Smoked Pimento Cheese

6 servings
12 min

Homemade Smoked Pimento Cheese is a classic summer dip that is easy to make. Homemade Pimento Cheese will be a hit at all of your summer events! Made with mayo, cream cheese, extra sharp cheddar cheese, pimentos, and yummy spices. This is one appetizer recipe you’ll be enjoying all spring and summer long!

Make this spicy pimento cheese dip for all of your Spring and summer gatherings. It's sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

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This easy and simple pimento cheese with smoked paprika is perfect for all your Spring and summer gatherings like Mother's Day, Memorial Day, and all summer long! It's a lovely appetizer to enjoy at a weekend brunch or a fun movie night in!

Pair this spicy pimento cheese recipe with this delicious cocktail recipe. Make it an appetizer and cocktails night and pair this spicy pimento cheese recipe with my Blueberry And Peach Vodka Spritzer to make this a full dinner menu, make my Easiest BLT Sandwich recipe.

🧀 Smoked Pimento Cheese Is Know As The Caviar Of The South

Southern Pimento cheese is known as the caviar of the south. Did you guys know that? If you follow me on Instagram then you know I’m obsessed with Pub Cheese from Trader Joe’s.

This recipe is better than the famous stuff you can buy at the grocery store.

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Get a platter and impress your guests with healthy veggies and this zesty cheese dip that will keep them coming back for more!
🧀 A Delicious Cheese Spread Made With Homemade Pimentos

This easy cheesy spread makes bellies happy and is great on anything like crackers and fresh veggies.

The possibilities are endless! Or the spreadabilities. Pardon my pun.

🧀 Ingredients For Spicy Pimento Cheese Dip
All you need are a few ingredients for easy pimento cheese with smoked paprika

🧀 What you'll need for hot pimento cheese recipe:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Cream Cheese
  • Pimentos
  • Smoked Paprika Spice Blend
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese

🧀 Ingredients For Homemade Smoked Paprika Spice Blend:

  • Smoked Paprika (You can find this at your local grocery store) plain paprika is fine too
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Himalayan sea salt
  • Black pepper

I love this spicy pimento cheese dip so much that I won’t be spending money on Pub Cheese anymore.

Cayenne Pepper And Paprika are my secrets to this delicious pimento cheese

My trick to making this pimento cheese spread stand out is to add cayenne pepper and paprika. Trust me, you’ll love it!

You don’t need to add too much cayenne pepper, just a smidge will do the trick!

If you like your cheese dip really spicy, add more cayenne.

🧀 Instructions For Smoky Pimento Cheese
You can make this zesty spicy cheese dip in a matter of minutes using a food processor.

You will need a food processor for this recipe. I’m obsessed with this mini one that I picked up from Home Good’s ages ago, but Amazon has a great one too for a decent price.

Homemade Pimento Cheese will keep fresh in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Chop Up Fresh Veggies For A Delicious Appetizer Cheese Platter
Gather your guests and friends around this fun dish. I promise you everyone will be asking you for the recipe!

What are your plans for Memorial Day Weekend? Pimento cheese is the perfect appetizer for any holiday! Add this delicious cheese to any vegetable platter and you will be the hit of the party.

I like to chop up fresh cucumbers like lemon cucumbers, Persian cucumbers, bell peppers, carrots, olives, celery, and radish. I add this simple pimento cheese to the middle and use it as a veggie dip.

This easy appetizer recipe takes no time at all and is wonderful for movie nights with the family.

Dip it! Dunk it! I won't judge you 🙂

My simple homemade pimento cheese recipe will be a hit at all of your upcoming spring and summer family functions!

Let’s get cooking!

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Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 5 minutes Minutes Cook time: 7 minutes Minutes Total time: 12 min
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  • 8 oz Cheddar cheese block cut into squares
  • 1/2 c Cream cheese
  • 1 c Mayonnaise
  • 1 4oz Pimentos and pimento olives pitted & drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayeene pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper

Add the sharp cheddar cheese squares, cream cheese, mayonnaise, drained pimentos, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, to the food processor and pulse on the low setting for 5-minutes.
Once the cheese turns into a spread, add the Himalayan sea salt and the black pepper and pulse on the low setting for another minute until the pimento cheese spread is smooth and creamy.
If you like the pimento cheese spread to be less creamy, pulse for less time.
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  • Love pimento cheese! My parents were both from Vienna, Austria and my mom always made her family version of liptauer - similar to Southern pimento cheese. My mom had a friend from the deep south and introduced her to pimento cheese and she fell in love. Every celebration or holiday both made an appearance. Thanks for sharing! Will definitely make this for the upcoming holiday!