Have you ever had homemade pimento cheese? If not, you haven’t lived. It’s so delicious, but simple and easy. I always have the ingredients for this quick appetizer on hand – it’s a great recipe that can be thrown together quickly for unexpected guests. Which, when you have a kegerator full of homebrew and a pool, happens fairly often in the summertime.

It’s also great in grilled cheese sandwiches, baked as a hot dip, or stuffed inside of a burger before grilling. Be careful though, there is a condition that I’ve come to call “Pimento Cheese-itis” that comes from eating close to a whole batch by yourself. Check yourself before you wreck yourself, ya’ll – and don’t let it happen to you! Keeps in the fridge for a few days, if it makes it that long.

11 Comments

  1. Posted May 29, 2012 at 5:55 PM | Permalink

    I love Pimento dip – this sounds like a perfect recipe for some!

  2. Posted May 29, 2012 at 10:03 PM | Permalink

    I’ve seen this on all the food sites today and wow, just wow! I never knew how easy it would be to make my own..maybe a little tooooooo easy :)

  3. jean mcmahan
    Posted May 30, 2012 at 7:57 AM | Permalink

    I put some shredded pepper jack cheese and some colby in mine along with the cheddar. Really adds to the flavor.

  4. Posted May 31, 2012 at 12:46 PM | Permalink

    I’m so happy to have come across this recipe! My favorite restaurant in Ocean City is The Shark, and they always serve bread with pimento cheese spread to start. Now I can make my own instead of waiting for those trips to the beach.

  5. Posted June 13, 2012 at 12:50 PM | Permalink

    i made this using your recipe. big hit!! thanks!

  6. Sue Farlow
    Posted July 13, 2012 at 9:14 AM | Permalink

    I put diced jalapenos in mine. I’m going to have to try this with the greek yogurt. Sounds great.

  7. Nita Atkinson
    Posted August 7, 2012 at 3:16 PM | Permalink

    Just wanted to say, made this with my son today and it turned out great.

    He is crazy about pimiento cheese and had only ever had the store bought (ie:fake) type.

    I searched through several sites for a recipe that looked both healthy and tasty, that is how I ended up here.

  8. Posted February 24, 2013 at 7:41 PM | Permalink

    I don’t have any Greek yogurt on hand but have everything else and want to make this…do you think subbing in sour cream would work okay?

  9. njoneal
    Posted May 12, 2013 at 8:37 PM | Permalink

    Another ingredient I add to my homemade pimiento cheese is chopped pecans. Yummy!!

  10. bstopka
    Posted June 26, 2013 at 3:46 PM | Permalink

    I added a couple teaspoons of sweet relish to sweeten it up a bit. Tastes just like what I had as a kid!!

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