Tottie's Pimiento Cheese

READY IN: 8hrs 15mins
Recipe by mickie49

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.

Top Review by Kats Mom

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!

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!

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