Easy Homemade Pimento Cheese

Pimento cheese spread between two pieces of soft bread. Does a sandwich get any better than this?

You need only three ingredients, plus spices, to make this creamy sandwich spread.

Ingredients  2 cups shredded American cheese ½ cup mayonnaise 2 Tablespoons pimentos ¼ teaspoon paprika ¼ teaspoon onion powder 1 dash hot sauce  salt and pepper 

Cook's Tip For the best pimento cheese, use shredded American cheese, Duke's Mayonnaise and Texas Pete Hot  Sauce.

In a large bowl, mix together mayonnaise and shredded American cheese. Stir until creamy.

Next Step

Add the mayo.


Add diced pimentos and stir until well combined.

Next Step

Add pimentos.


Add spices, salt and pepper and hot sauce, to taste. Stir well.

Next Step

Season pimento cheese.


Serve homemade pimento cheese on crackers, on celery sticks or as a sandwich spread.


Use homemade pimento cheese as a filling for baked jalapeño poppers!

Try this gourmet version, made with three different kinds of cheese and roasted peppers. It has a sweet-heat kick thanks to the addition of honey and jalapeños.

Gourmet Pimento Cheese Spread

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