Homemade Pimento Cheese

I never knew how much I like pimento cheese until I tried my Grandmama’s recipe. Every time we go to her house for a visit, she has a bowl of pimento cheese and a platter of vegetables and crackers. Just the way her grandchildren like it. And it might suprise you how much we eat, but once you try this recipe yourself, you’ll understand why.

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It’s pretty much impossible to not devour the entire batch in one sitting—with the rest of the family of course. But I have had a lot of those types of things happening  all the time. So now, every time I make this, I super secretly put some of  it in a tupperware container for later uses. Getting caught in the act is not fun. Just…take my word for it.

Not fun.

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You guys are going to love this easy-to-make homemade pimento cheese! You can even use pre-shredded cheese to save time.

Homemade Pimento Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: about 2 cups


  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (4 oz) jar sliced pimentos
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated yellow onion, optional


  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir until thoroughly combined. Spread on bread, crackers, or whatever you'd like!

13 Thoughts on “Homemade Pimento Cheese

  1. Thank you for this recipe! My husband’s side of the family LOOOVES pimento cheese! Pinning!

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  3. Donna O. on December 29, 2014 at 10:29 pm said:

    To stretch your budget (and make the creamiest pimento cheese!) add cream cheese to the recipe. It’s delicious. I grew up on your recipe and love it, but Palmetto brand pimento cheese has won me over with its cream cheese addition.

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  5. My grandmother used to make me pimento cheese, too! There is absolutely nothing like homemade pimento cheese. Thanks for bringing back the memories! Visiting from the DIY Sunday Showcase.

  6. I’ve never been one to eat Pimento Cheese growing up. My family loved it, and this recipe finally got me to try it for myself. I’m officially a fan and even featured it on my blog! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. Yum!!

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