Spicy Pimento Cheese

Keto Spicy Pimento Cheese

I was born and raised in the South and I love being southern. It’s such a charming culture full of hot summer breezes, screen doors, grandma’s cooking and a pitcher of sweet tea. Whenever I start cooking those traditionally southern dishes, I just can’t help but think of my childhood that consisted mostly of climbing trees, playing in the creek and hanging out laundry.

Now anyone who has ever been in the deep South in the middle of August will tell you that the last thing you want to do is turn on your oven. So, southerners in the summer time live off of potato salad, sun tea and pimento cheese sandwiches. Now, I realize that it is November and that some of you probably have snow on the ground, but I’m willing to bet that you are thinking about summer-time pretty hard. I know I am. So, I whipped up some seriously tasty, Spicy Pimento Cheese. Slather some of this on a cracker or between 2 slices of toasted sourdough bread and I bet it will bring those warm thoughts of summer time to the for-front of your mind.

Keto Spicy Pimento Cheese

What is Pimento Cheese?

Pimento cheese can only be described as a Southern sandwich spread. It’s vegetarian,low carb and keto friendly. You can use it as a main dish or as a condiment. Pimento cheese can be slathered on crackers, veggies or hamburgers. Some folks will bake it and use it as a seriously yummy party dip. The possibilities are endless! Its a lot of cheese and a lot of mayo and a whole lot of yummy.

We actually LOVE to make a unique Pimento Cheese sandwich called The Guacamento. Its bacon, pimento cheese, and guacamole on toasted bread. Weird? Yes. Delicious? Heck yes.

Spicy Pimento Cheese
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Spicy Pimento Cheese

Keto Spicy Pimento Cheese is a truly southern delight! Creamy and cheesy this makes a great appetizer or easy lunch spread.

Course Appetizer, lunch
Cuisine keto, southern
Keyword pimento cheese, sandwich spread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 352 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound grated Cheddar I recommend that you grate your own cheese, it tends to be much softer and creamier than the stuff thats already grated.
  • 1/2 pound grated Pepper Jack
  • 1 – 4 oz . can diced pimentos
  • 1/2 t . garlic powder
  • 1/2 t . onion powder
  • 1/2 t black pepper
  • Pinch cayenne
  • about 1/4 cup diced hot pickled banana peppers plus 1/2 T of it’s juice
  • 2/3 – 1 cup mayo

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients until well combined. Refrigerate.
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Pimento Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 456mg 19%
Potassium 71mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 15.7%
Vitamin C 9.7%
Calcium 41.5%
Iron 3.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

jodiemo

Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family's winery by day and cooks and writes by night.

This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. Yum! I never dared to even try pimiento cheese until I was offered homemade. (I have mayo-phobia, bad). We make it similar to this but use whole roasted red peppers, diced, as they have a little more flavor. never thought of adding the hot peppers!

  2. Wow this brought back so many memories. My dad used to make pimento cheese and my little brother was a fiend for it. This looks so amazing. I have to give this a try.

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