Homemade Pimento Cheese

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  • Homemade Pimento Cheese is an incredible topping for burgers, hot dogs or the gooiest grilled cheese. You can also enjoy it as a Pimento Cheese Dip and slather it onto crackers, crostini and more!

    easy pimento cheese spread recipe

    If you would have told me 5 years ago that I would be obsessed with pimento cheese, I would have thought you were crazy. Maybe I’m crazy, but I am obsessed with it. After visiting my friend Liz in Louisville and seeing pimento cheese on every menu, we decided we had to try it as a spread.

    It’s official, I think it should be slathered onto anything and everything {especially a burger}, crackers, crostini, made into a grilled cheese and also served as a Pimento Cheese Dip. One of our favorite local restaurants serves the best cheeseburger in town. It’s served medium, loaded with caramelized onions on brioche with pimento cheese, of course. The pimento cheese melts to cover the burger, which makes it the best cheeseburger of my life. Spoiler alert: I’ve had a lot of cheeseburgers.

    easy pimento cheese dip recipe

    This easy creamy pimento cheese recipe also makes a great dip or spread for crackers and veggies. Today for lunch I’m making a grilled cheese on sourdough with it. To continue my pimento cheese obsession, I’d love for you to share what you enjoy it with!

    pimento cheese recipe to top burgers make grilled cheese or serve as a dip

    If you haven’t tried Homemade Pimento Cheese, I encourage you to. I promise you it’s nothing reminiscent of the spread in the jar that still gives me the heebie-jeebies from the 80’s/90’s that my mom used to cover her celery.

    If you love this recipe as much as I do, please write a five star review and help me share on Facebook and Pinterest!

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    homemade pimento cheese recipe for burgers, grilled cheese or to dip

    Learn How to Make Homemade Pimento Cheese with this Easy Printable Recipe:

    Pimento Cheese

    Course Appetizer
    Cuisine American
    Keyword cheese, dip, spread
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 10 minutes
    Servings 8
    Calories 312 kcal


    • 8 oz cream cheese softened
    • 1/2 c mayonnaise
    • 2 c cheddar cheese freshly shredded
    • 1/3 c piquillo peppers diced
    • 1/8 tsp pepper


    1. In a mixing bowl/mixer, whip cream cheese until light and smooth.
    2. Add mayo.
    3. Stir in cheddar and peppers. Season with pepper.
    4. Refrigerate overnight.

    Recipe Notes

    shredding your cheese fresh makes all the difference in this recipe

    Nutrition Facts
    Pimento Cheese
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 312 Calories from Fat 261
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 29g45%
    Saturated Fat 13g65%
    Cholesterol 66mg22%
    Sodium 400mg17%
    Potassium 66mg2%
    Carbohydrates 2g1%
    Sugar 1g1%
    Protein 8g16%
    Vitamin A 840IU17%
    Vitamin C 9.9mg12%
    Calcium 231mg23%
    Iron 0.6mg3%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    ‘Tis the season for dipping – you can find all of my delicious dip recipes here. Let the holiday season commence!


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