Southern Mom Loves: Homemade Pimiento Cheese Spread {Recipe}

Homemade Pimiento Cheese Spread {Recipe}

Friday, July 22, 2016

I don't know if Pimiento cheese spread is a Southern thing, but I do know that I grew up with this stuff. It was a favorite of my mom and oldest brother, but it took me a while to like the taste. Once I did, though, I loved it!

It's made from shredded cheddar cheese mixed with diced, sweet Pimiento peppers and a few other things, and it makes a beautiful, creamy spread for sandwiches and crackers. If you've never had it, it's worth trying, and homemade is so much better than the store-bought versions.



I want to note that the recipe calls for a block of cheddar, shredded. It is important to shred the block yourself because pre-packaged shredded cheese contains additives to keep the cheese separated. You won't get the spread the right consistency if using pre-shredded cheese.



Homemade Pimiento Cheese Spread

Prep time: 8 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours
Makes: Approx. 2 cups

Instructions:

  • 8 oz. block of Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 (2 oz.) jar of diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce



Directions:

  1. Shred an 8 oz. block of cheddar cheese in a medium bowl. (Do not use pre-shredded cheese as it contains additives to keep it from clumping.)
  2. Add all of the other ingredients to the bowl and mix with a fork.


  3. Then, using a hand mixer on high, beat the ingredients for approximately 2 minutes, scraping the sides down occasionally.


  4. Cover and chill for 2 hours. Stir before serving.



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Homemade Pimiento Cheese Spread

Homemade Pimiento Cheese Spread

It's made from shredded cheddar cheese mixed with diced, sweet Pimiento peppers and a few other things, and it makes a beautiful, creamy spread for sandwiches and crackers. If you've never had it, it's worth trying, and homemade is so much better than the store-bought versions.

ingredients:

  • 8 oz. block of Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 (2 oz.) jar of diced pimientos, drained
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

instructions:

How to cook Homemade Pimiento Cheese Spread

  1. Shred an 8 oz. block of cheddar cheese in a medium bowl. (Do not use pre-shredded cheese as it contains additives to keep it from clumping.)
  2. Add all of the other ingredients to the bowl and mix with a fork.
  3. Then, using a hand mixer on high, beat the ingredients for approximately 2 minutes, scraping the sides down occasionally.
  4. Cover and chill for 2 hours. Stir before serving.
Calories
141.44
Fat (grams)
13.17
Sat. Fat (grams)
4.64
Carbs (grams)
1.29
Fiber (grams)
0.05
Net carbs
1.24
Sugar (grams)
0.58
Protein (grams)
4.44
Sodium (milligrams)
186.67
Cholesterol (grams)
22.57
This nutritional info is automatically generated from a database and may not represent the actual nutritional information of the ingredients you use.

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It's perfect for snacking, as a dip or spread at parties, or as a sandwich spread. I hope you enjoy this homemade Pimiento Cheese recipe!


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Have you ever had Pimiento Cheese? Did you grow up with it or is it a more recent experience? What part of the country did you try it in? I love to read your comments!

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