Southern Pimento Cheese Recipe - A classic staple that finds its way on the table of any southern gathering. Made with cheddar cheese, pimentos, a touch a creamy and a dash of heat.
Whether you want a snack to munch on or you are having company over, this Pimento Cheese Spread is just the thing to cure that craving. This one is a southern tradition and I for one am so glad it is.
Making this at home with fresh ingredients makes all the difference in taste. It comes together very easily and is the perfect appetizer, but is also great on bread for a sandwich, grilled cheese, and it's amazing melted on top of fries.
My son particularly loves my Crawfish and Andouille Pimento Cheese Fries - If you don't like crawfish you can omit or use shrimp. I cannot say enough how good that dish is!
However or whatever you choose to serve it with, it's the perfect dip for your next picnic or party! Serve it with ritz crackers or assorted fancy ones. It pairs great with veggies for a low carb snack option.
The list goes on and on for this mighty southern pate! Just make sure you give this one a try! It gets rave reviews y'all!
What you need for Southern Pimento Cheese
- Sharp White Cheddar
- Sour Cream
- Cayenne Pepper
- Garlic Powder
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Southern Pimento Cheese
- 8 ounces white sharp cheddar cheese, freshly shredded
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 3 tablespoons pimentos
- ½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, (or to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, (or to taste)
- Freshly shred an 8 ounce block of sharp cheddar cheese.
- Add mayo, sour cream, pimentos, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and garlic powder. Combine by hand or with electric mixer for a smoother texture.
- Stir and refrigerate at least 2 hours or until ready to serve.
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If I could give this Pimento Cheese more than 5 stars, I would! As a Southern girl, I love, love, love me some Pimento Cheese, and this recipe is perfectly creamy with a hint of spice.
Brandi Burgess says
One of my top 5 favorite foods!!! I could LIVE off this stuff!
Thank you Brandi! I could live on it too!
MICHAELA KENKEL says
Made this over the weekend and it was SO GOOD!! Making it again for my mom's birthday party this weekend! Thanks for the great recipe!
Thank you Michaela! I hope your mom enjoyed it for her birthday!
Deb Clark says
Love the sour cream in this recipe. It gives it such a great tang - super tasty!
Julie Menghini says
We grew up eating pimento cheese and my mother loves it. I made her a batch of your recipe and she loved it. I don't think I can visit her until I make her some more!
Jennifer Stewart says
Pimento cheese is the bomb and I love putting it on burgers and especially grilled cheese sandwiches!
I LOVE Pimento Cheese and this homemade version looks and sounds out of this world!
Oh my word, easy, authentic and you can pronounce everything you put in it! Love this recipe!
debi at Life Currents says
Such a perfect recipe. My guests loved it when I served it this weekend at our happy hour! And it was easy for me to make!
Nikki - Soulfully Made says
Thank you for sharing with friends! That's the best compliment for any recipe!