This Southern favorite is a simple blend of Cheddar, mayonnaise and pimientos. If you like spicy foods, add a few shakes of hot sauce. Serve with crackers for an appetizer or as a sandwich spread for lunch!

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2009


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Recipe Summary

15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine cheese, mayonnaise, pimientos, scallions and hot sauce (if using) in a medium bowl.



Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

93 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 7.8g; dietary fiber 0.7g; sugars 1.7g; fat 5g; saturated fat 2.3g; cholesterol 10.5mg; vitamin a iu 374IU; vitamin c 7mg; folate 4.6mcg; calcium 102.1mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 6.6mg; potassium 39.4mg; sodium 209mg; added sugar 1g.

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 4 stars
Very good with green olives This is also very good using pimento stuffed green olives instead of pimentos. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love this recipe and have made it many times. I usually blend 2T nayonnaise (I just don't like the taste of regular mayo) with 1/2 c low fat cottage cheese because I really don't care for that much mayo. I've also substituted finely diced red onion for the scallion. Great! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Healthy alternative to the mayo - plain Greek Yogurt Pimento Cheese is something I grew up on in the South. However trying to watch my intake of empty calories I wanted to find a way to make this comfort food without the extra calories. I used plain Greek Yogurt and could not tell the difference in taste or satisfaction. Great on bread and stuffed into celery! Pros: Southern Tradition and Staple! Cons: High in fat and calories from mayo Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I've only had Pimento Cheese heated. Place on low-calorie bread and stick it in a heated oven for a few minutes. Trust me delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe is great. The only thing I did different was used 1 3/4 cup of cheese 1/4c of mayo and the 4 oz jar of pimientos. This is so quick and easy and very flavorful. Enjoyed a lot thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wow!! I just made this today and it was great. I was worried about low-fat mayo and low-fat cheese tasting yucky but the pimiento over powers and it tastes great. Will definitely make this again. Pros: Great tasting. Read More