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Homemade Pimento Cheese

This lightened up version of pimento cheese has all the sharp cheddar and pepper flavor without the glop.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cups
Author Kath Younger


  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese about 2.5 cups grated. Must be fresh - do not use pre-grated cheese!!
  • 4 ounce jar of pimentos
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 10 grinds pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt


  • Grate your cheese by hand or in a food processor.
  • Drain pimentos well and chop, if necessary. Add to mixture.
  • Add seasonings.
  • Add lemon juice.
  • Toss to mix through.
  • Add yogurt and mash until cheese comes together into a dip and serve!