Southern Pimento Cheese


Southern Pimento Cheese


2 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
8 oz cream cheese, softened
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper (Optional)
¼ tsp onion powder
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (Optional)
1 (4 oz) jar diced pimento, drained
salt and black pepper to taste


Step 1

Place the Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, onion powder, minced jalapeno, and pimento into the large bowl of a mixer. 

Step 2

Beat at medium speed, with paddle if possible, until thoroughly combined.

Step 3

Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

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