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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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.
Recipe tips: I have 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.
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.
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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