Hot and Spicy Pimento Cheese Spread

Hot and Spicy Pimento Cheese Spread

  • Prep: 1 hr 10 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Serving: Makes 3 cups

A wonderful way to offer your guests a spicy alternative to traditional bland dips; serve this cheesy spread on crackers or with tortilla chips.


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 pound extra sharp cheddar cheese, coarsely shredded
  • 1, 7-ounce jar drained pimientos, diced


  1. Place the mayonnaise, onion and hot sauce in a food processor and blend until creamy.
  2. Drop in the shredded cheese and pulse the mixture until cheese is in small pieces.
  3. Add the pimentos and continue to pulse until the mixture forms a thick spread.
  4. Empty the cheese spread into a serving bowl and chill for about 1 hour before serving.

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