Easy, creamy (and low carb!) Homemade Pimento Cheese. Makes a great dip with veggies, serve on crackers or of course on a sandwich!
Let’s talk about something cheesy today shall we?
This easy, creamy Homemade Pimento Cheese is a cheese lovers dream! Loaded with cream cheese and freshly grated sharp cheese it is yummy, cheesy goodness in every bite! If you’ve never had pimento cheese then you’ll want to try this. If you love pimento cheese then you’re going to want to try this. If you’ve never made pimento cheese then you’re going to want to try this.
No matter what, you’re going to want to try this!
Even my hubby who is a southern boy LOVES this pimento cheese. He says this is the best pimento cheese he’s ever had and he’s had his share. I take that as a total compliment and I don’t think he was just saying that to win brownie points with me.
I’ve got to say this is some pretty tasty pimento cheese. On my lazy keto, low carb days I love this just with a spoon. It’s also great as a dip with veggies, served on crackers or of course as a classic pimento cheese sandwich. And if you really want to go crazy make grilled cheese with it. It’s life changing! Just saying…
The craze for my homemade pimento cheese started earlier this week on my Facebook page. Hopefully you follow me there right? I’ve been doing live meal preps on Mondays for Meal Prep Monday following the 5 Dinners in 1 Hour Meal Plan that I’ve been following for months. Honestly I’m going to write an entire review and post just about that because it’s been a total lifesaver for me. You can check out my Instagram stories where I’ve talked about it before. Anyways I absolutely love this plan! Even though I’m a food blogger I stink at meal planning. While I used to do it, it would take me HOURS to plan, shop and prep meals for the week. With 5 Dinners in 1 Hour I quickly plan my meals for the week with a variety of changing classic and clean eating recipes to choose from. Once I choose my recipes for the week it generates a shopping list for me! I go through my list and shop for the items I need then I’m ready to prep my meals in one hour. Once my meals are prepped I have meals ready to go for the week. And if there are some weeks I know we have other plans I can plan less meals, it doesn’t always have to be five. Of course I can plan more if I need to as well. IT’S SO SIMPLE! I can’t say enough good things about this plan!
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This past Monday I was prepping Baked Ham and Pimento Cheese Sliders. How good do those sound? Anyways I was using my homemade pimento cheese and many people asked me about it. Yesterday I did another Facebook live video that you can catch HERE of how to make it. With just a few simple ingredients including cream cheese, freshly grated sharp cheddar, mayo, diced pimentos, garlic powder, salt, pepper and my secret ingredient – Frank’s Hot Sauce, you can whip up this delicious pimento cheese up in no time!
Whether you’ve had pimento cheese before or not you’re going to want to try this yummy cheesy goodness!
Homemade Pimento Cheese
- 4 ounces cream cheese softened
- 8 ounces finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 4-5 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup diced pimentos
- 1 pinch garlic powder
- dash Frank's hot sauce optional
- dash Worcestershire sauce optional
- salt and pepper to taste
Using an electric mixer or by hand mix cream cheese until softened.
Stir in mayo until combined.
Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Cover and refrigerate for least one hour.
For best results use freshly shredded cheddar cheese.
I recommend using Frank's Hot Sauce OR Worcestershire not both. Either one or the other. My personal preference is just the Frank's Hot Sauce and omit the Worcestershire. I also use a few dashes (about 1 tablespoon). Check out my live Facebook post where I make this for more details!
Check out the Mother Thyme Facebook page for how to make this pimento cheese!
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