Mary Beth's Spicy Pimento Cheese Recipe

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Mary Beth's Spicy Pimento Cheese

Mary Beth Cauthen


My friends beg me to make this for their birthdays and Christmas. It is ridiculously easy and a little spicy. Duke's mayonnaise is the secret ingredient... it just doesn't taste the same without it!

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15 Min


2 c
finely shredded sharp cheddar
1 c
finely shredded italian cheese blend, or other white cheese
1 medium
jar diced pimentos, undrained
2 Tbsp
(heaping) duke's mayonnaise
1- 1 1/2 Tbsp
yellow mustard
1 tsp
crazy jane salt
1 - 1 1/2 tsp
emeril's essence
1/2 - 1 tsp
crushed red pepper flakes
coarse ground black pepper, to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix cheeses, pimentos, mayo and mustard until well-blended. Add spices and continue to stir until distributed throughout cheese mixture. Spice measurements may be adjusted to taste...I add more essence and red pepper for an extra spicy kick. Die-hard spice addicts may enjoy using pepper jack cheese for the white cheese.
Keep refrigerated. Excellent on sandwiches, crackers, celery or crispy breads such as pita chips or bagel chips.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Spreads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy