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Southern Jalapeno Pimento Cheese recipe

Southern Style Jalapeno Pimento Cheese

A recipe for jalapeño pimento cheese, a spicy twist on a southern classic. You can leave out the jalapeños for a classic version of this tasty spread.
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Author Amee


  • 1 cup freshly shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese use the block cheese and shred it, not the already shredded cheese, it makes a difference in the texture
  • 1 cup freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup olive oil blend mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 cup diced jalapenos thoroughly drained (in the jar- these have a great flavor and softer texture than fresh)
  • 1 4 oz jar diced pimento, drained well
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  • Place all ingredients, except salt and pepper, in the bowl of an electric mixer and blend at medium speed until well combined.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve.
  • Store leftover spread in a sealed container in the refrigerator.