Pimento Cheese Dip, A Little Bit Of Southern Comfort
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
A delicious, southern dip.
  • 1 Lb. Extra sharp Cheddar shredded, Use the highest quality you can find, I used Tillamook Vintage White aged 2 years
  • 4 Ounces Cream cheese softened
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise, you can sub in yogurt here if you prefer
  • 1 Jar 4oz. Pimento’s finely chopped
  • ½ Teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ Teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon Garlic powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • Optional ½ Teaspoon Chipotle powder for additional heat and a smoky touch
  1. Use an electric mixer to get the ingredients fully incorporated. Just let the cream cheese come to room temperature for ease of mixing.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in the mixer and fully blend. Some recipes call for salt, but I would taste the dip before adjusting any seasoning as the Cheddar does add a salt component.
  3. Make the dip ahead of time and refrigerate it so it firms up. Serve with your favorite crackers, lavosh or some lightly toasted artisan sourdough.
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at https://honestcooking.com/pimento-cheese-dip-little-bit-southern-comfort/