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Pimiento Cheese
Prep Time
15 mins
Chill time
1 hr
Course: Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 cups
Author: Lauren Pacek
  • 16 oz cheddar cheese, freshly grated (see notes)
  • 8 oz package of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup pimientos, diced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  1. Using a hand mixer (or stand mixer), cream the cheese, cream cheese, and mayonnaise together until completely combined.

  2. Add the pimientos, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper and stir until combined.

  3. Refrigerate, covered, for about an hour before serving.

Recipe Notes

Notes: Two notes about the cheese:

  • I used 8 oz of mild cheddar and 8 oz of sharp cheddar
  • I think that it's important to freshly shred/grate your own cheese versus using the pre-shredded bagged stuff. It tastes better, has a better texture, and is cheaper!