Make Ahead

'Everything is Bigger in Texas' Pimiento Cheese

October  4, 2022
3 Ratings
  • Serves A Superbowl Crowd
Author Notes

Typically when one thinks of pimiento cheese you think of little old Southern ladies eating pimiento cheese sandwiches on white crust-less bread, or the famous pimiento cheese served at the Master's in Augusta every April. This pimiento cheese has a kick unlike any typical recipe of just mayo and shredded cheddar. I livened this dish up Texas-style by adding a jalapeno and a splash of Texas Spicy Sauce for heat. Throw in a mix of Sharp Cheddar and Gouda cheeses and you have yourself one hell of a pimiento cheese. This dip's flavor is as big as Texas is wide! Dig in! - Table9

*This recipe is dedicated to my loving friend Meghan Ann who was born and breed in Texas. —Table9

Test Kitchen Notes

This amped-up pimiento cheese delivers just what it advertises - the classic flavors of that southern staple, with a hearty kick of heat and a big, bold flavor. I served this with crackers and celery stalks, but I can easily imagine scooping it up with thick cut corn or potato chips or even slathered on a burger. This was a huge hit in our household, and such a breeze to put together that I’ll be sure to make it often, whether for entertaining or just everyday snacking. —lastnightsdinner

What You'll Need
  • 1 Jalapeno, Seeded and DeVeined
  • 8 ounces Sharp Cheddar, Grated
  • 8 ounces Gouda, Grated
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup Sour Cream
  • 4 ounces Pimientos, chopped
  • Splash of Tabasco Sauce
  • Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire
  1. In a food processor, grate sharp cheddar and Gouda. Remove from food processor and set aside.
  2. Replace food processor grater with blade and chop jalapeno. Once processed add mayo, sour cream, lemon juice, Worcestershire, Tabasco, both cheeses, salt and pepper. Process until mixture begins to resemble a dip-may have to scrape down the sides to make sure everything is combined well. Toss in the pimientos and parsley. Pulse to combine.
  3. Serve with your favorite crackers or spread on a nice sourdough bread for a great summer sandwich!

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  • Savorykitchen
  • lastnightsdinner
  • Table9
  • Eddie Cox
    Eddie Cox

7 Reviews

Eddie C. February 6, 2012
I am a Southerner, born & bred. Pimiento cheese must have all of the above, plus minced onion & garlic.
alisonwhite June 5, 2011
Loved it!! Can't wait to make it again.
Table9 June 5, 2011
That is so great! I am thinking about having it on a burger tonight...
Savorykitchen February 6, 2011
Gah. I'm craving this so much right now. I wish I had thought to shop for the ingredients. Next trip to the market, I guess. :-)
Table9 June 5, 2011
Did you ever have a chance to make it?
lastnightsdinner February 6, 2011
We can't stop eating this! Really, really wonderful recipe, and thank you so much for sharing it!
Table9 February 6, 2011
That is so wondeful! I am so thrilled that you like it so much. I too, cannot stop eating it...I eat it on burgers, sandwiches, veggies...