• Baked Pimiento Cheese Dip

    by Christin Mahrlig on December 26, 2013

    in Appetizers

    Baked Pimiento Cheese Dip

     A warm and creamy pimiento cheese dip served with vegetable sticks and pita chips makes delicious party food. It’s also a great game day snack. Chilled pimiento cheese dip is popular to serve in the south during the warmer months, but this baked version is perfect for the winter.

    Baked Pimiento Cheese Dip

     This may be one of the cheesiest dips ever. It’s loaded with cheddar cheese, Pepper Jack cheese, and cream cheese. Some hot pepper sauce and cayenne pepper gives it a little spice. Instead of just pimientos, this dip has a combo of roasted red peppers and pimientos which taste very similar, but I kind of prefer the flavor of roasted red peppers.

    Baked Pimiento Cheese Dip

     Baked Pimiento Cheese Dip could also be served with tortilla chips, potato chips, or crostini. Leftovers would be great on top of a burger. If you’re not serving a big crowd, cut the recipe in half. It makes a large quantity.

    Be sure to shred your own cheese instead of using pre-shredded cheese. The flavor and the texture will be much better.

    Baked Pimiento Cheese Dip

     Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. We sure did. And I ate entirely too much Italian Cream Cake. I’m going to have to buckle down in the coming months and clean up my eating and get in a little more exercise or I’m going to have a belly to rival Santa’s.

    Baked Pimiento Cheese Dip

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    A creamy, warm dip that's full of cheese and has a little spice. Serve with vegetable sticks, tortilla chips, or pita chips for a delicious party treat.
    Recipe type: Appetizer
    Serves: 12
    Ingredients
    • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    • 1 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 (8-ounce) package sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
    • 1 (8-ounce) package pepper Jack, grated
    • 1 (12-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained
    • 2 (4-ounce) jars diced pimientos, drained
    • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
    • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 2-quartbaking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, and both cheeses. Use a wooden spoon to mix them together well.
    3. Place red peppers and pimientos on paper towels and pat out excess moisture. Roughly chop the peppers and add them along with pimientos to bowl.
    4. Add hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, sugar, and cayenne pepper and stir everything together.
    5. Spoon into prepared baking dish, place in oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until bubbly and lightly browned.

     Recipe Source: adapted from Entertain Decorate Celebrate July/August 2013

    More Pimiento Cheese Recipes

    Pimiento Cheese Omelet

    Pimiento Cheese Pizza

    Pimiento Cheese Panini

    Mac and Pimiento Cheese

    Fried Pimiento Cheese Balls

     

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats January 7, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Do you know that I’ve never had pimiento cheese?! I’ve always wanted to try it. My brother’s restaurant in Atlanta (Grindhouse Burgers, if you’re ever in town!) sells fried pimiento cheese balls. I feel like this would be really similar because it’s all hot and melty. I bet this is such a good dip! I’ll keep it on my list for when I have friends over next :)

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    Christin Mahrlig January 11, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    I will definitely have to check out your brother’s restaurant next time I am in Atlanta! Fried pimiento cheese balls sound fabulous!

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    Ari @ Ari's Menu December 29, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    This looks so warm and comforting–I bet it disappears super quick at a party!

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    Kelly December 29, 2013 at 4:35 am

    Love this warm cheesy dip, it looks wonderful Christin! So glad to hear you had a great Christmas with lots of yummy food, the Italian cream cake sounds delicious :)

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    Juliana December 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Nice dip Christin…I love the it…cheesy and spicy….yum!
    Happy New Year :D

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes December 28, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I’m glad you had a nice christmas! I might try out this dip for New Year’s!

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    lisaiscooking December 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Warm pimento cheese sounds great! This is perfect for a game night party.

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    Cailee @ hellohealthyeating.com December 28, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    This looks so tasty!! We just had a bunch of dips and various crackers, veggies and other finger foods at my grandparents house with a bunch of my family! What a fun way to enjoy a meal… it’s nice to switch it up from traditional sit down dinners sometimes! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a great New Years!

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    Dina December 28, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    this would go over really well in my family!

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    Shundara@SavyNaturalista December 28, 2013 at 9:24 am

    I all ready have a little belly.. I am going to clean up my diet to, I don’t know if it is possible looking at this dish..

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    Shundara@SavyNaturalista December 28, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I all ready have a little belly.. I am going to clean up my diet to, I don’t know if it is possible looking at this dish.. Have a wonderful 2014 Christian… :)

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    Layla @ Brunch Time Baker December 28, 2013 at 8:16 am

    This cheese dip looks so tempting! I can never resist seeing melted cheese! I can see incorporating some ground beef into this and making it a dinner.

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    Monica December 27, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    A good cheese dip is always a good thing and certain to please a crowd. I love your piping hot version. Glad to hear Christmas was great. We are still enjoying the time at home…can’t beat it. Happy New Year!

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    Matt @ Runner Savvy December 27, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Drool…

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    marcie December 27, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Oh, this looks SO cheesy and delicious, and I have a huge weakness for pepper jack cheese. I love the spiciness going on in this dip!

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    Ashley December 27, 2013 at 9:31 am

    I had always heard of pimiento cheese but never actually had it until we moved to North Carolina! And now it’s everywhere! This baked dip version sounds so good!

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    Amy (Savory Moments) December 27, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Oh my goodness — this looks so so fantastic! It looks so gooey and yummy. I’m pinning it for sure.

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    Consuelo @ Honey & Figs December 27, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Wow, this looks like the perfect dip to serve on new year’s eve dinner! Cheesy is always better!
    Glad to know you enjoyed Christmas! And oh, gosh, that Italian cake sounds yummy! x

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    Christin Mahrlig December 27, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Thanks Consuelo! Hop you had a wonderful Christmas!

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