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Homemade Pimento Cheese

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This pimento cheese recipe is our absolute favorite and is so easy to make. Just a few simple ingredients from your fridge to create the perfect spread for sandwiches and more.

I am a lover of pimento cheese. Seriously — I could eat it on everything under the sun including my popular Blackstone Smashburgers.

homemade pimento cheese

I stopped buying pimento cheese from the store when I realized that I could make homemade pimento cheese — right in the comfort of my own kitchen.

homemade pimento cheese

Honestly, I don't know why I waited so long to make this from scratch. I used to have a friend that made it all the time and the flavor and taste was so much better than any I had ever had before.

How to Make Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread

Now, if you are Southern, then you know exactly what a homemade pimento cheese sandwich tastes like with a delicious and fresh homegrown tomato on top. YUM!

Start with all your ingredients. Most of these should be pantry staples, with the exception of pimentos.

Once you get all those ingredients gathered, simply dump them into a bowl for mixing. Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature. It will mix a lot better this way.

homemade pimento cheese

Then take a wooden spoon or a rubber spatula and mix it all together. Now — you can eat it at this point, but it gets much better if you place it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours first.

Once you let it rest in the refrigerator, now it's time to eat it! Grab your favorite bread and load it up.

I also enjoy eating pimento cheese on crackers too. It makes the perfect dip. Or — if you really want to be inspired, you can make these fun Pimento Cheese Bites

homemade pimento cheese

Some other options you can do is simply put it on bread and grill it to have a grilled pimento cheese sandwich or put it on top of a burger as I did.

The possibilities with this delicious homemade pimento cheese recipe are endless!

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Yield: 2 cups

Homemade Pimento Cheese

homemade pimento cheese

This easy pimento cheese spread is perfect for crackers, sandwiches, dips and more.

Prep Time 6 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 6 minutes


  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of shredded Processed cheese like Velveeta
  • 1/2 cup diced pimentos


  1. Whip cream cheese until smooth. Add in mayonnaise, sour cream, and garlic salt. Whip until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour, or until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1/4 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 484Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 954mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 20g

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Dayna Hemmelgarn

Friday 12th of April 2019

I love it and even though I have never tried putting it in pieces of celery as a filling I think that would be good. I am going to make some of this and try it in celery sticks.

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