Cheese lovers won’t be able to get enough of this Pimento Cheese Dip. It’s easy to make and so savory and tangy, it’s sure to be a hit at your next get-together. Dig in, y’all!
It’s Easy Being This Cheesy
If you’ve spent any real time in the south, you’ve encountered pimento cheese. Sometimes in a ball form, sometimes in a dip, this southern comfort is a unmistakable staple. When I was a kid, I thought that it was something my grandmas ate. But of course, I came to love it as much as they did. And over the years, I watched it become one of the trendier foods, popping up in popular restaurants around town. You can now order delicious pimento cheese appetizers, sandwiches and burgers, and get it as a topping on potatoes or tomatoes, and even in quesadillas. I love it!
While the flavor had to grow on me, a good pimento cheese is a cheddar cheese lover’s dream come true. Smooth cream cheese, the sharpness of the cheddar, and the tang of the pimentos make it so great! And it’s also incredibly simple to make. Just six ingredients and a bit of stirring and you’re in business.
How to Make Pimento Cheese Dip
I said it was incredibly easy, and I wasn’t kidding. To make pimento cheese dip, gather your ingredients. Then, in a mixing bowl, stir together cream cheese, shredded cheddar, chopped pimentos, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper until well combined.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Serve with Fritos, crackers, celery, cucumber slices, toast triangles, and/or whatever dipping foods you think will taste best and appeal to your crowd. Serve and enjoy this little taste of the south!
Spread the Love
Send them off to their next big adventure with a Retirement Party Spread loaded with an assortment of salads, biscuits, dips and sweet treats.
Craving More Chips and Dips?
Love chips and dips? There’s always more where that came from. If you like it warm, my Skillet Caprese Dip blends melted mozzarella, ripe tomatoes and fresh basil for an easy and delicious appetizer. My Spinach Dip is a crowd-pleaser. This Harlequin Dip recipe has been in my family for ages and is a go-to favorite.
I hope you find some southern comfort in this Pimento Cheese Dip! If you make it and post a pic to social, be sure to tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see! I just love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the ideas I share.
Pimento Cheese Dip
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 cups 1x
Cheese lovers won’t be able to get enough of this Pimento Cheese Dip. It’s easy to make and so savory, it’s sure to be a hit at your next get-together.
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- 3 tablespoons drained chopped pimentos
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Pinch of kosher salt
- Pinch of ground pepper
- In a mixing bowl, stir together cream cheese, shredded cheddar, chopped pimentos, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Serve with Fritos, crackers, celery, cucumber slices, toast triangles, or whatever dipping foods you think will look best.