Friends - I'm in the middle of my sports era and the Masters are this weekend 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 (via instagram) then let me get you up to speed. I walked a golf docuseries a few weeks 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.
- Shredded Extra-Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Cream Cheese
- Diced Pimentos
- Jalapeño Pepper
- Granulated Garlic
- Red pepper Flakes
- Onion Powder
- Salt and Pepper
- Potato Chips
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.
Tools Used to Make This
Pimento Cheese Dip
- 2 cups shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- ⅓ 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
Is it red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper? Will either work?
So so so delish !!! Gaby, you nailed this one
Are you posting an egg salad recipe? They go hand in hand with the Masters!
I'm not bc I secretly hate egg salad LOL - anything hard boiled egg related and I have a very tense relationship
It’s the absolute best as another layer on pulled pork bbq sandwiches.
okay, okay, okay. I will be making this over the weekend, and I will start F 1, to see what it is all about!!!