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Baked Pimento Cheese Dip

Baked Pimento Cheese Dip has two kinds of cheese, roasted red peppers and diced pimentos. It’s an ultra creamy dip to serve with crackers and crudites.

Baked Pimento Cheese Dip on a piece of toasted baguette.

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.

This Baked Pimiento Cheese Dip 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.

Pimento Cheese Dip in a pie plate.

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.

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.

Slice of baguette scooping up cheese dip.

Baked Pimento Cheese Dip on a piece of toasted baguette.

Baked Pimento Cheese Dip

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.
PREP: 15 mins
COOK: 25 mins
TOTAL: 40 mins


  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 (8-ounce) package sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 (8-ounce) package pepper Jack cheese grated
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained
  • 2 (4-ounce) jars diced pimientos, drained
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 2-quartbaking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, and both cheeses. Use a wooden spoon to mix them together well.
  • 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.
  • Add hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, sugar, and cayenne pepper and stir everything together.
  • Spoon into prepared baking dish, place in oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until bubbly and lightly browned.


Calories: 350kcal
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: cheese dip

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Originally published December 26, 2013.

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

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23 thoughts on “Baked Pimento Cheese Dip”

  1. I made this dip for my brothers birthday party and it was a hit! But I made a bit extra and was wondering, can this dip be frozen?
    Thanks for any help

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      I haven’t tried it, but I feel like the texture would not be good if you froze it.

  2. Amy @ Elephant Eats

    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 🙂

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

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

  3. 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 🙂

  4. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes

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

  5. Cailee @ hellohealthyeating.com

    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!

  6. Shundara@SavyNaturalista

    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..

  7. Shundara@SavyNaturalista

    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… 🙂

  8. Layla @ Brunch Time Baker

    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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. Amy (Savory Moments)

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

  13. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    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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