Pimento Cheese Spread With Smoked Paprika

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Another pimento cheese recipe! Adjust the seasonings to suit your taste. Cook time is the chill time!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grate cheese into a medium sized bowl.
  2. Toast pecans, then rough chop in a food processor.
  3. Add drained pimentos, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and cream cheese to the pecans in the food processor bowl. Process until as smooth as you'd like!
  4. Add pimento pecan mixture to the grated cheese; add mayonnaise and stir until well combined.
  5. Serve immediately, or chill for a better blend of flavors. Serve on crackers, celery sticks, or make into sandwiches!
  6. NOTE: I prefer the stiffer pimento cheese spread (as written) for toasted/grilled sandwiches! For a softer consistency, add 1-2 ounces more cream cheese, or increase the mayonnaise by 1-2 tablespoons.
Most Helpful

Very tasty! Saw a picture of this pimento cheese spread and knew I had to make it. Made as directed and added additional garlic powder, a tiny bit more smoked paprika and a touch of salt. Can't wait to serve this with some crackers and pita chips.

DailyInspiration April 29, 2013

This is very good! I skipped the food processor - just mixed by hand. I used a super sharp white cheddar, 3 oz cream cheese (Neufchatel), and an extra 1/8 tsp smoked paprika. Can't wait to have this in a grilled cheese! [Made for Spring 2013 Pick A Chef]

flower7 April 27, 2013