Spicy Pimento Cheese Dip Appetizer Recipe

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Looking for a super yummy cheese dip for entertaining? My husband’s favorite appetizer Spicy Pimento Cheese Dip! Want more recipes like this one. See my appetizers page. 

Spicy Pimento Cheese Dip Appetizer Recipe

Have you all ever tried Spicy Pimento Cheese Dip? Well if you haven’t then you are in for something great! I have even made it easy for you.

Just buy some quality Gourmet Pimento Cheese Spread {or make your own}, add some cayenne pepper, pop it in the microwave and you’ve got one severely addicting cheese dip.

We love Pawley Island Pimento cheese with jalapeno spread for our dip! It has that special something that we just can’t duplicate by making it ourselves. We love it so much we have had it delivered to us for the east coast. 

Pawley Island Pimento Cheese with jalapeño

The first time I tried this delicious dip was at a fancy restaurant years ago, now you can find it served just about anywhere.

After tasting it I knew it would be super easy to recreate. So here’s our recipe to make a dip that will surely get then coming back for more!

Spicy Pimento Cheese Dip Appetizer Recipe

Spicy Pimento Cheese Dip

Spicy Pimento Cheese Dip

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Melted Spicy Cheese Dip


  • I small or medium tub of Pimento Cheese, I use Pawley's Island Pimento Cheese w/ Jalapeno
  • 1/4 tsp or to taste, for more spice use 1 tsp


  1. Spoon spread into a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Melt on high 1 minute.
  3. Add Cayenne pepper and stir, heat 30 seconds.
  4. Stir cheese dip and heat 30 more seconds.
  5. Repeat until fully melted.


Serve with tortilla chips. We heat our chips up in a large bowl for 1 minute in the microwave for restaurant style chips.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8
Amount Per Serving Calories 130

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  1. 7.14.15
    Jerusha (TheDisneyChef.com) said:

    That looks ridiculously good! I love cheesy dips and I’m addicted to chips. This is pretty much the perfect food for me! – Jerusha,

  2. 7.13.15
    Rebecca said:

    Wow, this look yummy and so easy. My husband would be mad for this. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Merry Monday.

  3. 7.13.15
    Stephanie R said:

    This is such a good idea, I bet this tastes amazing. I need to try make this for my husband because he has never had pimento cheese and this is probably a way that he would love it!

    • 7.13.15
      Kim said:

      You should get him to try it! This is hands down my husbands fav appetizer! The hotter the better for him. :)

  4. 7.13.15

    This sounds so yummy! Although I probably wouldn’t add the cayenne pepper because I’m a wimp when it comes to spicy food. ;) But this would make a great and easy dip to bring to a get together!

    • 7.13.15
      Kim said:

      Ha, I’m a whimp too but if you only put a little it doesn’t pack much heat, but ads a great flavor. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. 7.12.15
    Cathy said:

    This is amazing! What a yummy recipe! I would love for you to share this at my link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! :-)

Welcome to Made in a Day, I'm Kim, the home & lifestyle blogger, former wig stylist, floral designer, and now Park Lane Stylist behind the blog. Living seaside in Southern California, my blog is where I share my love of DIY coastal decor, digital art prints, fun fashion DIYs, and great recipes. I also write about my experience as a former wig stylist who now wears a hair topper!