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Pimento Cheese: Classic, Pecan, And Jalapeno

  • Author: Louisiana Woman
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1/4 cups 1x


This basic but classic cheese spread recipe comes with a few more options to enjoy.




2 cups or 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1  2-ounce jar chopped pimento with juice

1/2 teaspoon garlic granules

1/4 teaspoon salt


Use Classic ingredients and add these:

2 ounces cream cheese

1/4 cup pecans, rough chopped

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Use Classic ingredients and add these:

2 ounces cream cheese

1 large jalapeno pepper, with or without seeds and veins


For any version, add ingredients into a medium-large size bowl.

Stir, mixing together and refrigerate. 




Rough chop means leaving large chunks to bite into for more nutty flavor.

Keeps well refrigerated up to a five days.

Add as many or none of the seeds and veins of the jalapeno pepper to the recipe as you want to control the heat.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pimento cheese

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