Mama's Pimento Cheese

MiMi Marshall


My mother taught me to make this when I was a child. I have modified it a bit over the years, but it's something that is requested if the group knows I am going to be contributing to the refreshments. When my 4 adult kids are around, this is the first request! Enjoy!

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10 to 20
20 Min
No-Cook or Other


2 lb
colby jack or sharp cheddar cheese, finely grated (i use ready grated)
4 oz
diced pimentos with juice
4 oz
old el paso chopped or diced mild green chiles with juice
1 pt
hellmans real mayonnaise

How to Make Mama's Pimento Cheese


  • 1Mix all together in large bowl. Adjust mayonnaise to desired consistency for spreading. Spread on your favorite bread and enjoy!
  • 2This will serve a group (makes about 20 sandwiches) To adjust down, use 1 lb. cheese and the small jar of pimentos and small can of green chiles.

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About Mama's Pimento Cheese

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers, Dips, Spreads
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southwestern
Collection: Mom Made It Best
Other Tag: Quick & Easy