Our homemade Pimento Cheese Dip is a classic southern appetizer that’s easy to make a crowd-pleasing favorite! Also known as the caviar of the south!
Best Pimento Cheese Dip

Pimento Cheese is truly one of my all-time favorite dips. Well, actually, it’s a favorite for the whole family. We can go through gallons of this stuff! When friends try this recipe, they always ask for the recipe!

Now it’s often referred to as, “That Amazing Cheese Dip Thing You Make”!  LOL!!! Little do they know that this seemingly humble appetizer is actually a Southern delicacy! This recipe is one my family has been making as long as I can remember. For me, it has just the right combination of cheeses, pimentos, and spices. It’s Classic Pimento Cheese and it couldn’t be simpler to make!

This recipe makes a nice amount so it’s perfect when you’re having more than just a couple of friends over! At my house, it seems we’re always having groups of friends over, you know…….cocktails, potlucks, barbecues. This dip is my go to and always pleases everyone.

Next time you need an appetizer  I hope you’ll give this great Southern classic a try. I really think this is the Best Pimento Cheese Dip ever!

I’d love to hear what your favorite is!

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Recipe Notes For Pimento Cheese Dip: 

Heat: You can adjust the hot sauce to your taste. My hubby does not like much heat at all so I generally make it pretty mild. If you like it hot, just increase the amount of hot sauce.

Serve With:

  • Crackers; This is perfect served with almost any type of cracker. My family generally prefers it with Ritz. Nothing fancy, just plain old delicious!
  • Celery: It’s also great with celery.
  • Grilled Cheese  Filling: It’s wonderful to use to make grilled cheese sandwiches.
  • Burgers: My hubby loves it topping barbecued burgers instead of plain cheese slices. If you use it for this,  I like to use it very cold, straight from the fridge. It melts much quicker than regular slices of cheese.

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The Best Pimento Cheese Dip

Our homemade Pimento Cheese Dip is a classic southern appetizer that's easy to make a crowd-pleasing favorite! Also known as the caviar of the south!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 449 kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 8 Ounces 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
  • 1-4 Ounce Jar Pimientos Drained and Chopped
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Hot Sauce


  1. Using an electric mixer, beat all ingredients until well combined and creamy.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
The Best Pimento Cheese Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 449 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 65%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 537mg 22%
Potassium 105mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 24%
Vitamin C 4.9%
Calcium 37.7%
Iron 3.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.