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All the cheese! All the time!

cheese spreader dipped into pimento cheese in a glass bowl

This dip definitely tastes like the south. You’re basically required to drink it with sweet tea and scoop it up on crackers while sitting on your back porch.

At one point in my life I actually thought that you could only get it in the south. Like it was some foreign mystical concoction that comes straight from Georgia and you only get it if your family brings it to a family reunion. Then one day I learned you can make your own. That was a great day.

Look for another creamy cheesy dip? Try this easy Boursin cheese recipe—it’s done in less than 10 minutes!

aerial view of cheese spreader in a glass bowl of pimento cheeseMy sister, Elisa, got married in August and I was the maid of honor and Chelsea was a bridesmaid. We got tasked with throwing a shower leading up to the big day and we chose to throw her a high tea bridal shower (we’re so fancy). So obviously we had mini tea sandwiches. They’re actually the cutest little things ever. We had cucumber, cream cheese and dill and of course pimiento cheese sandwiches. OH MY GOD. That’s where the inspiration for making my own came from.

Generally I love any form of cheese dip, but this dip is da bomb. It’s just so smooth and creamy. It’s got a slightly sweet taste from the sweet red chiles (aka pimiento chilis) and a salty bite that makes it just right to top on a cracker. I think you should probably go do that now. Like pile it really high. You won’t regret it.

close up of pimento cheese dip in a glass bowlI initially made this to take it to a tailgate, but then didn’t end up going. So what do you do with extra dip (besides eating it by the spoonful of course)? Put it on a pimento grilled cheese. Yep, that’s what I did. With a secret special ingredient. You have to try it next!

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Pimento Cheese Dip

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Smooth, creamy and cheesy dip! It's perfect with crackers or on a sandwich!
homemade pimento cheese in a mixing bowl
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Servings: 12


  • 1-8 ounce package of cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1-6 ounce jar pimiento chilis chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon hot suace


  • With an electric mixer, beat all ingredients until creamy and well combined.
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