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Pimento Cheese with Fire-Roasted Peppers

I know. I know. It’s bordering on Southern heresy to use anything but the little bottle of diced pimento peppers in this iconic snack, appetizer, and sandwich spread. But in my defense, fire-roasted peppers can also come in a bottle so you don’t have to roast your own.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword pimento cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 81kcal
Author Kathleen Phillips | GritsAndGouda.com
Cost 4


  • 1 8-oz block mild or sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (I like Cabot Vermont Sharp)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese 1 ounce, softened
  • 2 tablespoons chopped bottled fire-roasted red peppers or bottled diced pimiento peppers
  • 1 teaspoon grated sweet onion or 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Crackers My favorite new cracker is Crunchmaster Multi-Seed crackers


  • Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl until all ingredients are incorporated. You can also use an electric hand mixer.
    Spread on crackers for a snack or appetizer or between bread for a sandwich. For low-carb dipping try using fresh carrot “chips”.


Ways to serve Pimento Cheese:
  • On a Ritz cracker (because everything's better on a Ritz, right?)
  • At a picnic on celery sticks
  • In a lunchbox sammich at the school cafeteria
  • Spread on water crackers and served on a silver platter at a wedding
  • Piled high between two slices of white bread and sealed in green plastic bags at the Masters golf tournament (iconic sandwich at the Masters- Call Me PMC version)
  • After work spread on a Crunchmaster multi-seed cracker (I'm addicted to these crackers too)
  • And my most recent favorite way to serve pimiento cheese is in a grilled cheese sandwich with crumbled bacon!


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 81kcal