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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 minutes
COOK: 25 minutes
TOTAL: 40 minutes


  • 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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27 thoughts on “Baked Pimento Cheese Dip”

  1. Made this today and it’s going to be on my party list for sure. Delicious both warm and at room temperature which makes it an ideal party food. I did blot the slight amount of extra grease after it came out of oven but there wasn’t a lot. I made half recipe as a test and it was easy if you need to keep it small. Thanks for this delicious recipe!

  2. Love this recipe, and so do my guests and family!! A question – can i freeze this before baking, as I divided it into 3 crocks for baking, and only baked 2. Or, should I bake, and then can I freeze?

  3. Cindy Henley

    I made this recipe (doubled) for a Super Bowl party. I am from Georgia but now living above the Mason-Dixon line and most of my friends had never tried pimento cheese. This recipe was such a hit, I’ve been asked to bring it to 4 different events since Super Bowl! It is easy to make & relatively inexpensive so it is definitely a go-to recipe! I served it warm with tortilla chips and corn chips.

  4. This dip has become a tradition. My adult granddaughter LOVES it with French bread crustinies. I’m actually making it again today, as she is coming home for Memorial Day!

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