Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread

This post was last updated on August 30, 2014 to include new images and a recipe video.

Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread

Dustin and I have quickly fallen in love with this restaurant in Southwest Austin called Jack Allen’s Kitchen.

They have an awesome restaurant design, menu and concept and their food is really great.  They also have a Sunday buffet every week that is just amazing.

But I digress.

Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread recipe by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Our favorite appetizer at Jack Allen’s is their Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread with Crackers.  It’s really tasty.

And, when I say it’s our favorite appetizer, I mean it’s the only appetizer we’ve ever ordered there because we like it so much.

I’ll admit, at first, I was skeptical to order anything pimento-related.  Truth be told, it weirded me out a little.

But, once I tried it, I was in love.  I mean, c’mon: It’s a cheese spread, right?

Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread | A Sweet Pea Chef

We decided it would be neat to make our own pimento cheese spread at home.  Turns out it’s ridiculously easy.


Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread

I also made some Olive Oil and Herb Crackers to go with it!

Watch me make this super easy and addicting cheese spread in the video below:

Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread

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If you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think by leaving a comment and rating it. And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #asweetpeachef on Instagram! I LOVE seeing what you come up with. Enjoy!

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Homemade Pimento Cheese Spread
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This is a super easy and yummy homemade pimento cheese spread recipe that is sure to impress and disappear quickly.
Recipe type: Easy
Serves: 4-6
  • 4 oz. (1/2 package) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2½ tablespoons pimentos, chopped
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. garlic powder
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or by hand, electric mixer or food processor), beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and continue to mix on medium speed until well combined.
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  1. Beverly says

    I’ve been looking for the easiest yet best pimento cheese spread! Your recipe looks simple (just like I need them to be). Not too many ingredients & mix then serve, just my way;)
    I do have a simple question please & super, pretty please help me out with this? I bought the diced pimentos, mayo, cream cheese but I didn’t grab monterrey jack cheeses or garlic powder:( I can run get any seasons I need but do I need to add monterrey jack or could I only use the extra sharp cheddar cheese I’ve already purchased? I’ll wait for your reply before I run back to the store:) thanks in advance (esp if you please can help) & I hope your holidays are wonderful☆☆☆☆ We love pimento cheese :) well 3 of us out of 6 lol! Can’t wait to hear back!!! I’ll keep checking back or I’m on Pinterest also is totally up to you I totally appreciate you! Thanks & cannot wait, I wanna pimento cheese sandwich right now yummy!!!! Thanks a bunch! Beverly Patterson is my name on Pinterest, Facebook & Gmail is beverlykims@gmail.com thanks again! I wanna make this today if u have time. I’ll run to the store to get the garlic powder & maybe onion powder in a couple mins. Thanks a 3rd time, lol!

    • says

      Hi Beverly! The truth is that I’ve never tried this recipe with cheddar cheese. Being a sharp cheddar, I’d imagine it would take over a lot of the flavor, whereas the jack lays low. If you’re able to run to the store, the recipe as written is really the best. That being said, it’ll prob still be good with what you’re asking about, just not as good. Hope that helps!

  2. jc says

    I made this today and – YUMMY! I added a little garlic powder and my family loves it! For myself I added red pepper flakes!

  3. says

    Thanks for this recipe–HEB also has a pimento spread that we enjoy, but I add chopped jalenpoes to give it a little dash of spice.
    Now, I can make our own spicy spread! This will be perfect for those holiday parties coming up this week.

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