Southern Pimento Cheese

With ample seasonings and just a little kick, creamy Southern pimento cheese is great with everything from crackers or burgers to crab cakes or grits! This cheddar cheese spread also makes a great cold party appetizer dip that doesn't require the oven.

  1. 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  2. 4 oz jar of pimentos drained
  3. 4 oz cream cheese softened
  4. 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  5. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  6. 1/4 tsp onion powder
  7. 1/4 tsp paprika
  8. 1/2 tsp pepper blend (I use Jane's Krazy Mixed-Up Pepper)
  9. 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  10. 1/4 tsp Old Bay seasoning


Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Serve with crackers, mixed into grits, on a grilled cheese sandwich, on a BLT, with fried green tomatoes, over crab cakes, or as a hamburger topping.