Sweet Pimento Cheese

Diane Whitbeck


I was recently missing a taste from my childhood, so I went on a search, trying many recipes. I found lots of good ones, but none that tasted "just right." I decided to make my own and finally hit upon the missing ingredient. I think this makes my pimento cheese different from the others, and it brought back childhood memories! Give it a try and see what you think.


★★★★★ 2 votes

30 Min


  • 2 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 c
    monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 c
    mayonnaise (i used duke's light)
  • 1 jar(s)
    pimentos, diced, 4 oz.
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    sugar (i used splenda)

How to Make Sweet Pimento Cheese


  1. In large mixing bowl, combine the two cheeses. Mix with your hands until the two cheeses are totally blended throughout.
  2. In a medium microwave-safe mixing bowl, place the room temperature cream cheese. Cream it, using a fork or an electric mixer. If not soft enough to cream easily, microwave for 15 - 20 seconds. When smooth, add mayo, vinegar, spices and sugar. Again, cream until mix is smooth. Fold in the pimentos until well-distributed in the mix.
  3. Add cream cheese mixture to the two blended cheeses in large mixing bowl. Using a fork, slowly incorporate the cheeses into the cream cheese mixture until all cheese is moistened and well-blended. Continue to blend until you achieve desired texture - anywhere from chunky to smooth - your choice.
  4. You can serve immediately with crackers, celery sticks, or use in a sandwich. Or you can refrigerate and serve chilled. Flavor will intensify as it sits. Enjoy!

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About Sweet Pimento Cheese

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers

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