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Close up of a bowl of pimento cheese served with a cheese knife on a platter of crackers.

Pimento Cheese

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Chilling Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 2 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Creamy Pimento Cheese is a classic Southern appetizer dip and spread made from cheddar cheese and sweet pimento peppers. It’s a must-have on game day!


  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese, not pre-grated
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup finely diced roasted red peppers, patted dry
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and stir until combined and creamy. Refrigerate for 2 hours to allow the flavors to combine.
  2. Serve with crackers, pita chips, tortilla chips, or as a spread on sandwiches, as a burger topper, or on a bagel

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