Monday, August 18, 2014

Sassy Pimento Cheese Spread

My mama and I have been in Charleston this weekend, celebrating my graduation from nursing school.  And, while I've been thoroughly enjoying the fabulous low country cookin' down here, it's the pimento cheese that had my mouth watering all the way from Virginia!  There are a handful of things that all Southern cooks are expected to know to make, and have the ingredients on hand to whip up in a jiffy, and pimento cheese spread is one of them.  In fact, the just other day I had nothing on hand for lunch, so I put together a bowl of this creamy, cheesy goodness in under five minute (and that was with a three-year old helping!) and had lunch in no time!

8 ounces cream cheese
3/4 cup mayonnaise

8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
8 ounces shredded colby-jack cheese
6 ounces chopped pimentos, drained
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup minced onion
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon sriracha
dash cayenne

Mix all together in a stand mixer on low speed until well combined.  Adjust seasonings to taste.

Serve over toast, Ritz crackers, as a dip for sweet peppers or celery, or even over a patty melt!


  1. Hi Kate,
    We are big Pimento Cheese lovers here and this looks like a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  2. I love pimento cheese! Can't wait to try this! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  3. I have been looking for a good pimento cheese recipe= found it! Thank you!