Jalapeño Pimento Cheese

June 21, 2022
Jalapeño Pimento Cheese Recipe

Hey, y’all! Pimento cheese is sometimes referred to as the “pâté of the south” and/or the “caviar of the South”. While it is certainly both of those things, it is also – simply put – my favorite food. I’m excited to share my recipe for Jalapeño Pimento Cheese, a variety that I have recently become addicted to I hope y’all love it just as much as I do!

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Jalapeño Pimento Cheese Recipe

Jalapeño Pimento Cheese

This take on a southern classic is easy-to-make and chock-full of flavor. You’ll love the extra kick + can use either fresh or canned jalapeños. For this recipe, I used canned + pre-diced.

Shopping List: Jalapeño Pimento Cheese

  • white cheddar cheese
  • cream cheese
  • mayonnaise (Duke’s)
  • diced jalapeños
  • pimentos
  • onion powder
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • hot sauce
Jalapeño Pimento Cheese Recipe

How to Make Jalapeño Pimento Cheese

  1. Shred cheese and combine with all ingredients. Mix until well-combined.
  2. Season, to taste, with black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and hot sauce.
  3. Chill until ready to serve.
Jalapeño Pimento Cheese Recipe

The Recipe

Jalapeño Pimento Cheese Recipe

Jalapeño Pimento Cheese

JC Phelps
Modify a southern classic by making this Jalapeño Pimento Cheese. It's the flavor of the south with an extra kick!
5 from 32 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 8 servings
Calories 450 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz. white cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 4 oz. diced jalapeños drained
  • 4 oz. pimentos drained
  • onion powder to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • garlic powder to taste
  • hot sauce to taste

Instructions
 

  • Shred cheese and combine with all ingredients. Mix until well-combined.
  • Season, to taste, with black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and hot sauce.
  • Chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Sodium: 575mgCalcium: 436mgVitamin C: 32mgVitamin A: 1327IUSugar: 2gFiber: 1gPotassium: 131mgCholesterol: 83mgCalories: 450kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 17gFat: 42gProtein: 15gCarbohydrates: 4gIron: 1mg
Keyword jalapeño pimento cheese, pimento cheese
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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.

Jalapeño Pimento Cheese Recipe

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My best,

JC

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