19+ BEST Pimento Cheese Recipes

A Southern classic, pimento cheese is full of flavor and totally delicious. These easy Pimento Cheese Recipes include everything from sandwiches to appetizers!

Chances are you’ve heard of it- or at least seen it on menus across the country. On Food Network touted by Paula Deen or Southern Living?

Pimento cheese is a cheddar cheese and pimento pepper dip. Pimento is just a fancy word for roasted red peppers, if you aren’t familiar. It originated and is still most popular in the South and sometimes listed as “pâté du Sud,” or Southern pâté or the caviar of the south.

Although you can use it as is in spread form, there are endless other ways to enjoy pimento cheese. These best Pimento Cheese Recipes will make you wonder why you’ve waited so long to try it!

Recipes that Use Pimento Cheese

bowl of pimento cheese dip

Pimento Cheese Spread

4.34 from 42 votes
A popular southern dish, this EASY Pimento Cheese recipe is made with only 6 ingredients and tastes great spread onto crackers or in a grilled cheese!
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nut crusted cheese ball

Pimento Cheese Ball

4.18 from 29 votes
A southern favorite, this EASY Pimento Cheese Ball recipe is the perfect appetizer! Grab your crackers and pretzels, this will be your new favorite snack!
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pimento cheese sandwich on wheat bread with olives

Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

4.27 from 34 votes
A southern classic, this Pimento Cheese Sandwich recipe is the absolute BEST! It's quick and easy to throw together and tastes amazing with pickles!
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celery stuffed with pimento cheese

Pimento Cheese Celery

4.50 from 18 votes
Looking for a low carb snack or appetizer option? This EASY Pimento Cheese Celery recipe has your name written all over it!
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white plate with pimento cheese sausage balls with dipping sauce

Pimento Cheese Sausage Balls

4.27 from 26 votes
You'll never eat regular sausage balls again after you've tried the BEST Pimento Cheese Sausage Balls recipe! Perfect for entertaining or just snacking!
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pimento cheese hard boiled egg on slate serving tray

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs

4.50 from 10 votes
If you're looking for a way to step up your usual deviled eggs, look no further than this easy southern Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs recipe!
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pimento grilled cheese sandwich

Pimento Grilled Cheese

5 from 4 votes
Pimento Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are the ultimate grilled cheese recipe using zesty pimento cheese with bacon.
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Bacon Pimento Cheese Potato Salad

Bacon Pimento Cheese Potato Salad is the BEST potato salad you will ever make! It will be your new go-to for all your cookouts!
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Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Not that traditional mashed potatoes needed help in the favorites category, but then again why not give them a little update? These Zippy Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes are EVERYTHING!
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Egg in a Hole Pimento Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Egg in a Hole Pimento Grilled Cheese Sandwich is what southern dreams are made of. Two childhood classics melted together into one fantastic sandwich that’s oozing with melty pimento cheese and drippy egg yolk!
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Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Burger

Perfectly spice, creamy and delicious, this Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Burger is sure to be a hit with everyone!
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mini pimento cheese balls on a platter

Pimento Cheese and Bacon Mini Cheese Ball Bites

Mini cheese balls of homemade pimento cheese are rolled in a coating of crispy bacon, toasted pecans, and minced fresh jalapeños and then speared with a pretzel stick for fun, easy-to-eat appetizers!
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stack of pimento cheese blt sandwich

BLT Pimento Cheese Sandwich

This glorious stacked sammie is toasted and piled high with smoky bacon, crisp lettuce, and creamy pimento cheese for the ultimate BLT pimento cheese sandwich experience!
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overhead shot of pimento cheese stuffed peppers

Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers

Sweet mini peppers and pimento cheese are a match made in snacking heaven! Serve these Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers at your next party or picnic and watch them disappear!
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overhead shot of pimento cheese potato wedges

Pimento Cheese Chicken Dip Skillet Potatoes

Pimento Cheese Chicken Dip Skillet Potatoes are the snack you want for movie night! Crispy skillet potatoes are topped with cheesy, melty pimento cheese chicken dip for an incredible appetizer recipe!
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pimento cheese chicken dip in a dish with crackers

Pimento Cheese Chicken Dip

Pimento Cheese Chicken Dip is an ooey-gooey dip you’ll want to serve at every tailgate or party! Shredded chicken is combined with pimento cheese and baked to perfection!
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bacon wrapped pimento cheese stuffed jalapenos

Bacon Wrapped Pimento Cheese Jalapenos

Bacon Wrapped Pimento Cheese Jalapenos are full of spicy, gooey, bacony goodness, and your family will go crazy for them!
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pimento cheese wontons on a wood cutting board

Air Fryer Pimento Cheese Wontons

Instead of grabbing those freezer appetizers with preservatives and chemicals – just make your own! Your friends and family will love these Air Fryer Pimento Cheese Wontons!
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overhead shot of pimento dip with celery and carrots

Piquante Pepper Cheese Dip

Pimento cheese is a popular southern delicacy that is creamy and slightly chunky spread or dip. It’s the perfect for veggies or your favorite cracker!
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Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. So many delicious recipes here! I love pimiento cheese but this list gives me even more inspiration.

  2. What a lovely recipe collection. I absolutely love pimento flavor. I will definitely give some of these recipes a try. Thank you for sharing this!