Paula Deen’s Southern Pimento Cheese

This recipe is IT! Paula is southern and this is her version. I recently prepared another version of this recipe that included cream cheese and spices. It tasted weird. This is exactly what I recall pimento (minner) cheese being.

I served this at a gathering along side of celery sticks and it was gobbled up in minutes.

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Paula Deen’s Southern Pimento Cheese

Serves 8


1 (8 ounce) package shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 (8 ounce) package shredded white cheddar cheese
1 (4 ounce) jar pimientos, with juice, chopped
1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
salt & pepper


Mix the shredded cheese together with the pimientos. Stir in the mayonnaise.

With a metal spoon (pimientos will stain plastic or wood), stir until the mixture is well blended.

Add salt and pepper to taste and stir again. Keep covered in the fridge until ready to use.

Serve with corn chips or bread.


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I can’t remember where I got this recipe but it is very good. The touch of cayenne with the cheddar gives a nice zip. Handy to have them in the freezer.

Recipe based on one by True Texas
Photo by nisea916