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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.
Course Appetizer, dip
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, greek yogurt, lemon, pimentos
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
  • Big pinch kosher salt
  • 10 grinds pepper
  • Small pinch cayenne pepper
  • Big pinch smoked paprika
  • Big pinch garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Dukes Mayonnaise Optional


  • 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.
  • Mix well.
  • Add yogurt and mash until cheese comes together into a dip and serve!