Creamy Cheese Pimento Spread

Looking for an easy and delicious snack? This Creamy, Cheese Pimento Spread is sure to become a new favorite with your friends and family!

Looking for an easy and delicious snack? This Creamy, Cheese Pimento Spread is sure to become a new favorite with your friends and family! #dip #appetizer #snacks #pimentocheesespread 

Cheese Pimento Spread

Do you ever struggle with trying to find good and healthy, non-processed snacks….especially when you have two, growing teenagers (or more) in your house? I am always looking for snack foods that my kids will enjoy. This one hits the mark, not only do the kids love it, but it has also become a favorite evening snack for my hubby! That spells a WIN, WIN, in my book!!

It has quickly become one of our favorite snack foods to have on hand around our place. We enjoy it with crackers as a cream cheese appetizer or snack or as a meal of its own, spread on fresh-baked bread as a sandwich. (It would also be delicious spread on a hamburger.) The best part of this pimento cheese is that it is easy to throw together and it makes a large batch that will last so your family can enjoy it for a while.

— Any sandwich tastes better on freshly baked bread, like this Basic White Bread.

 

Creamy Cheese Pimento Spread Recipe

What You Need:

  • 12 ounces of cream cheese (I use a natural one that is creamy and delicious)
  • 1 jar (4 oz.) sliced pimientos
  • 1 heaping t. onion powder
  • 1 heaping t. garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I prefer sharp cheddar or medium cheddar)

Cheese Pimento Spread

How to make pimento cheese spread:

I recommend using a food processor for quick, easy blending of the ingredients in this recipe.

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Bring your cream cheese to room temperature and place in a food processor.

Cheese Pimento Spread

Add in your jar of sliced pimientos (including liquid), onion powder and garlic powder.

Blend this mixture in your processor until smooth and well blended. It will take a little bit for it to incorporate, but just keep blending until smooth and creamy.

Cheese Pimento Spread

Next, add in the shredded cheese and process until the cheese is fully incorporated into the mixture. It is ok to have some texture to your pimento spread and the shredded cheese will provide that.

That’s it, easy and delicious! Once refrigerated, it will become slightly firmer. It will stay good in the refrigerator for at least a week, possibly longer, but it doesn’t last that long around here!

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Cheese Pimento Spread

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces of cream cheese I use a natural one that is creamy and delicious
  • 1 jar 4 oz. sliced pimientos
  • 1 heaping t. onion powder
  • 1 heaping t. garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded cheese I prefer sharp cheddar or medium cheddar

Instructions

  1. Bring your cream cheese to room temperature and place in a food processor.
  2. Add in your jar of sliced pimientos (including liquid), onion powder and garlic powder.
  3. Blend this mixture in your processor until smooth and well blended. It will take a little bit for it to incorporate, but just keep blending until smooth and creamy.
  4. Next, add in the shredded cheese and process until the cheese is fully incorporated into the mixture. It is ok to have some texture to your pimento spread and the shredded cheese will provide that.
  5. That's it, easy and delicious! Once refrigerated, it will become slightly firmer.

Recipe Notes

It will stay good in the refrigerator for at least a week, possibly longer, but it doesn't last that long around here!

We like to eat this with pretzel chips or crackers of your choice. You can make homemade crackers like these Homemade Wheat Crackers or Homemade Saltines. Or if you are gluten free, be sure to try these homemade Brown Rice Crackers!

Looking for more delicious dips to snack on? Here are some you might enjoy:

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Homemade Dill Dip Recipe
Jalapeno Popper Dip Recipe
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If you have a sweet tooth, try these dips with some graham crackers or fresh fruit!

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Peanut Butter Fruit Dip

What kind of crackers will you enjoy this Cheese Pimento Spread on?

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This Cheese Pimento Spread was originally published on Little House Living in September 2014. It has been updated as of September 2019.

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20 Comments

  1. This looks yum. I don’t often buy pimentos, but it sounds yummy in a dip. Perfect for football season. Thanks for stopping by Merry Monday!! Come back next week. Pinning.

  2. Oh how I wish I had seen this last week. I bought pimiento cheese to use on crackers for a party I had. This sounds so much better and I will save this for another party. Thank you!

  3. your recipe sounds awesome but i’d like chunkier version to spread on crackers, can I omit food processor and mix cream cheese til smooth and incorporate remainder of ingred. till mixed?

  4. Thank you so much for posting this recipe for Creamy Cheese Pimento Spread as we cannot buy it here and we love the taste of it. Now we can make it any time we want it.

  5. I love pimento cheese and your spread looks delicious! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Do you have any idea if this is similar to the Kraft product you purchase in a jar?
    I have a recipe that uses that specifically and need a substitute. I can no longer find it in stores. Thank you.