Pimento cheese is so easy to make and delicious.

Pimento Cheese Recipe

This pimento cheese recipe has so much down home goodness, it’s practically at the top of my comfort foods list. I’ll be in Charleston, South Carolina this weekend for a blog conference, and hope to indulge in different versions of pimento cheese while I’m there. Many restaurants feature pimento cheese sandwiches with fried green tomatoes or fried pickles. Yum!

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This is the easiest recipe for pimento cheese.


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Basic Pimento Cheese Recipe

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon red (cayenne) pepper or paprika
  • 4 oz. jar diced pimento (drained)
  • 8 oz. sharp white cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 8 oz. sharp yellow cheddar cheese (shredded)


In a large bowl blend the first four ingredients, then stir in the drained diced pimento.

Combine mayonnaise and pimento mixture with the shredded cheese. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with fresh cracked pepper.


Serve pimento cheese with toast and pickled okra!


Recipe tips:

I’ve made pimento cheese with low-fat mayonnaise but I don’t recommend it. The taste is so much better with the real thing. I also shred the cheese myself, because freshly shredded cheese will combine better with the mayonnaise mixture.


Pimento cheese with yellow and white cheddar.


Serve straight from the bowl or on a bed of lettuce. I enjoy eating pimento cheese on toasted baguette rounds or crackers. When I want to get really fancy I add pickled okra or pickled asparagus.


Pimento cheese with all the fixins.


I hope you will try this simple pimento cheese recipe. It’s comfort food at its best any time of the year. Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to pin this for later.


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4 thoughts on “Pimento Cheese Recipe

  1. Diane Layman says:

    Well, this not only looks so appetizing, but your photography is amazing! I will try this weekend to make and let you know. This is also one of my favorites. Reminds me of my Mom. We used to go to Skillern’s drug store and order toasted pimento cheese sandwiches with a small side of potatoe salad and pickles for lunch! Great memories!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Comfort food brings back the best memories for me too! David was out of town when I made the pimento cheese, but had some today after I left for the blog conference. While I was at the airport I got a text telling me, not to lose this recipe. He didn’t know I posted it on the blog today! (rolling eyes emoji)

  2. Liberty says:

    I love pimento cheese! I’ve tried homemade recipes, but didn’t care for them— maybe yours would do the trick. Thank you for sharing at Best of the Weekend!

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