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.
Easy pimento cheese isn’t just great on bread. I also love it on baked potatoes and grilled burgers and hot dogs too! And boy, you know you’ll want to use these mix in some easy grits!
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
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.
- 1/2 pound extra sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/2 pound Pepper Jack cheese shredded
- 1 4 ounce pimentos diced, not drained
- 1/2 red onion small diced
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
- kosher salt
- ground black pepper
- Your favorite bread
- 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.
Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 405mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 518IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 340mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional values are approximate.