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Southern Pimento cheese recipe. This photo shows a container of southern pimento cheese on celery and on crackers.

Southern Pimento Cheese Recipe

Pimento Cheese is a southern staple. This is an easy and delicious southern Pimento Cheese recipe!
Prep Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Dips, Lunch
Cuisine American, Southern

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounce jar of diced pimentos drained
  • 3 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • I medium jalapeno deseeded and finely diced
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • a few grinds of black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Grate a good sharp cheddar cheese on the medium holes of a box grater
    cheddar cheese shredded on a box grater
  • Place cheese into a bowl along with:
  • 4 ounce jar of diced pimentos drained
  • 3 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 medium deseeded and finely diced jalapeno
    finely diced jalapeno
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • a few grinds of black pepper
  • Stir together
  • Add more mayonnaise as needed for taste and texture
Keyword pimento cheese