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Jalapeno Pimento and Cheese

Jalapeno Pimento and Cheese is a delicious twist on a southern favorite . It cool and creamy with a fiery kick perfect served on crackers . This is the perfect way to spice up your snacks !!

Jalapeno pimento and cheese in a blue bowl with crackers around it

Growing up in the south Homemade Pimento Cheese was a staple at my house, it was always in the fridge . This Jalapeno Pimento and Cheese is a twist on a classic by giving it a slight kick of spice. This can be controlled by the amount of jalapenos you add , so don’t be scared of the spice . This would be perfect to make my Pimento Cheese Sausage Balls .

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ingredients for jalapeno pimento and cheese - mayo , cheese , pimentos, cream cheese , onion powder , black pepper and diced jalapenos

What you will need to make Jalapeno Pimento and Cheese :

  • Freshly grated cheddar cheese -It must be freshly grated . I used half sharp cheddar and half medium cheddar but any variety will work
  • Cream Cheese -Room Temp, it makes it easier to mix
  • Mayonnaise -A good quality works best . I like Hellmanns or Dukes
  • Diced Jalapeno -I used the kind on a jar with the juice
  • Pimentos -Diced
  • Onion powder
  • black pepper
  • Cheese Grater -Tap HERE for the one I used in this recipe
  • Hand Mixer -Tap Here for the one I use

Let’s Make Jalapeno Pimento and Cheese !

The cream cheese and mayo creamed together in a glass mixing bowl

Start by creaming together the cream cheese and mayo, mix until smooth . I used a hand mixer for this part .

The pimentos , jalapenos, onion powder and cream cheese added to the cream cheese mixture

Mix in the drained pimentos , jalapenos , pepper and onion powder .

Shredded cheese added to the cream cheese mixture

Fold in freshly grated cheddar cheese , mix until all of the cheese is coated

A close up of the jalapeno pimento cheese in a blue bowl with crackers around it

This is ready to serve immediately but is even better if chilled for a few hours .

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Jalapeno Pimento and Cheese

Jalapeno Pimento and Cheese is a yummy twist on a southern favorite . It cool and creamy with a fiery kick perfect served on crackers .
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American/Southern
Servings 3 cups
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz Cream cheese room temp
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 7 oz Diced Pimentos Drained
  • 3 Tablespoon Diced Jalapenos
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 16 oz cheddar cheese Freshly shredded -any type of cheddar

Instructions
 

  • Cream together the cream cheese and mayo in a large mixing bowl . Mix until smooth
    The cream cheese and mayo creamed together in a glass mixing bowl
  • Add the drained pimentos , jalapenos , onion powder and black pepper . Mix together well
    The pimentos , jalapenos, onion powder and cream cheese added to the cream cheese mixture
  • Fold in freshly shredded into the mixture
    Shredded cheese added to the cream cheese mixture
  • Serve Immediately or cover and chill. It gets even better after a few hours of chilling .
    A close up of the jalapeno pimento cheese in a blue bowl with crackers around it

Notes

This is ready to serve right after making it but is even better after it chills in the fridge . 
This can be stored in a covered container in the fridge for about 1 week 
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Can I use a different cheese ?

Absolutely! Cheddar cheese is traditional but a variety of cheeses can be used .

How long is this good for ?

Sealed in the fridge this should be good for about a week

Can I skip the jalapenos ?

You can adjust the jalapenos to taste or leave them out

Can I used fresh Jalapenos instead of jarred ?

Absolutely, I would start with one jalapeno diced . Add a little ad a time until the spice is to your taste .

Why make this homemade if I can buy this in the store ?

Like everything else homemade is always 1000% better. You can buy a chocolate cake at a store bakery but when you make it yourself it is so much more delicious. The same is true with pimento and cheese. First off store bought rarely has cream cheese and this makes it so much more decadent . Then you can add different cheeses to suit your taste .

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Ashley
Ashley
6 days ago

5 stars
Pimiento Cheese is my favorite–a staple in our house! I love to use it for grilled cheese too, and this spicy jalapeno version is great like that!

Megane
Megane
6 days ago

5 stars
Me and the bowl and a spoon! This is everything. SO tasty and perfect to also heat and pour over toast. So yummy!

Bernice
Bernice
5 days ago

5 stars
Oh yes, adding jalapenos to classic pimento cheese was an excellent idea. Loved the flavours! It’s particularly good on burgers.

Veronika
Veronika
4 days ago

5 stars
The perfect way to use up that jar of jalapenos I’ve had in my fridge for too long haha! Perfectly spicy and cheesy, loved this dip on crackers!

Ramona
Ramona
4 days ago

5 stars
This was excellent, – I added some chili flakes too and I grated the cheddar cheese on a small grater. It is an excellent way to please the crowd. I will definitely make this recipe again.

Tammy
3 days ago

What a delicious tip! I’ve not had a pimento dip before but I love the spiciness of this spread!

Leslie
Leslie
2 days ago

5 stars
Homemade Pimento Cheese was a staple at any of our family gatherings! I so love this recipe!! Thank you!

Loreto and Nicoletta

5 stars
This cheese dip looks absolutely 💯 scrumptious. I love pimento and combined with the jalapeno and that cheddar is pure cheesy divinity! What a lovely dip to serve at a party or gathering. I am also thinking this would be a wonderful condiment for a burger, whether chicken, beef, pork or fish, this would definitely give a Venice zing! Yum 8

Julie
Julie
15 hours ago

5 stars
This came out so good! I make it for a party and everyone loved it! The jalapeno’s were such a nice touch!

Sean
13 hours ago

5 stars
Pimento cheese is always a hit and it was prefect for the bbq I went to this weekend!