Pimento Cheese Dip

Pimento Cheese Dip: you're going to want to make TWO bowls of this delicious snack! #appetizer

Filled with pimentos (obviously), cheddar cheese, protein-rich Greek yogurt and a hint of pepper jack, this dip is flavorful, smoky and finished with just a bit of heat. But best of all, this Pimento Cheese Dip takes only 10 minutes to make and keeps in the fridge for a couple of weeks, making it the perfect summer snack to pull out whenever you need it.

Serve it up with some sliced cucumbers, baby carrots or toasted pitas for a simple but tasty appetizer. Food always tastes better when eaten without utensils. Fact.

Pimento Cheese Dip: you're going to want to make TWO bowls of this delicious snack! #appetizer

Yield: serves 8

Pimento Cheese Dip

Prep Time 10 minutes


  • 1- 8 oz block extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 oz pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 1- 4 oz jar of pimentos, drained
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor until mix well combined. Serve with toasted pita triangles or sliced vegetables.
  2. Keeps in refrigerator for 2 weeks



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Posted on July 7, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. I LOVE Pimento Cheese…it’s not a big thing up here in NJ…but I grew up eating it in Texas! I need to make some of my own!!

    1. I’ve never known about it until a few years ago, I was visiting a friend and she was raving about it! I understand why now 🙂

  2. Thanks for having us, Amy! I’m so happy to be able to help out a friend 🙂 Happy unpacking!

  3. I so never think about pimento cheese until I’m in a restaurant that serves it in some form and then I’m all “why don’t I eat this more often?!”

    This looks so delicious!!

  4. Still can’t believe I’ve never tried this! I am vowing to make it asap! Looks delicious 🙂

  5. We had never had pimento cheese until we moved to Georgia a few years ago. Now we adore it. Can’t wait to make it ourselves now with this recipe.

  6. My husband is a big fan of dips like this! Perfect dip to have on hand for summer entertaining!

  7. Pimento cheese is a staple in our house. I love serving it as a dip, but I also use it to make grilled cheese or top my favorite burger hot off the grill with a dollop of it. Your recipe looks divine!

  8. I love using pimento cheese on sandwiches. I just want to dive into this dip (with a few ritz crackers!)

  9. I love it with jalapeños mixed in. Your idea of putting the jalapeño jack is ingenious. Will try using the yogurt instead of mayo. 

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