Pimento Cheese Spread

Instead of buying the pre-made pimento cheese, you can make delicious cheese spread at home.  This homemade version is perfect for sandwiches, dips, snacks, and yes, even burgers.

old fashioned pimento cheese spread on a platter with celery, carrots, and crackers

You don’t need to rush out to the store when you get a hankering for pimento cheese spread. You can make this well-known cheesy dish from scratch. It isn’t hard to make!

Why make pimento cheese at home?

This is made from common ingredients you already have on hand. Instead of rushing out to the store, why not shop your pantry and make this cheesy salad with what you already have on hand. Want to control artificial ingredients or use only organic ingredients, cooking from scratch is the perfect way to control exactly what you eat.

You will be amazed at the rich flavor of this cheese spread, and will soon become a family favorite in your house. Guess what, it takes just minutes to make this much-loved salad.

southern pimento cheese spread with crackers, celery, and carrots on a platter

Different ways to serve pimento cheese

  • Enjoy in a sandwich
  • Stuff celery stalks with cheese
  • Use instead of sliced cheese in a grilled cheese sandwich
  • Serve with crackers and use as a dip
  • Spread on crackers and place under a broiler to brown cheese
  • Use as a topping on a burger

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old fashioned pimento cheese spread on a platter with celery, carrots, and crackers

Pimento Cheese Spread

You can make amazing Pimento Cheese Spread at home with this recipe. 
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pimento Cheese Spread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 247kcal


  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound pasteurized process American cheese
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar pimentos
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine first 6 ingredients in a small saucepan; cook over low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. 
  • Remove from heat; pour over cheese and mash to blend ingredients. Add pimentos, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper; mix well. Store in refrigerator.


Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 821mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 895IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 488mg | Iron: 0.9mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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