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Pimento Cheese

This recipe is super simple and delicious, with many uses.  It can be used as a spread, dip, or sandwich.  It's a perfect companion for dill pickle chips!  Plus, the recipe can be easily halved if you don't need a larger amount.

About the Ingredients:

•  Velveeta-This has been around a long time, since 1918.  Not

    a real cheese but rather a processed form of cheese.  It

    tends to have a milder flavor and creamier texture which works              great for this recipe.

•  Sharp Cheddar cheese-Needed for that punch of flavor and texture.

•  Pimentos-These are mild sweet peppers  that come canned or in         jars.  You could also use diced roasted red  peppers.

•  Mayonnaise-Use your favorite brand. 

•  Sea salt & black pepper-Mix everything together and taste before         adding either one.

Homemade Pimento Cheese


•  1 box (16 oz) Velveeta original cheese

•  2 cups (8 oz) finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

•  1 jar (4 oz) diced pimentos

•  1 cup mayonnaise (I've always used Duke's)

•  Sea salt & black pepper; taste before adding

Chill the Velveeta in the freezer for 15 minutes (no more) before grating.



1.  Using a grater with large holes, shred the Velveeta into a large bowl.      I have successfully used the food processor for this step.  The                 Velveeta is meant to be a little creamy.

2.  Stir in the Cheddar cheese and pimentos; add mayonnaise and             fold in until the mixture is creamy. 

3.  You can serve right away or refrigerate until needed.




•  Make a sandwich (great toasted), or serve with crackers, as a                 topper for cocktail bread or cut-up with fresh veggies. 


•  Use pimento cheese to make stuffed celery sticks for a tasty


•  Add a half a diced jalapeno to the mix for a kick (or more to suit             your taste).

•  Add bacon, lettuce and tomato for the ultimate sandwich!  Soooo         good!


•  If you need to thin, add a little more mayo.


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