Easy Pimiento Cheese Dip


Look out, because once you start eating this homemade cheese dip, you won't be able to stop. It's addicting enough on its own, but you can also make it spicy by mixing in a few chopped pickled jalapenos, or a dash of hot sauce.

Easy Pimiento Cheese Dip
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
10 mins
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
2 1/2 cups


  • 3 cup shredded cheddar cheese (12 oz.)

  • cup mayonnaise

  • 1 4 ounce jar sliced pimiento, drained and chopped

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • Assorted crackers, celery sticks, and/or miniature sweet peppers


  1. In a bowl stir together first six ingredients (through garlic powder), mashing with the back of a spoon as you mix (mixture will be chunky). Transfer to a serving bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and chill 4 to 24 hours. Serve as a spread with crackers or stuffed in celery and sweet peppers.

Beef and Pickle Cheese

Prepare as directed, except omit pimiento, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard. Substitute Monterey Jack cheese for the cheddar cheese. Add 3 oz. softened cream cheese and 1/2 cup each chopped dill pickle and chopped dried beef or boiled ham to cheese mixture. If desired, serve with melba toast or rye crackers.PER 2 TBSP. 114 cal., 10 g fat (4 g sat. fat), 21 mg chol., 231 mg sodium, 0 g carb., 0 g fiber, 0 g sugars, 5 g pro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

137 Calories
13g Fat
1g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 137
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 169mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 5.3mg 27%
Calcium 141.4mg 11%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 32mg 1%
Folate, total 4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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