Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Makes about 4 cups

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.

How to Make It

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.

Ratings & Reviews

mlouise63's Review

January 03, 2013
Am from the south, have never had better. First had this pimiento cheese at Louis Osteen's Charleston Grill, 1991, located in The Omni hotel in Charleston, SC. He served this pimiento cheese at Friday happy hour with giant flat bread. Always remembered it. Purchased his cookbook a few years back, which I love, just for this recipe. A guaranteed crowd pleaser, and, it never fails... "this is the best pimento cheese! What is the recipe?" The grated onion is genius!

BabsM54's Review

August 09, 2013

susanmcgee's Review

April 12, 2014
This is excellent! I really like the little kick from the red pepper (reminds me of cheese straws). The only thing I might do next time is save and drained juice from the pimentos and add a bit to the end because I really like the pimento flavor, plus it will help it from tightening too much in the refrigerator.

kempton6's Review

May 02, 2012

Danicallah's Review

November 17, 2013
Pimento cheese is one of my favorites. I have always purchased it pre-made from the store. NEVER AGAIN! This recipe is absolutely delicious. In fact, I have found myself having a hard time not going to the fridge for "just one more"...I have a stand-up mixer and what a breeze to throw together. I'm in heaven! I can't wait until our next party for my pimento cheese debut!

Beeks1's Review

December 22, 2013

charlottemama2's Review

December 23, 2012
love this cheese!