Patty’s Pimento Cheese Is The Best

by Alli

In the south, Pimento Cheese is very popular. It’s right alongside sweet tea, boiled peanuts, grits, and cornbread. I don’t know if we could live without it! Patty’s Pimento Cheese is amazing! 

We eat it as a dip with crackers and crudites. We spread it thick on sandwiches. I’ve even been known to eat it straight up, with a spoon! I especially love this recipe! 

I’ve seen my fair share of pimento cheese recipes, each with its own unique twist. I thought I had the best . . . until I tried Patty’s Pimento Cheese. Words can’t describe it, but that’s never stopped me from trying. It’s creamy and cheesy, with a little kick of spicy goodness. That’s what it is!

Patty Is My Sweet Sister-In-Law

Who is Patty? I’m glad you asked. She is my sister-in-law; my oldest brother, Stan’s, wife. They were married when I was but a mere girl in high school. She’s much more than a sister-in-law. My sister, Melinda, and I have always considered her our sister.  

And she’s one of the best elementary school teachers (now retired, but still subbing) I’ve ever known. She’s such a giver and is always making sure everyone is taken care of. I’ve never heard her say an unkind word about anyone. And she has some awesome recipes. Yep, she’s pretty much close to perfect! πŸ™‚

my brother and sister-in-law, Patty, standing in front of a barn

When we have the chance to get together at St. George Island for an extended family beach vacation, she always makes a big batch of her Pimento Cheese and it’s always devoured the very first day.

Jar of Homemade Pimento Cheese

Ingredients For Patty’s Pimento Cheese (complete recipe down below)

  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Pimentos (in a jar)
  • Rotel tomatoes 
  • mayonnaise
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • salt

How Do You Store Homemade Pimento Cheese?

Store in an airtight container, in the fridge, for 10-12 days. 

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Yield: 12-14 servings

Patty’s Pimento Cheese

Jar of Homemade Pimento Cheese

Patty's Pimento Cheese is a classic southern staple. This pimento cheese can be served as a dip or used to make sandwiches.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 blocks medium (or sharp) cheddar cheese (8 oz each), shredded
  • 1 (4 oz) jar pimentos, drained
  • 1 can (mild or original) Rotel tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • salt, to taste (about 1/8 tsp.)


  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together until well combined. Place in the fridge until chilled.


Sometimes Patty picks out some of the green chilies in the Rotel tomatoes before mixing all of the ingredients. But I like it spicy, so I don't!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 125Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 11mgSodium 169mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 1g

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Originally Published in July 2013 and updated July 2021


Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects July 8, 2013 - 6:33 am

Oh, that looks just fabulous! I am a northern girl and I can’t say that I have ever tried anything like that before! Yum!

Alli July 8, 2013 - 6:44 am

I rate this pimento cheese right up there with frozen boiled peanuts. πŸ™‚ You really need to try it! Thanks for stopping by.

Rhondda Mol July 8, 2013 - 8:50 am

I’ve never heard of this before (or boiled peanuts)…I’m very intrigued. I’m not sure we can get all the same ingredients in Canada but I may just add some of them to my shopping list for our next trip over πŸ™‚ I saved the recipe.

Thank you for sharing…

Now I am off to find out about boiled peanuts!

Alli July 8, 2013 - 9:47 am

You haven’t lived until you’ve had boiled peanuts! πŸ™‚ They are boiled in salty water (in the shell and still green). And they are so good! My mom used to make huge batches and freeze them in freezer bags. I liked them frozen! I know, it’s weird! Thanks for stopping by!

Bethany July 9, 2013 - 9:44 am

I’m definitely going to have to make some of this! My husband and I love pimento cheese, but believe it or not, I’ve never made it before! Pinning for later.

Alli July 9, 2013 - 11:06 am

Homemade is so much better! Easy, too!

Alli July 9, 2013 - 9:38 pm

Duke’s is my fave, too! Love it!

Alexa (Kat Biggie) July 10, 2013 - 10:34 pm

I just can’t get enough pimento cheese and this looks AWESOME! I’m pinnng it! Thanks for linking up with Pin It! Tuesday!

Alli July 11, 2013 - 5:22 am

Thanks for stopping by! The Pimento Cheese is awesome, especially after being in the fridge overnight and the flavors all marry.

Pat Riggs February 1, 2021 - 1:18 pm

Can you make this recipe using cream cheese too

Alli February 1, 2021 - 1:24 pm

I’ve never made this one with cream cheese but I don’t see why you couldn’t. I would use 1/2 of the cheddar and 1/2 softened cream cheese. Sounds delicious!

Alli July 13, 2013 - 6:37 am

I’ll be there! Thanks for having me!

Cathy July 16, 2013 - 9:10 pm

Hi there! I am co-hosting this week on the My Favorite Posts Showoff Weekend Blog Party. Thanks for connecting up!

I host a (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop and a TGIF Link Party over at my place — A Peek Into My Paradise… I would love for you to link up and follow if you like what you see. =) I follow back – I love making new friends!

Have a terrific week!

Hugs, Cathy

CharlieBeth / Mumma Walker July 18, 2013 - 4:37 pm

MMmmmm! Gotta try that!

Thanks for linking up with Friendly Friday last week. It’s up and running again and I’d love for you to come back and link up again!

Dave December 4, 2021 - 12:17 pm

How long does Pattys pimento cheese dip last in the fridge

Alli December 4, 2021 - 12:25 pm

The pimento cheese will last for about 10 days in an airtight container.


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