Pimento Cheese Spread Recipe made with chopped pimento peppers, shredded cheddar cheese, cream cheese and mayo. Quick and easy as cracker topping or a sandwich filling for your next party!
Cheesy spread with chopped pimento is a classic holiday get-together appetizer that we serve every year. It's easy to whip up, even for a last-minute appetizer or snack. Skip the deli section pimento cheese and make this simple homemade version with just a handful of ingredients.
This Pimento Cheese Spread is quick and easy to whip up. Simply stir together softened cream cheese, mayo, shredded cheddar cheese and chopped pimentos. Add salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and apple cider vinegar to taste. Serve with buttery round crackers or as mini sandwiches.
- Start by mixing softened cream cheese, cheddar and mayo in a medium glass bowl.
- Add chopped pimento peppers, apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice), Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
- Use cheese spread right away on crackers, or cover and chill in the fridge for 1 hour for even better flavor.
- cream cheese
- cheddar cheese
- pimento peppers
- apple cider vinegar
- Worcestershire sauce
What are pimento peppers and where to find them?
Pimento peppers are small, red chili peppers. They are sweet and more flavorful than red bell peppers but very similar in taste. They are very mild and not spicy at all. You can most often find them in small jars, already chopped. Look for them next to roasted red peppers in jars, the same aisle you will find olives and such.
How to use pimento cheese?
Besides spreading it on crackers (buttery round type, like Ritz), you can use it to make sandwiches. It's also perfect spread on a soft tortilla with a few slices of deli ham, rolled and sliced. You can also reduce the amount of mayo to make the mixture even thicker, scoop tablespoon size balls and roll them in herbs or chopped nuts and serve as an appetizer with pretzel sticks.
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Pimento Cheese Spread
- 4 oz. cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 2 cup shredded sharp cheddar
- 3 tablespoons chopped pimento peppers
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese, mayo and shredded cheddar cheese.
- Add chopped pimentos, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Serve right away or cover and chill for one hour for even better flavor.
This recipe was originally published on December 19th, 2018 and updated on September 9th, 2019.