Pimiento Cheese Spread

Makes about 2 1/2 cups


  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar pimientos, drained
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (smoked, sweet or regular)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • Salt and pepper to taste



Mix cheeses, mayonnaise and pimento in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix dry spices. Add dry spices to the cheese mixture.
Chill and use as a dip for crackers and veggies, in a sandwich or on a burger.


You can play with the ingredients in this spread. Try adding chipotles, different spices, sliced scallions or even bacon.
Recipe from Central Market Mill Creek - Culinary Resource Center
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