Baked Pimiento Cheese Dip

Baked Pimiento Cheese DipRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia DeGaris Pursell

 

Baked Pimiento Cheese Dip is a Southern sandwich staple, but it also makes a delicious dip. Serve it in your slow cooker to keep it warm and velvety.

Yield:

Makes 5 Cups
Total time: 2 Hours

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 17 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours

Ingredients

1 (10-oz.) block sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 (10-oz.) block extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon cornstarch
8 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
1/2 small onion, finely grated
1 cup mayonnaise
2 (4-oz.) jars diced pimiento, drained
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation

1. Toss together cheeses and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Add half of bacon, onion, and remaining ingredients; stir well to blend. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 3-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle with remaining half of bacon.

2. Cover and cook on Low 2 to 3 hours or until melted and bubbly. Serve warm with crackers.

Note: We tested with Cracker Barrel Sharp and Extra Sharp Cheddar cheeses.

Note:

The addition of cornstarch to classic pimiento cheese helps to keep the oil from separating when the dip is heated. You may want to give the dip a quick stir before serving.