Pimiento Cheese (It’s a Southern Thang)

Pimiento cheese is one of those recipes that won’t win any prizes for how it looks, but it’s delicious and really easy to make! If you’ve never heard of it, don’t worry, it’s a Southern thang.

Simple Version

Stir all the ingredients together and keep chilled:

¾ c. mayo

2 oz. pimientos or roasted red peppers, drained and diced

½ t. soy sauce

1/4 t. onion powder

1/8 t. chili powder or 1/4 t. hot sauce

8 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded

Fancier Version

Mix all the ingredients together and chill before serving.

4 oz. pimientos or roasted red peppers, drained and diced

¾ c. mayo                    

4 oz. cream cheese      

8 oz. Cheddar cheese  

½ t. soy sauce

¼ t. chili powder (Chipotle chili powder is especially good here.)

¼ t. garlic powder

¼ t. onion powder

Pimiento cheese tastes great on crackers or sandwiches, and it’s much tastier than the kind from the store.

Find more dips and spreads here.

pimiento cheese

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *