Pimento Cheese without Cream Cheese recipe

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2 cups shredded aged sharp Cheddar cheese, at room temperature
½ cup jarred pimento peppers, drained and finely chopped
¼ cup chopped green onions
½ cup mayonnaise (such as Duke's®)
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 dash hot pepper sauce

Nutrition Info

72.4 calories
carbohydrate: 0.6 g
cholesterol: 11.6 mg
fat: 6.8 g
fiber: 0.1 g
protein: 2.5 g
saturatedFat: 2.5 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 126.4 mg
sugar: 0.2 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Combine Cheddar cheese, pimento peppers, and green onions in a medium bowl.

  2. Combine mayonnaise, black pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, and hot sauce in another bowl.

  3. Stir mayonnaise mixture gently into the cheese mixture using a rubber spatula until thoroughly combined.

Recipe Yield

3 cups

Recipe Note

I am crazy about pimento cheese and this is the best recipe that I have ever tried and it doesn't need cream cheese. My only stipulation is that Duke's® mayonnaise makes a delicious difference.

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