Horseradish Pimiento Cheese Recipe

If you're in a need of the perfect thick spread pimiento cheese, the secret is using less mayonnaise. Be sure to use a high quality mayonnaise though and skip the low-fat options. You can easily adjust our Basic Pimiento Cheese recipe or break out a new flavor with this horseradish version. This recipe will have you're horseradish-loving friends and family will be coming back for seconds. Not only do we call for a little horseradish, but we also suggest using horseradish-flavored white Cheddar cheese for the extra kick. Be sure to hand shred the cheese. The pre-graded stuff just misses out on flavor.

Horseradish Pimiento Cheese
Photo: Jennifer Causey; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Torie Cox
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 cups


  • 1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimiento, drained

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese

  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish

  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 8 ounces shredded horseradish-flavored white Cheddar cheese

  • 8 ounces shredded sharp white Cheddar cheese


  1. Stir together pimiento, mayonnaise, cream cheese, horseradish, sugar, and black pepper in a large bowl.

  2. Stir cheeses into pimiento mixture until well combined. Store covered in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

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