Creamy Paula Deen Pimento Cheese Recipe

I fell in love with Paula Deen’s pimento cheese recipe from the very first bite. That’s because it truly captures the essence of Southern comfort food with its creamy and melt-in-your-mouth texture and sweet and tangy flavors. 

Pimento Cheese In Glass Bowl Served With Crackers

Thus, the dip goes with just about everything. However, one of the reasons why this recipe stands apart from the others is that it makes use of two varieties of cheese that takes the flavor profile to the next level.

Along with cheddar cheese, which you will find in most recipes, this recipe also calls for the use of Monterey Jack cheese. It gives the dip a superior texture and taste. 

Furthermore, this recipe also uses Paula Deen’s special house seasoning. I love putting the house seasoning in almost everything because it is a versatile blend of ingredients that can elevate the taste of any recipe. It does the same with this recipe too.

So, dear friends, if you’ve been searching for a dip that can be spread on crackers, stuffed in a sandwich, or melted into grilled cheese, you simply must give this recipe a try.

Equipments Required For Paula Deen Pimento Cheese Recipe

I have already shared some reasons with you why you’ll love this recipe. But here’s one more! The preparation of this recipe goes by a breeze as it requires the use of just three pieces of equipment. Therefore, it makes the clean up process super easy!

  • Bowl – You will need a medium-sized bowl to prepare the dip. 
  • Electric Mixer – An electric mixer will help you beat the cream cheese.
  • Spatula – A spatula will help you mix all the ingredients.

Paula Deen Pimento Cheese Recipe Ingredients & Substitutions

Luckily all the ingredients required to make this recipe are easily available at all the supermarkets. I got mine from Walmart!

Note: The recipe ingredients I’ve mentioned below are good enough for serving 10 portions.

  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise –  You should use full-fat mayonnaise for the creamiest results. However, if you are following a low-fat diet, you can also make use of low-fat mayonnaise.
  • 1 Cup Grated Monterey Jack Cheese – If you don’t find Monterey Jack cheese, you can use Colby cheese, Muenster, or Edam cheese in its place. 
  • 1 Cup Grated Cheddar Cheese – Unable to find Cheddar cheese? Worry not, you can replace it with Pepper Jack or Asiago cheese. 
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese – If you don’t have cream cheese at home, you can make use of cottage cheese.
  • 3 Tbsp Diced Pimentos – Sometimes it can get difficult to find jarred pimentos. Therefore, I recommend using roasted bell peppers. 
  • 2 Tsp Grated Onion 
  • ¼ Tsp Paula Deen House Seasoning – Paula Deen house seasoning is a unique blend of spices that can be used in many recipes. The best part is that you can make it at home easily.
  • Salt To Taste 
  • A Dash of Black Pepper

How Much Time Will You Need To Make Paula Deen Pimento Cheese?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
10 Minutes10 Minutes20 Minutes

How To Make Paula Deen Pimento Cheese Recipe

  • To prepare pimento cheese, mix mayonnaise, Monterey jack cheese, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, diced pimentos, grated onion, Paula Deen house seasoning, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. 
  • Then, beat everything with an electric mixer at medium speed until it becomes smooth and creamy.
  • Once the pimento cheese is ready, serve it with crackers, chips, veggies, or any other favorite snacks of yours.

Paula Deen Pimento Cheese Recipe Recipe Video

Pimento Cheese Served In Plate

Frequently Asked Questions About Paula Deen Pimento Cheese Recipe

Some Tips & Tricks To Make This Recipe Better

  • Start with high-quality cheese: The key to a flavorful pimento cheese is using good-quality cheese. Therefore, I recommend you to use sharp cheddar cheese. However, for a unique twist, you can also experiment with different cheeses like pepper jack or Gouda.
  • Use Freshly Grated Cheese: For the best results, it’s important to use freshly grated cheese instead of pre-shredded cheese as it has a powdery coating that can affect the consistency.
  • Use A Stand Mixer: If you are planning to make a big batch of pimento cheese, using a stand mixer would be convenient. However, don’t end up over mixing the ingredients.   
  • Use Room Temperature Ingredients: Before preparing the dip, ensure the ingredients are at room temperature as they will blend more easily and evenly to provide a consistent texture.
  • Incorporate Fresh Herbs: I once added chopped fresh herbs to the dip and the result was amazing. You can try it too!
  • Experiment with Mix-In: To boost the flavor profile of the dip, our chef suggests adding crispy bacon bits, chopped jalapenos, or roasted garlic.
  • Add Worcestershire Sauce: If you are a fan of umami flavors, add a dash of Worcestershire sauce.
  • Serving Temperature: Take it out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before consuming to achieve the ideal serving temperature.  

Paula Deen Pimento Cheese Recipe Nutritional Information

If you take care of your daily calorie intake to maintain a healthy body, you would be happy to know that Paula Deen’s pimento cheese is healthy to eat in moderation. That’s because it doesn’t come loaded with calories or fats.

NutrientsValues
Calories250 kcal
Fat24 g
Cholesterol49 mg
Sodium279 mg
Potassium63 mg
Sugar1 g
Protein6 g

Another good news is that Paula Deen’s pimento cheese is naturally keto-friendly and gluten-free. So, if you follow any of these two diets, you don’t need to think twice before digging into it.

Recipe Variations of Paula Deen Pimento Cheese

A lot of people have started following a vegan diet. If you are one of them, don’t be disheartened looking at the ingredients list of this recipe. That’s because you can make a vegan-friendly version of pimento cheese by using vegan cheese or blended cashews as the base. 

How To Store & Reheat This Paula Deen Pimento Cheese Recipe

Storing Pimento Cheese In Refrigerator

The deliciousness of pimento cheese makes me go so weak on the knees that I always end up making extra. But the only way to enjoy it for more days is by storing it properly. 

So, if you are planning to make some extra pimento cheese, store leftover cheese in an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator. It has a shelf life of about a week.

Storing Pimento Cheese In Freezer 

I have never tried freezing this dip because the texture of frozen cheese changes to crumbly when thawed. Thus, it spoils the authentic texture. 

However, if you are okay with a little change in texture, go ahead and try freezing a small amount. Do come back to share the results. 

Reheating Paula Deen Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese is typically served slightly chilled, but not straight out of the refrigerator as the cream cheese hardens. However, you can warm it a little in the microwave for 20 seconds if you enjoy a more melty and creamy consistency.

Serving Suggestions With Paula Deen Pimento Cheese Recipe

Now we have come to the section that will make you understand why I love pimento cheese so much. That’s because the flavor and texture of this cheese is so versatile that it goes about with everything. 

  • Pimento Cheese Dip – Pimento cheese is best used as a dip because of its creamy texture. So, enjoy it with fresh and raw veggies like carrots, cucumber, celery, and bell peppers or with your favorite chips.
  • Pimento Cheese Sandwiches – You can make delectable sandwiches by spreading pimento cheese between two slices of your favorite bread. 
  • Pimento Cheese Spread – The creamy texture and savory taste of pimento cheese makes it an excellent choice to use as spread on toasts, bagels, wraps, and quesadillas.
  • Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers – We have also used pimento cheese as a stuffing for peppers, chicken, eggs, baked potatoes, pasta, and grits. 

Printable Version Of Paula Deen Pimento Cheese Recipe

Pimento Cheese Dip In White Bowl

Paula Deen Pimento Cheese Recipe

A delicious cheesy spread is made with pimento peppers, mayonnaise, and two types of cheese. Paula Deen pimento cheese recipe is a creamy indulgence to enjoy with salted crackers.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Chef’s Delight
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 250 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Electric Mixer
  • Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese (grated)
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese (grated)
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Pimentos (diced)
  • 2 teaspoons Onion (grated)
  • ¼ teaspoon Paula Deen House Seasoning
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Black Pepper ( a dash)

Instructions
 

  • Mix mayonnaise, Monterey jack cheese, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, diced pimentos, grated onion, Paula Deen house seasoning, salt, and black pepper in a bowl.
  • Beat everything with an electric mixer at medium speed.
  • Pimento cheese is ready. Serve with crackers.

Video

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Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 63mg | Sugar: 1g
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More Paula Deen Recipes You Can Try

Now that you have access to a fail-proof and delectable dip recipe, we would also recommend you to check out some of the most searched recipes by Paula Deen. For example, you can try Paula Deen Salmon Patties recipe, Paula Deen’s Chicken Salad recipe, and Paula Deen’s Gumbo recipe.

Conclusion

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