Top Pimento Cheese Recipes for an Indulgent Treat

Top Pimento Cheese Recipes for an Indulgent Treat

Life can be hectic, and you deserve to treat yourself to something special every now and then. Today is the perfect day to indulge in some delicious pimento cheese recipes featuring Cabot Cheese, a favorite ingredient for countless cheese lovers. It's time to reward yourself with these mouthwatering pimento cheese creations!

What Is Pimento Cheese?

Pimento cheese is a flavorful, creamy spread that fuses shredded cheese with chopped pimentos and mayonnaise. It's then infused with various seasonings, such as salt, pepper, and garlic or onion powder. This Southern American classic is often served as a dip or spread. Alternatively, it can be used as a filling in sandwiches, crackers, stuffed vegetables, and mac and cheese. The tangy, mildly spicy flavor of pimentos pairs well with the sharpness of cheddar, making pimento cheese a versatile and popular addition to many culinary creations.

Sound delicious? We think so, too! To find a unique pimento cheese creation, start with our delectable base recipe:

The Best Pimento Cheese: This delightful blend of three Cabot cheddars, combined with our Lowfat Plain Greek Yogurt, is a lighter choice that still packs incredible flavor. We've substituted mayo for yogurt in this traditional mix for a healthier twist.

Or, if you don't want to make your own, opt for our Pimento Cheese Spread!

Next, explore various ways to savor your pimento cheese treat:

The Best Pimento Cheese Recipes

Grilled Peaches & Pimento Toasts

Creamy pimento cheese is the delicious base for this recipe that has layers upon layers of flavor.

Grilled Peaches & Pimento Toasts

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Olives 

Perfect as an appetizer or a party snack, this recipe serves 12, allowing you to share the joy with friends and family.

pimento olives

Bake pimento cheese in Zucchini Cups

Enjoy these scrumptious bites by the pool or serve them as a delectable side dish to go along with dinner.

zucchini pimento bites

Grill pimento cheese in your Grilled Cheese

Combine butter, bread, and pimento cheese to create a heavenly sandwich. Our Big Dish Pimento Grilled Cheese recipe serves 20, giving everyone at the table a chance to taste the magic.

pimento grilled cheese

Turn pimento cheese into Cheesy Bagels

If you've never whipped up some homemade bagels before, now's the time to give it a try. Once you've tasted a Cabot Baked Pimento Cheese Bagel, store-bought ones will become a sad substitute for the real thing.

pimento bagels

Add Pimento Cheese to your Mac and Cheese

Elevate your classic mac and cheese recipe by infusing our irresistible pimento cheese. This addition will instantly transform your favorite dish, making it delectably creamy and extra flavorful.

pimento mac n cheese

Bonus Recipes to Take Your Snacks to the Next Level:

Classic Pimento Cheese and Crackers: Simply spread pimento cheese on your favorite crackers for a sophisticated and tasty snack.

Pimento Cheese Sandwich: Add more robust flavor to your everyday turkey and cheese sandwich by spreading on some delightful pimento cheese.

Pimento Cheese Sliders: These Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders are always a hit, whether you're serving appetizers or putting together a quick snack. Just swap out the cheddar for pimento cheese to create a series of small yet satisfying bites.

Pimento Cheese Salad: Are those greens tasting a little bland? There's an easy fix. Simply incorporate pimento cheese into your favorite salad to add an extra burst of flavor.

Pimento Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Calzones: Pimento cheese makes a fantastic addition to our Mini Parmesan Chicken Calzones. In fact, this tangy cheese pairs beautifully with chicken in any recipe!

Go ahead and indulge in these delectable pimento cheese recipes. After all, you deserve it!


Q: What is pimento cheese, and what ingredients are used to make it?

A: Pimento cheese is a creamy Southern American spread whose main ingredient is shredded cheese (typically cheddar). Traditionally, the cheese is combined with chopped pimentos and mayonnaise, along with various seasonings like salt, pepper, and garlic or onion powder.

Q: How do you make homemade pimento cheese?

A: To make pimento cheese, combine shredded cheddar cheese, chopped pimentos, mayonnaise, and your choice of seasonings. Mix well and refrigerate to let the flavors meld together before serving.

Q: What are the best cheeses to use for making pimento cheese?

A: Cheddar cheese is most commonly used for pimento cheese, but you can experiment with other varieties as well. Popular alternatives include Pepper Jack, Colby, and Monterey Jack, which all offer unique flavor profiles.

Q: How long does pimento cheese last in the refrigerator?

A: Pimento cheese can last up to 2 weeks when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Be sure to check the date on the package and look out for signs of spoilage, such as mold or unpleasant odors, before consuming.

Q: Can I freeze pimento cheese for later use?

A: Yes, you can freeze pimento cheese in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before using and be aware that the texture may change slightly upon thawing.

Q: What are some popular ways to serve pimento cheese?

A: Pimento cheese can be served as a dip with crackers or vegetables, as a spread on sandwiches or toast, or as a filling in stuffed peppers, grilled cheese, or mac and cheese.

Q: What are pimentos, and can I substitute other peppers in pimento cheese?

A: Pimentos are a variety of sweet red pepper that is mild in flavor. For a spicier version, you can substitute other peppers, such as roasted red bell peppers or even jalapeños, in pimento cheese recipes.

Q: Is pimento cheese a healthy snack option?

A: Pimento cheese can be part of a balanced diet when consumed in moderation. For a healthier version, try using low-fat cheese, Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, or additional vegetables for added nutrition.

Q: How can I create a vegan pimento cheese?

A: To make a vegan pimento cheese, use vegan cheddar-style shreds, vegan mayonnaise, chopped pimentos, and seasonings. Mix well and refrigerate before serving.

Q: Where did pimento cheese originate?

A: Pimento cheese has its roots in the Southern United States, where it gained popularity in the early 20th century. Its combination of shredded cheese, pimentos, and mayonnaise has since become a beloved staple in Southern cuisine.

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Margaret said:

Am trying pimento cheese for the first time on a burger I’ll comment again when I try it Thank you.

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