Creamy and packed with flavor, this Really Good Pimento Cheese makes a delicious party dip, topping for crackers, filling for a sandwich, and so much more!

My recipe for Really Good Pimento Cheese! #pimento #cheese #recipe #dip #spread #appetizer

This past weekend my mom and her husband visited me in Pittsburgh. Anytime my mom visits my home I like to welcome her with a snack and wine. This time I decided to whip up this Really Good Pimento Cheese to serve with crackers and vegetables.

Really Good Pimento Cheese:

I’ve made a lot of tempting appetizers here on Inspired by Charm, but sometimes I like to keep things simple. What’s not to love with the classic veggies and dip?

Usually, when I serve vegetables, I make a batch of my Really Good Veggie Dip, It’s hands down my favorite veggie dip. And while it would have certainly been enough on its own, this weekend I wanted to add in a little something else. Hence, this Really Good Pimento Cheese!

My recipe for Really Good Pimento Cheese! #pimento #cheese #recipe #dip #spread #appetizer

My recipe for Really Good Pimento Cheese! #pimento #cheese #recipe #dip #spread #appetizer

This is your basic pimento cheese recipe, but it includes a few extras to make it … well … really good!

You can find all of my “really good” recipes here. They are a collection my tried-and-true recipes that everyone seems to love.

How to Make Pimento Cheese:

In case you didn’t know, pimento cheese is easy to make. Just toss all of the ingredients into a bowl, mix, and serve!

To make my pimento cheese special, I do a couple of things. First, I freshly shred the cheese. Pre-shredded cheese has a powdered coating on it to keep it separated. Freshly shredded is always better.

My recipe for Really Good Pimento Cheese! #pimento #cheese #recipe #dip #spread #appetizer

My recipe for Really Good Pimento Cheese! #pimento #cheese #recipe #dip #spread #appetizer

I also add jalapeños. If you remove the seeds and white inner pulp, there isn’t too much heat – just a nice, fresh crunch. However, if you prefer more heat, leave in the seeds.

Dried onion flakes, garlic powder, and a dash of hot sauce complete the recipe.

How to Serve Pimento Cheese:

My favorite way to eat pimento cheese. as shown here, is on Ritz crackers. Fresh veggies also pair well with it.

My recipe for Really Good Pimento Cheese! #pimento #cheese #recipe #dip #spread #appetizer

Other ways to serve pimento cheese include:

  •  between two slices of bread (Some people like to cut off the crusts.)
  • grilled pimento cheese sandwiches
  • on top of a hamburger
  • stuffed inside small hollowed-out peppers
  • stirred in macaroni and cheese

And the list goes on!

No matter how you decide to serve this Really Good Pimento Cheese, I think you’re really going to love this recipe!

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You can find and print the full recipe below. Enjoy!

My recipe for Really Good Pimento Cheese! #pimento #cheese #recipe #dip #spread #appetizer

My recipe for Really Good Pimento Cheese! #pimento #cheese #recipe #dip #spread #appetizer

 

Pimento Cheese Recipe:

Really Good Pimento Cheese
  |   Prep Time: 8 mins
My recipe for Really Good Pimento Cheese! #pimento #cheese #recipe #dip #spread #appetizer
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Creamy and packed with flavor, this Really Good Pimento Cheese makes a delicious party dip, topping for crackers, filling for a sandwich, and so much more!
Ingredients
  • 1 block (8 ounces) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) pimentos, drained and patted dry
  • 1-2 jalapeños seeded* and diced
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce Frank's
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place all of the ingredients in a bowl. Stir well until combined.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Recipe Notes

Serving options:
- With crackers and veggies
- As a sandwich between two pieces of bread (served cold or grilled)
- On top of a hamburger

*Add the seeds to the mixture for more heat

My recipe for Really Good Pimento Cheese! #pimento #cheese #recipe #dip #spread #appetizer

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  • Elle at

    You can never go wrong with Pimento Cheese! It’s a classic for a reason. We love it down here in NC.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      It’s one of my favorites too. I especially love that I can make my own!

      xo Michael

  • Kathy Menold at

    Love pimento cheese even if I am a New Englander who moved down south some 25 yrs ago.I never have made my own but your recipe inspire me to give it a try. Thanks Michael.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I never made my own until recently. It’s really quite simple and so much better than store-bought. Enjoy the recipe, Kathy!

      xo Michael

  • Tracy at

    What wine did you choose for your mothers visit?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      There is a wine she loves called Relax Riesling. It’s her favorite, so that’s typically what I have. It’s a bit too sweet for me, but it’s a delicious wine.

      xo Michael

  • Jan Francis at

    Michael, your blog posts are like being wrapped up in a warm blanket on a frosty morning. THANK YOU for sharing your life (and recipes) with us all. God bless!

  • Donna at

    There is not much better in the world than a grilled pimento cheese sandwich with a thick slice of ripe summer tomato. Thank you for this recipe – I really enjoyed it.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes! That is so true!! I’m trilled you enjoyed it!

      xo Michael

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