Pimento Cheese (Great Grandma Salzer's)

Colleen Sowa


This old Southern family recipe has been updated a bit by my mother Patricia Salzer Sullivan and me.

We like it at room temperature and use as a spread or a dip, but it makes a nice grilled cheese, or is great broiled!

We serve with different types of vegetables, breads, crackers, chips, pretzels, toasts, bagels... it is all good!

You can add more or less of the ingredients... you can even add other ingredients!

My mother use to cut the crusts off the bread and make little "tea sandwiches" when I was ill and we had our special alone times together.

Play with your food! xo


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 -25
15 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 1/2 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded (extra sharp)
  • 1 1/2 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 box
    (8 ounces each) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 c
    mayonnaise dressing
  • 1 - 3 tsp
    horseradish (optional - to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp
    pickle relish (optional)
  • 2 jar(s)
    (4 ounces each) pimentos, drained and diced
  • 1/4 tsp
    each: ground ginger, ground cayenne powder
  • 1 tsp
    each: black pepper, sea salt, onion powder, garlic powder

How to Make Pimento Cheese (Great Grandma Salzer's)


  1. Put all ingredients into large mixing bowl, start out low and bring speed up to medium. About 1 to 2 minutes until well blended. Scrap into a container with a lid and refrigerate until needed.
  2. Remove from refrigerator about 40 minutes before serving.

    Serve with breads...
  3. crackers....
  4. ......
  5. .... and vegetables

Printable Recipe Card

About Pimento Cheese (Great Grandma Salzer's)

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southern

Show 18 Comments & Reviews

19 Recipes With Sour Cream

19 Recipes With Sour Cream

Wondering what to do with that container of sour cream in your fridge? We have the answer. From breakfast to lunch to dinner to dessert, sour cream is a tasty addition to a wide variety of recipes. Casseroles, cheesecakes, and coffee cake wouldn’t be the same without sour cream.

8 Soup Recipes Made in a Slow Cooker

8 Soup Recipes Made in a Slow Cooker

When the weather is cooler, soup is a delicious addition to your weekly menu. Comforting and easy to make, on a cold night, these recipes will warm you up and are hearty. Serve with crusty bread and salad for dinner. Leftovers are an easy lunch. What’s the best part about these eight soup recipes? They […]

18 Brussels Sprout Recipes

18 Brussels Sprout Recipes

Brussels sprouts get such a bad rap. They are one of our favorite veggies! Their smoky flavor pairs deliciously with cheese, bacon, onions, nuts, and more. A healthy vegetable that is in season right now, now’s the time to start trying new and tasty Brussels sprout recipes. Scroll down for delicious ideas that are sure […]