Pimento cheese is a classic Southern staple, a delicious and creamy spread made from mayonnaise and cheese. This keto recipe is easy to make, uses a low carb mayonnaise, and is gluten-free.

Pimento cheese is one of the more popular flavors of cheese spread that has a tangy kick to it. This recipe uses cream cheese as its base, and adds in a little bit of pimentos, to give it that sweet, peppery taste.

A snack for movie nights, a snack for meetings, a snack for a late-night snack, a snack with your morning coffee, a snack to make on a stressful day, a snack to make to impress your friends… pimento cheese has it all! This tasty snack is made with fresh pimentos stuffed into cream cheese, creating a sandwich that is as tasty as it is gorgeous.

While Matt isn’t a big fan of dips, I can’t get enough of them. I recently discovered pimento cheese, but immediately discovered that store-bought varieties contain extraneous chemicals such modified corn starch. As a result, I devised this Pimento Cheese Made Simple Recipe to fulfill my hankerings, as well as yours! Make a note of it on your game-day snack list.

Homemade Pimento Cheese is the Way to Go!

Let’s quickly run through the ingredients in this super simple recipe:

  1. Mayonnaise
  2. creme fraiche
  3. Pimentos in Jars
  4. Monteray Jack and Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  5. Mustard
  6. Seasonings and fresh herbs

Let’s take a look at what’s added to store-bought ones in addition to what’s described above. Depending on the brand you buy, you can come across components like Modified Corn Starch, Sugar, Whey Concentrate, Dextrose, and Mayonnaise made with Soybean Oil.

I’m sure I don’t have to ask, but which one do you think looks better, and which one do you feel most comfortable feeding your family?

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Low-carb snacks that are easy to make.

My favorite aspect of this recipe is how quick it is to prepare. You can have a tasty, low-carb snack in about 10 minutes, which is ideal for game night, movie night, the big game, or a party! You can serve it with pork rinds, flackers, or vegetables, which is my personal favorite. Our Parmesan crisps, pepperoni chips, and healthy egg salad are some more terrific low carb snacks that you can make in a flash. Prepare them all for your next gathering!

This easy keto pimento cheese recipe is the perfect low carb snack to serve at your next game night or party that will please everyone in the room!

This Pimento Cheese Made Simple Recipe is a must-try!

Even Matt, who despises anything containing mayonnaise, appreciated this dip. The pimentos, he noted, “truly changed the game” since they add a lot of flavor and a light texture. From picky kids to the non-adventurous husband, this meal will undoubtedly delight everyone in the house. Take 10 minutes to prepare this simple pimento cheese dish and set it out on the table to see how soon it disappears!

This easy keto pimento cheese recipe is the perfect low carb snack to serve at your next game night or party that will please everyone in the room!

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Easy Pimento Cheese

This delicious pimento cheese dip is easy to make and ideal for parties, get-togethers, or just as a snack!

6 person servings

344 calories per serving


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the mayo, cream cheese, pimentos, mustard, dill, salt, and pepper with a spatula.

  • Combine the 2 cups of cheese with the remaining ingredients. 

  • Serve with vegetables, pork rinds, and/or flackers after chilling for 1-2 hours. Enjoy!

  • For up to 10 days, store in a zip top bag or sealed container.

Nutritional Information

Easy Pimento Cheese

Per Serving Amount

344 calories 288 calories from fat

daily value in percent*

32 g fat (49 %)

2g1 percent carbohydrate

20 percent protein (10g)

* Percent Daily Values (%DV) are calculated using a 2000-calorie diet.



Recipe for simple pimento cheese

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do you eat with pimento cheese?

I eat pimento cheese with crackers, bread, or a sandwich.

Does pimento cheese have a lot of carbs?

Pimento cheese is a type of spread that contains a lot of carbs.

Can diabetics eat pimento cheese?

Yes, diabetics can eat pimento cheese. Pimento cheese is a type of spread that contains no sugar or carbs.