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Homemade Pimento Cheese

Today’s a big day for the Weekly Bite Familia.

Today, we find out whether there’s a little girl or a little boy growing in my belly. ย I’m so excited!!

When I was pregnant with M, Mr. Weekly Bite and I were convinced I was carrying a boy. Our jaws dropped when the doctor typed G-I-R-L into the computer. ย This time around I have no clue… nada. This pregnancy has been so different. From the crazy sick first trimester to the way I’m gaining weight, I’m at a loss.

Having a healthy baby is my number one priority. As to whether its a boy or girl, it doesn’t matter to me. Either way I feel incredibly lucky ๐Ÿ™‚

One thing I’ve been loving & ย making a lot of lately is Pimento Cheese. I can’t seem to get enough of the stuff! I remember always having some in our fridge as a kid. After that I sort of forgot about it. It wasn’t until last year I spotted it on the shelves of Whole Foods. I was hooked.

I love how simple the ingredients are too!

Cheddar Cheese + Red Onion + Pimento + Roasted Red Pepper

Light Mayo + Minced Garlic + Green Onion + Black Pepper

Mix the cheese mixture, mix mayo mixture, then mix them both.

That’s it!

Let it sit in the fridge for a few hours or overnight, that way all the flavors can develop.

Recipe Adapted from Whole Foods.


  • 1 pound cheddar cheese (shredded). For best results, grate the cheese yourself.
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 4 oz pimentos (drained & chopped)
  • 4 oz roasted red peppers (drained & chopped)
  • 1 cup light mayonaise
  • 1 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper


In a large bowl, combine cheese, red onion, pimentos, & red peppers. Mix until combined. In a separate bowl, combine mayo, garlic, green onion, & pepper. Mix well. Add the mayo mixture to the cheese mixture. Stir until all ingredients are incorporated.

Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight to let the flavors develop.

Enjoy with crackers, in a sandwich, or even better… in a grilled cheese sandwich ๐Ÿ™‚

20 Responses

  1. Aunt Cindy said on March 25, 2011 at 10:39 am

    It’s also good in celery. My grandmother used to mix the jars of Old English pimento and sharp cheddar cheeses and spread onto split, buttered hot dog buns and set under the broiler a few minutes. So delicious with soup or a tuna salad. Brings back memories. Love your pictures!!

  2. Barbara said on March 25, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Can’t wait to hear the exciting news!!!

  3. Jen @ keepitsimplefoods said on March 25, 2011 at 10:42 am

    YUM! I love homemade pimento cheese. A true, southern favorite! Looks great!

  4. Camille said on March 25, 2011 at 11:01 am

    So exciting for you!
    This looks so yummy. I must make it soon!

  5. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on March 25, 2011 at 11:58 am

    How exciting!! I could never be one of those people who doesn’t find out until she gives birth. For one, I’m way too curious. And I’m too much of a planner to wing it.

  6. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking said on March 25, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Such a fun idea! I love this recipe, Estela. Congratulations on your newly expected family member. Can’t wait to hear the good news! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Nicole, RD said on March 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I think it’s another girl..just a hunch ๐Ÿ™‚

    The pimento cheese looks so good!

  8. Natalia - a side of simple said on March 25, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Can’t wait to hear the news. I hope you’ll share with us! Meanwhile, I’ll just have to occupy myself with some of this cheese. I’ve never had pimento before but I’m a big fan of all the ingredients!

  9. Carrie said on March 25, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Yum!!!! Pimento cheese is like salve to the southern soul.

  10. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on March 25, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    So exciting!!!

    I love, love, love homemade pimento cheese. It makes the store-bought stuff seem like it should be outlawed!

  11. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons said on March 25, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    oooh I want to try this!!!! It looks yummy AND pretty! =)

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  12. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) said on March 25, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    How exciting finding out what you are having! Good luck!

    I dot know if I have ever had pimento cheese. I love cheese, so I’d probably love it. I’ll hade to Gond sone pimentos to try it.

  13. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on March 25, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    This last fall was the first time I had ever tried pimento cheese – love it!
    Can’t wait to hear what baby #2 is!:)

  14. The Texas Peach said on March 25, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Looks yummy! Haven’t had pimento cheese since I was a kid. This certainly looks a lot better than that store-bought stuff I used to have. I think I am just going to have to revisit this old classic!

  15. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said on March 25, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Pimento cheese was a staple of my childhood (I grew up in the Philippines). I haven’t had it in years and will definitely try making my own soon!

  16. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on March 25, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Oooh this looks really yummy. How exciting that you will soon know if you’re having a boy or girl. Either way you are definitely blessed! Have a great weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on March 25, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I can’t wait to find out! The excitement during this time is so much fun! The cheesy goodness looks so good!

  18. Casey (TheHealthGoddess) said on March 25, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    oh my goodness! My husband loved Pimento cheese. He is always asking me to buy it when I go to the grocery store, but it just looks so gross (kinda like a container of slop). So I am happy to find such a yummy looking recipe!

  19. Anne@butterandbear said on March 27, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I love, love, love Whole Foods pimento cheese. I am going to have to try and make this asap! Can’t wait to hear if you are baking a little girl or a little boy:-)