The Most Delicious Chick Pimento Cheese Recipe

A favorite staple for all Southerners, pimento cheese has origins that tie all the way back to the 1800s! 

A simple dish to make at home, our Chick Pimento Cheese Recipe is effortless to make and is a complete power move. The enhancement this sweet, creamy recipe brings to any dish or ingredient it’s paired with is utterly impressive and completely explains all the drool that occurs when it’s brought up.

To get a taste of this scrumptious Chick Pimento Cheese Recipe, keep reading! 

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What Is Pimento Cheese?

Pimento cheese is a combination of pimento peppers, cheddar cheese, and mayonnaise. The taste is an irrevocable mixture of creamy, gentle sweetness and a sharp crack of flavor. 

The History Of Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese, though adored by Southerners, first came about in New York. In the 1870s, New York farmers began making unripened cheese. This soft cheese became known as cream cheese.

At the time of cream cheese’s origination, Spain began sending over “pimiento”, canned red peppers, that quickly became popular in the United States. The name “pimiento” lost an “i” in translation, transferring over to being called “pimento” instead. These canned red peppers became heavily sought after as new kitchen staples, enough so that farmers began trying to reproduce their own batches!

 Can I freeze pimento cheese?

In 1908, cream cheese and pimentos (along with a few other ingredients) were combined together for a recipe. This recipe became so popular that it started being mass-produced all over the South and extended into other parts of the United States. It was especially popular as it didn’t spoil quickly, making for an easy and effective food item for textile workers and even tea rooms! 

After the tragedy of World War II, pimento cheese began its popularity in home kitchens. Cream cheese was eventually swapped out for cheddar cheese, and then soon after an added dosage of mayonnaise was added to the recipe. This recipe became a sought-after staple at potlucks, picnics, and even restaurants for its desirable taste! 

What To Serve With Chick Pimento Cheese

Crackers

For Southerners, hardcore lovers of Chick Pimento Cheese, out of all the crackers available in the world saltine crackers are the best to serve with Chick Pimento Cheese. Neutral in flavor, saltine crackers do not overpower the delightful taste of the Chick Pimento Cheese dish. There is just enough salt added to saltine crackers to enhance the flavor of the Chick Pimento Cheese. 

Veggies

 Is Palmetto cheese the same as pimento cheese?

Whether with celery or carrot sticks, this Chick Pimento Cheese recipe pairs magnificently with all types of veggies. Sliced cucumber or bell peppers, or as a topping for fried eggplant. There are all types of pairings to give a go to serve with this Chick Pimento Cheese recipe! 

Mac & Cheese

Who doesn’t love a creamy cheesy batch of mac & cheese? For a fun and delicious twist to your mac & cheese, try adding in our Chick Pimento Cheese. The sweet pimentos, sharp cheddar cheese, and creamy mayonnaise make for a truly drool-worthy dish of mac & cheese. This 2.0 mac & cheese makes for a great dish to bring to potlucks or make for family barbeques. Everyone will be asking you for the recipe! 

Sandwich Spread

Make some yummy grilled cheese sandwiches using Chick Pimento Cheese! All you need is butter, bread, and our Chick Pimento Cheese and you’ve got yourself a bangin’ grilled cheese sandwich! 

Calzones

If you’ve never made homemade calzones now is the time to do it! Whether veggie, chicken, or steak calzones, we highly recommend adding in some of our favorite Chick Pimento Cheese for an exceptional enhancement of flavor to your calzones. 

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What You Will Need To Make Chick Pimento Cheese Recipe

A Southerner favorite, Chick Pimento Cheese is one of those dips that work well with just about anything. From calzones to sandwiches, Chick Pimento Cheese manages to impressively enhance whichever selection it’s paired with. This Chick Pimento Cheese Recipe is rather effortless to make, and leaves for a stunning addition to any dish of your choosing for improved flavor! 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 4-Ounce Jar Of Diced Pimentos (Drained)
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Onions (Minced)
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 8-Ounce Package Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Equipment:

  • Cheese Grater
  • Measuring Utensils
  • Measuring Cup 
  • Cutting Board
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Medium-Sized Bowl (2)
  • Whisk

Step By Step Instructions To Make Chick Pimento Cheese Recipe

Step 1: Grate The Cheese

Grab the cheese grate and block of sharp cheddar cheese. Grate the cheese and place it in a medium-sized bowl. Cover the bowl of cheese and set it in the refrigerator until needed. 

Step 2: Make The Dressing

In the second medium-sized bowl, measure and add the Worcestershire sauce, mayonnaise, and apple cider vinegar. Mix well.

Step 3: Add In The Seasonings

In the same mixing bowl, add the garlic powder and salt. Whisk to combine. 

Step 4: Add In The Diced Pimentos and Minced Onions

Drained the diced pimentos before adding to the bowl. Once drained, add the diced pimentos and minced onions to the bowl. Gently whisk to combine the ingredients.

Step 5: Add The Cheese

Grab the grated cheese from the refrigerator. Add the grated sharp cheddar cheese to the second medium-sized below with all of the other ingredients. Gently combine.

Step 6: Enjoy!

Your Chick Pimento Cheese Recipe is now ready to serve. Enjoy! 

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Tips and Tricks

If you are more inclined to do so to save time and effort, we recommend buying the sharp cheddar cheese already prepared. This will remove the time and effort spent on taking the task yourself to grate the cheese.

Servings And Preparation Time

Preparation Time  Cook Time Servings
10-15 Minutes 0 Minutes  6-8

Conclusion

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FAQs

Is Palmetto cheese the same as pimento cheese?

Palmetto cheese is a trademark for a brand of pimento cheese.

What is pimento cheese made of?

The base for pimento cheese calls for mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, and pimentos. Other additives, like salt and pepper, are normally added for additional flavor.

Why is pimento cheese so popular in the South?

It is believed that pimento cheese became popular in the South because it did not spoil quickly at room temperature. Pimento cheese was often used in lunch boxes for textile workers.

What do you eat with pimento cheese?

You can eat just about anyting with pimento cheese! Saltine crackers, sandwiches, mac & cheese, veggies, you name it!

Can I freeze pimento cheese?

Yes, you can freeze pimento cheese for up to 3 months.

Chick Pimento Cheese Recipe

Chick Pimento Cheese Recipe

Anias Vibrant Kitchen
A Southerner favorite, Chick Pimento Cheese is one of those dips that work well with just about anything. From calzones to sandwiches, Chick Pimento Cheese manages to impressively enhance whichever selection it's paired with. This Chick Pimento Cheese Recipe is rather effortless to make, and leaves for a stunning addition to any dish of your choosing for improved flavor! 
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 8

Equipment

  • Cheese Grater
  • Measuring Utensils
  • Measuring Cup
  • Cutting Board
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Medium-Sized Bowl (2)
  • Whisk

Ingredients
  

  • 1 4- Ounce Jar Of Diced Pimentos Drained
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Onions Minced
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 8- Ounce Package Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Instructions
 

  • Grab the cheese grate and block of sharp cheddar cheese. Grate the cheese and place it in a medium-sized bowl. Cover the bowl of cheese and set it in the refrigerator until needed.
  • In the second medium-sized bowl, measure and add the Worcestershire sauce, mayonnaise, and apple cider vinegar. Mix well.
  • In the same mixing bowl, add the garlic powder and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Drained the diced pimentos before adding to the bowl. Once drained, add the diced pimentos and minced onions to the bowl. Gently whisk to combine the ingredients.
  • Grab the grated cheese from the refrigerator. Add the grated sharp cheddar cheese to the second medium-sized below with all of the other ingredients. Gently combine.
  • Your Chick Pimento Cheese Recipe is now ready to serve. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you are more inclined to do so to save time and effort, we recommend buying the sharp cheddar cheese already prepared. This will remove the time and effort spent on taking the task yourself to grate the cheese.
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