Homemade Pimento Cheese Dip

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Friends - I'm in the middle of my sports era and the Masters are next week and we need some Homemade Pimento Cheese Dip to celebrate. Let's do this!

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If you missed my current obsession with all things golf, F1, etc etc (via instagram) then let me get you up to speed. I walked a golf docuseries a few months and back somehow, over the course of a few episodes, because a die hard golf fan. I'm not sure how it happened. I used to judge my husband so much when he would go hit a bucket or 4 of balls at the range or drive all over southern California to golf various courses.

I'm not even sure I'm proud to admit this, but I am now a fan of the sport and am heavily invested into all of these peoples lives. I'm also acutely aware that The Masters is one of the biggest weekends of the year and we need some snacks for optimal viewing. So let's get into this Homemade Pimento Cheese Dip as it is truly spectacular.

Homemade Pimento Cheese Dip is a Southern Staple and I'm into it. It's loaded with freshly shredded cheese, some mayo and most importantly, diced pimentos! It's excellent served on chips, cracks, in a sandwich etc. Pair this up with my roasted onion dip and there you have it, a great dip duo!


  • Shredded Extra-Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Cream Cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • Diced Pimentos
  • Jalapeño Pepper
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Red pepper Flakes
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Potato Chips
Pimento Cheese Dip from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

How to make Pimento Cheese Dip

Making homemade Pimento Cheese Dip is so easy. Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix until thoroughly combined. Season to taste with salt and black pepper and serve with potato chips. DO NOT buy store bought shredded cheese - you must shred it yourself!

Variations and Substitutions

Jalapeño Pepper - feel free to omit if you're serving your Pimento Cheese Dip to kids or prefer it to be more mild

Tips & Tricks

If you're hosing a Masters watch party, Homemade Pimento Cheese Dip is something that you can easily prep ahead. Follow the recipe as written, and keep refrigerated in an airtight container until you're ready to serve for up to a week.


How long does pimento cheese last?

Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a week.

What is the flavor of pimento cheese?

Pimento cheese is salty, tangy, creamy, and a little spicy from the pimento peppers.

What is pimento cheese called in the South?

Pimento cheese is sometimes referred to as "southern pate." It's been a staple in the south for decades.

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Pimento Cheese Dip from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Pimento Cheese Dip

Author: Gaby Dalkin
4.9 from 14 votes
This Pimento Cheese is the perfect dip to make for your Masters watch party.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people


  • 2 cups shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • cup mayonnaise
  • 1 4-ounce jar diced pimentos drained
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and minced (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • Potato chips for serving


  • Place Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, mayonnaise, pimento, minced jalapeño, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and onion powder in a large bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Serve with potato chips.


  • Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a week

Nutrition Information

Calories: 509kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 566mg | Potassium: 607mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1102IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Yum! Raised with a southern mom in California, I grew up eating pimento cheese in our household. I never got a chance to ask my mom how she makes hers, so this recipe was a pleasant discovery because I never made a bad WGC recipe! We are a Tillamook cheese household, too, so this was something we wanted to try! 10/10 recommend … so good. Thanks, Gaby!

  2. 5 stars
    This was fantastic! Nobody could stay out of it. 10/10 across the board. (I subbed Greek yogurt for the mayo due to an egg allergy, then whipped it together with the cream cheese with a hand mixer.)

    1. I'm not bc I secretly hate egg salad LOL - anything hard boiled egg related and I have a very tense relationship

  3. 5 stars
    okay, okay, okay. I will be making this over the weekend, and I will start F 1, to see what it is all about!!!

4.86 from 14 votes (8 ratings without comment)

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