Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip
Hot Smoked Pimento Cheese Dip Recipe - Steaming southern molten cheese with sweet-tangy pimento appeal. Serve this addictive dip with crackers or chips!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
- 1 teaspoon oil or butter
- ½ cup chopped onion
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 ounces chopped pimentos, drained (1 jar)
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1 1/4 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
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.
Stir and melt the cream cheese until smooth. Then stir in the mayonnaise, Worchestershire sauce, and hot sauce.
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.
Garnish with chopped scallion and/or cilantro and serve with crackers or chips.
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.
Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 370mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 7.2mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 0.3mg