Mama's Pimento Cheese!

 
 
 
 
My mother makes the best pimento cheese ever.  Now, I know we all think our mothers or grandmothers or whatever made the best this or that and to us they did or still do.  Sometimes we think this because they introduced us to these certain foods or because of the love that went into making these foods.  However, sometimes, it's really because they make it better than everyone else.  I think that is the case with this pimento cheese recipe. I just never like any better than this.  Here is what you will need for this:
 
Ingredients:
 
5 cups grated American Cheese
1 cup Miracle Whip (can use mayonnaise if you prefer)
2 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup chopped pimento
 
Mix the first 4 ingredients well and stir the pimento in last. This is one of two recipes Mama uses Miracle Whip in instead of mayonnaise and according to her, it's part of the secret to the taste.  I have tried making it with mayonnaise and she is right, it's not as good for some reason.   If you are one of the mayonnaise only types, who gets a little crazy about it, use mayonnaise.   Chill before serving.
 
 



 
 
 
 


49 comments:

  1. can you use velvetta cheese instead of American cheese?

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    1. I don't think Velveeta would work. It's too soft, number 1, and number 2 it's NOT really cheese.

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    2. I always use velveeta cheese and that is always what my moma used

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    3. I use Velveeta and sharp cheddar! It's delicious.

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    4. I always use Velveeta and sharp cheddar. It's delicious!

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  2. Can we get a pinterest link? You have these great recipes and facebook deletes most of my nonpersonal posts in short order so boom my recipes are gone. On pinterest they are there when I want them!

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    1. There is a "PIN" button up at top left of the recipe. You can also follow her on pinterest through her follow me on pinterest button to the right of the recipe.

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    2. You can also send it to yourself in a Private Message. I have all of my recipes kept like that and it's so easy to go to when I need one!

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    3. Try clicking on the link to pull up the recipe and then bookmark the recipe and then save.

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    4. Open them in the Internet and then you will be able to pin your favorite recipes in your favorite board on Penterest.

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  3. this stuff is too expensive to buy ready made and thank you for this another great recipe!

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  4. I always use Miracle Whip and I add chopped up sweet pickles. No Worcestershire sauce but add about a tablespoon of sugar. Mix well and chill before serving.

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    1. Never heard of pickles in pimiento cheese.

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    2. I like a few dashes of Louisiana Hot sauce, gives it a good taste, no Worcestershire.

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    3. My grandmother put sweet pickle relish in her pimento cheese.

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  5. Worstirsire sauce? Never made it with that but I have added cream cheese

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  6. Now you've got me cravin pimento cheese.What's the other recipe she uses Miracle Whip in?

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  7. Is american cheese like velvetta or like kraft singles. Sorry about the name drops but which one is american cheese.

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    1. American cheese is like Kraft singles. It is even better with old fashioned Colby cheese!!

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  8. Where do you find grated American cheese?

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    1. I have an old-fashioned food grinder I put my cheese through.

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    2. It's better to grate it yourself. The pre-grated stuff is tossed with something (corn starch maybe?) to keep it from clumping up.

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  9. Several years ago , I began a quest to find the best pc recipe and and I have never seen anything quite like this. I will be trying it soon!

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  10. Yummy! I copied and printed. Can't wait to make. Thanks.

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  11. Do you use the whole jar of pimento, juice and all? Or is it drained first?

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  12. I put Mayo and Miracle Whip in mine...and cream cheese...and seasoned salt, garlic salt and lemon pepper.

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  13. Being from northern BC, Canada, I have never tasted this? honestly, is it good, do you eat it by its self or put it on a burger or something?

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    1. Best on bread for a sandwich but would probably be good on burger too.

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    2. Can be used as an appetizer!
      My grandmother always spread some Pimento cheese inside celery stalks for her relish tray. Cut celery stalk in lengths that are
      easy to handle.

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    3. Laurie:

      I lived 20 years in Alabama. Now in B.C. Pimento cheese sandwiches are delicious!

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    4. Also good with crackers or chips.

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    5. I stuff my burgers with Pimento Cheese...Then grill 4 minutes on each side...Be sure to seal burgers good!!!

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  14. Hi and thanks for the recipe....I definitely am going to try it!

    I am wondering about the 1/4 cup chopped pimento, though....are you referring to pimento in a jar..with a liquid to drain off?

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  15. I would love to use make this I love pimento cheese, but it won't taste as good without miracle whip I not to sure, last year I would of rushed out and got everything, but they changed the formula of the miracle sweet it tastes sweeter now and I don't like that new taste.

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  16. I had a grilled pimento cheese spread sandwich the other day....it was the BOMB-DIGITY!

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  17. what kind of American Cheese ? Only know the sliced kind .

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  18. I love Pimento Cheese have had it all my life seeing we are from Texas. But I have always used Mayo and Grated Chedder Cheese in mine. It is just whatever you grew up on. I even Grate my own Cheese....

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    1. I agree, altho I sometimes use finely grated mild cheddar in mine. I use a lot more mayonnaise & pimentos than most recipes call for & also no salt, since cheese & mayonnaise are both salty.

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    2. I have used Miracle Whip for years, but am trying to use fewer foods that have high fructose corn syrup - so mayo it is, but it has to be Duke's! My husband's aunt put marshmallows (chopped up) in hers and it was delicious! I use pickle relish, maybe some onion, occasionally some chopped pecans, plus the pimentos, and I like to grate my own cheese. It's just better than the pre-grated. Mama always used sharp cheddar, but I like to combine that with Colby. Shoot, I'm going to have to make some tomorrow! :-)

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  19. Use sharp cheddar and add grated onion. Delish!

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  20. You can get American cheese in chunks in the deli usually. 5 cups grated should be about 10 oz.

    America's Test Kitchen said that the secret ingredient was a little bit of the vinegar from pickle relish. I'll give it a shot next time.

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  21. My sister in law makes great pimento cheese.....she uses half grated velveeta and half grated cheddar, pimentos and miracle whip. Yummy.

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  22. I use Velveeta, pimentos with their juice, and Kraft Mayo, whip it really good with my mixer, then stir in cheddar cheese and grade Parmesan. My family and friends love it. My kids love it with Frito scoops!

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  23. Kathy how long will this last in fridge. Thanks, I am a huge fan and share your recipes all the time! My friends here in Cali LOVE Pig Picin' Cake!,,

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  24. I use mayonnaise and add a little apple cider vinegar to the recipe......gives it the tang it needs. Otherwise, my recipe is the same as yours.

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