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pimento cheese

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Judy Martin
Byram, MS

This is a recipe that I use for salad lunches and for finger sandwiches. It is a favorite with wheat bread or with wheat thins and Ritz crackers. Any way you spread it, it is good!

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min

Ingredients For pimento cheese

  • 1 lb
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 lb
    shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 oz
  • sprinkle of garlic powder and black pepper
  • mayo as needed
  • optional: i put chopped jalapenos with juice for heat in the mixture

How To Make pimento cheese

  • 1
    Mix cheddar and monterey jack cheeses.
  • 2
    Add cream cheese and pimento with juice.
  • 3
    Add garlic powder and black pepper to taste.
  • 4
    Generously add mayo to mix. Use enough mayo to make creamy. Chill well before using.
  • 5
    Keeps at least 2 weeks in refrigerator.