Hot Pimento Cheese Dip Recipe


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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!

Hot Pimento Cheese Dip is a delicious twist on the classic pimento cheese recipe, taking it to dip form. Get this family-favorite recipe! //

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!

Hot Pimento Cheese Dip

5 from 1 vote
Hot Pimento Cheese Dip is a delicious twist on the classic pimento cheese recipe, taking it to dip form. Get this family-favorite recipe!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • ½ cup pimento


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Pour into a microwave-safe dish and microwave for about 20 seconds, or until hot.
  • Serve warm with tortilla chips or your favorite vegetable sticks such as celery, asparagus, or cucumbers.


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 493mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 861IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 295mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

Originally published April 2011. Republished September 2015.

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  1. Martha Lynn-Johnson says:

    Sounds delish!!

  2. Karla Maguire says:

    I love cheese dip and of course Pimento Cheese. I can’t wait to make this recipe and eat it all by myself. I got a lot of people hooked on putting Pimento cheese on a grilled burger or hotdog last year on the 4th of July

    Thank for sharing this recipe


  3. Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek says:

    I was thinking about making pimento cheese dip for our birthday party on Sunday. Now I KNOW I will have to make HOT pimento cheese dip.

  4. The Surprised Gourmet says:

    This looks delicious and I like how you kicked it up a bit.

  5. Susan says:

    Thank you, I am making this for Easter!!!!

  6. Kim Honeycutt says:

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

  7. Nancy says:

    5 stars
    I made this last weekend. It was a big hit, and I even passed along your website to my friends.

  8. Liz says:

    Love the pimento cheese. Thanks Robyn. Have a great day!

  9. Kristina says:

    pimiento cheese is one of my favorites… I may have to make some of this for the game Sunday…