Classic(ish) Pimento Cheese

Author Notes: Perfect for tailgating and holiday parties, with a few tricks for one of my most-devoured recipes!

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Lindsay Howerton-Hastings

Makes: about 3 cups


  • 8 ounces freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 ounces freshly grated mozzarella cheese (not fresh, the kind in a block)
  • 1 roasted red pepper, patted dry and finely chopped, or 2 ounces drained jarred chopped pimetos
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha or other hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon EACH, onion powder, garlic powder, and seasoned salt
In This Recipe


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir gently to combine the seasonings without mushing the cheese too much.
  2. Taste, and adjust the seasonings or spice level to your preference. If the pimento cheese seems very dry, add a tiny bit more sour cream and mayo, in equal amounts, to achieve a texture you like. Devour!

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