Pimiento cheese is one of the most popular dishes in the South and everyone has their own idea about what makes perfect pimiento cheese. Here are some of our top-rated pimiento cheese recipes.
Classic Pimiento Cheese
Make this Classic Pimiento Cheese ahead and serve as a sandwich or a dip.
Miss Mattie's Southern Pimiento CheeseMiss Mattie's Southern Pimiento Cheese gets its sweet and spicy taste from sweet-hot pickled jalapeno peppers. The toasted pecans add to its Southern flair.
Spicy Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pimiento CheeseSpice up basic pimiento cheese by sprinkling in ground red pepper, freshly ground black pepper, and coarse-grain mustard.
"Some Like It Hot" Grilled Pimiento Cheese SandwichesMade with pimiento cheese, bacon, and strawberry preserves, these grilled cheese sandwiches are the mother of all pimiento cheese sandwiches.
Blue Moon Inn Cheese SpreadBlue Moon Inn Pimiento Cheese is a pimiento cheese spread with the addition of chili sauce, chopped pecans, and chopped olives. Whether you use it as a dip for crackers or a spread for sandwiches, it’s totally addictive.
Louis Osteen's Pimiento CheeseIf you like creamy pimiento cheese, then Louis Osteen's Pimiento Cheese that's made with cream cheese and sharp Cheddar cheese is the spread for you.
Food Shark's Pimiento CheeseTurn pimiento cheese sandwich spread into a hot and spicy appetizer by adding chopped jalapeño pepper to the cheese mixture and baking it in a casserole dish.
Our Favorite Pimiento CheeseAccording to one online reviewer, this is the “best pimiento cheese I've ever had. Pecans make the difference and, they're right, the way you grate the cheese does make the recipe. Going to make it for the third time tonight.” We guarantee that you’ll love it, too.
Southern Pimiento Mac and CheeseTry this extra-cheesy, Southern spin on the classic mac and cheese dish.
Open-Faced Pimiento Cheese BLTsSlather toasted sourdough bread with homemade pimiento cheese and top with tomato, crisp bacon, and arugula for a hearty sandwich supper.
Baked Pimiento Cheese DipBaked Pimiento Cheese Dip is a Southern sandwich staple, but it also makes a delicious dip. Serve it in your slow cooker to keep it warm and velvety.
Pimiento Cheese Creamed SpinachAdding pimiento cheese flavors to spinach casserole gives it a uniquely Southern twist.
White Cheddar-Chive Pimiento CheeseHere's the secret to nice pimiento-cheese texture: Grate the cheese by hand, half on the large holes of a box grater and half on the small holes. Choose an aged sharp Cheddar cheese for extra bite. Chopped chives and Dijon mustard add piquant punch in place of grated onion.
Pimiento Cheese Deviled EggsWe combine two Southern favorites into one extraordinary dish—Pimiento Cheese Deviled Eggs.
Ricotta Pimiento CheeseA trio of cheeses—ricotta, sharp Cheddar, and pepper Jack—make up Ricotta Pimiento Cheese. Serve Ricotta Pimiento Cheese as an appetizer over Cornmeal Tarts, crackers, or vegggies.
Grilled Pimiento Cheese SandwichesLovers of pimiento cheese are in for a treat with this classic grilled cheese sandwich.
Stuffed VegetablesStuffed Vegetables come to life with Jalapeno-Pimiento Cheese. Use this zippy cheese in hollowed-out baby bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, zucchini halves, or pattypan squash halves for lively party bites.
Pickled jalapenos lend a bit of heat to this lighten up Jalapeño-Pimiento Cheese.
Pimiento Cheese SquaresWe take the flavors of the South's favorite spread and make into savory bites of Pimiento Cheese Squares--perfect for parties or gifts.
Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Pickled OkraWe combined two of the South's favorite foods to make this savory Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Pickled Okra appetizer.
Divine Pimiento CheeseJust four ingredients are needed to make this to-die-for pimiento cheese.
Pimiento Cheese GougèresStamp a Southern accent on this classic French hors d'oeuvre. You can use a piping bag with a 1/2-inch round tip or a zip-top plastic freezer bag with a corner snipped off to pipe the dough onto the baking sheets.
Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Squash BlossomsFresh squash blossoms are a lovely seasonal treat. Enjoy the contrast of crisp, fresh flowers with rich, creamy cheese spread.
Grilled Pimiento, Cheddar, and Bacon on SourdoughAll grilled cheese loves a companion! Dip Grilled Pimiento, Cheddar, and Bacon on Sourdough in a simple tomato soup, so the bold flavors still shine through.
Cracker Spoons with Creamy Pimiento CheeseFor less than $2, a super-cute teaspoon-shaped cookie cutter makes down-home pimiento cheese party ready.
Pimiento Cheese RollsThese 3-ingredient Pimiento Cheese Rolls are full of Southern flair.
Three-Cheese Pimiento CheeseCream cheese, cottage cheese, and sharp white Cheddar cheese provide the base in this lighten Three-Cheese Pimiento Cheese.
Pimiento Cheese Deviled EggsFor a twist on classic deviled eggs, try these smoky-flavored pimiento cheese deviled eggs from chef Jason Hill at Wisteria Restaurant in Atlanta.
Pimiento Cheese CookiesWe used Palmetto Cheese, a South Carolina favorite, in these treats.
Pimiento Cheese-Bacon BurgersTop these bacon burgers with your favorite homemade pimiento cheese.
Pimiento Cheese Chicken
Instead of using pimiento cheese as a sandwich filling, try using it as a filling for skillet-cooked chicken breasts.
Baked Tex-Mex Pimiento Cheese DipTurn pimiento cheese sandwich spread into a hot and spicy appetizer by adding chopped jalapeño pepper to the cheese mixture and baking it in a casserole dish. Instead of a 2-quart dish, you can also bake the mixture in two (1-quart) baking dishes.
Pimiento Cheese SconesCheddar cheese and chopped pimiento contribute to the batter of these cheesy pastries.
Smoky "Pimiento" Cheese SandwichesThese pimiento cheese sandwiches make a quick and easy appetizer that's appealing for any shower or party.
Bacon Pimiento CheeseThis creamycheese spread is flavored with bacon and pimientos, and the recipe makes eough for 8 to 10 sandwiches.
Easy Skillet Pimiento Mac 'n' CheeseThis pimiento cheese penne pasta cooks quickly in the skillet.
New South Jalapeño Pimiento CheeseJim Early took first place out of 300 entries in the Southern Foodways Alliance Pimiento Cheese Invitational by creating this update of his mother's recipe. If you need a smaller amount, you can easily cut the recipe in half.
Macaroni-and-Pimiento Cheese BitesSouthern cooks have a secret-- pimiento cheese is just as delicious as an appetizer as it is on a sandwich or cracker. By giving the pimiento cheese bites a quick fry, they gain a crisp crust that pairs perfectly with the slightly melted cheese on the inside of the popper.
Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed BurgersPurchase pimiento cheese from your favorite deli, or make your own. This recipe is easy to increase for a crowd. Just prepare one recipe at a time to ensure the seasonings are correct.
Baked Pimiento CheeseLove pimiento cheese? This baked version might be even better. It's the perfect appetizer for parties and tailgating and is delicious served with crackers.
Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Fried ChickenUse your favorite homemade or store-bought pimiento cheese to stuff chicken breast.