Pimiento Cheese Spread Recipe


Homemade pimiento cheese spread is easy to make, with Cheddar cheese, diced pimiento, mayonnaise, onion, and pepper.

Step 1

Combine cheese and half of Parmesan cheese. Mix together lightly. Knead in 4 T. of mayonnaise until mixture is creamy and smooth.

Step 2

Work in remaining cheese, garlic, onion, pimientos and 1 T. reserved pimiento liquid, dash of Cayenne pepper and small pinch of dry mustard. Knead just enough to mix well; add remaining mayonnaise.

Step 3

Let stand 30 minutes.

Step 4

Serve on bread or with crackers.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 2 C. finely shredded extra sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 1/2 C. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/3 C. mayonnaise, divided
  • 1 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 1 T. grated onion
  • 1 1 (4-ounce) jar diced pimientos, drained but reserving liquid
  • 1 Cayenne pepper
  • 1 Dry mustard

About this Author

Jackie Houska an iChef.com member who donated this recipe.