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!
Cheese dips and spreads are so quick and easy to make, just like my Pepperoni Pizza Dip or the Chili Queso Dip.
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
- ½ cup mayo
- 2 cup shredded sharp cheddar
- 3 tablespoons chopped pimento peppers
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ 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.
Do you drain the pimentos from the jar before using?
Yes, I do. Hope this helps!
Yummy! I used part sharp cheddar and part Gouda. Next time I will leave out the salt, just a personal preference...... but this is a great recipe. Thank you 😋
Sounds great, Peg! Thank you!
Alice Adams says
I found your recipe today, so I made a trip to buy pimentos. It was at the second grocery that I finally found some. They didn't have them chopped, which maybe some day I will find. I used your recipe without the Worcestershire and vinegar. I'm so bland! I really don't care much for sharp cheddar, but I used that. I couldn't wait and refrigerate to try the spread. I toasted a slice of French bread and spread it on. This was exactly what I hoped for. Thanks for sharing your recipe, and please forgive my need to leave out 2 ingredients!
Hi Alice! I had to walk around my store too to find the chopped pimentos. Honestly, any kind you can find will work. I am so glad you love the spread. Now I am craving it on toasted French bread! Yum!
Taylor W. says
Absolutely LOVE pimento cheese! Never tried making my own dip...I'll have to make it soon!
Thanks so much, Taylor!
Now all I need is come crackers to go with this dip! Looks delicious!
Chrissie Baker says
Great recipe. Came home wanting really good pimento cheese. This is really good.
Awesome! Thank you, Chrissie!
This is such a simple recipe and it looks delicious! I'll definitely try it soon!
Becky Hardin says
Oh yummy!! I love pimento cheese.
This looks similar to a pimento cheese ball my mom used to make all the time. Can't wait to give it a try!
Give me this spread and some crackers and I'm a happy person! I can't stop eating it!
Courtney O'Dell says
I love pimento cheese - and this one is one of the best recipes ever!
I love a good cheese spread! This will be a great appetizer for Christmas or New Year's!
Allyson Zea says
Being from the south we love our pimento cheese! Can't wait to try yours!