Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip

The Best Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip RecipeMeet our new addiction, Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip. The perfect party snack for fall!

Perfect Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip Recipe
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Here in the south, we take our cheese dip very seriously.

Whether it’s warm queso, creamy sausage and cheese dip, holiday cheese balls, or good ol’ pimento cheese, southerners know how to make cheesy scoop-able (and spreadable) dishes shine!

Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip Recipe


Of all the cheese-laden party snacks, we southerners place pimento cheese at the top of the list.

After all, it’s perky, easy to spread and dip, tastes great cold straight out of the refrigerator, and elevates sandwiches and burgers like nothing else.

Must-Make Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip

Yet, have you ever tried hot pimento cheese?

If not, you are truly missing out.

Making Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip

How To: Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip

Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip is my favorite thing in the whole wide world… At least this week.

It’s bold and tangy, just like the cold version. Yet the cheese is steamy, molten, and oozy. In other words, absolutely perfect for dipping!

Perfection! Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip

In this Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip I used smoked fontina cheese, sharp cheddar, and pepper jack cheese to create the perfect balance of smoky essence and spicy heat.

How To Make Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip

However you can use any smoked cheese you like. Smoked gouda, cheddar, or provolone are great alternatives. Just make sure the cheeses you select are good melting cheeses.

Making the Best Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip

To Make Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip

Sauté onions and garlic in a little butter. Add cream cheese and let it melt into the onions. Add chopped pimentos, mayonnaise, worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce.

Perfect Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip

Then turn off the heat and stir in the shredded cheese. Place the skillet in the oven so the shredded cheese melts and bubbles.

Once it’s hot and liquified, take the pimento cheese out of the oven and serve it with chips or crackers.

Love This Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip

This Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip is quick, easy to make, warm, gooey, and utterly addictive!

Set it in the middle of a crowd and watch it disappear.

The Best! Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip Recipe

Your fall parties are about to get a big southern flavor boost!

Check out our video tutorial, then click the red button below for the recipe.

Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip

Yield: 16+ servings

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:25 minutes

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Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip Recipe – Steaming southern molten cheese with sweet-tangy pimento appeal. Serve this addictive dip with crackers or chips!


  • 1 teaspoon oil or butter
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 ounce jar chopped pimentos, drained
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 ¼ cups mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon worchestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded smoked fontina cheese
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • Chopped scallion or cilantro for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place a 12 inch oven-safe skillet on the stovetop over medium heat. Add the oil, onions, and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes. Then add the drained pimentos and the cream cheese.
  2. Stir and melt the cream cheese until smooth. Then stir in the mayonnaise, worchestershire sauce, and hot sauce.
  3. Turn off the heat and mix in 4 cups shredded cheese. Smooth the mixture out and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until bubbly.
  4. Garnish with chopped scallion and/or cilantro and serve with crackers or chips.

NOTES: Can’t find smoked fontina cheese? Substitute smoked gouda. You can also make this with 2 cups shredded smoked cheddar and 2 cups shredded pepper jack for a slightly stronger flavor. Use your favorite hot sauce… Tabasco, Sriracha, Pete’s, etc.


Nutrition Information

Yield: 16+ servings, Serving Size: 16

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 216 Calories
  • Total Fat: 18.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.6g
  • Cholesterol: 43mg
  • Sodium: 363mg
  • Carbohydrates: 5.8g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Sugar: 1.8g
  • Protein: 7.9g
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3 comments on “Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip

  1. 2pots2cookposted September 23, 2017 at 3:20 am Reply

    Happy to say you just solved my problem ! Thank you so much ! Will do today for my guests !

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