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Pimento cheese spread with potato chips in background.

Pimento Cheese Spread

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Sizzling Mess


  • 1 8 oz block cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise I used Duke's
  • 16 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 4 oz jar diced pimentos drained
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2-4 dashes hot sauce I used Frank's
  • Chopped fresh parsley optional


  1. Combine cream cheese and mayonnaise in a large mixing bowl, or the bowl of your stand mixer and beat on medium until smooth.
  2. Add in all other ingredients and beat until just combined. You can adjust the amount of hot sauce based on your tastes. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
  3. Serve with potato chips.

Recipe Notes

I used Duke's mayonnaise, but Hellman's would also work. The quality of mayonnaise you use in this recipe matters. Do not use miracle whip, as it will not taste the same.

I highly recommend that you grate your own cheese for this, because the added starches/cellulose in pre-grated cheese will change the texture of this recipe.