Pimento Cheese Celery

Looking for a low carb snack or appetizer option? Pimento Cheese Celery has your name written all over it!

pimento cheese celery on a slate serving tray


Remember those celery sticks with peanut butter and raisins from when you were a kid? If I’m being honest, those are still one of my favorite snacks as an adult.

We called them “ants on a log” (which does NOT sound appetizing at all!) but man, oh man were they delicious!

It’s genius really. Your kids don’t like vegetables? Slather a bunch of peanut butter on a celery stick, give it a fun name and they’re bound to eat it!

hand holding a pimento cheese celery stick

Pimento Cheese Celery Ingredients

We are huge fans of pimento cheese in our family. We like to stuff it into eggs making Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs, roll it into sausage balls and even put in into a Pimento Grilled Cheese (SO good!)

side view of celery with pimento cheese

So this Pimento Cheese Celery recipe is a spin off, adult version of ants on a log. And the best part? It only has two ingredients. Yes, TWO!

  • celery
  • pimento cheese spread

Couldn’t be easier, right? Of course we like to make our own pimento cheese, and if you choose to use homemade to make your Pimento Cheese Celery, it will obviously require more ingredients:

  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • cream cheese
  • mayonnaise
  • pimento peppers
  • garlic powder
  • salt
celery stuffed with pimento cheese

But if you are trying to keep it simple and need something in a hurry, you can also grab a tub at the grocery store. No judgement here!

How to make Pimento Cheese Celery

This recipe couldn’t have been simpler if I’d tried! There are really only two steps.

angle view of pimento cheese celery

Start by rinsing and drying your celery stalks. I find that dirt tends to build up at the bottom of the stalk, so make sure to rinse that area extra well.

Once the celery is dried, you can start cutting it. I like to cut mine into 3-4 inch pieces. Big enough to hold a lot of pimento cheese, but still small enough to be served as a finger food.

pimento cheese with deviled eggs

Then simply spoon the pimento cheese spread onto the celery pieces. It’s easier to do this if the cheese is softened a bit first.

And that’s it, seriously! If you aren’t going to be serving or eating them right away, I suggest keeping them chilled until you’re ready.

Pimento cheese stuffed celery for Pinterest

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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!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12


  • Rinse and dry celery, cut into 3-4 inch pieces.
  • Spoon softened pimento cheese spread onto celery pieces.
  • Keep chilled until ready to serve.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or ratings.



Calories: 65 kcal, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 11 mg, Sodium: 226 mg, Potassium: 69 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 2 g, Vitamin A: 299 IU, Vitamin C: 2 mg, Calcium: 82 mg, Iron: 1 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 65
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pimento cheese appetizers
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Jessica Formicola

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. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! Only change I will make next time is to not add any salt. The cheddar that I used has a high enough salt content that adding any over-powered it a bit. Thanks for the great recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    I love celery on its own but adding this pimento cheese brings it over the top! I won’t be able to stop eating!

  3. 5 stars
    This is my kind of recipe! Totally stackable, totally easy, and totally delicious! I can’t wait to put your pimento cheese and celery idea to work, and into my belly!

  4. 5 stars
    This is the easiest way to enjoy some fresh celery. And they are perfect for party too. 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    Oh yum! What a healthy easy snack idea! This is filling and won’t blow the diet! I love the contrasting colours as well. Cheers