Pimento Cheese Dip

This Pimento Cheese Dip is the perfect low carb appetizer to share with friends and family, or enjoy on your own. Cheesy, flavorful, slightly spicy, and naturally keto!

A head on shot of a cheese dip dish overflowing with Pimento Cheese Dip, sitting on a wooden charcuterie board piled with Parmesan Chive and Garlic Keto Crackers.

‘Tis the season for low carb dips and keto appetizers

If you’ve never had pimento cheese, let me be the first to welcome you to the creamy, savory, cheesy, flavor-packed deliciousness that is the southern cousin of pub cheese. Cream cheese, shredded cheddar AND sharp cheddar, mayo, pimento peppers, Dijon, sweet paprika, cayenne, garlic, and onion powder — pimento cheese dip is the ultimate keto dip.

You can serve it hot or cold, as a dip, a spread, or even sandwiched between two slices of toasted low carb bread. Pimento cheese is delicious, any time of year, and it comes together so quickly for an easy crowd pleaser.

All of the ingredients to make Pimento Cheese Dip: shredded cheddar, shredded sharp cheddar, cream cheese, mayonnaise, cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, Dijon mustard, and chopped pimento peppers.

Low carb cheese and crackers?!

What’s a deliciously cheesy keto dip without low carb crackers? And not just any crackers, either. I’ve got 2 gluten free cracker recipes for you that take this dip to the next level. Choose from Rosemary and Thyme Keto Crackers or Parmesan Chive and Garlic Keto Crackers.

Want more options? While these flavor combinations are absolutely delicious, you could also try using these keto cracker recipes as a base for a custom cracker creation. Double or triple the recipe and try dipping the different flavor combos below as a compliment to this pimento cheese dip recipe:

  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • Ginger and turmeric
  • Chili lime and cumin
  • Pepper and Parmesan
  • Garlic and rosemary

An overhead shot of a cheese dip dish overflowing with Pimento Cheese Dip, sitting on a wooden charcuterie board piled with Parmesan Chive and Garlic Keto Crackers.

What else goes great with keto cheese dip and crackers? A keto charcuterie board!

The best part of pimento cheese is that it works with so many different dippers. I could see this pimento cheese dip recipe as the center of an epic keto charcuterie board. Low carb crackers, pimento cheese dip, nuts, berries, olives, pickled veggies, prosciutto, salami … the possibilities are endless.

If you want more low carb charcuterie board inspiration, check out this post: How to Build an Epic Keto Charcuterie Board. Charcuterie is the perfect holiday party appetizer, or any day of the week meal. It’s like adult Lunchables … remember those?

And if this post has you feeling extra snacky, I’ve got a list of 50 Low Carb and Gluten Free Snack Ideas that you can add to the board. Dill pickles, crispy bacon, pork rinds, antipasto kebabs, sunflower seeds — can you ever really have too many keto snack options?

In addition to this pimento cheese dip recipe, check out some of my other favorite low carb party food recipes:

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Pimento Cheese Dip

  • Author: Kyndra Holley
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I like to make my own)
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup chopped pimento peppers
  • 3 fresh chives, chopped (extra for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Place softened cream cheese in a bowl and beat it well until smooth.
  2. Add the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard, stirring to combine.
  3. Next, add the shredded cheeses and seasonings to the bowl, stirring so that everything is evenly distributed throughout the dip.
  4. Lastly, gently fold in the pimentos and chives. 
  5. Serve with crackers, fresh vegetable sticks, or any of the low carb snack options listed above.

Notes

net carbs per serving: 2.4g

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 258 calories
  • Fat: 24.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.1g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Protein: 8g

Keywords: Low carb dip, Keto appetizers, Low carb cheese and crackers, Gluten free crackers and cheese, Low carb party food

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