2 quarts

It’s hard to beat this basic homemade pimiento cheese featuring sharp Cheddar and Velveeta, mayonnaise, and diced pimiento.  It’s easy when you make it in the food processor, and you’ll get 2 quarts—plenty for tailgating or making sandwiches for a crowd.

How to Make It

Step 1

Position shredding disk in food processor bowl; shred Cheddar cheeses. Cut cheese loaf into cubes. Position knife blade in processor bowl; add half of cheeses. Process until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides. Transfer mixture to a bowl.

Step 2

Add remaining cheeses, sugar, salt, and pepper to processor bowl; process until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides.

Step 3

Stir into cheese mixture in bowl. Stir in pimiento and mayonnaise.

Step 4

Note: This dish may be frozen.

Ratings & Reviews

cece4118's Review

June 08, 2009
I have made this recipe dozens of times. It has become my signature dish. I give it as gifts. I take it for occasions. People ask me to bring it to parties. I am always careful to remind folks that it is soooo much better when it allowed to reach room temperature before eating. For a spicier alternative try Three Cheese Pimiento Cheese from this database as well.