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Pimento Cheese Spread

Pimento Cheese Spread

Bad news my friends, I had to disown my children.

Yep, all 4 of em.

We were talking about favorite foods the other day and I was telling them how I lived off pimento cheese sandwiches when I was little. None of them had ever had pimento cheese! I said,” Hold up, are you serious?” How was it possible that I’d never made them Grandma Fat’s pimento cheese spread? Well turns out I’d missed my window to introduce them to this delight. None of them were particularly whoopy over it. Gosh darnit, I waited too long!

Pimento Cheese Spread

(Some things you’ve got to get your kids started on young! Like knowing the difference between mayo and Miracle Whip and when each of them are necessary. Start that young. Don’t let your kid be the one old enough to drive themselves to a high school banquet going, “Wait! What? I thought mayo and Miracle Whip were the same thing.”)

Well anyway, no worries. I didn’t kick them out of the house or anything. I just pretend sobbed and told them to go back to their silly minecraft youtube videos and stuffed my face with baguette topped with pimento cheese. Until they hit the stairs. Then I canned the fake sobs, smiled to myself at the peace and quiet, enjoying all the nostalgia that comes with indulging in your favorite childhood snack.


One particularly brazen child told me his intentions of stealing my bread mid-photo shoot. And then did steal it. Kids today! I tell ya…

Here’s a true story about pimento cheese. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized that 99% of the world’s pimento cheese is made with shredded cheese. Grandma Fat’s isn’t. First time I saw someone else’s pimento cheese I was like what the heck is that? That is not the pimento cheese I’m used to. First time I took my version of pimento cheese somewhere they were like, what is that? That is not the pimento cheese I am used to. We made converts of each other and spread the pimento cheese love around. Because people who love pimento cheese are the best kind of people.

There is no wrong way to pimento your cheese. Don’t you let anyone tell you different. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life. 

Pimento Cheese Spread

This pimento cheese spread is just that. A spread. It is smooth and velvety and spreadable. It has all the tang and flavor that you’d anticipate with a traditional pimento cheese, just a bit of a different texture. Personally I prefer it over the shredded variety. It’s great as a sandwich spread, on crackers, with veggies to dip in it, stuffed into mini peppers, topping off cheeseburgers.., the possibilities are endless. Remember, there’s no wrong way to pimento your cheese.

Pimento Cheese Spread

Pimento Cheese Spread

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

This old fashioned pimento cheese spread is quick and easy, smooth and velvety. 


  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 pound velveeta, , cut into small cubes
  • 1 4 oz jar diced pimentos, , drained


  1. In a small saucepan, beat the eggs with a whisk. Add in the sugar and vinegar mixing well. Over medium heat, stirring constantly, cook the egg mixture until it thickens, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile place the cubed velveeta into microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave until melted and smooth, about 5-7 minutes set at 50% power.
  3. Mix together the melted velveeta and the egg mixture.
  4. Stir in one jar of drained pimentos.
  5. Place in the fridge. The cheese spread will thicken as it cools.
  6. Let cool completely before serving.

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Della Lilly

Friday 31st of July 2020

I love this stuff! So glad to see what, to me, is the "original recipe - but I thought it was an "Ohio dish"! - at least we in Central Ohio thought so (mid-1950s-60s)! - didn't know "a thing about it being a "Southern food"! (LOL) ... We never used cream cheese (as I see in some recipes), just sharp cheddar for us, or, "in a pinch", Velveeta.


Sunday 3rd of January 2021

Della Lilly, I sure didn't know it was a "southern food". I live in Indiana, 65 years old, and my mother and grandmother both made this. Like you, no cream cheese, but it was always Velveeta. Sooooo good, and definitely NOT just a southern thang! :)


Wednesday 30th of January 2019

I read this blog to Grandma Fat Amy. She loved it!!

Amy D

Friday 1st of February 2019

That makes my heart happy. Give her a big old hug from me!


Thursday 20th of August 2015

LOL your poor kids - how could they go so long without having pimento cheese? I haven't had any in sooo long, but I think it's about time I change that because this looks too good to pass up!

Amy D

Thursday 20th of August 2015

It was one of those, are you kidding me, moments. I mean I loved this stuff growing up, so I couldn't believe I'd never made it for them. Guess I saving the good stuff for myself. Just like the chocolates I hide under my piles of folded shirts in my dresser drawer!


Tuesday 18th of August 2015

Pimento cheese is one of my favorite snacks! I have a big batch in the fridge right now. Yum!

Amy D

Tuesday 18th of August 2015

My batch is dwindling, but man I've enjoyed it. Hope that you are enjoying yours just as much! What's your favorite way to eat it?

Becca from

Tuesday 18th of August 2015

Oh my gosh... my dad was a pimento cheese junkie. He would have gone crazy for this on sandwiches!

Amy D

Tuesday 18th of August 2015

We had it tonight with our dinner stuffed on celery and a friend was telling me the other day that she'd made grilled pimento cheese sandwiches. It's hard not to love something so easy and versatile!

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