Go Back
+ servings
Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese - a quintessential of Southern food; primarily a blend of sharp cheddar cheese, mayonnaise and sweet spicy pimento peppers. Creamy, slightly sweet and slightly sharp. An addictive appetizer that perfectly goes with crackers, veggies, sandwiches and burgers!
Course Condiment
Cuisine Southern
Keyword cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 -3 cups
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 8 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup gouda (sub with cheddar cheese )
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ jalapenos pepper ,seeded , diced (adjust to taste )
  • 4 ounces diced pimentos, , drained
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce , optional
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Bring cream cheese to room temperature before proceeding.
  • Then add cream cheese, cheddar and gouda cheese , mayonnaise, garlic,  onion powder ,  cayenne pepper , jalapeños , pimentos and hot sauce to a large bowl.
  • Thoroughly  mix - use mixer, if possible, this with ensure that the mixture is fully combined.
  •  if desired. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. 


  1. If you can only find the whole jarred pimentos, just dice them up yourself with a knife or food chopper.
  2. I go with Philadelphia cream cheese, but generic will work just fine. Make sure to soften it so it'll combine with the other ingredients well.
  3. Add more mayonnaise if you want a thinner consistency. Adjust taste to your preference.
  4. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.