Southern Pimento Cheese

Southern Pimento Cheese

Appetizers and Snacks Dips and Spreads Cheese Dips and Spreads Cold Cheese Dips

This wonderful version of pimento cheese can be used for grilled cheese sandwiches, as a spread for crackers, or served alongside your favorite fried green tomatoes.

Servings per recipe: 12
Calories per serving: 208
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 10m


  • 2 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional)
  • 1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimento, drained
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  • 1   Place the Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, onion powder, minced jalapeno, and pimento into the large bowl of a mixer. Beat at medium speed, with paddle if possible, until thoroughly combined. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 19.9g 31%
    Saturated Fat 9.0g  
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 229mg 9%
Potassium 43mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 2.1g  
Dietary Fiber 0.2g  
Protein 6.3g 13%
Sugars 0g  
Vitamin A 819IU  
Vitamin C 8mg  
Calcium 150mg  
Iron 0mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 0mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 2mg  
Folate 4mcg