Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Dip

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Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Dip is a delicious appetizer for every occasion! The perfect make-ahead dip that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Dip with crackers and vegetables

Need an easy appetizer for your next party? This Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Dip is delicious, easy and perfect for every occasion.   I could seriously eat the entire bowl all by myself.

This has become my signature dish because I bring it to every party we’re invited to.  I pretty much have this in my refrigerator all the time to snack on during the week. In fact, you should just double the recipe when making it so you can share some and keep some for yourself.

Pimento Cheese Dip with Jalapenos

What are Pimentos?

First, you might be wondering – what are pimentos?  Pimentos are small red peppers. You’re probably more familiar with them being stuffed inside green olives but guess what, they taste great in dips too!

I find them in the canned vegetable aisle or with the olives and pickles. They come in a jar and already diced for you, making this even easier to prepare.  You can also find them in the produce section referred to as cherry peppers.

Pimento Cheese Dip Ingredients

Pimento cheese dip is made with a few simple ingredients and that means one thing – it’s easy to make! The base of this dip includes cream cheese, shredded cheese, and mayonnaise. Then, mix in pimentos and jalapenos. I LOVE to add jalapenos for a little more crunch and flavor but if you don’t like jalapenos, feel free to omit.  If you like your dips to have a little more spice, I also recommend using half sharp cheddar cheese and half Pepper Jack cheese.

Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Dip

How to Make Pimento Cheese Dip with Jalapenos

Want to know how easy this dip is to make?  All you have to do is just mix all the ingredients together until well combined.  This delicious dip takes less than 10 minutes to make.  Then, just store in the refrigerator until your ready to serve it.

What Can You Serve With This Savory Dip?

When it comes to this dip, there are so many options for dipping.  Here are a few of my favorite:

  • Crackers
  • Pita Chips
  • Pretzels
  • Wheat Thins
  • Veggies – carrots, peppers, celery, and cucumbers 
Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Dip with crackers and vegetables.

Can You Make This Dip in Advance?

Not only is this dip easy to make, you can make it ahead of time.  In fact, I think this dip tastes better when the ingredients have had time to hang out together in the fridge for a few hours. 

To refrigerate, add dip to bowl with a lid. Secure lid and store in the refrigerator for up to three days. When ready to serve, just remove from fridge and serve chilled.

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Kara
Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Dip is a delicious appetizer for every occasion! The perfect make-ahead dip that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
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Prep Time 10 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 4 ounces jar pimentos, diced
  • 1 jalapeno finely diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Mix cream cheese and mayonnaise in bowl until smooth and creamy.
  • Add cheese, pimentos, diced jalapeno, and spices. Mix until well blended.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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