Pimento Cheese Dip Recipe

Joshua Bousel

Pimento cheese is transformed into a delicious extra creamy and rich dip, perfect with buttery Ritz or Club crackers.

Recipe Details

Pimento Cheese Dip Recipe

Active 25 mins
Total 25 mins
Serves 5 to 8 servings


  • 1/2 pound sharp cheddar cheese, grated

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 1 large red pepper

  • 5 ounces evaporated milk

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce, preferably Texas Pete

  • Kosher salt


  1. Place cheese in a medium bowl and toss with cornstarch until evenly coated. Set aside.

  2. Roast pepper over gas stove, grill, or broiler until skin is completely charred. Place in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit until cool enough to handle, about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the charred outer skin, cut in half and remove the seeds and core. Finely chop pepper.

  3. Bring evaporated milk to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and add in cheese. Stir constantly until cheese is melted and smooth. Stir in chopped red pepper, mayonnaise, sour cream, and hot sauce. Season with salt to taste. Transfer to a bowl and serve immediately.

This Recipe Appears In

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
253 Calories
22g Fat
5g Carbs
9g Protein
Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 5 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 253
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 411mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 49mg 245%
Calcium 260mg 20%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 145mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)