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White bowl filled with pimento cheese garnished with crackers and vegetables.

Chipotle Pimento Cheese

Smoky and slightly spicy Chipotle Pimento Cheese! Use it as a dip, spread, or topping. Perfect for game day!
Course Appetizer, Main dish, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10 +
Calories 266kcal


  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 pound Kraft Natural Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 ounces Kraft Natural Chipotle Cheese grated
  • ¾ teaspoon ground chipotle pepper adjust this to suit your taste
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 4 oz jar diced pimentos drained


  • Place onion, garlic, celery, and cream cheese in the bowl of a food processor. Process until the vegetables are ground into small pieces, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add shredded cheddar, chipotle cheese, ground chipotle powder, celery seed, salt, and half of the pimentos. Pulse several times, until you have a slightly chunky spread. Stir in the remaining pimentos.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 86mg | Vitamin A: 820IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 428mg | Iron: 0.5mg