Duke’s Mayonnaise Pimento Cheese

April 6, 2022
Duke's Mayonnaise Pimento Cheese

Hey, y’all! There are southern foods – and then there’s pimento cheese. It’s the caviar of the south, a childhood favorite, and a modern-day comfort food. While there are many varieties (and they are all valid and delicious!), there’s one ingredient that is a non-negotiable by my standard: Duke’s Mayonnaise. My friends at Duke’s kindly shared their recipe with me and I’m excited to share it with y’all today. I know y’all are going to love this Duke’s Mayonnaise Pimento Cheese!

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Duke's Mayonnaise Pimento Cheese

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Duke’s Mayonnaise Pimento Cheese

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of cheese should I use?

This recipe calls for extra sharp cheddar + Vermont white cheddar.

What equipment will I need to make this recipe?

My favorite (and most-used) tool in the kitchen: a food processor.

Duke's Mayonnaise Pimento Cheese

Shopping List: Duke’s Mayonnaise Pimento Cheese

  • extra sharp cheddar
  • Vermont white cheddar
  • onion
  • pimentos
  • Duke’s Mayonnaise
  • white bread, for serving
Duke's Mayonnaise Pimento Cheese

How To Make Duke’s Mayonnaise Pimento Cheese

  1. Drain pimentos.
  2. Place onion quarters in bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade and pulse until finely chopped.
  3. Add drained pimentos and pulse again.
  4. Scrape into a large bowl.
  5. Grate the cheese either with the food processor or by hand and then combine with the onion and pimento mixture.
  6. Mix thoroughly with Duke’s Mayonnaise.
Duke's Mayonnaise Pimento Cheese

About Duke’s Mayonnaise

Duke’s is, hands down, the mayonnaise of the American South. It’s the most commonly used ingredient in my kitchen and I always have a jar – or four – on deck. The southern legacy of Duke’s goes back to Camp Sevier in 1917 and Eugenia Duke (Greenville, SC). Her sandwiches that were sold to army canteens during WWI were so legendary that army vets wrote to Eugenia years later begging for her sandwich recipes and jars of her delectable spread. Because of this, she began bottling it as a product on its own in 1923. Duke’s is readily available in supermarkets around the US; you can also order online here.

Duke's Mayonnaise

The Recipe

Duke's Mayonnaise Pimento Cheese

Duke’s Mayonnaise Pimento Cheese

JC Phelps
There are many varieties of pimento cheese in the south, though one ingredient should remain constant: Duke's Mayonnaise!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 8 servings
Calories 173 kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz. extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 12 oz. Vermont white cheddar cheese
  • 1 small onion peeled and quartered
  • 4 oz. jar pimentos
  • 3/4 c. Duke’s Mayonnaise

Instructions
 

  • Drain pimentos.
  • Place onion quarters in bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade and pulse until finely chopped.
  • Add drained pimentos and pulse again.
  • Scrape into a large bowl.
  • Grate the cheese either with the food processor or by hand and then combine with the onion and pimento mixture.
  • Mix thoroughly with Duke’s Mayonnaise.

Nutrition

Sodium: 278mgCalcium: 301mgVitamin A: 426IUSugar: 1gPotassium: 33mgCholesterol: 43mgCalories: 173kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 8gFat: 14gProtein: 10gCarbohydrates: 1gIron: 1mg
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JC

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