Recipes and Cooking Nannie's Pimiento Cheese 5.0 (2) Add your rating & review 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on August 1, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 2 1/2 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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 ⅓ cup mayonnaise, or more to taste ⅛ teaspoon ground white pepper, or more to taste ⅛ teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce (optional) 2 - 3 medium cucumbers, sliced 1/4-inch thick Celery leaves (optional) Directions In a food processor, combine the onion, jalapeño (if using), and garlic. Cover and process with several on/off turns to finely chop. 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. Pretty Presentation Before slicing, peel the cucumber lengthwise, using a vegetable peeler to remove some strips of skin, for a striped effect. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 127 Calories 11g Fat 3g Carbs 6g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.