Tottie's Pimiento Cheese

Total Time
8hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs

This spread has been in my family for more years than I am old. My Great-Aunt Tottie made this for the whole family for years, sometimes using five pounds of cheese at a time. She never allowed anyone else in the family to do it. After her death, over 30 years ago, we found the recipe in a drawer in her kitchen much to the delight of everyone. Cook time is chilling time for peak flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain pimientos, but save juice.
  2. Combine pimientos with mayo, toss with cheese'til thoroughly mixed.
  3. Add pecans, hot sauce to your taste, S&P to taste, add the reserved pimiento juice to bring cheese spread to desired consistency.
  4. Chill.
  5. Serve as sandwich spread, cracker dip, veggie dip or just eat it off a spoon!


Most Helpful

So good, so easy, and light years better than the stuff you buy at the store. I left out the pecans because that isn't the way they make it here and I wanted to please the southerner in the crowd. Yummy with Tostito Scoops and a bit of salsa. Thanks!

Kat's Mom April 04, 2010

My company thought this was great! I served it with pita and bagel chips and whole wheat crackers. Oh what a feast we had when everyone dug in! Potzi

PotziNPanz April 22, 2009

This is a keeper!! I loved the extra little crunch and flavor from the pecans. I added a tablespoon of sour cream and left out the pimento juice.

A Deyerle August 09, 2004

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