Homemade Pimento Cheese Recipe

– 3 cups white cheddar cheese shredded thick on a box grater (or get thick cut) – 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded thick on a box grater (or get thick cut) – 4 oz cream cheese softened – 2 cups Mayonaise Hellmann’s (or Duke’s if you can find it) – ½ cup diced pimentos drained – ¼ cup green onions minced, light and dark parts – ¼ cup pecans toasted and chopped


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The best Pimento Cheese recipe is so Southern and really easy to make at home! This simple cheese spread comes together with a handful of ingredients: mayonnaise, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, scallions, and diced pimentos. It has the addition of crunchy toasted pecans that makes it even more special.

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4 cup



prep Time

5  min


What is Pimento Cheese? A pimento (in Spanish spelled pimiento) is a type of chili pepper that is red, heart-shaped and is about 3-4 inches long and 2-3 inches wide. It has sweeter flesh than a regular red pepper. You may even find some spicy pimentos.

Tips for the Best Pimento Cheese Recipe – It’s such a basic recipe, so it’s essential to buy the best ingredients to make the cheese spread. – A very nice sharp flavored cheddar will make the pimento cheese even more delicious. – The cheese should be grated thick, so a simple box cutter works great to shred the cheese (or buy pre-shredded thick cheddar).


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