Nannie's Pimiento Cheese


The best pimiento cheese recipes have bonus ingredients beyond cheese, pimientos, and mayo. This pimiento cheese spread includes flavorful additions like jalapenos, garlic, and hot pepper sauce.

Nannie’s Pimiento Cheese
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 1/2 cups


  • ¼ cup chopped white onion

  • 1 fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded, stem removed, and chopped (optional)

  • 1 - 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 8 ounce medium yellow cheddar cheese, shredded (1 cup)

  • 4 ounce sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)

  • 1 4 ounce jar diced pimiento, drained

  • cup mayonnaise, or more to taste

  • teaspoon ground white pepper, or more to taste

  • teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)

  • 2 - 3 medium cucumbers, sliced 1/4-inch thick

  • Celery leaves (optional)


  1. In a food processor, combine the onion, jalapeño (if using), and garlic. Cover and process with several on/off turns to finely chop.

  2. In a large bowl combine the cheeses, pimiento, processed vegetables, and mayonnaise; mix just until combined. Season with white pepper and, if desired, hot pepper sauce. Serve cheese spread on cucumber slices. Top with celery leaves if desired.


Because hot chile peppers, such as jalapeños, contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with chiles as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the chile peppers, wash your hands well with soap and water.

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Before slicing, peel the cucumber lengthwise, using a vegetable peeler to remove some strips of skin, for a striped effect.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

127 Calories
11g Fat
3g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 127
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 8.3mg 42%
Calcium 161.5mg 12%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 88mg 2%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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