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Pimento Cheese

If you've been buying pimento cheese in a tub, you're doing it wrong. Try this spicy, sharp homemade version and toss the tub for the last time.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 3 cups
Author: Basil and Bubbly


  • cup diced roasted red pepper
  • cup diced hot and sweet cherry peppers juice reserved
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • .5 lb extra sharp cheddar cheese freshly shredded
  • .5 lb young gouda freshly shedded
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • ½ tsp salt


  • At medium speed, beat the mayonnaise, cream cheese, 1 tablespoon of reserved pepper juice, black pepper, red pepper, and salt until well combined and all cream cheese bits are blended into the mixture.
  • Add the peppers, cheddar, and gouda, and continue mixing until combined.
  • If you like your pimento cheese a little thinner, add more pepper juice a tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is met, but I prefer mine as written.


Serve with crackers, celery, or as a sandwich. Also makes a killer burger topping!