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Perfect Pairings: Discover the Top 7 Sides for Pimento Cheese Dip

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From its creamy texture to its rich flavor, our pimento cheese dip is designed to bring your party to life.

It is a delicacy that dates back to the twentieth century.

Our Pimento cheese dip features a generous helping of cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, chopped pimentos, salt and pepper all expertly combined to create the perfect condiment.

It’s deliciously served on its own with vegetables, crackers or potato chips, and is even better when used to top your favorite sandwich or beef burger.

If you are wondering what to serve with Pimento cheese dip, then this article is for you.

Compliment your cheese dip with one of these seven delicious side dishes for a party your guests won’t soon forget.

Why Consider Serving Side Dishes with Pimento Cheese Dip?

why consider serving side dishes with pimento cheese dip

Breathe new life into your traditional tea party with the introduction of our pimento cheese dip.

A mouthwatering blend of red pepper and cheese, pimento cheese dip is the perfect complement to teatime refreshments and light morsels.

But when you’re desiring for something a little more practical, other types of side dishes can pair well with pimento cheese.

If you love pimento cheese like we do, you don’t have to limit yourself to one combination of pimento cheese and side dishes.

Because, when it comes to pairing pimento cheese with side dishes, there’s no end to the possibilities.

What to Serve with Pimento Cheese Dip? 7 BEST Side Dishes

1. Zucchini Cups

zucchini cups

Although pimento cheese has long been a southern favorite, this updated recipe is more sophisticated with a touch of cream cheese and sour cream.

We’ve made it even easier to serve by baking it in zucchini cups.

This delicious dish comes together in just over 30 minutes and is sure to wow your guests.

The crispy baked zucchini is the perfect container for our zesty pimento cheese dip.

The tanginess of the Pimento cheese dip balances out well with the bland taste of zucchinis.

The cups take little time to prepare, and they make a great finger food.

2. Cheesy Bagels

cheesy bagels

What do you get when you combine a homemade soft bagel and mouthwatering pimento cheese dip? A kitchen-to-table sensation that will blow your mind with its simple yet deeply savory flavors.

Once your bagels are out of the oven, nicely brown and crisp, top them up with our Pimento dip.

Pimento cheese bagels are the perfect combination of crunchy, creamy and cheesy.

You can even stuff Pimento cheese dip in the bagels before you bake them.

You will find yourself never wanting to leave the table with a bagel in hand, especially if it’s loaded with spicy Pimento cheese dip and fresh sliced tomatoes.

3. Mac and Cheese

mac and cheese

We’ve combined the all-American goodness of macaroni and cheese with the rich, tangy flavor of pimento cheese.

The result? A creamy, cheesy side dish that will have your guests asking for seconds.

The addition of pimento cheese is the perfect way to take this comfort food up a notch, making it an especially delicious side dish or appetizer for your next dinner party.

The best part? It can be made in just 15 minutes.

Mac and cheese might taste mild sometimes, so Pimento cheese dip will always pair up well with it because of its spicy and sharp flavor.

4. Chicken Calzones

chicken calzones

No party is complete without pimento cheese and this recipe takes it to a whole new level.

When we threw in cilantro, pimento cheese, and a dash of hot sauce to a creamy mixture of shredded chicken and sun-dried tomatoes, there was no turning back.

The combination of creamy, crunchy, and fresh ingredients makes for a perfect side dish or snack.

Plus, prep time is only 15 minutes and can be prepared the night before the party.

Perfect for a last-minute snack, or as an appetizer at your next gathering, these chicken calzones with Pimento cheese dip are sure to be a hit.

5. Potato Chips

potato chips

A combination of inviting potato chips and rich, tangy pimento cheese is a wonderful way to add to finishing sweetness or saltiness to any meal.

Rarely do we come across such delicious perfection; go ahead and dive into this traditional southern treat.

This combination is great because it requires no preparation time and the taste is always amazing.

You can serve your dip and chips on toast or atop slices of bread – whatever strikes your fancy.

These chips topped with spicy Pimento cheese dip are great for parties and game day, but also make the perfect snack for watching movies.

6. Green Olives

green olives

Classic with a twist, these Pimento cheese stuffed olives are a delicious addition to your recipe collection for summer gatherings and family dinners.

The combination of cheesy, savory filling, jammy and crunchy pecans, and tangy olive creates a new spiral on an old classic and will surely impress guests at your next dinner party.

Pale green olives make a nice addition to salads and pimento cheese dip because they are known for their mild, fruity flavor and a fine hint of sweetness.

Serve them up with bread or crackers, or alongside our other delicious Amara Mediterranean side dishes.

7. Baked Scones

baked scones

A spread of pimento cheese-spiked dipping sauce makes these warm scones taste so good; you may never eat the biscuit version again.

Refined and elegant, this side dish offers rich flavors and creamy textures that will mesh perfectly with any meal.

We use two types of cheese in our pimento cheese dip with these scones– sharp cheddar and a mild one–that will balance each other out when mixed together.

The scones offer a mild taste sometimes so Pimento cheese dip goes great with them as it has a sharp, hot flavor that is sure to make the scones mouth-watering.


The classic combination of cheese, crackers and crisp veggies is a symbol of elegance—and pimento cheese conquers even the most hard-to-please palate.

These amazing cheese dip options to add to your plates the next party will have all of your guests talking—and eating.

Whenever you are running short on dishes for your gathering, or don’t want to cook up something fancy, hit up on these great seven side dishes and you will know exactly what to serve with pimento cheese dip to make your food interesting and delicious.

What to Serve with Pimento Cheese Dip? 7 BEST Side Dishes

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  • Zucchini Cups

  • Cheesy Bagels

  • Mac and Cheese

  • Chicken Calzones

  • Potato Chips

  • Green Olives

  • Baked Scones


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  • Organize your ingredients and utensils.
  • Follow the detailed instructions in the recipe to make your side dish.
  • Prepare and serve for delicious meal!

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