Smoked Pimento Cheese Spread

Smoked Pimento Cheese Spread is amazingly delicious and easy to make too!

Pimento cheese is a popular Southern favorite. What’s not to love about this delicious, creamy, peppery cheese spread? We take it one step further and make it smoky! There is so much you can do with this smoked pimento cheese spread. Serve it at gatherings with chopped vegetables or crostini. It also makes a delicious condiment for our Pellet Grill Burgers! It’s delicious and versatile. 

What is a Pimento?

The pimento is a tomato-shaped sweet pepper that is similar in size and flavor to the bell pepper. Typically, you’ll find pimentos packed in jars at your local grocery store. They are also used in stuffed green olives. When dried and pulverized, these vibrant pimentos become paprika. There are many uses for the pimento, including adding them to dips, spreads, and sauces.

Smoked Pimento Cheese Spread

Ingredients:

  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Cream cheese
  • Pimentos chopped, the jar kind
  • Real mayonnaise
  • Green onions 
  • Garlic 
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Hot sauce (optional)

How to Make Smoked Pimento Cheese Spread:

  • Preheat your smoker for 225 degrees FUse alder, cherry, or pecan wood for this recipe.
  • Unwrap the cream cheese and place it onto a large piece of foil. Crimp the edges to create a boat-like structure. 
  • Place it into the smoker for 90 minutes. Remove it from the heat, and let it cool for 20-30 minutes.
  • Place peeled garlic in a small microwave-safe bowl with 1 tablespoon water. Microwave for 45-60 seconds.
  • Remove from garlic microwave and let stand for 5 minutes. Pour off the excess water. Mince, and set aside.
  • Place cooled cream cheese and mayonnaise in a bowl and gently stir together. 
  • Add cheddar cheese, pimentos, 1/2 of the green onion, minced garlic, salt, black pepper, and optional hot sauce. Stir ingredients until well combined.

smoked pimento cheese spread

Serving Smoked Pimento Cheese Spread:

  • Transfer smoked pimento cheese spread to a serving dish and top with remaining green onions. 
  • Serve immediately or cover and place it into the refrigerator until ready to use. 
  • If storing your smoked pimento cheese spread for more than a few hours, place dip into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days after preparation.
Smoked Pimento Cheese Spread

Smoked Pimento Cheese Spread

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Course: Dips
Cuisine: American BBQ, American Food
Keyword: cheese dip, cheese spread, smoked pimento cheese spread
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Sabrina Baksh

Ingredients

  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese (sharp, recommended)
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup pimentos chopped
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 small green onions minced ( or 1 medium)
  • 1-2 cloves garlic or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (use more if needed
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-3 dashes hot sauce optional

Instructions

  • Preheat your smoker for 225 degrees FUse alder, cherry, or pecan wood for this recipe.
    Unwrap the cream cheese and place it onto a large piece of foil. Crimp the edges to create a boat-like structure. 
    Place it into the smoker for 90 minutes. Remove it from the heat, and let it cool for 20-30 minutes.
  • Place peeled garlic in a small microwave-safe bowl with 1 tablespoon water. Microwave for 45-60 seconds.
    Remove from microwave and let stand for 5 minutes. Pour off the excess water. Mince, and set aside.
  • Place cream cheese and mayonnaise in a bowl and gently stir until mixed through. Add cheddar cheese, pimentos, 1/2 of the green onion, minced garlic, salt, black pepper, and optional hot sauce. Stir ingredients until well combined.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and top with remaining green onions. Serve immediately or cover and place it into the refrigerator until ready to use.
    If storing for more than a few hours, place dip into an air tight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days after preparation.

Notes

Photos by: Bernadette Wurzinger from Pixabay  and fahrwasser/Depositphotos

Nutrition

Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 446IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 1mg
Smoked Pimento Cheese Spread

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