Pimento Cheese Recipe Like Magnolia Restaurant in Charleston

Recipe by -Mary-
READY IN: 1hr 25mins




  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  • Wash, drain and dry the peppers. Rub the peppers with olive oil by hand, just to coat them lightly. Place the peppers on a baking pan and roast on the top shelf of the 500 degree oven for about 25 minutes, turning once or twice. The skin should be well blistered and will be blackened in some places.
  • Remove the peppers from the oven. Place them in a small bowl and cover it tightly with plastic wrap. Let the peppers cool for 10 to 15 minutes. The skin will become loose and easy to peel the skin off of the peppers.
  • Remove the stems, cores and seeds. Do not rinse. At this point you may use the peppers in any manner that you would use pimientos.
  • Note: Thin peppers will have a shorter roasting time. Its prferrable to use fresh peppers that look very healthy and have good thick flesh.
  • Chop the roasted red peppers fine.
  • Combine all of the ingredients in a glass, crockery or stainless steel mixing bowl and mix well.
  • Season to taste with cayenne pepper.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Note: If you prefer a spicy version, add 1 Tablespoon sauteed minced jalapeno pepper and a few dashes of hot sauce.