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Pimento Cheese Spread

Classic Pimento Cheese gets dressed up with shredded gouda cheese. Spread it on crackers, make a grilled cheese or use it as a dip for chips.
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Easy Appetizer Recipes
Cuisine Southern
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 390 kcal



  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup freshly shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 4oz jar pimentos, drained and chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • pepper to taste


  • Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Serve with crackers or bread. If desired, let warm for 20 minutes before serving to make it easier to dip and scoop.


Calories: 390kcalCarbohydrates: 10.7gProtein: 16.7gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 18.6gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 571mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 5.7g
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Keywords: appetizer, cheese, pimento cheese, snack