Pimiento Cheese Dip

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Creamy, cheesy, and a little tart- pimiento cheese dip is the most delicious and decadent appetizer. This southern classic is incredibly trendy – learn how to make the best! 

Pimento cheese- I love this southern classic! It is so creamy and delicious!

The fact that I love pimiento cheese is weird to just about anyone that knows me well.

The thing is, while I proudly proclaim cheese to be my best friend, I did NOT invite sour cream to the party. And that crap mayonnaise…. don’t even get me started on it.

I literally gag when I smell mayonnaise.

So how on earth did a creamy cheese dip, which consists heavily of mayo and sour cream, become one of my favorite things on earth? (like, really- favorite cheese dip on earth!)

This is my favorite dip ever- and so easy to make! I love pimento cheese!

I blame the Great Southern Cafe in Seaside Florida. Or any of the deliciously hipster cocktail bars in San Fransisco my husband and I like to pop into on our somewhat yearly norcal pilgrimage.

There is something about a cold beverage and a creamy cheese dip with tangy peppers that just does it for me.

I mean… this stuff is SO damn good.

My affinity for this traditionally southern cheese dip is so strong- I am thrilled it is a trendy offering once again, with hipsters across the nation lining up to dive in. I had to try out a few different recipes to find my own beloved flavor, as I have not a single drop of southern blood in my body, let alone an old family recipe to fall back on.

This is so delicious though, I think you’ll agree it’s a winner!

My affinity for this traditionally southern cheese dip is so strong- I am thrilled it is a trendy offering once again, with hipsters across the nation lining up to dive in. I had to try out a few different recipes to find my own beloved flavor, as I have not a single drop of southern blood in my body, let alone an old family recipe to fall back on.

Now I just need to find a delicious fried frogs legs recipe, and I’ll be in heaven….


(Want to see more delicious foodie find? You should follow my instagram account to see the other delicious things I find to eat when out and about…)

This pimento cheese recipe is the best! So easy and delicious!

I’ve had pimiento cheese with a ton of accompaniments, but my favorites are homemade saltines (which… yummy, but i am LAZY), and just plain old pita bread, cut into triangles (which is the winner for me). Crusty bread is also divine dipped into this deliciously oozy spread sent directly from heaven.

I suppose you could also, you know, be healthy and dip stuff like veggies in it.

But who are we kidding- this is a giant bowl of cheese, sour cream, and mayo.

Sure, I tried to reason with myself that since it contains pimientos, which are a pepper, it pretty clearly classifies as a salad- but even my fatpants loving psyche couldn’t go for that one.

So go ahead and dip in the bread, you know you want to!

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Pimiento cheese dip served with pita chips.
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Pimiento Cheese Dip

Creamy, cheesy, and tart pimento cheese dip is the most delicious and decadent appetizer. This southern classic is incredibly trendy – learn how to make the best!
Course Dips
Cuisine southern
Keyword cheese dip, dip, pimiento
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 123kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce block of extra sharp cheddar cheese grated (don’t use store-bought pre-shredded cheese!)
  • 4 ounce jar pimientos drained very thoroughly and finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 green onions mostly tops, finely minced
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons good mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp sea salt plus more as needed
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix ingredients.
  • With an electric mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk on high until creamy.
  • Serve immediately!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 285mg | Sugar: 1g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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  1. Debra L Steele says:

    Thank God for vegan mayo. I am allergic to eggs!