Pimento Cheese Queso with Toppings Bar

1 Rating
Recipe courtesy ofTrisha Yearwood

Total: 35 min Cook: 35 min

Yield: 6 cups

Level: Easy



  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 large red onion, finely chopped 
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce 
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, cubed 
  • 1 cup sour cream 
  • 3 cups Pimento Cheese Spread, recipe follows
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 
  • Toppings:
  • 1 jar roasted bell peppers, red and yellow
  • 1 jar brined cherry peppers or Sweety Pepps
  • 1 can sliced green olives 
  • 5 green onions, chopped 
  • 1 cup roasted, salted pumpkin seeds 
  • Pimento Cheese Spread:
  • Two 7-ounce jars sliced pimentos, drained
  • Three 10-ounce bricks sharp Cheddar, finely grated 
  • 1 cup mayonnaise


  • Toppings:
  • Melt the butter in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the red onions, garlic and salt and cook until translucent. Add the mustard powder, cayenne and hot sauce and mix well.

  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the cream cheese. Cook, mixing occasionally, until melted.

  • Add the sour cream, Pimento Cheese Spread and red wine vinegar and mix until everything is heated through.

  • Transfer to a warmer for serving.

  • Arrange the toppings in small bowls so you can top you dip as you like.

  • Pimento Cheese Spread:
  • Place the drained pimientos in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Using an electric mixer, combine the pimentos and cheese, beating until smooth. Beat in the mayonnaise.

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1 Rating

I love this recipe.  Its a snack, I add more may mayo to make a creamy mac and cheese.  I have also used it to make inside out burgers.  Thanks Trisha See All Reviews Post Review

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