Wednesday, December 6, 2017

PIMENTO CHEESE SPREAD

Pimento cheese spread is one of my guilty pleasures.  For 2nd Man though, not so much.  He said it tastes like the middle of an olive, which in a way makes sense since the red thing in middle of a green olive is usually a pimento, ha!

For those in other parts of the country (or world) who haven't heard of it, it's a Southern staple for sure, a mixture cheddar, mayo, pimentos and other goodies.

Pimento Cheese Spread
I bought some this Thanksgiving and put in a bowl.  I think I ate most of it, I even put some on a slice of bread and ate it like a sandwich. 

Price's Pimiento Cheese Spread
This is the brand I usually buy because it's good and is made with real cheese and all natural ingredients.  Honestly though, I've never made it from scratch, I just buy good tasting brands. That being said, maybe 2nd Man needs to have some homemade spread to realize how good it can be?    

I know I can Google it of course but I'd like to try something that someone we know has tried and can give firsthand reviews of how good it might be. 

Does anyone have a good recipe?


31 comments:

  1. Mom made ours with Velveeta,so I'm not a good judge :lol: We thought it was good

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    1. Hey, nothing wrong with velveeta, we love it! Velveeta and rotel tomatoes is THE BOMB. I bet pimento cheese with that would be great!

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  2. I would try the recipe from The Pioneer Woman(its on her website). It does NOT have what I would consider a typical Pimiento Cheese taste but it is good. Pimiento cheese haters like this one. Pimiento cheese is gaining popularity as I used to find it in stores(Price's is one of the brands I like) only in the south. Now days I find it here in western Colorado and recently in Utah and Nevada, not Price's though so I continue to make it occasionally.

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    1. Thanks for that, I will check that out. Yes, Prices is what I settled on after trying several. It tastes the most "homemade" plus it doesn't have weird ingredients, ha. Thanks again!!

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  3. I use 8 oz Kraft medium cheddar cheese, 4 oz jar diced pimiento--drained, and an egg-sized dollop of Miracle Whip, and 1/8 tsp salt. Grate the cheese, add salt and pimiento and mix. Add Miracle Whip to taste, more or less what I indicated. Stir well.

    Store bought pimiento and cheese is nasty stuff!

    It is easier to mix if you put the pimiento in first. But, you can dump it all in a bowl and mix at once.

    If you hate MW, maybe you will use mayo.

    I get a saucer and start eating it immediately, but if you let it sit in refrigerator for about an hour, it does taste better. It is much better if you make a sandwich and let it sit out on the counter for a bit. No, it won't kill you.

    What do you mean you even ate it as a sandwich. THAT is how I always eat it. Well, unless I just start eating it with a spoon. I love this stuff. My mother put it in our lunches. That was over 60 years ago in the South.

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    1. You are wonderful, thanks for sharing this info. Have to say though the Price's is really good but of course NOTHING beats homemade in the end, ha. 2nd Man said "a sandwich"?? I thought maybe it was weird, glad to know it's a regular thing, ha. And yes, I've been known to eat it straight out of the bowl with a spoon. ;-)

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  4. I have a wonderful recipe that is easy and delicious. I posted it my tomatothymes blog on Dec. 30, 2015. I think you would enjoy it. I have made it for parties and the serving bowl always is empty midway through the party.

    Posted at my blog on dec30. 2015

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    1. I just checked it out. Looks wonderful. I'll post the link to your blog so people can check it out.

      http://tomatothymes.blogspot.com/2015/12/pimento-cheese-dip-great-for-new-years.html

      By the way, she has some wonderful recipes everyone, check it out!! And this one looks delicious!!

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  5. Pimento Cheese makes great grilled cheese sandwiches too.

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    1. Jimmy- bacon would be great. Also a grilled ham and pimento cheese sandwich is good. I love pimento cheese

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    2. Oh wow, I honestly never thought about grilled pimento cheese. Yum!!! And with ham too? Double yum!

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    3. Jimmy....really? You had to go there? And add bacon? Any weight that I gain I will totally blame on you! BWAHAHAHA!!!!

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  6. Southern Caviar! Yes!!!
    I made some a couple of weeks ago. I block of Extra Sharp cheddar cheese, a small jar of pimento (drained), a dollop of Dukes mayonaise, a block of softened cream cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne. Beat with electric mixer for at least two minutes. Best served on cheap white bread. YUM!

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    1. Southern Caviar, ha!! By the way I commented above on your bacon suggestion.

      This looks wonderful. I see you like Duke's as well. We're recently converted to Duke's omg it's so good. Thanks for this. And yes, almost everything is good on cheap white bread, ha.

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  7. try the recipe on my blog! it's the one they sell on sandwiches at the US open. we love this stuff!

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    1. What? A famous recipe? Well hellz yeah!!!

      http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2017/07/southern-pimento-cheese-spread.html

      Here is the link to her recipe. She is an AMAZING foodie. I can't even begin to tell you the wonders she has created, check her out. And thanks for the recipe, I might just have to have a tasting of several different ones ha.

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  8. My grandma used to make it and make sandwiches out of it-oh so good!

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    1. It's an old school thing for sure but dang if it's not so good. Thanks!

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  9. Homemade is so easy and taste sooooo much better than store bought. The ones above are good. I grate a package of extra sharp cheddar, add the pimentos, and mix enough Dukes mayo to make it spreadable. You can add cayenne pepper or a little hot pepper sauce to taste too. I sometimes add a little pickle relish, chopped olives, or jalapeño relish. Try it, you will like it! :)

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    1. Great suggestion, thank you so much!!! I like the idea of pickle relish too. And maybe some hot jalapeño relish, ha.

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  10. OMG! Y’all are killing me! Now I want a grilled pimento cheese sandwich. :-)

    Vonne

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  11. http://newhappeningsatthetable.blogspot.com/2016/08/pimento-cheese.html
    This is traditional pimento cheese and I make it all the time. You can gussie it up or leave it as is and still have something incredible,

    Oh and try a grilled pimento cheese sandwich. Nirvana!

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    1. Thanks for another link. this one looks good. I. think it seems you just make it and then add as you see fit. Great idea. And a grilled pimento cheese is definitely on the list now!

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  12. Recipe given to me by late friend back in the late 90's so it's been a few years since I made this.
    This can be served as a spread on crackers or in a small cock pot and used as a dip for cut-up fresh veggies.
    Pimento Cheese Spread
    8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese; preshredded or cut into chunks
    4 oz. Colby or other similar mild cheese; cut into chunks
    1/4 t. ground hot- red cayenne pepper
    1/4 cup mayonnaise - creamy style salad dressing
    1 jar (4oz.) diced pimentos; Well Drained
    1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
    1 t. finely chopped onion
    Few drops Hot sauce; optional
    Chopped green olives; stuffed Or unstuffed, to taste; optional
    In food processor, combine cheddar and Colby cheese and red pepper. Pulse to chop and combine.
    With the motor still running, add small amount of salad dressing to make the mixture nice and smooth.
    Add the pimentos and process until smooth
    Add more of the remaining salad dressing until mixture is spreadable.
    Add the relish and onion
    Pulse to combine
    Add a drop or 2 or 3 of the hot sauce and / or chopped green olives.
    Pulse to combine.

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    1. OOH, here is another, I swear all the weight I gain trying these is on all of you!

      HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Thanks for this recipe!

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  13. Here is Wisconsin, I came across Martha's Pimento Cheese http://www.mightyfinefood.us/ Very good! They don't sell pimento cheese in the groceries here!

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    1. Thanks for this. ANOTHER great looking recipe. And in Wisconsin of all places it's not sold in stores? I thought everything cheese was sold there, ha.

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  14. Now you've made me hungry for a pimento cheese sandwich! I have never homemade it but some of these recipes look really good.

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    1. These look great don't they? I thin we'll have to try all of them. Just not on the same weekend, ha.

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