Best Ever Homemade Pimento Cheese.

 This spicy whipped pimento cheese is the perfect simple appetizer or snack for any occasion. 

In the category of comfort food, especially comfort snacks, good pimento cheese is a staple for me. I honestly crave it. However, not all pimento cheese is created equal - meaning that it certainly is not all good. 

As with most things, homemade is best, and when you make a batch of homemade pimento cheese for your Book Club and one of the members tells you that she can’t stop eating it - you know you struck gold. I was honestly throwing things in a bowl that I thought would make the stuff good, but this is why I always take notes when I am cooking and write everything down. 

People say that every “good Southern woman” has her own pimento cheese recipe. I guess now I do too. 

This pimento cheese is thick and creamy, with a rich texture from the addition of cream cheese. It isn’t loaded with mayo, and has a nice bite from the dollop of tangy mustard I included (a tip from a coworker). It is perfect on warm pita or crackers, but pretzels are my favorite thing to dip - and of course it makes a killer sandwich. When I really want to kick it up a notch and turn my pimento cheese into a meal, I add a little crispy bacon and fresh tomato to my sandwich. There isn’t much better than that. 

 This spicy whipped pimento cheese is the perfect simple appetizer or snack for any occasion. 
 This spicy whipped pimento cheese is the perfect simple appetizer or snack for any occasion. 
 This spicy whipped pimento cheese is the perfect simple appetizer or snack for any occasion. 
 This spicy whipped pimento cheese is the perfect simple appetizer or snack for any occasion. 

Prep Time = 10 minutes / Active Time = 20 minutes / Total Time = 30 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup Cabot Seriously Sharp, grated 
  • 1 cup Cracker Barrel Extra Sharp, grated  
  • 7 ounces diced roasted red peppers  
  • 1/4 cup Duke's mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Grey Poupon dijon mustard
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • sea salt 
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire 
  • 1/4 teaspoon horseradish 
  • 4 teaspoons garlic powder 
  • 4 teaspoons onion powder 

Tips:

I decided to use a stand mixer to combine all of my ingredients. It isn't a must have, but it does help to achieve a creamy pimento cheese. 

Instructions: 

  1. Finely grate both blocks of cheese until you have 1 cup of each. Combine in the bowl of a stand mixer or large mixing bowl. 
  2. Dice up roasted red pepper into small chunks. Add to cheese mixture. 
  3. Add mayonnaise, mustard and cream cheese.
  4. Mix on low until well combined. 
  5. Add generous amounts of salt and pepper, followed by Worcestershire, horseradish, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix until well combined. 

Have a pimento cheese recipe you love? Share it with me in the comments section! 

 This spicy whipped pimento cheese is the perfect simple appetizer or snack for any occasion. 
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