Not to brag, but my grandmother made the best pimento cheese in the entire world. Sadly, my mom and I never learned how to make it. But lucky for us, my aunt did. So over 4th of July weekend, my aunt taught us, and now I am sharing the recipe with you! It is super easy, only has 4 ingredients and really delicious.
I grew up eating pimento cheese, and I used to get so excited when my grandmother would bring over a container of it. In case you aren’t familiar, pimento cheese is a southern thing, and we put it on crackers or bread or make sandwiches (kind of like chicken or tuna salad but not really). And if you have never tried it, I strongly suggest you do.
There are a lot of variations on this, and a lot of recipes call for a lot of spices (garlic powder, cayenne pepper), but I prefer mind simple and without all the extra. I am not a big spice girl as it is, but you really don’t need it with this.
Here is the link to the printable PDF recipe.
Just a few notes – My aunt told me it is very important that you grate your own cheese. Apparently it just doesn’t taste the same if you don’t. Also, you may have to add a little mayo to it the next day.
One more thing – this recipe makes a lot. But you can easily half it. We used the big jar of pimentos, so just get the smaller jar, use 12 oz of cheese and 3/4 cup of mayo. But there is a good chance once you taste it that you will wish you had made the bigger portion. I am just warning you!
Now, I prefer to eat my pimento cheese by the boatload on Ritz crackers (saltines work too), but you can make a sandwich with it too. It would also be a cute and easy little appetizer on some rolls.
Have you ever had pimento cheese? If so what do you think? If not, are you willing to give it a try?