There are a lot of variations on pimento cheese. What really sets this version apart from others is the addition of smoked paprika and celery seed. The two flavors take a somewhat regular tasting salad to a whole new happy place. If you don’t have a lot of spare time but still want a tasty spread, this is it. It’s different and better than the ‘usual’ stuff without being ‘weird’.
Easy pimento cheese isn’t just great on bread. I also love it on baked potatoes, crackers, Fritos and grilled burgers and hot dogs too! And boy, you know you’ll want to use these mix in some easy grits! Everywhere you think about adding cheese, substitute this fantastic mix instead. It changes everything!
I highly recommend that you shred or grate your own cheese at home. Don’t buy the pre-shredded or pre-grated stuff. It has stuff added to it to keep it from sticking together. That ‘stuff’ affects how the cheese melts. Shred it yourself and use the good stuff.
Anita’s mom made a fantastic cheese salad that everyone loved. This isn’t that, unfortunately. Hers just can’t be duplicated no matter how hard we try.
Also try my pimento cheese spread.
Easy Pimento Cheese
- Mix all but the salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Refrigerate at least an hour to let flavors blend.
- Serve on bread.
Nutritional values are approximate.