Hot Pimento Cheese Dip

I’ve mentioned before about my love for pimento cheese. Creamy and smooth with just a bit of a kick from the pimentos, it is a southern favorite that you’ll find served at everything from simple family afternoon snacks to wedding showers or at the nicest of dinner parties. It’s quiet a versatile dish to have in your recipe box.

As a matter of fact, a while back while we were in Asheville, we ate Tupelo Honey for dinner and were served a warm pimento cheese dip for our appetizer. Let me tell you now, there was not a smidgen of that dip left in the bowl. They probably could have gotten by without even washing that bowl we had it so clean. But I’m absolutely sure they wash all of their bowls, even though the pimento cheese dip bowls come back amazingly clean.

We all loved it so much I couldn’t wait to get home and make something similar.

Here’s how I made mine.


Add 8 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese to a bowl.


Some mayonnaise. It’s kinda hard to have good pimento cheese without some mayonnaise in the mix.


Now add some Dijon mustard.


Some dry mustard goes in next.


Now comes the salt


and then the pepper.


and the absolutely required ingredient of pimentos.


To spice it up a bit, throw in the jalapeno peppers. Oh me, oh my, these make it so yummy.


Just look at all that goodness! Mix it all until well-combined and pour into a microwave or oven safe bowl. Microwave in intervals of about 15 seconds for about 30 seconds or so until just melted. Be careful to not overheat.


Serve with chips and watch it disappear!


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Hot Pimento Cheese Dip is a delicious twist on the classic pimento cheese recipe, taking it to dip form. Get this family-favorite recipe!
Serves: 6
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1½ tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno, chopped
  • ½ cup pimento
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Pour into a microwave-safe dish and microwave for about 20 seconds, or until hot.
  3. Serve warm with tortilla chips or your favorite vegetable sticks such as celery, asparagus, or cucumbers.

Robyn xo



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  1. 7


    what exactly are pimentos? Im kinda grossed out by them in cheese, but fully admit to never having tried them. Id be willing (because everything is better with cheese) if I knew what they were… 😉

    • 8

      Robyn says

      Hey Megan, a pimento is a red pepper that has a sweet flesh. Generally, I purchase my pimentos already roasted, diced and in the jar. At my grocery store they are on the same aisles as olives.

      Let me know if you try them. Can’t wait to hear what you think!

  2. 11


    that looks awesome! I am about to start a fruit and veggie only cleanse and I just might have to make myself some of this before hand! Yum yum, thanks for sharing!

    • 24

      Robyn says

      It’s absolutely delicious with fresh veggies. We really like it cucumbers, grape tomatoes, and celery sticks.

  3. 30


    I have never had Pimento Cheese before! I’ve always been intrigued by it, though and I love all the ingredients in it. This dip looks fantastic to serve at a party or BBQ. Going to add this to my recipe binder.

  4. 31


    Of course that looks delicious! Your pictures always look delicious! And I tried your spinach smoothie and love love loved it! Thanks again for that recipe!

    P.S. You should come enter my giveaway for a $50 Target GC! It’s for a good cause!

  5. 41

    Kim Honeycutt says

    Pinned it because I MUST TRY it!!! I love pimento cheese (actually had a grilled pimento cheese sandwich for lunch today)!!


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