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Dipping a pork rind into the jalapeno pimento cheese dip.

Jalapeno Pimento Cheese

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Dip into an irresistible bowl of Jalapeno Pimento Cheese. This spin on a southern staple is creamy, spicy, and easy to prepare.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 3 cups 1x


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup mayonnaise, Duke’s preferred
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, grated on large holes
  • 4 ounces jarred pimentos, drained
  • ¼ cup chopped Smoked pickled jalapenos


  1. Put the room temp cream cheese in a medium bowl and beat it with a wooden spoon until softened.
  2. Add the mayo and mix well into the cream cheese. Add in the paprika, mustard, salt, sugar, and pepper and stir to blend.
  3. Stir in the shredded cheddar until fully incorporated.  Gently fold in the pimentos and pickled jalapenos. If using a stand mixer, do this last step on the lowest speed.
  4. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve. The jalapeno pimento cheese spread will stay fresh for about 3 days, properly covered in the fridge.
  • Author: Brad Prose
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Side Dish
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