Whatcha Makin' Now?: Pimento Cheese Spread


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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pimento Cheese Spread

Family Favorite: Pimento Cheese Spread

Growing up my grandma always had 2 things in her refrigerator when we visited: Prices Cheese Spread and salsa. We would go through the whole container of cheese spread quickly. I was a pretty picky eater as a kid so I'm kind of surprised I liked it so much.

When I realized I could make my own Pimento Cheese Spread I ran to the store....okay I drove....I only run if I'm being chased. We almost always have all the ingredients on hand, so I just had to buy Pimentos. (I've never bought them so I had to do a little searching - they are buy the canned veggies and beans.)

Family Favorite: Pimento Cheese Spread

This recipe comes together so quickly! You could eat it right away but I let it chill for about 30 minutes before digging in.

Plus, anytime I make a recipe that reminds me of my grandma, it's a good day.

Family Favorite: Pimento Cheese Spread

Pimento Cheese Spread

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 1/2 tablespoons pimentos, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup grated sharp cheddar
1/2 cup grated mild cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese and mayo until smooth. Add in the pimentos, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cheeses and mix until combined, about a minute. 

Pour into a bowl with a lid and refrigerate until chilled, 30 minutes, before serving. 

Serve with crackers. I've also heard people use to make a sandwich! 


  1. Dude, I don't even like pimento cheese, but these pictures just might make me a convert!

  2. Pimento cheese spread was really popular when I lived in North Carolina as a teenager. I'm sure it still is. At the time it wasn't my favorite, but your spread looks really good.


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