimento cheese, it is so versatile it is used on sandwiches, as a dip, in deviled eggs, in pastry cups, on veggies, and  I have even heard of pimento cheese chips.


4 oz. (1/2 package) cream cheese, softened

1 cup grated sharp cheddar

1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese

¼ cup mayonnaise

2½ tablespoons pimentos, chopped

¼ tsp. kosher salt

⅛ tsp. ground black pepper

⅛ tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. Creole seasoning(optional)

1/2 tsp. Cajun seasoning (optional)


The great this about this recipe is everything but pimentos, I keep in my kitchen year round.




In the bowl of a stand mixer(or by hand, electric mixer or food processor), beat the cream cheese until smooth.

pimento-cheese-3Add the remaining ingredients and continue to mix on medium speed until well combined. Can be served as sandwich, in a bread bowl or with crackers.




3 Comments Add yours

  1. Great idea for the holidays! We need a variety of cheese!

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    1. Words that have never been said “that’s too much cheese!” LOL


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