Pimento Cheese with Jalapeno


Pimento Cheese with Jalapeno

This southern Pimento Cheese and Toast recipe ends the argument as to who has the best. The roasted Jalapeno gives it that classic kick!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teas Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teas cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teas paprika
  • 1 pound sharp cheddar, grated
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • crusty bread
  • Pickle slices for serving


  • Roast bell pepper and jalapeno over gas flame, turning often, till well blistered and charred. Transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap and let steam for about 10 or 12 minutes.
  • Peel and seed the peppers and chop finely. Mix mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne and paprika in a medium bowl. Fold in cheddar and chopped peppers; season with salt and black pepper.
  • Spread on a slice of chewy, crusty bread and serve sliced pickles on the side.

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