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Keto Pimento Cheese Recipe – Low Carb, Gluten Free & Ketogenic Snack Ideas

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Keto pimento cheese dip is a Southern classic. We grew up on this recipe, and we didn’t even think about it being low-carb until just this month. Now, we’re sharing our favorite keto pimento cheese recipe with you!

It’s a little different than our grandmother’s recipe because it uses cream cheese versus Velveeta.

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What is Pimento Cheese?

Pimento Cheese is a Southern spread made up of sharp cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, and pimentos. Most recipes also call for Velveeta or cream cheese to make it extra creamy. All of the ingredients are mixed together and served on bread, vegetables or crackers.

Is Pimento Cheese Spread Keto-Friendly?

Yes, most pimento cheese recipes are keto-friendly and low carb. Typically an entire batch only has 1-2 carbs in it! Our dip recipe below has 1 net carb per serving. You can eat it by itself or dip vegetables in it to keep it low carb as well.

Is Store-Bought Pimento Cheese Dip Keto?

Typically, store-bought pimento cheese dip is keto. Keep in mind, brands can label something as 0 carbs even it has .5g in it though. If you were to have a double serving of about 4 tablespoons, it could be close to 1 gram of carbs.

Pimento Cheese Snacks

Pimento Cheese Snacks

A few ways we eat pimento cheese are:

  • dipping our vegetables or crackers in it
  • topping our eggs with a tablespoon or two
  • putting it inside or on top of a burger
  • making a grilled pimento cheese sandwich
  • enjoying plain pimento cheese sandwich
  • creating a cheeseball

If you’re looking for more ideas, Cabot Cheese had a few great ideas as well!

What Do You Serve With Keto-Friendly Pimento Cheese?

As we mentioned above, we serve this dip a lot of different ways. Along with the options above, you can also serve this keto pimento cheese recipe as a topping on chicken breast, inside a wrap or as part of a grazing platter with crackers and vegetables.

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What Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Pimento Cheese

You’ll need:

  • 2 Cups Shredded Extra-Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 4 Ounce Jar Diced Pimentos, drained
  • 1/4 Cup diced jalapeños 

We personally like a little spice so we added 1/4 cup diced jalapeños to our recipe. If you’re trying to make this 0 carbs or just don’t like spice, omit them from the recipe. 

Love spice? Check out our keto-friendly loaded cauliflower recipe!

Ingredients Used to Make Our Keto Pimento Cheese Recipe
Pimentos, Cream Cheese, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Jalapeños, mayonnaise, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt, and Pepper

Making Our Keto Pimento Cheese Recipe

Place all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Blend by hand with a wooden spoon to start.
 
Put Ingredients into a Mixing Bowl
 
Then beat with a hand mixer on medium until blended.
 
Keto Pimento Cheese Dip

Refrigerate keto pimento cheese dip for at least 2 hours before serving.

Keto Pimento Cheese Dip Recipe Created

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Yield: 12 servings

Keto Pimento Cheese Recipe

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This keto pimento cheese dip with cream cheese is a Southern classic! We love how creamy and light this recipe is, and you'll love it if you're on a low-carb diet too!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Cup Shredded Extra-Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 4 Ounces Diced Pimentos, drained
  • 1/4 Cup diced jalapeños

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Blend by hand with a wooden spoon to start. Then beat with a hand mixer on medium until blended.
  2. Refrigerate keto pimento cheese dip for at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 286mgCarbohydrates: 2gNet Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g

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7 Comments

  1. I had no idea Pimento cheese was Keto friendly. Thanks for educating me! And, that dip is amazing!

  2. Oh I love the sound of this cheese dip. I will definitely give this a try this weekend. I’m throwing a garden party. My guests will love this!

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