March 5, 2013
RECIPE | southern style pimento cheese dip

Southern style pimento cheese dip — a recipe by pinegate road

Since moving to the south, there has been one traditional taste that has been thrilling my socks off time and time again: pimento cheese dip. I don’t know about you, but up until a couple years ago I had never tried a pimento cheese dip, spread, sandwich, what-have-you in my life. Gasp! After going to a cocktail party in my landlord’s carriage house a little over a year ago, I tried what might simply be the best traditional pimento cheese dip that you’ve ever introduced to your tastebuds. I could be wrong, as I’m not a life-long southerner, but I am quite food obsessed. I wrote about this recipe on here as soon as I finagled it out of my landlords mouth—a life-long Savannah resident—and have been making it ever since for special occasions. I figured it was about time to re-introduce it to the blog since revamping the brand and upping it with my photographs around here ;) While this is certainly a treat, and it’s not something I would normally recommend to make to work into your healthy lifestyle, this is a true winner of a dip and I thought it only necessary to share the wonder of it’s simplistic deliciousness.

Southern style pimento cheese dip — a recipe by pinegate road - ingredients

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound sharp cheddar cheese (I use publix brand: don’t use extra sharp, just the regular sharp, according to Betty)

4 cans of pimentos (I use lindsay’s brand)

garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste

‘more mayonaise than you could ever think imaginable’ (this is exactly what Betty told me when I asked her about the recipe! I used more than a cup, but definitely not a whole pint, you can use your judgement here)

DIRECTIONS:

Shred the cheese, drain the pimentos (using a paper towel to soak up any extra liquid), and mix all the the ingredients together. Couldn’t be simpler, right? This recipe yields around 5 cups of dip.

Southern style pimento cheese dip — a recipe by pinegate road - dig in

I promise that whoever you share this dip with will thoroughly enjoy it. I brought a can to my aunts as a hostess gift once, and I think we ate the entire jar by the end of the night. It’s pretty addicting! Serve with fresh baguette, on top of a burger, with crackers—you can really get creative!

All photos taken by Kelsey Cronkhite for Pinegate Road. Please link accordingly. 

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6 Comments »

  1. This looks delish! My brother makes something similar for family events and we are all obsessed

    Comment by Patti — March 5, 2013 @ 5:47 PM

  2. Yum!!! You crack me up with this post compared to
    yesterday’s “no excuses” post. Love it :)

    Comment by Katy — March 5, 2013 @ 11:15 PM

  3. Haha, I really need to get a hold I myself, don’t I?! I actually made and shot this before a dinner party in November and just got to posting it today—so I’m sticking with my no excuses ;) but I didn’t think I should hold the deliciousness back from the interwebs! If you get to make it, let me know how you like it! As another southerner, I need to know if it stands up to your taste-o-meter ;)

    Comment by Kelsey — March 5, 2013 @ 11:20 PM

  4. haha NO I’m so glad you posted it!! You’re in Savannah, you need to learn to make a good pimento cheese or you would be doing a disservice to your time there! This recipe looks legit (the mayo note especially). Good job :)

    Comment by Katy Dennison — March 6, 2013 @ 8:56 AM

  5. This is similar to my mother’s recipe, but she uses part Velveeta shredded along with the sharp cheddar. It sounds gross I know, but it makes it even creamier. We are in Memphis TN, and it’s true, southerners love pimento cheese!

    Comment by Lisa — November 9, 2013 @ 6:30 PM

  6. @Lisa – hah! I’ll have to try that sometime :) Our families think alike, we’re also huge fans of the velveeta!

    Comment by Kelsey — November 11, 2013 @ 9:31 PM

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