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Old Fashioned Pimento Cheese Recipe in a square white bowl.

Old Fashioned Pimento Cheese Recipe

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  • Author: Glenda Embree
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


My quick & easy Old-fashioned Pimento Cheese Recipe will be the hit of all your summer gatherings.  Creamy, cheesy & luscious, this flavorful dip and spread can be made in minutes and is loved by young and old.  Serve it with crackers, crusty bread or your favorite crudites.  Use it for grilled cheese or to top your favorite burger.  The delicious possibilities are without limit.  Enjoy!


Units Scale
  • 3 cups (12 oz.) extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar (4 oz) pimentos, drained and chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sumac, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder, optional


  1. Grate the extra-sharp Cheddar cheese.
  2. Drain and discard the liquid off the pimentos.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Use a wooden spoon to distribute and incorporate all the ingredients evenly.
  4. Refrigerate until time to serve.  Or serve immediately.  (See Notes.)


Your homemade pimento cheese will be very soft and creamy when first mixed.  It can be served immediately or refrigerated until the time of use.  After refrigeration, the pimento cheese mixture will be thicker and more firm.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Dip, Condiment
  • Method: Cold Prep
  • Cuisine: American