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Warm Pimento Cheese Dip (+Video)

This Warm Pimiento Cheese Dip is a creamy and flavorful dip that has all the flavors of pimiento cheese in a warm and gooey dip!

A SOUTHERN HOT CHEESE DIP

So recently I was mixing up a batch of pimiento cheese and realized I didn’t have all the sharp cheese on hand that I wanted to use but I already had my mayo and seasonings mixed. So I threw in a block of softened cream cheese, a little more mayo and the shredded cheese and decided I would try to make a dip. Boy, did it work out amazing!

a hand holding up a butter crack topped with warm pimento cheese dip.

TIPS FOR MAKING PIMIENTO CHEESE DIP:

  • I used a combination of cheddar and Monterey jack cheese here but you can use your favorite cheeses.
  • Also, you could use pre-shredded cheese for this if you want to save some time. However, when I make pimiento cheese spread, I only use freshly shredded.
  • Pimientos are just a type of red pepper that are sweet and very mild.
  • Panko bread crumbs can be substituted for the crushed Ritz crackers.
close up up photo of a buyer cracker topped with warm cheese dip.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • cream cheese
  • mayonnaise
  • diced pimientos
  • green onions
  • dry mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • hot sauce (optional)
  • salt and pepper
  • crushed Ritz crackers
sharp cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, jar of diced pimientos, chopped green onions, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt and pepper, crushed Ritz crackers.

HOW TO MAKE WARM PIMIENTO CHEESE DIP:

Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Spray a 2-quart baking dish with nonstick spray. Now, get all your cheese shredded.

shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses on a cutting board.

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and mayo. I like to use an electric mixer to get it combined well.

cream cheese and mayonnaise mixed together with an electric mixer in a white bowl.

Make sure your pimientos are well drained. They are packed in water so you don’t want a bunch of excess water messing up your dip.

draining jar of diced pimientos in a metal mesh strainer.

Add in drained pimientos, green onions, ground mustard, Worcestershire sauce and a dash of hot sauce. Stir well to combine.

diced pimientos, dry mustard, diced green onions and Worcestershire sauce added to cream cheese mixture.

Finally add in the shredded cheese.

shredded cheddar cheeses added to seasoned cream cheese mixture in a large bowl.

Stir until combined well. At this point I give it a taste test. Add in salt and pepper to taste. Spread mixture into prepared baking dish.

pimiento cheese dip mixture spread into an oval white baking dish.

Sprinkle top evenly with crushed Ritz crackers.

crushed Ritz crackers spread on top of dip mixture.

Then dig in with your favorite buttery crackers!

overhead photo of a hand holding up a butter cracker scooped into warm cheese dip.

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Warm Pimiento Cheese Dip

Warm PImento Cheese Dip (+Video)

This Warm Pimiento Cheese Dip is a creamy and flavorful dip that has all the flavors of pimiento cheese in a warm and gooey dip!
5 from 12 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Warm Pimiento Cheese Dip
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 464kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 (8 ounce) blocks of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 8 ounce block cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 7 ounce jar diced pimientos well drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon dry ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • dash of hot sauce (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Spray a 2-quart baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and mayonnaise. This is easiest if you use an electric mixer.
  • Add in drained pimientos, green onions, ground mustard, Worcestershire sauce and a dash of hot sauce. Add in salt and pepper to taste. Stir well to combine.
  • Finally add in shredded cheese. Stir until combined well.
  • Spread mixture into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle top evenly with crushed Ritz crackers
  • Bake for about 18-20 minutes (on the middle rack). Do not overcook.
  • Topping should get slightly golden brown and bubbling gently around the edges. Then serve with crackers or your favorite vegetables.

Video

Notes

  • Dig in with your favorite buttery crackers or vegetables.

Nutrition

Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 608mg | Potassium: 132mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1305IU | Vitamin C: 22.3mg | Calcium: 429mg | Iron: 1.3mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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22 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    loved this dip. i agree with lou, pimentos add that bit of out of the ordinary flavor associated with ordinary dip ingredients.

  2. 5 stars
    I loved this dip.as did others at a game day get together. Using pimentos is such a nice change from the typical cream cheese or sour cream dip add ins that are out there. I did use bag cheese which worked just fine. Will be making this again and again.

  3. 5 stars
    Masterchief found Bacon Ritz at Walmart yesterday. I'm making this dip for him to go with them. I know he'll love it!
    My recipe book is filled with so many of your recipes.
    Thank you!!

  4. 5 stars
    I never liked pimento cheese until I made it in my own kitchen. Your recipe is different that the one I have, so can't wait to try your version. Sounds like this one should go right to my Superbowl menu. Thanks for sharing.

  5. 5 stars
    This look so, so good, Brandie! The dip idea is genius. I love pimiento cheese, or as my mother called it, pimiento and cheese. I've never found a way to make it that's the way I like it. You can't beat a good pimiento and cheese sandwich!

  6. Holy Cow…this sounds amazing. I am not a southern girl so I never grew up nor heard of it until a few years back. I did taste it while visiting Savannah….wasn't impressed much. But this one has got my attention for sure! I'll make it soon for football playoffs…the guys will be happy to try something new! With sharp cheddar cheese and cream cheese..seriously how can you go wrong….I just want to take a spoonful of it right from the pictures you have on here…salivating, slurp!!

  7. I love Pimento Cheese and have since I was a little girl growing up in Texas…the only version I don't like is the premade one that is loaded with sugar. This dip looks wonderful. Thank you!

  8. When you say in the recipe green onions does this mean just the "green top part of the onion" or all of it (complete onion).