Paula Deen's Pimento Cheese

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

From Paula Deen Food Network. I make these for our Christmas Eve celebration for the family. We loved them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the shredded cheese together with the pimientos. Stir in the mayonnaise.
  2. With a metal spoon (pimientos will stain plastic or wood), stir until the mixture is well blended.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste and stir again. Keep covered in the fridge until ready to use.
  4. Serve with corn chips or bread.


Most Helpful

I have never liked Pimento cheese, due to the fact it had cottage cheese in it, which I can not bring myself to eat. I just assumed, that was the way it is made. I attended a cocktail party last year and pimento cheese was served along with crackers. The hostess said " you have to try this" I explained, that I don't like cottage cheese, she assured me, that there was no cottage cheese in this recipe. I tasted it and, it was delish. I just made this recipe and it, is also delish. I grated one 8oz. block of chedder and 4 oz. of monterey jack, I also added a couple pinches of cayene pepper. I had it on a slider bun, can't wait to taste it after it sits in the fridge for awhile. Thanks for sharing!

cita705_12754854 May 26, 2014

I recently prepared another version of this recipe that included cream cheese and spices. It tasted weird. This recipe is IT! Exactly what I recall pimento (minna) cheese being. I served this at a gathering along side of celery sticks and it was gobbled up in minutes. Thank you so much for posting this recipe.

nisea916 February 17, 2014

Yes Maam! This is the real-deal, AUTHENTIC SOUTHERN STYLE Pimento cheese. No onions, no celery no extra anything is needed. I have found that using my hand mixer on low speed to mix everything together really works nicely. And you must chill this for a bit to truly experience the real flavor. Yum Yum and YUM!

Wendyla in Cali November 09, 2009

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