Tex Mex style Hot Pimento Cheese Dip is the ultimate in hot cheese dip recipes! Loaded with sweet pimento peppers, jalapeños, cumin, and topped with some cilantro. This cheese dip is sure to disappear FAST!
So pimento cheese is a thing. A BIG thing in Texas. Everything is definitely bigger in Texas. Including a love for pimento cheese. Really, you can’t go wrong with the combination of sweet red peppers and cheese. Typically this appetizer dish can be served cold. However nothing makes me happier than melted stretchy cheese. So I made this a hot pimento cheese dip.
Before we get too involved here, are you on team pimento or team pimiento? I personally don’t have a deep seated preference. But I’m going with pimento because I honestly didn’t realize this was a thing before I made the graphics for the pictures and had “pimento” on the everything. Now it’s too late. There’s no going back. I’m going with pimento and I’m sticking with it.
This dip is seriously easy to make and definitely a crowd pleaser. The toughest part of the whole process was grating the cheese. Which honestly isn’t so bad. And definitely worth it. Then it’s just a matter of mixing up the cheese with some mayonnaise. I know, I know. You’re probably thinking ummm..huh? Trust me. It’s good. But you have to use the good mayonnaise. Everyone from the South will tell you Dukes. Of course. If you can’t get your hands on that don’t cry (although really, a tear or two may be needed..it’s just that good), just make sure you’re using regular mayo, none of that light stuff. It’ll be ok. We can all indulge a little here and there. It’s what makes the world go round. So, cheese, mayonnaise. We also have those sweet little red pimentos, you can find them jarred, in the condiments aisle I believe, I can’t remember, 4 kids mean I block my shopping trips from my memory. I chopped up some jalapeño, green onion, and added some cumin. Baked it all and voila. Ooey, melty, cheesy, goodness.
Tex Mex Hot Pimento Cheese Dip
Quick and easy to make!
Serve with chips, bread, crackers, spoon. Whatever you’re currently feeling.
Serve it hot! Hint hint: Leftovers are better cold.
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Tex Mex Hot Pimento Cheese Dip
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese , shredded
- 8 ounces jack cheese , shredded
- 4 ounces pimento peppers
- 1 jalapeno , seeds and membranes removed, diced
- ¼ cup green onion, diced
- 1 tsp cumin
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup cream cheese, softened
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Add shredded cheese, pimento peppers(drain the liquid from the jar before using), diced jalapeños, diced green onion, and cumin to large mixing bowl.
- Spoon in the mayonnaise and cream cheese. Stir to combine.
- Add the cheese mixture to small cast iron skillet or 8x8 baking dish.
- Bake uncovered for about 20 minutes until hot and bubbly.
- Serve while warm and enjoy!
*Recipe Adapted from Southern Living
Make sure you check out this Tex Mex Enchilada Dip too!
If using a baking dish, does it need to be sprayed with Pam?
Hi Heather, you don’t need to spray, the cheese will release from the dish easy enough.
This dip sounds fabulous! 🙂 Anything with pimento cheese is a winner in my book though.
Absolutely!! Thanks Carrie!
Now this is a dip I can see myself eating far too much of! Can’t wait to try!
Thanks so much Kristyn 🙂
Love the addition of jalapeños, this dip looks outstanding, I want it ALL!
This looks amazing. Great weekend snack, party idea!!!
Thanks so much Becky!
I would have a hard time not dipping into this over and over again. Comfort food!
I have never had pimento cheese dip before, but I am all about melty cheese dip – so this looks like a total win!
As a Southerner from the land of Tex-Mex, I can say you hit the nail on the head with this recipe! YUM