Easy Pimento Cheese Dip Star

Creamy. Cheesy. Spicy. This easy Pimento Cheese Dip recipe brings a beloved Southern staple to your table. Loaded with cheddar cheese, pimento peppers and cayenne, it's a festively decorated holiday appetizer, delicious party food, or anytime snack. Could this be the cheesiest dip ever? You'll have to try it to find out.

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  • Ingredients & Instructions



  • 1

    bag of Mission Strips Tortilla Chips
  • 8

    oz plain brick-style cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 ½

    cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • cup minced pimento peppers, patted dry
  • ¼

    tsp garlic powder
  • ¼

    tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼

    tsp onion powder
  • ¼

    tsp each salt and pepper
  • cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2

    tbsp diced red bell peppers
  • 2

    tbsp diced yellow bell peppers


  • Step 1

    Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in Cheddar, pimento peppers, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, onion powder, salt and pepper until well combined.

  • Step 2

    Transfer mixture to sheet of plastic wrap; shape into a ball and flatten into 5-inch disk, then use plastic wrap to shape into 5-point star (if mixture is too soft, refrigerate until firm enough to shape with wet hands). Transfer to serving platter.

  • Step 3

    Top with parsley; decorate edges of star with diced peppers.

  • Step 4

    Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or until firm. Serve with tortilla chips.

  • Tip

    Substitute chives for parsley if desired.

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