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Pimiento Cheese Spread in a white bowl with celery sticks and crackers

Zesty Pimiento Cheese Spread

  • Author: From "Fresh Tastes" by Lee Clayton Roper
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: a generous 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Quick & Easy, dips and spreads
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: Southern
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Our Zesty Pimiento Cheese Spread is quick to make, mixing sharp yellow and white Cheddar cheeses with mayonnaise, pimientos and cayenne pepper.


  • 1 cup (4 ounces) grated yellow sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) grated white sharp Cheddar cheese (we like Cracker Barrel brand)
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 (2 ounce) jar chopped pimientos, drained
  • cayenne pepper, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Crackers and/or celery stalks


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cheeses, mayonnaise and pimientos. Mash together with a fork until well mixed. Season to taste with cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper.
  2. Serve with crackers and/or celery stalks.


Gluten free: Serve with gluten-free crackers.

Make ahead: The cheese spread can be made up to 3 days before serving, covered and stored in the refrigerator.

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