Aleppo pepper, a mild and fruity chile, is unusual yet a good fit for pimiento cheese in this easy twist on the classic Southern cheese dip. Ancho chile or even hot sauce works as well.

Sarah Simms Hendrix
Source: EatingWell Magazine, June 2019


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine Cheddar, mayonnaise, cream cheese, pimientos, Aleppo and ground pepper in a food processor. Pulse, scraping down the sides as necessary, until smooth, about 45 seconds.



To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

130.1 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 0.9g; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 0.4g; fat 12.2g 19% DV; saturated fat 4.6g 23% DV; cholesterol 20.4mg 7% DV; vitamin a iu 342.6IU 7% DV; vitamin c 3.4mg 6% DV; folate 5mcg 1% DV; calcium 118.9mg 12% DV; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 4.8mg 2% DV; potassium 25.1mg 1% DV; sodium 173.6mg 7% DV.