Pimento Cheddar Spread

Pimento Cheddar Spread

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Steve @ SeriousKeto Course: Appetizers & SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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We used to buy Palmetto pimento cheese spread/dip at Costco and thought it was pretty good — until we made our own. This appetizer is super-keto, remarkably easy to make, and delightfully delicious. Once you try this (especially with my keto sesame crackers), you’ll never buy store bought again. This recipe can be made by hand, with a hand mixer, or a stand mixer.


  • 2 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (185g)

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened and cubed (220g)

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (110g)

  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika (1g)

  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder (1g)

  • 1/4 tsp onion powder (1g)

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder (1g)

  • 4 jar jar of pimentos, drained (85g) *see note


  • Combine all ingredient except the pimentos in a large mixing bowl.
  • Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat at medium speed until combined.
  • Add the pimentos and continue to beat until they are thoroughly distributed.
  • Serve immediately or chill.

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  • A 4oz jar of pimentos will yield 3 oz (85g) of drained pimentos
  • Nutritional info is based on a serving size of 3TB.


  1. Kathleen Reyes

    Hi Steve! Just to let you know the Print button at top is not working. Also notice in the ingredient list for the pimento’s you have “jar” listed 2x, but I think you mean “oz. jar”. As always thank you for another great recipe!!

    • Steve @ SeriousKeto

      The web developer is working on the print button (I’m assuming you’re on a mobile device?). I’ll get the recipe fixed. Thanks.

  2. Looks tasty! Don’t have pimentos now (and shopping during pandemic is far less frequent). Googled pimentos and looks like I can sub in my homemade roasted red peppers I have frozen. Going to try this recipe for sure. Subscribed to YT today.

  3. Oh my heavens! This is now my favorite! I used to buy it at Earthfare but it was too expensive! Every other recipe I tried was okay….but this, just went in our frequently used recipe box! You made my day!

    Thanks for all you do! Keep it up! ?

    • Thank you for the recipe, my family loved it. Can’t wait to bring to the next big family gathering!
      (Or Minnesota Viking Party) Appreciate all your recipes

  4. Cannot wait to try this! I think I’m going to add some chopped pickled jalapeños. Also looking forward to finding the other pepper you mentioned in the video. Thanks so much for including weight measurements in grams! I love to cook by weight but usually have to find this information myself, extending the time it takes to make a recipe.

  5. OMG, so good! I didn’t have sharp cheese so used regular and only half cayenne, but oh so good. Thanks for your recipes.

  6. Hi there … I stumbled upon you while viewing a Chaffle smack-down on YouTube! I’m so glad I did! Just made the pimento dip AND the linked crackers, and, well, someone pinch me! Am I in heaven?! Excellent stuff here!
    Please DO quit your day job! After reading your mini cv above, I can see why you are so good at this: You know your audience! Low-carbers, while a fun breed, ARE pretty serious about their keto cooking & baking! Almond flour & Swerve are not the same price as regular old flour & sugar, and I for one, appreciate your “serious” approach.
    My husband and I loved your sausage-making video, and since he has made sausage before, and has the equipment, we’re going to try that, too! You’re videos are very addicting – you make it all look simple!
    Anyway, keep ‘em coming! You have a great approach to all this! I’ve lost 22 pounds, (I’ve lost them before, but they keep finding me 🙂 since the pandemic started and NEVER feel deprived thanks to good folks out here, like you, who share their recipes and techniques! Thanks so much!

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