Louis Osteen's Pimiento Cheese

Louis Osteen's Pimiento Cheese Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
If 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.


Makes about 4 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living


6 cups freshly grated sharp Cheddar cheese (1 1/2 lb.)
1/2 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon grated yellow onion
1 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 (7-oz.) jar whole peeled pimiento, drained and cut into fourths
Garnish: freshly ground pepper


Beat Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, yellow onion, and ground red pepper with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer at medium speed 1 to 2 minutes or until blended but not smooth. Add pimiento; beat 1 to 2 minutes or until pimiento is shredded and mixture is blended and somewhat smooth. Garnish, if desired.

Louis Osteen,

Southern Living

February 2012
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