This Pimento Cheese Dip is a great dip to serve with all the playoff football games going on right now! Serve it at any party or gathering you have and everyone will love it!
Pimento Cheese Dip is a Southern specialty. It is the perfect dip to serve at gameday with tortilla chips, crackers and veggies. We got some Pimento Cheese Dip from Costco, and I just had to try to recreate the recipe.
It is a semi-spicy dip. I say semi-spicy because my husband who is not a fan of spicy things, did not think this was that spicy.
How to make Pimento Cheese Dip:
This dip is very easy to make. In a large bowl mix all your ingredients together. Chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. Garnish with some green onions before serving. Serve with your favorite cracker or tortilla chips. Celery and carrot sticks are great serving options as well.
- Cheddar Cheese - shredded.
- Cream Cheese - room temperature
- Canned Pimento Peppers - chopped fine
- Jalapeno - seeds removed, chopped fine
- Garlic Powder
- Black Pepper
- Green Onions - optional for garnish
Pimento peppers - if you can't find them try roasted red pepper instead. (Adding this for later)
- Tip: Use a fork or a hand mixer to mix ingredients well.
What can I substitute for the pimentos?
I used canned pimento peppers are a small, heart shaped chili pepper. One good substitute for pimento peppers in this dip would be roasted red peppers. Roasted Red Peppers are a milder option than the pimentos. Replacing the pimento peppers with roasted red peppers still give this dip a great flavor.
Can I roast my own pimentos?
If you have fresh pimentos, you can roast your own for this recipe. Wash them and clean out all the seeds. Dice the peppers up finely and spread them on a baking sheet. Roast them in the oven on 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until they start turning brown from roasting. Allow them to cool before mixing in with the ingredients to make the dip.
Tips for a good Pimento Dip:
- Do not over mix the dip - You want the dip to be mixed well, but you do not want to over mix it causing the peppers to become mushy.
- Drain your pimentos - If using canned pimentos make sure you drain the juice well. The extra juice will make the dip runny.
- Spice it up - If you would like a spicier dip add some more jalapenos to it or some red pepper flakes.
How to store Pimento Cheese Dip:
This dip needs to be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. It should last about 3-4 days.
Try some of my other favorite dips:
Dill Dip - This creamy Dill Dip is super easy and quick to make. It's perfect for dipping with vegetables, crackers, chips or bread.
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip - This Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip is the perfect appetizer for any gathering or party you are hosting or going to. Loaded with chicken, cheese, and spicy Buffalo sauce, this dip is amazing!
Cheesy Bacon Spinach Dip - Need a simple appetizer that is sure to please? This Cheesy Bacon Spinach Dip is simple to make and a recipe that everyone will love. Plus I've included a video to make preparing it really simple.
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Pimento Cheese Dip
- 2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
- 4 ounces canned pimento peppers (chopped fine)
- 1 medium jalapeño (seeds removed, chopped fine)
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and black pepper (to taste)
- green onions (optional for garnish)
- Add shredded cheese, cream cheese, pimento peppers, diced jalapeño, mayonnaise, garlic powder, salt and pepper to a large mixing bowl and mix to combine.
- Taste for seasoning and heat and add more to taste.
- Serve garnished with green onions with crackers and veggie sticks for dipping.
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