Delicious Homemade Southern Pimento Cheese Recipe

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A Southern kitchen worth visiting always has a crock of Pimento Cheese or as they say in the South Pimento Cheese to snack on. If you ask any Southerner about Pimento Cheese, they will have a story to tell about their mother’s Pimento Cheese. However, there is something magical and nostalgic about this simple and easy food that has a place in every Southern home. There are many modifications to this recipe. I have tried some, and this version is what I like the best. If you want a softer spread to add more mayonnaise to create the desired consistency. Nothing fancy about this appetizer. Trust me as the most discerning guest will be going back for seconds, thirds, and then some. Oh, they will also be asking for the Pimento Cheese recipe.

Let’s start the pimento cheese recipe here. 


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Before starting any recipe it is very important to keep in mind that you should always take the quantity in the perfect amount otherwise the result will not be expected. If you are watching any video for the recipe then follow the quantity and for the article read the quantity for the servings. Thus the resu;t will be perfect as expected. 

Well, you would require the ingredients like one package or 8 ounce cream cheese, two cups  or 8 ounces shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese, and one package or 4 ounce diced pimentos. Apart from these ingredients you will need 1/3 cup mayo, 1/ cup thinly-sliced green onions, 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder, and smoked paprika. You will be required to make a few shakes of tabasco sauce, fine sea salt, and freshly cracked black pepper. You can prepare for the 8 serving from the mentioned quantity of the ingredients. 


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First, take a mixing bowl and then add cream cheese, cheddar cheese, pimentos, mayo, green onions, paprika, salt, hot sauce, and black pepper. Now it’s your turn to stir the ingredients gently. However, combine gently and evenly. Thus, the recipe is ready for serving. You may serve it to your family. However, you may serve it with the cookies for the dip. Apart from that you will need almost 10 minutes to prepare the whole recipe. 


To enhance the taste of the recipe you may add additional salt, pepper, and hot sauce. This will improve the taste. 


You may serve immediately to the family or to the guest. Or, if you want to store the food you may keep it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. It will stay as it is. 

Bottom Line 

The southern pimento cheese recipe is super easy to prepare and very tasty to eat. You can prepare it as a snack at your family party. Everybody would love this recipe and want to know about its procedure. Among so many southern pimento cheese recipes I mostly prefer this recipe because of this special preparation and super taste. I hope you will also enjoy the recipe and love it and want to have it again and again. 

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