Southern Pimento Cheese Dip!

This recipe was posted two years ago! But, it is one of my most visited…

Warm cheeses with hints of spice and tang are sure to please every southern mama! Southern Pimento Cheese is a winner on any occasion.
Well, it is no surprise that I have many pimento cheese recipes up my sleeve. I think every Southern Belle has a couple, if not a few. Pimento cheese is a “house-specific” recipe. In other words, how your mama or grandmama made it is how you like it!
Pimento cheese is a staple on tables here in the south. Along with Sweet Tea, Collards, Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole, and Pot Roast. It’s one of the many prized recipes handed down from generation to generation.

Today’s recipe is definitely a new spin on an old favorite. This isn’t the pimento cheese you spread on white bread and eat while watching the Masters. This is a dip, served with either crackers or tortilla chips.

This white pimento cheese uses two cheeses, Cabot’s Seriously Sharp Cheddar, and Trader Joe’s Caramelized Onion Cheddar. <— Have you tried it??? TJ’s Caramelized Onion Cheddar?! OMG. It is delectable. By itself. On a burger. In pimento cheese. Go pick up some today! If you have a TJ’s in town…. We got one a few months ago, and it has been a hit here in Asheville, NC!

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Southern Pimento Cheese Dip

  • Author: Ashley @ Sweetpea Lifestyle
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30


A new spin on an old favorite. White cheddars mix with cream cheese and spicy jalapenos for a great dip!


  • 8 ounces Cabot Seroiusly Sharp Cheddar, shredded
  • 8 ounce Trader joe’s Caramelized Onion Cheddar, shredded
  • 8 ounce Neufchâtel cheese (we need to save calories somewhere!), room temperature
  • 3 Tbs Pimentos, or diced red bell peppers, drained
  • 1 Tbs Diced pickled Jalapeños, with a plop of the brine
  • 1/2 cup Light Duke’s Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbs Whole Grain Mustard
  • Splash of Worcestershire Sauce
  • Few grinds of Black Pepper


  1. Begin by grating your cheddar cheeses – either with your food processor’s grating attachment, or by
  2. hand.
  3. Place in large mixing bowl. {Leave the neufchatêl cheese till the end!}
  4. In a smaller bowl, add pimentos, jalapeños, mayo, mustard, worcestershire sauce, and black pepper. Whisk till combined.
  5. Pour the wet mixture over the cheeses, and stir to combine.
  6. Now add your block of room temperature cream cheese. Use your strength to combine everything!
  7. Plop into a greased serving dish (I used a 9 inch glass pie baking dish!), and bake at 350˚ for 15-20 minutes. Watch for it not to get too brown and bubbly. If you want to make the top more brown, broil on high for a couple minutes.
  8. Serve warm with either Club crackers, or tortilla chips!

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