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The Best Homemade Pimento Cheese Dip

Pimento Cheese Dip is a delicious cheese dip that is perfect with crackers and veggies. Pimento cheese awesome as a spread for tea sandwiches. This recipe uses light mayo and low-calorie cheeses to keep the calories lower and still makes a tasty dip that is always a hit!5
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 24kcal
Author Eileen xo

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 3 Tablespoon light Mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 4 ounce jar pimentos, drained and dried
  • 3-4 dashes Sriracha or hot sauce adjust heat to your palate
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • 8 ounces low-fat Extra Sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 8 ounces low-fat Colby Jack cheese

Instructions

  • Using either a food processor with the shredder attachment or manually shred the cheddar and Colby jack cheese and set aside.
  • Use the paddle attachment, add to the mixer bowl add the light cream cheese, light mayonnaise, and chopped garlic. Blend for about 1 minute. If using a hand mixer, use the beaters and continue with recipe.
  • Add to the mixer bowl, the pimentos, Sriracha, onion powder,  and Worcestershire Sauce. Blend for about 30 seconds. 
  • Add the shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese and Colby Jack cheese. Combine for about 2 minutes. Pimento Dip will be well blended. 
  • Serve with crackers, veggies, burger toppings, Pimento cheese sandwiches, endless possibilities.

Notes

  • Take the time to use the block of cheese and shred it yourself. Pre-shredded cheese does not provide the same flavor for this recipe.
  • Take the time to drain and dry off the pimentos before adding to the mixing bowl. Excess water is not pretty in any recipe :).
  • I do prefer low-fat cheese, however, full-fat cheese can be used.
  • Pimento Cheese Dip can be store well covered in the fridge for about 1 - 1 1/2 weeks. 
  • I do not freeze Pimento Cheese Dip. So I cannot speak to whether or not it can freeze well. I think the mayo and cheese would separate.
  • Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation. Actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.1mg