Comfort Food: Southern Pimento Cheese

Jeff and I have had a rough few weeks, and when times get tough, we turn to comfort food to make it all go away.  I’ve heard that pimento cheese is an acquired taste, but I have absolutely no idea why since it’s ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS.  On everything.   After we’ve spread it on crackers, apple slices, bread and hotdogs, we take it to the next level and use it in our grilled cheese sandwiches, producing the tastiest, gooey-est ones ever.    My recipe uses ONLY the key ingredients from every pimento cheese recipe because I really believe less is more when it comes to this southern staple.

Southern Pimento Cheese

  • Medium sized block of sharp cheddar, grated
  • Small jar or can of pimentos, drained
  • Mayonnaise (preferably Duke’s, but I also like the Trader Joe’s Brand)
  • (sometimes I add a few cloves of minced garlic too)

Mix the grated cheese, pimentos, garlic (if using) and a heaping spoonful of mayo in a bowl.  Mix in more mayo, a spoonful at a time until the mixture is spreadable, but not runny.   Pop in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before using or noshing!


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